Mark Meadows Informs Court President Authorized Declassification of Documents Did Not Order It…

Federal Judge Reggie Walton saw an opportunity to give media (Buzzfeed and CNN) their request for all documents from the Weissmann/Mueller investigation when President Trump wrote a tweet on October 6, 2020, re-emphasizing declassification.  Seemingly Judge Walton wanted to interpret the tweets as authority for the declassification of material underlying the Mueller probe.   As a consequence Walton asked for clarification from White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.

Mr. Meadows responded to the request from the court with a one-page statement:

(link)

Meadows affirmed that President Trump was just re-authorizing AG Bill Barr to execute the same declassification authorities previously granted on May 23, 2019.   The president’s tweets were not “orders”.   Judge Walton has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday to address the sufficiency of the White House’s response.

(October 06, 2020)

 

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173 Responses to Mark Meadows Informs Court President Authorized Declassification of Documents Did Not Order It…

  1. evergreen says:

    Very precise language, equally precise meaning. Wish our judiciary adhered to such.

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  2. vikingmom says:

    What? Now I am really confused! The President doesn’t want the docs released or is he saying that Bill Barr was supposed to release them but hasn’t? Sundance, please clarify!

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    • luke says:

      No…..this is damage control by the left after the Biden laptop FBI confirmation. This is what they use to create noise. Muddy the water and confide apolitical types.

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    • evergreen says:

      The media/Left want all the dirt dug up or fabricated within the Mueller investigation–all of it, presumably even grand jury material…essentially anything and everything that is held under classification. The judge apparently sees the opportunity to interpret the declassification “authorization” given expressly and exclusively to Barr as a mandate to the world’s activists to release the hounds.

      Meadows not having any of it.

      Besides, declassification is not the province of the judge, so he wouldn’t be able to do anything except to issue his own declass order from the bench, and it would presumably run smack into the Exec branch authority to say uh-uh.

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    • bertdilbert says:

      Sundance has covered this before. He also presented his workaround on to how Trump could declass. Trump now calls Barr a really nice guy. When Trump calls somebody a really nice guy, it is an insult.

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      • evergreen says:

        Yesterday Trump emphasized that Barr was an extremely nice guy, patient, and gentle–word to the effect that he was very, very even-handed and fair.

        Who would the hand-wringers want to see dropping a hammer on someone? Only a truly beneficent guy, because only good and decent arbiters are allowed to mete out justice (remember, the Left views itself as the anointed arbiter of fates. Because it is a pure and goodly cosmic cause, it can do anything it wants to anyone in good conscience).

        Trump is setting the table for Barr dropping a bucket of hammers ONLY after much deliberation, soul searching, and maximum compassion and benefit-of-the-doubt given to the targets.

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        • bertdilbert says:

          No, That is Trump’s way of insulting someone. All those kind words of nice guy are not what you want in the head prosecutor. In Barr’s position, being a nice guy is a failure. He may have been pushing Barr to rethink his legacy.

          As for hammer drop, you may be setting your self up for disappointment. Sundance says Trump has accepted nothing is going to happen and has moved on.

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          • evergreen says:

            I’m not setting up for anything. I heard Trump make his comments, and his emphatic style made me infer the above meaning. Sure, your comment is valid as well, because Trump has made nice-guy comments about people he later turned sour on.

            However, in this instance, the meaning I described would have preparatory value if indeed things played out as I describe. If not, and Barr is sacked for non-performance, then you’d be correct. Time will tell.

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            • bertdilbert says:

              When Trump calls someone a nice guy and there is no other attribute, he is insulting you. The media cannot run around saying he said bad things about Barr. If he did, he would just be feeding the media a bad headline. This is the Trump way.

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              • Jen says:

                I heard the President say that yesterday in a speech. Everyone knows he was making a dig at Barr. Barr is worthless.

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                • Will Hunt says:

                  Bill Barr is a coward and a liar. He has long since decided that this stature and reputation are a small price to pay to protect his beloved FBI.

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                • FrankieZee says:

                  When I heard Trump say that I said he had just thrown Barr under the bus. And now we know he had Hunter’s laptop for a year and did nothing. With child porn on it. Barr is history.

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                • Linda K. says:

                  Here is a thought. Now that Hunter’s laptop has been revealed the FBI no longer has a useful weapon against Biden. Can’t blackmail him once he is ruined already, and he is no longer a good choice for President because he’s revealed as a corrupt crook.
                  So, it is time to make friends with Trump. The FBI publicly admits that they have Hunter’s laptop and it is real, which helps President Trump’s campaign.
                  Now is time for FBI to come clean and negotiate with the President and make the best of this situation. Because the FBI looks very, very bad here and so does Bill Barr, imo.
                  Barr is going to have to indict people to regain credibility. DOJ finally filed an anti trust against Google. Just wondering if there is a connection.

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              • bert dilbert and others- this is a very deep game and our President Trump knows how to play it.

