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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, May 05, 2021

A federal judge this week rejected the Justice Department's attempts to keep secret a departmental opinion to not charge former President Donald Trump with obstruction at the end of the Mueller investigation, calling the administration's lawyers "disingenuous."

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"The department had argued in court that the largely redacted March 2019 memo was legal reasoning that helped then-Attorney General William Barr make a decision about Trump. But federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson said she believed Barr and his advisers had already decided they wouldn't charge the President with a crime before he got the written advice, and the memo was partly strategic planning instead of legal reasoning -- and therefore could be made public."

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"Jackson's strongly worded opinion, though largely about technicalities around government confidentiality, comes close to accusing the Justice Department of a cover-up.

The judge wrote that while top DOJ officials prepared the legal opinion that gave Barr cover not to prosecute Trump, they simultaneously were emailing about a higher priority they had: to inform Congress the President was exonerated."

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#1 | Posted by Corky at 2021-05-05 12:39 AM | Reply

@#1 ... The judge wrote that while top DOJ officials prepared the legal opinion that gave Barr cover not to prosecute Trump, they simultaneously were emailing about a higher priority they had: to inform Congress the President was exonerated." ...


Oh, that is not good.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-05-05 12:01 PM | Reply

Did the Judge in this case catch fmr AG Barr lying to a court?

If so, it may be popcorn time...

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-05-05 06:20 PM | Reply

"Disbar Barr!"
"Lock him up!"

"Disbar Barr!"
"Lock him up!"

#4 | Posted by YAV at 2021-05-05 07:21 PM | Reply

We have plenty of jail cells for all these criminals.

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2021-05-05 07:51 PM | Reply

I can't wait (for JeffJ) to read this memo.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-05-05 09:32 PM | Reply

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