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McCarthy writes: "The chairman of the House judiciary committee on Sunday said a report filed by special counsel Robert Mueller could contain 'proof of some very bad deeds' and warned that the entire document must be made available to Congress."

Jerry Nadler. (photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
Jerry Nadler. (photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Jerrold Nadler: Full Mueller Report May Have 'Proof of Bad Deeds' and Must Be Seen

By Tom McCarthy, Guardian UK

14 April 19

House judiciary chair Jerrold Nadler accuses attorney general William Barr of ‘acting as a personal agent of the president’

he chairman of the House judiciary committee on Sunday said a report filed by special counsel Robert Mueller could contain “proof of some very bad deeds” and warned that the entire document must be made available to Congress.

Mueller, a former director of the FBI, was appointed to investigate election tampering, alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives and related matters. He filed what has been described as a nearly 400-page report last month.

Attorney general William Barr is expected to release a redacted version of the Mueller report to Congress in the coming days. Portions will be withheld, Barr has said, including sensitive intelligence and information about allegations the special counsel declined to prosecute.

Last month, Barr released a letter saying Mueller had not established evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives, but also saying Mueller had provided evidence of alleged obstruction of justice by Donald Trump while declining to recommend prosecution.

Speaking on Sunday, judiciary committee chairman Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat, said Barr had “showed his bias” in favor of Trump and accused Barr of “really acting as a personal agent of the president”.

“We also need to see the report,” said Nadler, “because it may be that Mueller decided not to prosecute for various reasons … but there still may have been proof of some very bad deeds and very bad motives, and we need to see that, and the public needs to see that.

“The fact of the matter is, we should see and judge for ourselves. And that’s for Congress to judge whether the president obstructed justice or not, and the public ultimately.”

Barr and deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein said they had determined that a criminal charge against Trump was not appropriate, based on evidence gathered by Mueller.

Rosenstein on Friday defended Barr’s handling of the process, saying the attorney general was “being as forthcoming as he can”.

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-2 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2019-04-14 15:35
I hate to get into this but Nadler is just an idiot. Meuller's report won't have "proof" of anything. It is a prosecutor's report. It is one side of the story. A "proof" requires a presentation of evidence by both a prosecutor and a defense. A neutral party decides which is true. Mueller's Report has NO neutral or unbiased judge in it.

Secondly, police, prosecutors, courts have no business in our "bad deeds." They are not moral guardians. They only are concerned with violations of law. If there is no law against something, no matter how "bad" it is the police and prosecutors have nothing to do with it.

It is OK for Nadler to see the full report and judge it for himself. We will all be doing that. If it talks about "bad deeds," Mueller will just be laughed at. It is not likely that there will be any probably cause for commission of crimes. But Nadler will probably read it that way. Then he is free to build his case. There will be a defense, so Nadler needs to make sure he is not bluffing.
+2 # PABLO DIABLO 2019-04-15 13:36
WE THE PEOPLE paid for the Report. We deserve to know what "our" government did/is doing.

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