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Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Department of Justice (DOJ) will allow some members of Congress to view a copy of special counsel Robert Mueller's report "without certain redactions," federal prosecutors said in a court filing Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Bret Easton Ellis, the author of American Psycho (1991) and (Imperial Bedrooms, 2010, etc.) will not endear himself to those who are politically left-leaning with his latest effort, "White".

Repeatedly, he assails liberals for failing to accept the election of Donald Trump -- and for helping to make everyone hysterical about having to see, read, and think about things we don't agree with. The left, he writes near the end, has become "a rage machine" and "spoiled children." Ultimately, his principal interest is in the fractured American culture, political and otherwise.

He rails against college students who demand "trigger warnings"; blasts the traditional media; tells stories about the excessive reactions to his tweets; and celebrates some current cultural outcasts, including Charlie Sheen, Roseanne Barr, and Kanye West. Well-written pieces bubbling with attitude and self-confidence but, at times, as judgmental as those Ellis condemns.

The White House is bracing for the public's first glimpse at some of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's findings, but it likely would take a bombshell to alter President Donald Trump's approach to campaigning for a second term. But less than 48 hours before one of the most anticipated Washington reports in decades becomes public, the White House has yet to go into crisis mode.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Trump aides said there were no plans for a "war room" or some other rapid-reaction team. "We haven't seen it. So it's hard to say how we'll handle it," the White House official said, even as congressional offices plan food and alcohol stockpiles to fuel all-hands-on-deck efforts to digest its contents as quickly as possible. read more

The special counsel's Trump-Russia report will be out on Thursday for all to see. But not all of it. Attorney General William Barr has said he is redacting four types of information from the report, which the Justice Department says will be released Thursday. A look at what types of material Barr is redacting, and why Democrats say it should be released: read more

Monday, April 15, 2019

The most consequential editing process in the country is almost over. Lawyers from the Justice Department and the special counsel's office have each gone word by word, sentence by sentence through the nearly 400-page confidential report that Robert S. Mueller III completed last month, using color coding to conceal classified or other protected information. read more



Oh really?

What Happened, by Hillary Rodham Clinton

382 Used from $1.01
108 New from $5.47
21 Collectible from $10.25

You've been pretending that option didn't exist in post after post.
#23 | POSTED BY CORKY AT 2019-04-17 04:26 PM

LOL, except for the half dozen or so times that I have mentioned it, starting with this post from 9 days ago:

Scrutiny and Suspicion as Mueller Report Undergoes Redaction

Here is coverage of the case referenced in #1, above:

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled 2-1 on Friday that federal district courts lack the authority to release materials from grand juries except where authorized by specific federal rules.

The appellate court rejects the "inherent authority" of the courts to disclose grand jury matters and seeks to inhibit any circumventing or disregard of the Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure.

A significant consequence of this decision is that Rule 6(e) will now bar researchers and the press from gaining approval for public disclosures related to grand jury proceedings, even where there is historical, political or public policy interest. Public disclosure was previously permitted based on historical significance and the discretionary application of a multifactor test from In re Petition of Craig.

Now having actually read the opinion, there is a footnote that references the limited exception in the Haldemann case and dismisses it, stating

"As the dissent acknowledges, however, our opinion in "Haldeman contains no meaningful analysis of Rule 6(e)'s terms." Rather, the court's opinion is ambiguous as to its rationale, expressing only a "general agreement" with the district court's decision. Id. at 715. The reasoning of the district court is itself ambiguous; its holding that "[p]rinciples of grand jury secrecy do not bar this disclosure" is based in part upon various policy considerations [relating to the specific impeachment proceedings that were ongoing against Nixon.]"

This seems to indicate that if the House commences actual impeachment proceedings against Trump then they get the report without GJ redactions, otherwise, they have to get a Court to order the specific provisions released.

McKeever v. Barr, Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (No. 1:13-mc-00054)


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