Trump exerts executive privilege to keep unredacted Mueller report secret.

By |2019-05-08T11:53:07-08:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |10 Comments

I saw this coming a mile away.

Courtesy of NYT:

President Trump asserted executive privilege on Wednesday in an effort to shield hidden portions of Robert S. Mueller III’s unredacted report and the evidence he collected from Congress.

The assertion, Mr. Trump’s first use of the secrecy powers as president, came as the House Judiciary Committee is expected to vote Wednesday morning to recommend the House of Representatives hold Attorney General William P. Barr in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena for the same material.

“This is to advise you that the president has asserted executive privilege over the entirety of the subpoenaed materials,” a Justice Department official, Stephen E. Boyd, wrote Wednesday morning, referencing not only the Mueller report but the underlying evidence that House Democrats are seeking.

Nothing says “I have been exonerated” like doing everything in your power to keep the public from seeing the full report that you claim exonerates you. 

At this point, Trump should just wear a t-shirt that reads “Guilty, Guilty, Guity.”

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10 Comments

  1. anon May 8, 2019 at 11:46 am

    Every single day the president is making the case” and “he’s becoming self-impeachable,” Pelosi said in an interview with the Washington Post, when asked about the possibility of the Republican president being impeached by the House.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/05/08/house-speaker-pelosi-trump-making-impeachment-case-by-ignoring-subpoenas.html

  2. Anonymous May 8, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    They voted to hold Barr in contempt… finally, time the Democrats stop pussy footing around and hold these criminals accountable.. enough with the Mr. Good Guy..if a Democratic president pulled these stunts, he/she would already be impeached and convicted. Heck they tried to impeach Obama before he was even sworn in!
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    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/we-are-now-in-a-constitutional-crisis-judiciary-chair-votes-to-hold-ag-in-contempt-after-trump-administration-stonewalling/

  3. Anonymous May 8, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    So did donnie just give away that he has seen the whole report? Adding to the idea that Barr is working for trump? And this is coming from donnie’s favorite propaganda channel FOX !
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    Fox News legal analyst lays waste to Trump’s attempts to block access to the unredacted Mueller report

    ……“The President has claimed executive privilege on the redacted parts of the report,” Napolitano observed, adding that Trump wouldn’t know what’s in the redacted parts.

    And that’s not how executive privilege is supposed to work.

    “Executive privilege protects communications that the President has with senior advisors and senior members of the government. If the redacted material is not in that category then it’s not even covered by executive privilege.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/fox-news-legal-analyst-lays-waste-to-trumps-attempts-to-block-access-to-the-unredacted-mueller-report/

  4. Anonymous May 8, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Dam Trump looks like a 300 pound Troll doll.

  5. Anonymous May 8, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Curious if you all remember Obama exerting executive privilege to protect HIS AG. Of course not. Clinton exerted executive priveledge 14 times. He likely holds the record for the use of any president.

  6. anonymous May 9, 2019 at 5:58 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/05/08/rachel-maddow-shows-how-mueller-is-the-terror-that-haunts-trump-in-the-night.html

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/05/08/trump-jokes-that-he-wants-to-stay-in-office-for-10-or-14-years.html

    After attacking the media, Trump said, “They are a bunch of fakers there’s no question about it. But in six years, they’re all going to be out of business folks. Now if we want to drive them crazy, I’ll say in ten years. They’ll go crazy. See. He is a despot. He is a despot. Well, ten or fourteen. Watch, they’ll be headlines tomorrow. Donald Trump wants to break the constitution.”

  7. anon May 9, 2019 at 8:22 am

    https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/05/how-bill-barr-is-helping-trump-escape-the-russia-scandal/

    “An attorney general spinning for a president who might have criminally obstructed justice is important. But, arguably, it is not as important as what has prompted all this hubbub: the Trump-Russia scandal itself.

    The Mueller report reaffirms the core elements of what is probably the most consequential political scandal in American history. Russia, it notes, waged a “sweeping and systematic” attack on a US presidential election. “

  8. Anonymous May 12, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Except Executive Privilege doesn’t apply for this purpose. Or it isn’t supposed to.

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