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Sat Mar 9, 2019, 09:58 PM

It Exists: DOJ Finds Letter Ordering Scrutiny of Uranium One, Hillary Clinton

After it claimed no such document existed, the Justice Department just unearthed a letter Matt Whitaker delivered to the Utah U.S. attorney directing a review of how the department handled the Clinton Foundation and the Uranium One issues.

Then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote the letter on Nov. 22, 2017 for Utah U.S. Attorney John Huber. Matt Whitaker, who was Sessions’ chief of staff at the time, emailed the letter to Huber that day, writing, “As we discussed.” He also sent Huber a copy of a letter the Justice Department’s Congressional affairs chief sent to the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Nov. 13 of that year.

The existence of a letter documenting Sessions’ directive that the DOJ revisit probes of Trump’s top political foe is a surprise because a department lawyer said in court last year that senior officials insisted it didn’t exist. The liberal nonprofit American Oversight obtained the letter through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request they filed on Nov. 22, 2017––the same day Whitaker emailed Sessions’ letter to Huber.

The request asked for documentation of the directions Sessions gave Huber about the review of the Clinton investigations. After DOJ failed to produce any written directions, American Oversight sued.

And on Nov. 16, 2018, Senior Counsel in the Office of Information Policy Vanessa Brinkmann, who handles FOIA Requests, said a lawyer in Sessions’ office told her no such letter existed. That lawyer spoke with Huber and Whitaker, she said in a declaration filed in federal court, and then told her that “when the Attorney General directed Mr. Huber to evaluate these matters, no written guidance or directives were issued to Mr. Huber in connection with this directive, either by the Attorney General, or by other senior leadership office staff.”

That wasn’t correct. On Wednesday of this week, a DOJ lawyer told American Oversight that they had found the document that kicked off Huber’s work.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/it-exists-doj-finds-letter-ordering-scrutiny-of-uranium-one-hillary-clinton/ar-BBUzHJZ?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply It Exists: DOJ Finds Letter Ordering Scrutiny of Uranium One, Hillary Clinton (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 9 OP
MagickMuffin Mar 9 #1
Cold War Spook Mar 9 #2
radical noodle Mar 9 #3
Wellstone ruled Mar 9 #4
ancianita Mar 10 #5
rickford66 Mar 10 #6
sarcasmo Mar 10 #7
marybourg Mar 10 #8
Hermit-The-Prog Mar 10 #12
DFW Mar 10 #9
The Wizard Mar 10 #10
certainot Mar 10 #11

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 10:07 PM

1. Lie Lie, Deceive Deceive


God and Jesus is gonna be really upset with all their lying!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 10:15 PM

2. Except for trying to find something on Clinton,

what can they possibly find on her and Uranium One? Yes, she did give her okay along with many others in the cabinet and other department heads, but it didn't mean anything. Every one of them could have said no, but Obama was the only person making the decision. After investigating her 8 time, the Republican Senate could not find anything. If they had, they would have acted on it.

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Response to Cold War Spook (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 11:45 PM

3. They knew it was nothing

but trumpsters believe it's a real thing. It would have taken some attention off the Russia investigation.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 11:47 PM

4. Who was the Rethug Congressman who buried the letter?

Gowdy,Nunes? Someone buried it.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 12:19 AM

5. Sounds like probable cause for indictments on obstruction of justice and lying to cover it up. For

every single lawyer involved in the letter chain, perhaps even Sessions, and who might have probable deniability about who buried the letter's existence.

Lawyers have no excuse to bury the truth that's now been uncovered, therefore covered up.

Unless I'm missing something here.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 12:22 AM

6. So, is this the 30th year the Clintons are being investigated ?

The Trump investigations are just in the 2nd year. Ya think he could go another 28 years without going berserk ?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 12:23 AM

7. Benghazi, Pizzagate, Emails, Uranium One. The GOP are experts at faux investigations.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 12:33 AM

8. Whitewater. Monica Lewinsky.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 01:47 AM

12. and health care

They never forgave Hillary for having the audacity to try to get health care for everyone.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton_health_care_plan_of_1993

Instead of uniting behind the original proposal, many Democrats offered a number of competing plans of their own. Hillary Clinton was drafted by the Clinton Administration to head a new Task Force and sell the plan to the American people, which ultimately backfired amid the barrage from the pharmaceutical and health insurance industries and considerably diminished her own popularity.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 12:41 AM

9. Depending on where and to whom the denials were issued

It sounds like there could be grounds for a few obstruction or even perjury charges coming. Someone obviously lied when they said no such documentation existed.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 01:03 AM

10. Malicious prosecution

and Abuse of the legal system for political gain. Appointing lifetime Judges can sway and smear the political landscape. The Manifort sentencing is a prime example of politicizing the Judiciary.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 01:16 AM

11. that whole event was based on the right being able to turn molehills into mountains as

as only rw radio can do

this whole trump disaster, from benghazi to these idiots trying to get hillary's email server, basically came out of limbaugh's ass, created in the gop and russian think tanks, feeding talk radio, and getting ignored for 30 years.

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