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Faulders writes: "The Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York, said on Monday he has reached a deal with the Department of Justice on turning over evidence from special counsel Robert Mueller related to the investigation into what could be obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump."

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler. (photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler. (photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Nadler Says DOJ Agrees to Turn Over Mueller Evidence, Postpones Contempt Moves Against Barr

By Katherine Faulders, ABC News

11 June 19


he Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York, said on Monday he has reached a deal with the Department of Justice on turning over evidence from special counsel Robert Mueller related to the investigation into what could be obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump.

"I am pleased to announce that the Department of Justice has agreed to begin complying with our committee's subpoena by opening Robert Mueller’s most important files to us, providing us with key evidence that the Special Counsel used to assess whether the President and others obstructed justice or were engaged in other misconduct," Nadler said in a statement.

"The Department will share the first of these documents with us later today. All members of the Judiciary Committee—Democrats and Republicans alike—will be able to view them. These documents will allow us to perform our constitutional duties and decide how to respond to the allegations laid out against the President by the Special Counsel. Given our conversations with the Department, I will hold the criminal contempt process in abeyance for now," Nadler said.

The top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia, said the Justice Department agreement with Nadler "debunks claims that the White House is stonewalling Congress."

“The Justice Department has yet again offered accommodations to House Democrats, and I am glad Chairman Nadler — for the first time in months — has finally met them at the negotiating table. Today’s good faith provision from the administration further debunks claims that the White House is stonewalling Congress ..."

"In light of today’s agreement from the Justice Department, it’s logical to ask: Is the chairman prepared to rescind his baseless recommendation to hold the attorney general in contempt, or do House Democrats still plan to green light lawsuits against the attorney general and former White House counsel tomorrow?"

House Democratic leaders had scheduled a floor vote for Tuesday on a resolution authorizing Nadler's committee to enforce its subpoenas against Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn in federal court.

"Some enforcement action may be necessary to obtain documents and testimony outside the scope of today’s agreement with the Department of Justice, including testimony from former White House Counsel Don McGahn," Nadler said. The Trump White House has directed McGahn not to cooperate with the committee.

"We are pleased the Committee has agreed to set aside its contempt resolution and is returning to the traditional accommodation process. The Department of Justice remains committed to appropriately accommodating Congress’s legitimate interests related to the Special Counsel’s Investigation and will continue to do so provided the previously voted-upon resolution does not advance," Justice Department spokesperson Kerri Kupec said in a statement.

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+1 # 1dfnslblty 2019-06-11 16:25
Reads like Andy B or The Onion ~ satire at it’s best.
¿Is it being promoted that we The People can now trust DoJ?
We The People will be fed nothing of substance.
Unfortunate - otherwise some few would revolt and wakeup the lazy and addled citizens of usa.
A few soundbites here and there before they go back to nba, pga and fox.
Oh, well - you get what you pay for.....
+1 # lfeuille 2019-06-11 18:32
He better keep contempt in reserve. DOJ has agreed to turn over SOME of the evidence. My guess is that it will have giant strategic holes in it.
-1 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2019-06-12 07:18
This is good -- at least for a start. The DOJ should release ALL of the underlying documents the Mueller Probe developed. Probably this would be many millions of pages and many thousand hours of video/audio. But it all needs to be in a public archive.

Almost every week some underlying document does surface and it shows that Mueller lied in his final report. Last week, it was transcripts of a phone message from Trump lawyer, John Dowd, to Michael Flynn's attorney. The Mueller Reports selectively pulled out a few comments and then claimed Dowd was obstructing justice in asking Flynn's lawyer not to tell certain things to Mueller. But the whole transcript shows just the opposite. It shows Dowd specifically telling Flynn's attorney that Trump would not interfere. All they wanted was a "heads up" if Flynn said something sensitive to Mueller.

My bet is that the underlying documents will destroy the Mueller Report. That's probably why Barr will release them. They will show massive misrepresentati ons of facts, lies by omission, so on.

This is sort of like the Defense finally getting the power of discovery. It can look at what the prosecution has. Mueller and his team have always resisted discovery because it blows their cases.

This article says the information won't be public. It should be public. Maybe Nadler will publish all of it for the whole nation to read.
0 # punch 2019-06-13 07:42
I see that you get your "news" from the Fox news grinder. The full transcript does not show Dowd "telling Flynn's attorney that Trump would not interfere". It doesn't mention Trump's intentions at all. Dowd's new allegation (parroted by Fox) also completely misrepresents what Mueller's report actually said about the phone conversation. The report did not claim that the conversation showed that Dowd asked Flynn's atterney to tell him confidentional information. The report instead claimed that the conversation indicated that Flynn would be pardoned if it didn't implicate Trump. Dowd and Fox (and you) are using a straw man argument.

You sometimes have good points, but since you are extremely careless with facts, I know I can't trust anything you write. And you never respond when I point out your falsehoods.

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