June 10, 2019
A fairly long article, but lacking in important details. For one, it doesn't say who at the DOJ provided the files. It's a pretty safe bet that AG Barr didn't do it. Did he authorize it? Doesn't seem likely to me. I think if he had, this article would state that fact. So is somebody at the DOJ going behind his back? Or does this have his tacit approval?
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler announced Monday that he plans to hit pause on efforts to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt, after reaching a deal with the Justice Department for access to evidence related to former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report.
In a statement, Nadler, D-N.Y., announced the agreement with the Justice Department to turn over key evidence from Mueller’s investigation pertaining to the review of whether President Trump obstructed justice.
"I am pleased to announce that the Department of Justice has agreed to begin complying with our committee's subpoena by opening Robert Mueller’s most important files to us, providing us with key evidence that the Special Counsel used to assess whether the President and others obstructed justice or were engaged in other misconduct,” Nadler said. "These documents will allow us to perform our constitutional duties and decide how to respond to the allegations laid out against the President by the Special Counsel.”
Or maybe this is the same DOJ who refused to obey President Trump when he ordered John Brennan's security clearance revoked.
IF Nadler gets what he's demanding he'll crow about it - either leaking parts of the sealed document judiciously so as to make it appear as though there is something there, or he'll just lie about it. Any way you look at it, there is no upside to giving anything to Nadler except a subpoena for racketeering.
Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at June 13, 2019 09:13 AM (/COO4)
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