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Judge orders Justice Dept. to release Trump obstruction memo

12 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - A federal judge has ordered the release of a legal memorandum the Trump-era Justice Department prepared for then-Attorney General William Barr before he announced his conclusion that President Donald Trump had not obstructed justice during the Russia investigation.
The Justice Department had refused to give the March 24, 2019, memorandum to a government transparency group that requested it under the Freedom of Information Act, saying the document represented the private advice of lawyers and was produced before any formal decision had been made and was therefore exempt from...
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Judge orders release of DOJ memo justifying not prosecuting Trump

Judge orders release of DOJ memo justifying not prosecuting Trump

12 days ago   |   By Politico

A federal judge has ordered the release of a key Justice Department memo supporting former Attorney William Barr's conclusion that former President Donald Trump should not be prosecuted for obstruction of justice over episodes investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller.
U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson issued that ruling in a withering opinion that accused Barr of being “disingenuous” when describing Mueller's findings and found that the Justice Department was not candid with the court about the purpose and role of the 2019 memo prepared by Justice's Office of Legal...
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A federal judge ordered the DOJ to release a memo that Bill Barr used to clear Trump of obstruction of justice

A federal judge ordered the DOJ to release a memo that Bill Barr used to clear Trump of obstruction of justice

12 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the Justice Department to turn over an internal memo that then-Attorney General Bill Barr cited as justification for clearing then-President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice.
Barr said at the time that he'd come to his decision "in consultation with the Office of Legal Counsel and other Department lawyers" but did not publicize the OLC's memo.
He announced the decision in a four-page letter to Congress summarizing the special counsel Robert Mueller's findings in the FBI's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016...
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