Department of Justice claims it will be “irreparably harmed” if Congress gets access to Robert Mueller’s grand jury information.

By |2019-10-29T06:14:01-08:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |22 Comments

So that means they are hiding something from Congress, right?

Courtesy of Law and Crime:

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday filed a motion to appeal a recent federal court ruling that ordered the agency to provide impeachment investigators in the U.S. House of Representatives with grand jury materials underlying former special counsel Robert Mueller‘s report on election interference and obstruction of justice. DOJ attorneys also moved for a stay of that prior decision pending their motion before the D.C. Court of Appeals.

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell authored a lengthy and stinging rebuke of the Trump administration’s efforts to keep the information out of the hands of congressional Democrats.

Monday’s nine-page motion for a stay pending appeal begins with a plea that the government be granted a limited reprieve from Judge Howell’s prior decision mandating the disclosure of the full report.

“A stay is warranted because, without a stay, the Department will be irreparably harmed,” the DOJ argues. “Once the information is disclosed, it cannot be recalled, and the confidentiality of the grand jury information will be lost for all time—particularly if Petitioner United States House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary decides to publicize the now-secret grand jury materials, which it has asserted the power to do through a simple majority vote.”

The Trump administration appears particularly concerned about everyday citizens accessing the Mueller grand jury materials.

“The State Department will be irreperably harmed” what in the hell does that mean?

Call me naive but if there is something that the Department of Justice feels is this damaging to their reputation, that seems like the very thing that the American people have the right to see and judge for themselves. 

After all our tax dollars paid for this investigation and we have the right to see everything that was uncovered, and that includes both the good and the bad.

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22 Comments

  1. Gryphen October 29, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    The release of this information has been temporarily blocked by the way.

    Still not sure what is so terrifying to the Justice Department about these materials.

    • Anonymous October 29, 2019 at 4:38 pm

      Oh, I don’t know, Gryph, maybe that they didn’t do their freaking JOBS?

    • Anonymous October 29, 2019 at 5:25 pm

      Quid pro quo between Trump and Barr? Coordination of obstruction between the two?

  2. Paul October 29, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    The Justice Department can’t really be all that concerned that they might be irreparably harmed, after all, if they were, AG Barr would resign. Barr is doing more to damage the Justice Department than anyone in modern history.

    • Anonymous October 29, 2019 at 5:26 pm

      A very valid point, Paul, and Barr isn’t going to resign from anything.
      Only the scum of scum work for The Donald.

    • Power of the Peoples October 29, 2019 at 7:55 pm

      The ‘ogliarchs’ are directing ever word/step.
      Question is when is the USA going to stop giving its power away? Take it back. Hurry.

  3. Anonymous October 29, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    William Barr has a history of misrepresentation.

    In 1989, President George H. W. Bush appointed Barr to the U.S. Department of Justice as Assistant Attorney General. He wrote a complete advisory opinion justifying the U.S. invasion of Panama and arrest of Manuel Noriega for the DOJ. Barr then declined a congressional request for the full opinion (sound familiar?), but instead provided a document that “summarizes the principal conclusions.” (Bingo!) Congress subpoenaed the opinion, and its public release after Barr’s departure from the Justice Department showed he had omitted significant findings in the opinion from his summary document. Barr’s summary to Congress was the opposite of his own complete advisory opinion, which is exactly what he did with the Muller Report.

    And that is why the House is requesting ALL of those unredacted reports and documents.

    In 1992, the last time Bill Barr was U.S. attorney general, New York Times writer William Safire referred to him as “Coverup-General Barr” because of his role in burying evidence of then-President George H.W. Bush’s involvement in “Iraqgate” and “Iran-Contra.”

    John Mitchell, Nixon’s AG, ended up going to jail for everything that Bagdad Barr is doing now – conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and eventually perjury.

    Perjury seems to be a particular favorite among Trump’s “best” people.

  4. anonymous October 29, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Update:

    NEW: Reporter Behind Story on Katie Hill Affair Worked for Republican Candidates Who Ran Against Hill

    https://www.mediaite.com/politics/reporter-behind-story-on-katie-hill-affair-worked-for-republican-candidates-who-ran-against-hill/

    • Anonymous October 30, 2019 at 12:05 am

      And this is a surprise because…..

  5. anonymous October 29, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Top Republican Devin Nunes’ aide is trying to ‘out’ the Ukraine call whistle-blower by getting congressmen to ask about him during behind closed-door impeachment depositions

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7626989/Top-Republican-Devin-Nunes-aide-trying-Ukraine-call-whistle-blower.html

  6. anonymous October 29, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    teve Bannon’s work defending Donald Trump being funded by company tied to billionaire Chinese fugitive who’s a member of Mar-a-Lago

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7627021/Steve-Bannons-work-defending-Trump-funded-company-tied-billionaire-Chinese-fugitive.html

  7. anonymous October 29, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    Republicans Push For Whistleblower’s Identity In Impeachment Inquiry

    Republicans argue they need to hear from the intelligence official who first raised alarm over Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president to assess their credibility.

    https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5db8d96fe4b0bb1ea3712151

    They want character assassinate them.

  8. Doneleavy October 29, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Trump is that worthless man who thinks women/wives should be slaves to men. To men who support him, in NO way does a woman’s value depend on how much she lives or dislikes domesticity/cooking/etc.

  9. Anonymous October 29, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    trump is such a moron he even managed to ruin Halloween for a child, didn’t anyone tell trump the candy goes in the bag, not on the kids head. OMG

    • Anonymous October 30, 2019 at 12:07 am

      He also stiffed the kid that was standing in front. The entire thing was a disaster.

  10. anonymous October 29, 2019 at 10:43 pm
  11. anonymous October 30, 2019 at 12:11 am

    Oh good lord Donny jr has apparently ‘written’ a book

    Donald Trump Jr’s Triggered: a litany of trolling and insults worthy of his father

    The first son’s 294-page rant against American liberals is more notable for what it doesn’t say than for what it does

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/30/donald-trump-jr-triggered-book-litany-trolling-insults-worthy-of-his-father

  12. Anonymous October 30, 2019 at 8:20 am

    https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2019/10/29/amanpour-shulkin-impeachment-trump-cabinet.cnn

    Former VA Secretary David Shulkin says his policies were derailed by the “Mar a Lago crowd”: a cabal of wealthy friends of President Trump.

    Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin is the first former Trump cabinet member to speak completely openly about his experiences. He joins the program to reflect on the greater implications of Alexander Vindman’s testimony to House investigators and reveal the inside story of the Trump administration.

    https://www.amazon.com/Shouldnt-This-Hard-Serve-Country/dp/1541762657

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