House Democrats have petitioned the Supreme Court in order to get the court to order the release of unredacted Mueller documents, they insist they need as they start a new impeachment inquiry.
They assured the court that there would be no leaks which is a lie. Democrats have been leaking like a sieve for over three years now. They claim the protocols they plan to use will prevent leaking.
But anybody that has Adam Schiff in it will leak on a daily basis. The three quickest methods of communication are the telephone, the telegraph, and tell Adam Schiff.
The Democrats told the nine justices on Monday:
“The [House Judiciary] Committee’s investigation did not cease with the conclusion of the impeachment trial. If this material reveals new evidence supporting the conclusion that President Trump committed impeachable offenses that are not covered by the articles adopted by the House, the committee will proceed accordingly — including, if necessary, by considering whether to recommend new articles of impeachment.”
In other words, we don’t have a thing on the president, so we want to go on a fishing expedition. Normally to get a search warrant or to declassify documents, you need probable cause. They don’t have any.
Specifically, the Democrats said they were looking into “the possible exercise of improper political influence over recent decisions made in the Roger Stone and Michael Flynn prosecutions, both of which were initiated by the special counsel.”
In Stone’s case, the DOJ reversed a sentencing recommendation to Judge Amy Berman Jackson by former Mueller prosecutors that Stone should receive nine years in prison for obstructing Congress and related charges, saying it was obviously too harsh; indeed, Jackson later sentenced Stone to just three years in prison.
And, the DOJ has moved to dismiss Flynn’s case entirely, citing a mountain of exculpatory material that has surfaced since his guilty plea on one count of false statements to FBI agents, even after prosecutors had assured the court they had turned over all potentially relevant documents. Neither Flynn nor Stone were accused of conspiring with Russians, despite months of unfounded speculation. (“Flynn to testify that Trump directed him to make contact with Russians: Report,” read a false 2017 CNBC headline. ABC News’ Brian Ross was suspended for the report’s inaccurate claim that then-candidate Trump had told Flynn to reach out to Moscow, which the network admitted was a “serious error.”)
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