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Fri Apr 12, 2019, 03:27 PM

Jerry Nadler Won't Stop Until the Full Mueller Report is Out

The House Judiciary chair and New York congressman has brawled with Trump for more than 30 years

Jerry Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is about to do something wholly out of character: pay the Trump administration a compliment, sort of. It’s a late morning at the end of March, and Nadler is sipping Diet Coke from a paper cup in his spacious office in Washington, D.C., slouched so deeply into his chair that he seems to be submerging into the books and manila folders stacked atop his desk.

“It’s a very intelligent press strategy,” he says, jabbing a finger onto his desk, where a pocket-size copy of the Constitution peeks out of his business-card holder. He’s talking about Attorney General William Barr’s March 24th letter outlining the “principal conclusions” of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Barr’s letter claimed that not only did Mueller find no evidence of conspiracy by the Trump campaign, but in Barr’s view, Trump also did not obstruct justice — in part because there was no underlying crime to cover up.

“What that letter is is a press release,” Nadler tells me in his thick Brooklyn accent. “It’s the only thing out there for a few days or weeks or whatever, and the president can claim vindication, when the report may be very different, for all we know.”

Nadler, who stands five feet four and prefers sweater vests and impossibly high-waisted trousers, could reasonably pass for a judge or a law professor, and the ease with which he dismantles Barr’s no-obstruction argument suggests he missed his true calling in the courtroom. “For example — and just to be very obvious about it — I am suspected of committing the crime of bank robbery,” he tells me. “I know I didn’t do it. But I decide, in order to avoid being convicted for this crime I never committed, to perjure myself in front of the grand jury, bribe witnesses, et cetera. I’ve committed crimes even though there’s no underlying crime.” Barr’s reasoning, he says, “is just wrong.”

Seeing Barr cover for the president has only deepened Nadler’s resolve that he and his committee must get their hands on the full Mueller report — without redactions — and share as much of it with the public as they can. (On Tuesday, Barr promised a redacted version would be released within the week.) “The whole point of the special counsel is to take this away from politics so that the public can depend on an independent assessment,” Nadler says. “And what did we get? A political guy doing the president’s job.”

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/jerry-nadler-mueller-report-judiciary-821364/

Article is too long to print here but I highly recommend reading the whole thing.


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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Friday OP
Baltimike Friday #1
NewJeffCT Friday #2
rockfordfile Friday #4
lgrnwd Friday #3
maxsolomon Friday #5
gordianot Friday #6

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 03:29 PM

1. Honestly, it'd be nice if he'd START.

He needs to subpoena the fucking thing already.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 03:34 PM

2. So, he's been battling Trump for 30 years

and Trump is in the White House and ignoring laws left and right, pissing on the Constitution.

I think Rep Nadler is losing, big time.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 04:40 PM

4. Got to remember Mueller was in the FBI for how many years? He let Trump slide

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 04:37 PM

3. All they need to do is subpoena Meuller

 

Then you can ask him anything you want about the report while under oath. He would have no reason to fear “his boss” because he has no choice but to answer the questions honestly. Seems like the easiest way to get to the bottom on what is going with Barr and the report. What is keeping the House from doing this?

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Response to lgrnwd (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 05:48 PM

5. going by the book

so it's defensible before the supremes.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 05:48 PM

6. I am tired of waiting; "Just Do It".

Same goes for Trump’s taxes.

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