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The US Congress waited for the Mueller report before impeachment, but Trump’s justice department is still fighting to hide the information. A Trump appointee, Neomi Rao, appears ready to help Trump-Barr hide the information. This is getting old. If there is nothing to hide, then why are they actively hiding it?
“House investigators want Mueller grand jury materials, and one of their questions is if Trump lied, by Laura Clawson Daily Kos Staff Monday November 18, 2019 · 5:21 PM GMT
The Trump Justice Department is frantically trying to keep House investigators from seeing grand-jury materials from the Mueller investigation. That case is currently before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit , after a lower court ruled that the House should have access to the information.
House general counsel Douglas Letter told the court that the House is investigating, in part, whether Trump lied to Mueller : “Did the president lie? Was the president not truthful in his responses to the Mueller investigation?”
But that might be exactly a reason for the current three-judge appeals court panel, which includes a Trump appointee and a George W. Bush appointee, to get in the way of the investigation.
In the decision now under appeal, federal district Judge Beryl Howell wrote that “In carrying out the weighty constitutional duty of determining whether impeachment of the president is warranted, Congress need not redo the nearly two years of effort spent on the Special Counsel’s investigation, nor risk being misled by witnesses, who may have provided information to the grand jury and the Special Counsel that varies from what they tell” the House.
The Justice Department, acting fully on Trump’s behalf as is Attorney General William Barr’s usual practice, is arguing against a Watergate-era precedent that impeachment proceedings are exempt from grand-jury secrecy.”
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Ruling which Trump Admin is appealing: https://games-cdn.washingtonpost.com/notes/prod/default/documents/6ee1f3c6-78bc-4610-aab1-76c9e87297fa/note/0e53a601-0110-4e05-9994-7cb902d61c18.pdf
On November 12th: “Rick Gates today provided blockbuster testimony indicating that Donald Trump lied under oath when he told Special Counsel Mueller that he did not recall discussing with Roger Stone the release of emails stolen by Russian intelligence officials during the 2016 campaign. Gates painted a picture of a campaign that was not only informed about the releases of stolen emails, but coordinated its campaign around those releases. At this point there is no question the Trump campaign, and Donald Trump himself, enthusiastically accepted the help of a foreign power to improve his chances of winning the 2016 election.” ###” (US Senator Wyden, November 12, 2019: https://www.wyden.senate.gov/news/press-releases/wyden-statement-on-rick-gates-testimony-in-roger-stones-trial- )