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Tue Jun 9, 2020, 12:55 AM

Federal Judge, After Reading the Unredacted Mueller Report, Orders DOJ to Explain Itself at Hearing

A federal judge who previously said that Attorney General William Barr “distorted” the findings of the redacted Mueller Report confirmed on Monday that he has finally read the unredacted version. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton then ordered the Department of Justice to answer his questions “regarding certain redactions of the Mueller Report” at an ex parte (one party only) hearing next month.

The much-anticipated development in the lawsuit filed by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), BuzzFeed and BuzzFeed News reporter Jason Leopold comes months after the judge expressed his skepticism about the DOJ’s decision-making in no uncertain terms. The pandemic, as Judge Walton noted, more than threw a wrench in the matter and continues to do so. But Judge Walton, having reviewed the full Mueller Report in his chambers, made clear that he has some questions that the DOJ cannot answer remotely:

Having reviewed the unredacted version of the Mueller Report, the Court cannot assess the merits of certain redactions without further representations from the Department. However, because the Court must discuss the substance of the redactions with the Department, and because such a discussion cannot occur remotely due to the lack of a secure connection between the Court and the Department necessary to avoid disclosure of the redacted information, and in light of Chief Judge Howell’s May 26, 2020 Order, In re: Further Extension of Postponed Court Proceedings in Standing Order 20-9 and Limiting Court Operations in Exigent Circumstances Created by the COVID-19 Pandemic, Standing Order No. 20-29 (BAH), it is hereby ORDERED that the status conference currently scheduled for June 18, 2020, is VACATED.

Judge Walton, a George W. Bush appointee, ordered the DOJ to appear at a hearing on July 20 at 9:30 a.m. in order to “address the Court’s questions regarding certain redactions of the Mueller Report.” In a footnote, the judge said the DOJ should be prepared, “if necessary,” for a continuation of the hearing on July 21 and July 22.

Finally, Walton said he would at a later date let the DOJ know which topics the Department “should be prepared to discuss.”

https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/federal-judge-after-reading-the-unredacted-mueller-report-orders-doj-to-explain-itself-at-hearing/?fbclid=IwAR36nu0KVEgtsB0TNbnt7G_bTz8qPbM2hYn-c4OYVft4QHUrwnKbJMDWVkM

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Reply Federal Judge, After Reading the Unredacted Mueller Report, Orders DOJ to Explain Itself at Hearing (Original post)
CatWoman Jun 2020 OP
Nevilledog Jun 2020 #1
crickets Jun 2020 #2
uponit7771 Jun 2020 #10
malaise Jun 2020 #11
Gothmog Jun 2020 #3
BootinUp Jun 2020 #4
Grasswire2 Jun 2020 #5
orleans Jun 2020 #6
PRETZEL Jun 2020 #12
Hekate Jun 2020 #7
smirkymonkey Jun 2020 #8
CatWoman Jun 2020 #9
pwb Jun 2020 #13
BSdetect Jun 2020 #14
Kid Berwyn Jun 2020 #15

Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 01:08 AM

1. Too bad. If it was by video maybe someone could hack it.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 01:09 AM

2. Well. This just got interesting.

Bill Barr might blow off a summons from Congress, but will he ignore a judge?

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Response to crickets (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 09:59 AM

10. yes, Barr should be in jail

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Response to crickets (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 10:08 AM

11. Very

Who is carrying today's hearing?

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 01:38 AM

3. Barr's reqaactions were evidnelty bogus

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 01:41 AM

4. Getting interesting nt

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 02:00 AM

5. they got another month + to prepare for this next hearing!

Doesn't anyone ever make Barr hurry to comply?

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 03:42 AM

6. just like in school

the judge will let barr know what topics will be discussed

perfect. give doj plenty of time to prepare their bullshit responses

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Response to orleans (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 10:09 AM

12. I don't really have an issue with that

Judge Walton doesn't want them to come in for up to 3 days to have his time wasted. If he's read the unredacted report, chances are he quite possibly has access to the underlying evidence that led to the redactions.

I think he's seen the evidence, now has seen the redactions, and now wants to know why they don't necessarily match up.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 04:27 AM

7. Interesting

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 04:53 AM

8. K&R

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 09:23 AM

9. kick

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 10:14 AM

13. Yea there is lots of good shit coming.

Timing is everything.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 10:33 AM

14. Meanwhile Barr refuses to appear before the House committee?

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 11:34 AM

15. Judge Walton to ex-General Flynn...

“You sold your country out.”

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/18/judge-tells-michael-flynn-you-sold-your-country-out-at-hearing.html

Wonder if the redactions serve more to cover up treason?

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