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Tue May 4, 2021, 04:01 PM

Judge orders release of DOJ memo justifying not prosecuting Trump

Source: Politico

A federal judge has ordered the release of a key Justice Department memo supporting former Attorney William Barr’s conclusion that former President Donald Trump should not be prosecuted for obstruction of justice over episodes investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller.

U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson issued that ruling in a withering opinion that accused Barr of being “disingenuous” when describing Mueller’s findings and found that the Justice Department was not candid with the court about the purpose and role of the 2019 memo prepared by Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel.
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“Not only was the Attorney General being disingenuous then, but DOJ has been disingenuous to this Court with respect to the existence of a decision-making process that should be shielded by the deliberative process privilege," she wrote. "The agency’s redactions and incomplete explanations obfuscate the true purpose of the memorandum, and the excised portions belie the notion that it fell to the Attorney General to make a prosecution decision or that any such decision was on the table at any time.”

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/judge-orders-release-of-doj-memo-justifying-not-prosecuting-trump/ar-BB1gmgoN?li=BBnbcA1



Glad to see this ruling. This could be the start of a real fair and open investigation by Garland's DOJ. As opposed to Barr's obstruction and stone-walling.

If Trump is not-guilty then why does he continue to act like a guilty man?

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Imallin4Joe May 4 OP
OnDoutside May 4 #1
Imallin4Joe May 4 #3
OnDoutside May 4 #5
Justice matters. May 4 #9
MyOwnPeace May 4 #2
2naSalit May 4 #4
CaptainTruth May 4 #6
AZ8theist May 4 #7
Imallin4Joe May 4 #12
SouthBayDem May 4 #8
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 4 #10
mjvpi May 4 #11
BobTheSubgenius May 4 #13
riversedge May 5 #14
DallasNE May 5 #15

Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 04:09 PM

1. One would have to think that this DOJ will actually comply, but

I'd never rule anything out.

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #1)

Tue May 4, 2021, 05:32 PM

3. AG Garland is working to restore integrity and justice back to the DOJ, after Trump/Barr soiled it.

Garland's office argued this case before US District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson and won this most recent ruling.

Garland is the real deal. He is building a case against the Trump cabal.

This ruling is a monumental beginning in that process.

My belief, Garland is serious about possibly prosecuting Trump or he wouldn't have argued this case. IOW it would have been a waste of time if Garland thought it was a "nothing to see here" scenario.

This ruling gives the DOJ some real "fangs" to move forward. Hopefully, a full investigation and indictments come next.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Reply #3)

Tue May 4, 2021, 06:43 PM

5. Hopefully.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Reply #3)

Tue May 4, 2021, 08:03 PM

9. Exactly.

The Mueller Report Tome II exposed like ten instances of clear obstruction-of-justice's cases. There is no way true justice for all can ever beging to be real without doing what has to be done by the U.S. DOJ in an independent manner. All those memos about the head of the Executive Branch being above the law during his/her (eventually) term(s) is nowhere to be seen in the Constitution.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 04:17 PM

2. YES!!!!!!!!!!

Two things here:

1. "If Trump is not-guilty then why does he continue to act like a guilty man?"
BECAUSE HE'S GUILTY!

2. THIS should be the legal action to release the COMPLETE, un-redacted Mueller Report - and let the SHIT-HIT-THE-FAN!!!!!

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 06:12 PM

4. Alright! Let's get it on!

I feel like I have been waiting for centuries to see movement on this crap.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 06:53 PM

6. Bring it on!

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:15 PM

7. "disingenuous"

Is that what we're calling PERJURY now??

Or is “disingenuous” a euphemism for lying sack of shit treasonous ASSHOLE??

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #7)

Tue May 4, 2021, 09:43 PM

12. Yes perjury and contempt. nt

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 08:17 PM

10. Excellent

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 08:45 PM

11. I would love to see the grand jury transcripts made public.

Barr is in no small way responsible for covering up the abuse of power in the Reagan (including George Bush 1) and Trump administrations. Hopefully history will put him in his place.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 11:18 PM

13. You'd think he'd be better at disguising his feeling of guilt.

Heaven knows he's had enough practice at it. He's been guilty of something probably....what?....hundreds of times?

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 06:02 AM

14. Mueller report says it does NOT exonerate Trump.....

Recall how Trump went on national TV and said that the Mueller reports exonerates him!!!


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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 10:55 AM

15. Trump Even Corrupted The Office Of Legal Counsel.

The rules mean nothing if there are no consequences for not following the rules. Toothless justice is no justice at all. Why hasn't the Bar suspended Barr's license to practice law?

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