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Monday, June 14, 2021

The top national security official at the Department of Justice is resigning as the department grapples with the fallout over its subpoena of the phone records of members of Congress and reporters during the Trump administration, a DOJ official confirmed Monday.

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...John Demers, who's been the head of DOJ's national security division since 2018, plans to step down at the end of next week, the DOJ official told NBC News.

The departure of Demers, who likely was briefed on decisions to subpoena phone records linked to reporters and members of Congress, was planned and is not related to the controversy, the official said. Demers had been asked to stay on for a time by John Carlin, the No. 2 official in the deputy attorney general's office, but it was always expected that he would leave during the summer, the source said....


... The departure of Demers, who likely was briefed on decisions to subpoena phone records linked to reporters and members of Congress, was planned and is not related to the controversy, the official said. ...

Of course it wasn't...


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-06-14 01:12 PM | Reply

What a koinkydink!

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-06-14 01:42 PM | Reply

Another view...

Trump-Era Holdover at DOJ to Step Down Amid Furor on Leak Probes
www.bloomberg.com

...The head of the Justice Department's national security division will step down next week, marking the departure of a rare holdover from the Trump administration who's now facing questions about what he knew regarding the agency's subpoenas for data on U.S. lawmakers.

John Demers, assistant attorney general for national security since February 2018, is leaving June 25 after overseeing a high-profile portfolio that includes countering U.S. adversaries like Russia and China, prosecuting hackers and combating domestic terrorism, according to an official familiar with his plans.

Although Demers was picked to lead the division under the Trump administration, he was repeatedly asked to stay during the early months of the Biden administration, the official said. It was known for weeks that he would leave by the end of June, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a personnel matter....


#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-06-14 02:20 PM | Reply

Wait! It's a crime to have the DOJ supoena the confidential communications of your political enemies? Who came up with that stupid law? - Orange ------

#4 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-06-14 05:17 PM | Reply

Wait! It's a crime to have the DOJ supoena the confidential communications of your political enemies? Who came up with that stupid law? - Orange ------

#4 | Posted by moder8

Wait! It's not a crime, just a policy or memo? Then trump's team doesn't care. Precedents are for losers.

#5 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-06-14 07:20 PM | Reply

Why are there ANY trump holdovers left in the justice department? All of them were willing to do the bidding of a fascist criminal tyrant.

The fact that they haven't cleaned house just shows how pathetically clueless and weak dems are.

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-06-14 07:21 PM | Reply

People need to be prosecuted and go to prison for those crimes. Right up to Bill Barr and Donald Trump. We've had an Insurrection, actually an attempted coup, and the real perpetrators are still living free at Mara Lago. Trump should have Secret Service protection he should have Division of Prisons protection.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2021-06-15 01:21 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Bear witness to the ONE THING that will make a
Republican (who knows he's done wrong) leave in
a hurry...

Threat of Legal Culpability...

What a despicable Party...

#8 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-06-15 05:45 AM | Reply

Cancel this guy's passport. Tell him to not leave town, not to make any vacation plans, and to get his best suit pressed. He is wanted for a conversation...

#9 | Posted by catdog at 2021-06-15 01:49 PM | Reply

Trump's F*** lap dog should be sent to the pound.

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2021-06-15 01:54 PM | Reply

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