House Dems Say They're Looking Into Political Influence At Justice Department

Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., has asked for access to witnesses and documents as part of what he calls a look into whether the White House has been interfering with justice.

2/28/2020

House Democrats have asked the attorney general to turn over documents and to allow more than a dozen current and former employees to testify in connection with a probe into 'improper political interference' at the Justice Department.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., has asked for access to witnesses and documents as part of what he calls a look into whether the White House has been interfering with justice.

The Justice Department declined to comment Friday on Nadler's request. A number of concerns Stone's sentencing is one of four matters of concern that Nadler lists in his letter. The other three relate to the case against the president's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn; the department's opening a series of inquiries into career law enforcement officials and investigations tied to Trump and the 2016 election; and the department's handling of the whistleblower complaint related to Ukraine that led to the president's impeachment. He also reiterates the panel's concerns about possible political interference in decisions made by the department's anti-trust division, including in the Time Warner-AT&T merger. Nadler's committee wants interviews with 15 current or former Justice Department employees, including the four prosecutors who withdrew from the Stone case. One of those four, Jonathan Kravis, quit the department entirely. Barr Has Considered Resigning Over Trump's Remarks The letter asks for copies of documents and communications between the president or administration officials with the Justice Department related to the cited cases. It also asks the department to provide a description of every example in the past 10 years in which senior department officials have overruled a sentencing recommendation out of a U.S. Attorney's Office. Nadler said he's mindful of the sensitive nature of some of the requested materials, and added that the committee is willing to work with the department on a compromise, if necessary. He set a deadline of March 13 for the department to respond. Barr: 'Door Is Open' To Giuliani Tips On Ukraine, Though They'd Be Scrutinized Barr is scheduled to testify before the committee on March 31, and lawmakers had already made clear that they intend to push the attorney general for answers on these topics. Barr has defended his handling of Stone's sentencing recommendation, but did push back against the president over his frequent public statements about ongoing Justice Department cases. The president's comments, he said, for Barr to do his job. Facebook Read more: NPR

let it go and move forward...Dems have no vision for our country other than Hate the scary Orange man. Sifill_LDF Bless their hearts for continuing to try. This is a sick joke at this point I wonder what new heights the hypocrisy will reach It's witch hunts all the way down. FFS. Enough already. Impeach Barr and Pompeo.

Sifill_LDF nevillenancy Are you fricking kidding me? Asked? Asked? Are you slow or what? Issue subpoena If they ignore CHARGE THEM WITH CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS this time..You ask and make timelines they laugh at.. teampelosi you are to Trump what Chamberlain was to Hitler HouseDemocrats So you're asking the person under investigation to hand over paperwork for their own investigation? And once the investigation is done who are you going to give the final investigation to?

Don’t hold your breath waiting for that info! OK Buffoon, we will get right on that... Good luck with that.

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Instead of working on the coronavirus, they do this. Less talk. More impeachment! No one is listening. No one cares. Just hate. Just another scam by Jerry Nadler. I'm sure Adam Schiff is lurking around this story somewhere. If these clowns really wanted to get rid of Trump - they would just get behind the strongest candidate in the race, BernieSanders, and do everything they can to make sure he wins.

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