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Tue May 21, 2019, 01:28 PM

 

First on CNN: Justice Dept agrees to hand over counter intelligence if Schiff backs off.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/21/politics/justice-department-doj-counterintelligence-adam-schiff/index.html

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The Justice Department is trying to stave off an "enforcement action" against Attorney General William Barr this week, making a rare offer to have the House Intelligence Committee review materials from special counsel Robert Mueller's report if House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff agrees to back down.

Last week Schiff said that he would hold a business meeting Wednesday to take an unspecified action against the Justice Department for not providing the committee documents related to Volume I of Mueller's report on links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.
The Justice Department had previously offered to show all committee members a less redacted version of the Mueller report, but now says it's continuing to review the initial tranche of 12 categories of documents Schiff wants, and will make them available "in relatively short order," according to a letter obtained by CNN.

"The Department has already begun the process of identifying, locating and reviewing the materials potentially responsive to the categories of documents," Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd wrote Tuesday, "a process that will not continue should the Committee take the unnecessary and unproductive step of moving to hold the Attorney General in contempt."

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Reply First on CNN: Justice Dept agrees to hand over counter intelligence if Schiff backs off. (Original post)
UniteFightBack May 2019 OP
msongs May 2019 #1
BlueJac May 2019 #2
ProudLib72 May 2019 #3
UniteFightBack May 2019 #7
ProudLib72 May 2019 #10
CincyDem May 2019 #4
blueinredohio May 2019 #5
UniteFightBack May 2019 #9
Pantagruel May 2019 #6
louis-t May 2019 #8
Eyeball_Kid May 2019 #11
msongs May 2019 #12
Stinky The Clown May 2019 #13

Response to UniteFightBack (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 01:30 PM

1. criminals trying to buy their way out of prosecution. will schiff fall for it? nt

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Response to UniteFightBack (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 01:31 PM

2. Fuckem'...

Full speed ahead Schiff, they are getting nervous about their obstruction!

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Response to UniteFightBack (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 01:31 PM

3. Do you trust that response?



Seems to me like, "We need to delay, so please take the pressure off us."

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #3)

Tue May 21, 2019, 01:34 PM

7. If the Justice Dept offers to comply then does Schiff have to in 'good faith' accept that effort ..?

 

Obviously I'm no civics pro.

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #7)

Tue May 21, 2019, 01:38 PM

10. No he doesn't

Schiff has a right to the report. They have delayed for weeks already.

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Response to UniteFightBack (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 01:32 PM

4. Delay, delay, delay.

We’ll stop looking like we intend to comply unless you stop taking actual steps toward contempt.

Why do I hear Wimpy’s voice telling me “I’ll gladly pay you next Tuesday for a hamburger I can eat today”.

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Response to UniteFightBack (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 01:33 PM

5. I hope he doesn't fall for it.

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #5)

Tue May 21, 2019, 01:36 PM

9. Here I thought this was a good thing that the Justice Dept is being forced to comply?? nt

 

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Response to UniteFightBack (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 01:33 PM

6. No Deals

Schiff is entitled to that evidence-DEMAND it unconditionally.

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Response to UniteFightBack (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 01:36 PM

8. "Less redacted version"? I have a feeling Barr allowed for this in his redactions.

Schiff shouldn't let them cherry pick a few words here and there. I don't trust them.

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Response to UniteFightBack (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 01:40 PM

11. Who's in charge, Adam?

Barr must be held to account for committing a felony. Any other option upholds the theory of the Unitary Executive. Barr must obey, or ignoring subpoenas will become normal and Congress will show that it’s a Paper Tiger.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #11)

Tue May 21, 2019, 02:07 PM

12. as of now trump is in charge nt

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Response to UniteFightBack (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 02:39 PM

13. Fukkum. Go for contempt AND the documents.

This offer would not have been made if they thought they had a winning position.

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