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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, June 26, 2020

The Department of Justice confirmed the existence of a legal memorandum penned by the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) outlining the department's rationale for declining to charge President Donald Trump with obstruction of justice based on the Mueller Report. However, the DOJ is refusing to provide the legal justification OLC relied upon in reaching the conclusion that there was insufficient evidence to charge Trump, only releasing a heavily redacted version of the memo after protracted litigation.

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"Internal DOJ emails suggest that Barr's team may have been preparing to absolve the president regardless of what the Mueller report said. In an April 7 email, Engel makes reference to an action memo,' another undisclosed document that may have been the group's playbook for clearing the president or obfuscating the damning evidence of obstruction compiled by the Special Counsel," the report stated. "The centrality of Engel and OLC's involvement in the effort to exonerate the president is yet another example of the office, under current political leadership, serving as an extension of the White House Counsel's office rather than an independent office."

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