Judge orders release of Trump obstruction memo, accuses Barr of being 'disingenuous'


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Dec 1, 2020
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A federal judge has ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to release a March 2019 legal memo clearing former President Trump of potential obstruction of justice charges following the Mueller investigation, with the judge accusing former Attorney General William Barr and agency lawyers of deceiving the public.

District Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Monday ordered the DOJ to release the legal memo within two weeks in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the liberal watchdog group Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington (CREW).

The DOJ had argued in court that the full memo — portions of which have already been released — should be withheld because it falls under exceptions to the public records law for attorney-client privilege and deliberative government decisionmaking.
When you are working for the people of the United States, there is no such thing as attorney client privilege.

Judge Jackson fought a one woman battle through the entire Mueller investigation only to have Trump undo it all with pardons.

I don't think there's much in that document we don't already know, but at least Barr's betrayal of oath will be a matter of public record.
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You're both kinda wrong from what I'm reading about it. This isn't the paper Barr used to make a decision according to the judge. This paper is all about strategy on how to go about not charging him. She said there was no legal advise in it, just ways to go about doing it.

That's probably not going to fuck Barr but it's certainly going to fuck the guys that wrote it.