Robert Mueller’s highly anticipated report is finally public, but it’s littered with redactions from Attorney General William Barr that are unexpectedly labeled, “Harm to Ongoing Matter.”
People anticipated there could be some heavy redactions, but after the lengthy report was published, it became apparent that dozens of lines, and even entire pages, were blacked out with the words “Harm to Ongoing Matter” or HOM for short.
After scrolling through the report and seeing the phrase used over and over again, people couldn’t resist calling out the overuse, and Twitter turned into a trove of “HOM” jokes.
I didn’t know Roger Stone’s nickname was “Harm to Ongoing Matter”
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) April 18, 2019
HARM TO ONGOING MATTER: the poem
HARM TO ONGOING MATTER: the book
HARM TO ONGOING MATTER: the band
HARM TO ONGOING MATTER: the musical
HARM TO ONGOING MATTER: the existential philosophy
HARM TO ONGOING MATTER: the Guy Fieri restaurant
— Matt Gallagher (@MattGallagher0) April 18, 2019
Harm To Ongoing Matter better be the name of a political punk band by the end of the month.
— Ben Greenman (@bengreenman) April 18, 2019
Harm to Ongoing Matter seems like a pretty good summary of the world right now
— Joe Bernstein (@Bernstein) April 18, 2019
You can read the full report — in all its “Harm to Ongoing Matter” glory here.