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Wed May 22, 2019, 04:18 AM

DOJ looks to avoid 'enforcement action' against Barr with new counteroffer on Mueller docs

Source: ABC News

By ALEXANDER MALLIN
May 22, 2019, 3:58 AM ET

The Department of Justice has made a counteroffer to Democrats on subpoenaed documents related to special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into 2016 Russian election meddling -- a move aimed at dialing back tensions between the administration and lawmakers over the matter.

The counteroffer includes a surprising concession to make available some underlying evidence that helped inform Mueller's report. DOJ officials had initially balked at just such an overture as recently as last week, which led House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff to set a deadline of this Wednesday to respond and threatened Attorney General William Barr "unspecified enforcement action."



That action could include a resolution of contempt or hefty fines.

Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd in DOJ's latest offer said all members of the House Intel Committee would be able to view a less-redacted version of "Volume 1" of the Mueller report that dealt primarily with outlining Russia's efforts to meddle in the election.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/doj-avoid-enforcement-action-barr-counteroffer-mueller-docs/story?id=63183498

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Reply DOJ looks to avoid 'enforcement action' against Barr with new counteroffer on Mueller docs (Original post)
Judi Lynn May 22 OP
SunSeeker May 22 #1
dawg day May 22 #2
True Blue American May 22 #3
msongs May 22 #4
corbettkroehler May 22 #5
watoos May 22 #9
not fooled May 22 #17
librechik May 22 #21
duforsure May 22 #6
watoos May 22 #10
Historic NY May 22 #7
watoos May 22 #8
blueinredohio May 22 #11
Owl May 22 #12
Trueblue Texan May 22 #13
beachbum bob May 22 #14
ScratchCat May 22 #18
pecosbob May 22 #15
DeminPennswoods May 22 #16
Owl May 22 #19
librechik May 22 #20
Progressive Jones May 22 #22

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 04:28 AM

1. Nope. Get the handcuffs ready. The committee has a right to see the entire UNREDACTED report.

Fuck that "less redacted" bullshit.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 04:36 AM

2. "Some" evidence?

I think we can assume that's not going to be evidence that's useful.

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Response to dawg day (Reply #2)

Wed May 22, 2019, 04:48 AM

3. Keep pushing

Adam! Get them on the ropes.

I read that Barr does not want a contempt citation. He is bluffing as hard as he can.

What is that old chestnut? I fought the Law and the Law won! Barr is not above the law.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 05:55 AM

4. yeah they will unredact one word lol nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 06:22 AM

5. Threaten REAL Enforcement And Dominoes Fall (n/t)

Schiff is a MUCH better attorney than all the tRump stooges at DOJ combined.

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Response to corbettkroehler (Reply #5)

Wed May 22, 2019, 07:07 AM

9. That used to be the case,

Trump has damned good lawyers now.

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Response to watoos (Reply #9)

Wed May 22, 2019, 10:55 AM

17. Figures

more propping up of the orange anus.

Wonder who's paying for the $$$$$ legal talent. MAGAt donations or plutocrats or both?

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Response to watoos (Reply #9)

Wed May 22, 2019, 03:44 PM

21. damn good criminal lawyers--I mean "criminal" "lawyers."

I think I put those quotes wrong. You know what I mean.

that's why they pay them the big bucks. Except Trump isn't paying. It's the Grand Financial Titans who own us all that's paying for all
this. They miss owning slaves outright. That's the one thing they are denied lately.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 06:28 AM

6. The law in court

Will rule against them,so why would they now accept anything less? They're desperate to try to get it stopped for trump, but should end up in jail.

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Response to duforsure (Reply #6)

Wed May 22, 2019, 07:08 AM

10. Yes the courts will rule against them,

but Trump's main goal isn't to win the cases, it's to delay them until after the election.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 07:04 AM

7. Wonder why.....

because they will lose.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 07:05 AM

8. Isn't Barr supposed to show up

for a hearing Thursday? If he's a no show nail him.

Every day I learn about how many Trump cronies he put throughout government. It's going to take an exterminator when we win in 2020. Also, it's easy to see how he governs, whoever gives him the most money. He isn't pro-Israel because he likes Israel, Sheldon Adelson gave him 20 million dollars.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 07:21 AM

11. Show them you mean business. All unredacted report or face contempt charges.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 07:34 AM

12. Just. Say. NO!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 07:54 AM

13. Upholding the Constitution is non-negotiable!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 08:36 AM

14. a good chance this is all just a delaying tactic and democrats are suckers for this tactic.

24 hrs after contempt of congress citation, an inquiry into Impeaching Barr should have been set. As long as democrats refuse to take hard action, we will have all forms of obstruction by trump and his admin.

enough is enough

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #14)

Wed May 22, 2019, 11:30 AM

18. Exactly

Nothing more than delay. They know the law is not on their side so they will play this game as long as they are allowed to. When the court sides against Barr/Trump, the Contempt citation becomes court enforceable and people can be arrested. So they make a ridiculous offer to prevent "enforcement action" with no intent on following through with what they say they will provide to delay a court ruling. Its very transparent.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 08:56 AM

15. I think they saw a smackdown coming after Judge Mehta's ruling yesterday

Perhaps it was what she said (paraphrasing), the President doesn't get to question Congress' motives for issuing a subpeona.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 09:31 AM

16. Many talking heads push the idea "contempt of Congress"

is a big nothing, but it's pretty obvious no one with anything to lose wants that citation pinned on them. I think they know they have no legal leg to stand on and if Dems go to court and win, well, violating a court order will land you in jail and even leasd to disbarment.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 01:45 PM

19. Apparently some deal struck.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 03:34 PM

20. wait, could they show more contempt of Congress??

I'm taking notes on new instances of those for my "Impeach 'em All" files.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2019, 07:28 PM

22. Nope. Not good enough. Vol. 2 is where obstruction is discussed.

The House gets the entire unredacted report, or Barr goes to jail.
That would be my counter offer.

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