Trump Obstruction of Justice Memo Is Released

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The nine-page memo that then-attorney general Bill Barr used to release Donald Trump from obstruction of justice charges is released. Two of the most senior officials of the DOJ told Barr that Trump’s threats to fire Mueller and other outbursts that witnesses viewed as hostile or unhelpful didn’t amount to a case that would be brought up under the standards set.

“Having reviewed the Report in light of the governing legal principles, and the Principles of Federal Prosecution, we conclude that none of those instances would warrant a prosecution for obstruction of justice, without regard to the constitutional constraint on bringing such an action against a sitting president,” the assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel, Steven Engel, and Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Edward O’Callaghan wrote in the March 24, 2019, memo.

That will disappoint the Left.

The memo was released as a result of CREW’s FOIA lawsuit. CREW is a left-leaning watchdog.

Memo to Barr on Trump Obstruction of Justice


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The Prisoner
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The Prisoner
1 year ago

This almost gives the appearance that obstruction charges against Trump were a serious possibility. He was not charged, so could not be released. Trump could fire Mueller. I doubt he threatened to in public. Trump had lots of cause to fire Mueller, including the numerous and illegal conflicts, destroyed texts, abuse in the Flynn trial, and so on. Mueller actually hired people involved in the frame operation against Trump to participate in his frame operation against Trump.

This memo has long been referenced by leftists and other Trump haters as a key item which would expose Barr’s criminal coverup of Trump’s crimes. It is the opposite. Based on Barr’s 2 years of deceptions, and PR efforts (which continue today), I think Barr instigated the release of this memo for his reputation, since he has been rightfully under attack for betraying Trump and the nation. There is no other reason for the crooked DOJ to release this memo other than as a favor to their hero Barr.

GuvGeek
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GuvGeek
1 year ago

Just remember that Democrats want to jail people for what they think!

Peter B. Prange
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Peter B. Prange
1 year ago

Let truth rule!