August 12, 2022

Department of Justice Plays the Final Trump Card Against Congressional Democrats

The Department of Justice just dropped the gavel and and told D.C’s Democratic leadership in no uncertain terms that they will not be bullied by grandstanding and delusional Congressmen.

The Department said on Tuesday that it would not release an unredacted Mueller report to Congress if Democrats moved forward with their plan to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt.

Now the ball is in the Democrat’s court.

In a letter to New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd said the department would “request that the President invoke executive privilege” over the unredacted parts of the Mueller report.

This is in response to a move that Democrats in Congress have made by rendering a subpoena for the full, unredacted report. That caused the House Judiciary Committee to say on Tuesday that it planned a vote to hold Barr in contempt after negotiations to release the unredacted documents stalled.

If Trump follows through on invoking executive privilege over the documents, it could very well tie up the report in a court battle for months.

“The White House waived these privileges long ago, and the Department seemed open to sharing these materials with us earlier today. The Department’s legal arguments are without credibility, merit, or legal or factual basis,” Nadler said in a statement, according to The Hill.

“Worse, this kind of obstruction is dangerous. The Department’s decision reflects President Trump’s blanket defiance of Congress’s constitutionally mandated duties.

In the coming days, I expect that Congress will have no choice but to confront the behavior of this lawless Administration. The Committee will also take a hard look at the officials who are enabling this cover up,” he added.

What do you think about the strong stand that the Justice Department has taken with Washington’s Democratic leadership?

We look forward to seeing your comments at the end of this article. 

Credit: NY Post

5 Comments
Beaman May 11, 2019
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Crock of bs
Judy May 10, 2019
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Democrats are just not doing there joke they just hate Trump .we need to vote out all the Democrats that are in office now.need someone who will work with the President that's what. The people want.
William. Kones May 10, 2019
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I would like to see every one whom has committed a crime to be prosecuted. With no thought of not prosecuting minor crimes..The person whom committed crimes as well as those whom particapated in the cover up..The American public is fed up with this political bullcrap. Anyone whom is responsible whether he is a republican or a democrat..This s the only way confidence in government can be restored.... . .
Keith Yount May 8, 2019
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nadler is a liar. this is all politics. This is all garbage. This crap has gone on for to long. This should have never been started. nadler is only doing for political sake. 20 years ago he was against releasing information. now he wants AG BARR to break the law. We the taxpayers have had enough of this witch hunt. There as been enough money wasted on this crap. demoncrats still can't undersstand that they lost. all this garbage does will not make hillary president. all it is doing is making us mad. We are tired of the lawlessness of demoncrats. There was no crime. There never should have been a witch hunt in the first place. Every thing is poisoned by the fraudulent FISA warrants. Everything that happened after that doesn't exist. It is all illegal garbage to even have this whole witch hunt.
laura May 8, 2019
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FRAUD DEMS -HOLD IN CONTMEPT ERIC HOLDER INSTEA FAST AND FURIOS-