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Mon Mar 18, 2019, 04:22 PM

Trump's Lawyers on House Judiciary Dems' Document Request: You Get Nothing


Trump’s Lawyers on House Judiciary Dems’ Document Request: You Get Nothing
The House Judiciary Committee set a Monday deadline for 81 people, government agencies and private organizations to submit material.
Asawin Suebsaeng,
Spencer Ackerman
03.18.19 1:29 PM ET


President Trump’s personal legal team is telling a crucial House committee seeking documents from dozens of Trumpworld associates that it has nothing to turn over–an early signal that both sides are gearing up for a confrontation.

Monday is the deadline set by the House Judiciary committee for 81 people, government agencies and private organizations to voluntarily submit substantial amounts of written material relevant to a practically omnibus House Democratic investigation. The Judiciary Democrats are after far more than just the ties to Russia that their Intelligence Committee members are investigating. They want material speaking to abuses of official power, public corruption and obstruction of justice.

In what they characterized on March 4 as an opening salvo, the Judiciary Committee said that recipients of their document requests could, to facilitate production, begin turning over the material they may have already provided to the criminal investigations into Trumpworld run by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

But the president’s lawyers believe they’ve got the committee caught in a logic trap.

According to a source with knowledge of the response, Trump’s team of outside attorneys informed Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and his committee that they would not be handing over any documents. The brief letter, sent by Trump attorney Jane Raskin, lays out that Jay Sekulow—the Trump lawyer who received the documents request early this month—and the current team never turned anything over to Mueller’s office or the Southern District. Hence, the source said, when Nadler asked Trump’s outside counsel for such documents, the attorneys’ position is that the House Democrat was asking for something that didn’t exist.

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Reply Trump's Lawyers on House Judiciary Dems' Document Request: You Get Nothing (Original post)
babylonsister Mar 2019 OP
zaj Mar 2019 #1
Zoonart Mar 2019 #2
kentuck Mar 2019 #7
Zoonart Mar 2019 #8
kentuck Mar 2019 #13
True Blue American Mar 2019 #3
BigmanPigman Mar 2019 #4
spanone Mar 2019 #12
manor321 Mar 2019 #5
kentuck Mar 2019 #6
malaise Mar 2019 #9
Skidmore Mar 2019 #10
spanone Mar 2019 #11

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 04:27 PM

1. Hahahaha...

the current team never turned anything over to Mueller’s office or the Southern District.

Haha, that's an amusing distinction that won't hold up for long.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 04:32 PM

2. Nifty trick, that....

"But the president’s lawyers believe they’ve got the committee caught in a logic trap."


Let's just see what Jerry has to say about that.

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 05:07 PM

7. But what will they say to the Supreme Court..?

...when the Justices say they need to see the documents?

Nadler is saying, "Talk to the Committee or talk to the Justices" ?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 05:11 PM

8. They think SCOTUS is in their pocket.

and it may be.

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 07:19 PM

13. Make them prove it.

It will be good to know.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 04:35 PM

3. Hiho

Hiho, its off to Court we go. Nixon’s team did the same thing.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 04:43 PM

4. This will be the MO for anything and everything

requested be the Dems. Subpoenas have already been written I bet. Then off to the SCOTUS. Will Roberts move to the left now that tRump has made the court lopsided?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 05:42 PM

12. well, if they turn trump loose to be the dictator he longs to be, they are jeopardizing their jobs

we'll see who the constitutionalists are.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 04:55 PM

5. But this was just the first request. Nadler knows he's asking for documents already given.

 

Nadler explained previously that this request was for documents already produced. He hinted it is not necessarily their last request.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 05:04 PM

6. Last I heard, about half had already complied?

I think I heard Chairman Nadler say that the other day?

Anybody heard anything similar?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 05:21 PM

9. Off to the greatest page

Lock them up!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 05:24 PM

10. WH gets subpoenas..

hahaha.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 05:40 PM

11. subpoena, subpoena, subpoena.....the dictator has to be treated as one.

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