They actually did NOT want to do so…..
They are fighting against releasing the whole memo the explained why then AG Barr came out saying his lawyers would NOT, Could not, charge a sitting President, Donald Trump with obstructing justice….
Robert Mueller HAD the evidence, but he ducked by deferring to Barr’s using the Justice Dept. ‘memo’s’ call …
There was talk of a DOJ memo from back in the Clinton days…
That disappeared with the internal memo from Barr’s people…
I could be wrong?
But I think the Federal judge in this IS pissed at Barr lying in public about how he actually decided NOT to go ahead and charge the President he appeared in public to be his’ wing man’, not guardian , for the American public , government and the law….
It would appear that the judge and Mueller think Barr twisted things to disregard the evidence Mueller and his people came up with…The judge in the end says Barr was looking to NOT charge Trump…Not look at that evidence seem to point in the other direction….
What IS curious is why the Biden people do NOT want to release the whole memo on the Barr caper?
Might be REAL problems for the Justice Department and even the concept (DOJ Opinion /Rule?) of a President cannot be charged with crimes in office?
The Justice Department filing is likely to both fuel and frustrate Trump’s biggest critics, particularly Democrats who have long argued that Barr stage-managed an exoneration of Trump after Mueller submitted a 448-page report into his findings about his investigation into whether the 2016 Trump campaign conspired with Russia to interfere in the election, and whether Trump tried to obstruct that investigation.
The central document at issue is a March 2019 memo written by two senior Justice Department officials arguing that aside from important constitutional reasons not to accuse the president of a crime, the evidence gathered by Mueller did not rise to the level of a prosecutable case, even if Trump were not president.
Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson issued a scathing opinion saying that she had read the memo and that it showed that Barr was disingenuous when he cited the document as key to his conclusion that Trump had not broken the law. On Tuesday, Jackson ordered the public release of the still-secret portions of her opinion discussing the Justice Department’s Trump memo.
In that ruling, the judge also accused department lawyers of misleading her about the internal discussions that surrounded the memo and ordered the memo be released, though she gave the government several weeks to decide whether to appeal….
Did Attorney General Barr incur legal liabilities in all of this?