In his letter to Congress, Attorney General William Barr specifically cited Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 6(e), which provides that government attorneys and the jurors themselves, among others, “must not disclose a matter occurring before the grand jury.” Barr didn’t make this rule up, it’s not obscure or optional, and Nadler knows darn well about its importance. Barr stated in a letter to Nadler and the judiciary committee that the special counsel’s office is assisting in identifying portions that are grand-jury testimony or relate to ongoing investigations or prosecutions.Here's my theory: the Democrats have seen a leaked copy of the Mueller report and they know it's a huge nothingburger. But they've been selling this hoax for two years so what recourse to they have? Simple: set up the narrative that the real conspiracy can be found in the redacted sections, the ones that have to be removed by law.
But because the Democrats prefer a narrative of a sinister cover-up, Nadler just averts his eyes and pretends the rules on grand jury testimony don’t exist.
Monday, April 01, 2019
Moving the goalposts (again) on the Mueller report
In today's NY Times, House Judiciary chairman Jerrold Nadler wrote that, darn it, we've waited long enough and the entire unabridged Mueller report must be released, post-haste. Jim Geraghty has some thoughts: "Chairman Nadler’s Cynical Argument."