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The Mueller report is the source of a hilarious meme now that it’s available to the public

Published Apr 19th, 2019 6:50AM EDT
Mueller Report
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Some of you have been waiting a long time for this one to come out, but it’s finally out there, The Mueller Report is available in its entirety, and you can read it almost in full if you want to. But, just as people expected, the report does contain redacted portions meant to protect ongoing matters, so you won’t get to go through everything Mueller’s team has put together. Whether you do read it or not, you should know the report has already inspired a glorious meme that you’ll undoubtedly find everywhere on social media in the future.

Many of the report’s redacted parts have labels that you wouldn’t expect to see on any redactions — they’re labeled “Harm to Ongoing Matter,” or HOM, and “Personal Privacy.”

If you haven’t already guessed it by now, “Harm to Ongoing Matter” is the label that inspired all the new memes that you might have already seen on Twitter or Facebook (via Mashable). So if you had no idea where all this “Harm to Ongoing Matter” came from, it’s the Mueller report. Here are a few examples:

https://twitter.com/MattGallagher0/status/1118895462289899520


https://twitter.com/davidehrlich/status/1118897772269322240
https://twitter.com/Bernstein/status/1118895139206856706
https://twitter.com/ShittyPickles/status/1118897513648525316

These are just a few examples of the new meme, you can always find more “Harm to Ongoing Matter” jokes on Twitter, and it’s safe to say the HOM meme will not die anytime soon. Meanwhile, if you actually want to read the Mueller report, at least the parts that were not redacted, you’ll find the 400-page document to read or download directly from the Justice department’s website.

Chris Smith
Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.