Sunday, March 8, 2020

DOJ Says Judge Questioned Barr’s Handling of Mueller Report With ‘No Basis’

Via Billy

The Justice Department building on a foggy morning in Washington on Dec. 9, 2019. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

The Department of Justice (DOJ) said that Attorney General William Barr played no role in the redactions made in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report and that a judge has questioned the department’s work with “no basis.”

DOJ spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said March 6 that the redactions in the public Mueller Report were made by DOJ attorneys in consultation with senior members of Mueller’s team, prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office and members of the Intelligence Community.

The report was then reviewed again by career attorneys, including lawyers with expertise in FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) cases, in response to a FOIA lawsuit by BuzzFeed, its investigative journalist Jason Leopold and Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a privacy non-profit.

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