Biden DOJ to Appeal Order to Release Trump Obstruction Memo

Chuck Kennedy for The White House, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Biden’s Justice Department announced Monday night it plans to appeal a court ruling that called for the release of a legal memorandum the Trump’s Justice Department prepared for former Attorney General William Barr before announcing his conclusion that former President Trump didn’t obstruct justice during the Russia investigation. The DOJ appealed to U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson just before the midnight deadline on Monday.

Fox News reports:

The department, which is led by Attorney General Merrick Garland, said in a court filing that the government “acknowledges that its briefs could have been clearer, and it deeply regrets the confusion that caused. But the government’s counsel and declarants did not intend to mislead the Court.”

The judge said earlier this month that Barr’s Justice Department had obscured “the true purpose of the memorandum” when it withheld the document.

Jackson chastised Barr for his general handling of the Robert Mueller report, saying his “characterization of what he’d hardly had time to skim, much less, study closely, prompted an immediate reaction, as politicians and pundits took to their microphones and Twitter feeds to decry what they feared was an attempt to hide the ball.”

Garland’s decision will likely result in some backlash from Democrats, who have called for transparency.

Reuters first reported that the appeal will upset Democrats noting that a group of Senate Democrats sent a letter to Garland urging him not to appeal Jackson’s decision.



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Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
4 months ago

Biden’s political DOJ is protecting and promoting the deep state, of which it is a part.

henk_USA
henk_USA
4 months ago

this so called DOJ is way overpaid….! they must be bored to death…!

Lee C
Lee C
4 months ago

Poor judges make poor decisions.
We just want truth. Period!

anniedawn
4 months ago
Reply to  Lee C

When Trump takes back the White House he needs to clean up our politicized government AND set up a department that oversees the Judiciary. Especially the leftwing judges who legislate from the bench and are partisan activist.

TexasTough
TexasTough
4 months ago

Look over here nothing to see over there Democrats will stop at nothing to hide the truth Whatever the truth is don’t matter to Dems Have to get Trump

TruSkeptik
TruSkeptik
4 months ago

I can’t think of a single Democrat who is even marginally in favor of transparency.

Mike
4 months ago
Reply to  TruSkeptik

So true !
DEMOCRATS are CROOKED as a SNAKE !!!

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
4 months ago

More government secrecy, just what we need. By the way, it looks like the new AG will need a smaller podium.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
4 months ago

Garland is a lefty and will be a complete disaster.
Glad he never made it to SCOTUS

kbhret
kbhret
4 months ago

Post of the Day

Mike
4 months ago
Reply to  kbhret

She’s always, “right on target “

Mike
4 months ago

AMEN !!!

Jawad
Jawad
4 months ago

Well, they bloody well DID fully intend to mislead and deceive the Court. Because that’s what Deep Staters on the gravy train do.

Carol
Carol
4 months ago

They are all in it together

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