1. I don't see the Council hanging Obi-Wan out to dry, given that he's on the Council in ROTS. And will there really be a public uproar on the Holonet? What will the Senate really know other than there was an attack on Mandalore by the Black Sun, the Pyke and the Death Watch, and Satine was killed? Does the general public even know about Maul? I'm not sure the Holonet would know that Obi-Wan went in the first place. I could see a reaction that you suggested, with the public thinking that the Jedi had no business interfering, if they found out. 2. On screen consequences: As I mentioned in the other thread, I don't know how attached Anakin is to the Twilight, but I think that given the circumstances, Anakin will be more sympathetic towards Obi-Wan than upset about losing his ship. Unless, of course, Obi-Wan wasn't completely honest with Anakin and pretended the mission was entirely political. 3. The Senate: Again I'm not sure they knew that Obi-Wan went. If so, they would probably be irritated with the Jedi, and thus would begin their mistrust of them leading to their willingness in ROTS to believe they had actually tried to assassinate the Chancellor. 4. The Council: They'll ask Obi-Wan why he disobeyed. He'll apologize. They'll let it go.