The Justice Department Refuses to Tell Congress what Mueller is Investigating

The Justice Department won’t give Congress the “scope memo” which originally spelled out what Robert Mueller was (supposed to be) investigating.

Donald Trump asks what the Justice Department is hiding. It must be something big, in my opinion. The DOJ insurrectionists say the investigation must remain “independent.”

In other words, they don’t want to be accountable. They want autonomy to destroy Donald Trump for the crime of winning the presidential election.

Keep in mind, with smart leaks to the media, they can use this “investigation” to campaign against the President. It doesn’t matter if the charges won’t hold up in court eventually; the damage is being done right now.

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The Chicago Tribune reports, “Trump escalates GOP’s clash with Justice Department.

A standoff between Justice Department officials and GOP lawmakers escalated Wednesday as President Donald Trump waded into a controversy over demands to release a highly sensitive document outlining who and what is being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller III.

The Justice Department has refused to turn over the document, known as a “scope memo,” citing its own independence and longtime precedent that it doesn’t disclose the details of ongoing investigations.

“A Rigged System – They don’t want to turn over Documents to Congress. What are they afraid of? Why so much redacting? Why such unequal “justice?” At some point I will have no choice but to use the powers granted to the Presidency and get involved!” the president tweeted Wednesday morning.

At the same time, a bloc of Trump-allied House Republicans have been discussing a parliamentary maneuver to initiate impeachment proceedings against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who wrote the scope memo and oversees the Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and related matters.

Such a move in the House, which returns Monday, might have little hope of ultimate success, but a floor debate on Rosenstein could fuel the conservative push to curtail or end the Russia investigation.

The conflict has been brewing for weeks, but positions hardened in recent days, after Justice Department officials told lawmakers Monday they would not be divulging the contents of the memo to Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, according to officials familiar with the matter.

Then Rosenstein declared Tuesday at a public event that “the Justice Department is not going to be extorted” by public and private threats.

Precisely how the president might get involved is unclear, but officials familiar with behind-the-scenes discussions said pressure has been building over Meadows’ demand that he and others be allowed to review the scope memo from Rosenstein spelling out which areas of investigation he has authorized Mueller to pursue.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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