Thursday, May 2, 2019

Kamala Harris presses Attorney General Barr on conflicts of interest

Senator Kamala Harris (D-California) was the last - and perhaps most effective - questioner of Attorney General William Barr.
Of particular note to me was her pressing the A.G. on the fact that Deputy A.G. Rod Rosenstein participated in the decision not to charge Trump with obstruction of justice. This despite the fact that Rosenstein at Trump's request drafted a memo stating grounds to fire the FBI Director.  Rosenstein was thus a principal  witness in the decision to fire James Comey which Trump later said was in order to terminate the investigation of his campaign's connection to Russian hacking into the Democratic Party's computers during the 2016 presidential campaign. The lawyer-witness rule RPC 3.7 bars such participation- gwc

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