Wednesday Open Thread | DOJ offers to share Mueller documents to avoid House action

So the Justice Department is resorting to blackmail? FOH! GALLING! How dare them! Just brazen thugs.

WASHINGTON (AP) โ€” The Justice Department said Tuesday it is willing to provide the House Intelligence Committee with documents from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, as long as the panel agrees not to take any action against Attorney General William Barr.

The unusual request comes after the committee’s chairman, Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California, warned that the committee would take an unspecified “enforcement action” against Barr or the Justice Department after they refused to hand over an unredacted version of Mueller’s report and other documents related to the Russia investigation that shadowed Donald Trump’s presidency for nearly two years.

The move is likely to deepen tensions in the already fraught relationship between congressional Democrats and Barr, who they’ve accused of trying to stonewall and block Congress’ oversight power. A separate House panel voted earlier this month to hold Barr in contempt for failing to comply with a similar subpoena.

So far, the Justice Department missed a subpoena deadline to hand over an unredacted version of Mueller’s report and declined to hand over what Schiff described as “a dozen narrow sets of documents” that were referred to in the report.

In a letter to Schiff on Tuesday , Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd said that the DOJ would be willing to make less-redacted portions of the report available to members of the committee and that officials were reviewing troves of investigative documents that were also requested by the committee.

The Justice Department is willing to provide expedited access to the investigative information because of the committee’s interest in counterintelligence matters, but only if the committee “confirms today that it will not pursue any vote on an ‘enforcement action,'” Boyd said.

The department needs a “reasonable amount of time” to review the documents, Boyd said. But, if the committee votes to hold the attorney general in contempt, the Justice Department would stop that process, he added.

Schiff said earlier this month he issued the subpoena to compel the department’s compliance and warned that the committee could take legal action if the Justice Department continued to “ignore or rejects our requests.”

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62 Responses to Wednesday Open Thread | DOJ offers to share Mueller documents to avoid House action

  1. rikyrah says:

    Man….I wish that trick would ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ 

    Natalie Andrews (@nataliewsj) Tweeted:
    After Trump walked out, Pelosi talked to Dems. Kellyanne Conway asked her if she had a response forthe president.
    Pelosi told Conway: Iโ€™m responding to the president, not staff.

    As everyone was leaving, Conway told Pelosi: โ€œthatโ€™s really pro-woman of youโ€
    -per source familiar

  2. rikyrah says:


    skeptical brotha ๐ŸŒˆ (@skepticalbrotha) Tweeted:
    #Impeachment isn’t about convicting Trump and removing him from office before an election, it’s about laying bare his crimes before the American people and convicting him in the court of public opinion for misusing his power and violating the constitution.

  3. rikyrah says:

    Bianca Delarosa Harris Warren Castro O’Rourke (@Bravewriting) Tweeted:
    Impeachment is the next Great White Hype.

    I legit favored it until I realized how annoyingly privileged everyone who pushes it aggressively sounds.

    I wish one fucking thing black people go through was this fucking important to y’all.

  4. rikyrah says:

    Lips so pursed:

    Arkansas just passed a pro-spousal rape bill, that allows husbands who impregnated their wives through rape the right to sue to stop an abortion.

  5. rikyrah says:


    Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) Tweeted:
    Adam Schiff: “I think Bill Barr has all the duplicity of Rudy Giuliani without all the good looks and general likability of Rudy Giuliani.”

  6. rikyrah says:

    Mr. Weeks ๐Ÿคด๐Ÿพ (@MrDane1982) Tweeted:
    Nancy Pelosi is a fucking gangsta.

    She made Trump say heโ€™s the most transparent president.

    Now he will have to eat those words.

    IRS says Trump must hand over his taxes over to Congress.

    This is why I never doubt the chessboard player Nancy Pelosi.

    I like quiet leaders.

  7. rikyrah says:

    clap clap clap

    Mr. Weeks ๐Ÿคด๐Ÿพ (@MrDane1982) Tweeted:
    Nancy Pelosi literally blew shit up today with a few words, โ€œobstructing justice in plain site and is engaged in a coverup.โ€

    She said Nixonโ€™s third article of impeachment was for contempt of Congress & for obstructing Congressional probes.

    Finished him with Thoughts & prayers.

  8. rikyrah says:

    Uh huh

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “We had hope that we could give this President an opportunity to have a signature infrastructure initiative. โ€ฆ I pray for the President of the United States and I pray for the United States of America”โ€” CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 22, 2019

  9. rikyrah says:

    Trump tells Democrats again that they can either investigate him or they can do things together for the American people, not both.โ€” Daniel Dale (@ddale8) May 22, 2019

  10. rikyrah says:

    lips pursed

    From @WhiteHouse pooler @Tierney_Megan: “In the rose garden now. Thereโ€™s a podium with a sign that says โ€œno collusion, no obstructionโ€ plus some stats about the Mueller probe.” Mind you @SpeakerPelosi and @SenSchumer were supposed to be meeting with POTUS at 11:15 a.m.โ€” Nikki Schwab (@NikkiSchwab) May 22, 2019

  11. rikyrah says:

    McConnell eyed after Russian venture in KY follows sanctions lift
    Senator Sherrod Brown talks with Rachel Maddow about concerns about impropriety after Mitch McConnell’s support for lifting sanctions on Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska was followed by a deal worth hundreds of millions of dollars for Deripaska’s company to open an aluminum plant in Kentucky.

  12. rikyrah says:

    Wife of lobbyist for Russian plant in KY got boost from McConnell
    Rachel Maddow notes how the dots connect awkwardly for Mitch McConnell after the wife of the lobbyist who alerted McConnell to a huge Russian investment in Kentucky was suddenly processed for a federal judgeship for which she is not qualified.

  13. rikyrah says:

    Sixty days since Mueller report’s filing, where’s Mueller?
    Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, vice chair of the House Judiciary Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about the further investigation by Congress of elements of the Mueller report, and when Congress or the public will get to hear Mueller testify.

  14. rikyrah says:

    IRS memo says Trump taxes must be given to Congress: WaPo
    Rachel Maddow shares a new report from the Washington Post of a confidential draft IRS memo that says the law requires that Donald Trump’s taxes be given to Congress, and the broader context of the Trump administration’s obstruction of oversight by Congress, particular of Trump’s finances.

  15. rikyrah says:

    This thread contains images with passages from the Mueller Report. I will add new ones as I create them.

    If you want, share them on Facebook, Instagram, print on fliers or t-shirts or postcards.

    I want to show America what’s in that report.

    โ€” Tami Burages (@tburages) May 12, 2019

  16. rikyrah says:

    Horrible :(

    Ashley Massaro recently died. Her affadavit when she sued WWE includes her being encouraged by Vince McMahon not to report that she was drugged and raped by US military staff while on tour in Kuwait. Content warning โ€“ this is sickening reading. (1/2)โ€” Chris Brosnahan (@ChrisBrosnahan) May 18, 2019

  17. rikyrah says:

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  18. rikyrah says:

    Yes, this is THAT ICE-T.
    The thread and replies evolve into a discussion of Amazon ‘s business practices.
    ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) Tweeted:
    Message To Amazon: Now that you have regular people making your home deliveries.. Maybe they should wear a Vest with AMAZON DELIVERY on it….. I almost shot a MF creeping up to my crib last night…. Just sayin.

  19. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

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