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            • evergreen:
              Since no one really knows the actual context behind the words re Barr, most of us are just commenting on how those words struck us at the time they were spoken. With that proviso I’d like to say that I concur with you, ‘evergreen.’ What carries weight for this interpretation is the significance of the President’s statement that he would only state these words ONCE!
              You would only say that if something was about to drop, and once it did, the President would stay clear of the controversy and refrain from gratuitous comments because to do otherwise would be jeopardizing the presumption of innocence and the right to a fair trial Also, the defense could move to have the charges dismissed because of prejudicial comments coming from the executive branch. What Obama judge would not love to dismiss a Crossfire Hurricane related prosecution at the drop of ‘Che Guevara beret?
              Again, it wasn’t just about being a ‘nice guy.’ The part about “saying this only once” has to be reconciled and justified somehow as logical.

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            • northern pancake says:

              Note that a couple of times the President said that he himself can also be very nice but does not have time for it, as he has some work to do

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            • Robert V DeSilverio, M.D. says:

              Evergreen, I agree about the significance of the president’s complimentary remarks for AG Barr. What distinguishes it from others he has said are his words, “I’m only going to say this once.”

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            • sturmudgeon says:

              evergreen: President Trump specified before he made his “nice guy” comment about Barr, that he was “only going to say this once”. My take on THAT is that The President is not at all happy with what little Barr has done as HIS JOB as AG, and the President is unlikely to tout Barr any further.

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          • A Fortified City says:

            Nice guy is just a part of what Trump said, nice guy has to be taken in the context of “he is a fair man “ the entire statement has to be considered and interpreted together. He’s a nice guy, a fair guy. My thinking is similar to others in that this is the last time he intents to address it. If the circumstances change he may choose to make other comments.
            But you know Trump he’s the author of “the art of the deal”, he has learned how to skillfully manage situations and even people.
            By making those statements he put Barr in a corner while distancing himself from the fallout if Barr does in fact indict.
            Personally I don’t think things could be more complicated in regards to indicting,prosecuting with success.
            To us it’s simple conspiracy and treason even enough to be taken immediately and hung till dead however, in this convoluted corrupt Congress especially our corrupt judiciary getting these traitors hung isn’t gonna be easy just look General Flynn.
            I remember Trump also saying “I know your angry I am too”

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          • I am hoping: Along the lines of “bless his heart, he really does try”. Followed by “I just needed to get someone in who was more efficient at getting the work done” (epilogue along with being escorted from the building with personal items in a box and pockets turned inside out and shoes untied). Finally, “I took the recommendation of blank ,blank and blank that he was honest and competent, it appears that their judge of character and honesty is no better than schiff’s. We will just have to wait until AG fill in the blank (Grenell’s, Ratcliffe, etc) is complete.

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      • furtive says:

        He called media hog Falchi a “nice guy” the same day.
        Must get them all out of his hair simultaneously .

        The best thing Trump has done is expose all the wannabe know-it-all Peter Principle Jerks in all branches of SES.

        Not one of them, could run a private business. They spend other people’s money frivolously.

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        • EVERETT MILLER says:

          It is possible to be “a nice guy” and a slime ball swamp dweller at the same time. “A nice guy” can also be a ruthless prosecutor putting together the largest RICO prosecution ever including a former POTUS, several Secy’s of State, heads of Departments and various criminal accomplices. I thinking the latter.
          No one writing in this comment section knows what the DoJ is doing, or not doing, behind closed doors.

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          • tpwbama says:

            If the DOJ was doing something the President wouldn’t have to keep asking him…to do something.

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          • furtive says:

            Doing what they always do: watching porn online & eating potato chips out of their office online, or in their home office.
            A day’s work for a day’s pay …

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      • Mike in a Truck says:

        President Trump always looks for the Optimal Solution/Outcome as stated by SD. When your caught in a U shaped ambush there are only two choices: counter ambush or call DivArty down on your own position. Both are shitty solutions to a shitty situation. But it’s the optimal solution at the time no matter the outcome( yeah we’re all dead any way so let’s do it.) President Trump uses the wrongs done to him as a bludgeon against his foes but his optimal/solution outcome is jobs, the economy, taxation, immigration etc.The swamp is deep,putrid,stinking, humid and infested with foul creatures.It was created over a period time after WWII and it cant be dismantled in just 4 years.We are in a Satanic war for the soul of America and it’s going to be a long and nasty fight.

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        • Mike in a truck- RIGHT THE HELL ON.

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        • RJ says:

          Mike in a Truck…your ambush analogy is spot on! Your understanding of Washington, DC mirrors my thoughts…therefore, I like the way you think! Well done!

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          • Your Tour Guide says:

            Trump might also be putting the usual suspects on notice.

            If calling someone “A nice guy” is like Sonny Corleone
            giving some one a kiss, Consider this:

            Guess which rarely seen person was on CNN a few
            days ago? Valerie Jarrett.

            Experience has taught YTG one thing.

            The ones that really run the show, and are the
            ventriloquists behind the elected figure heads
            stay out of the news. The REAL big boys are
            never photographed, don’t appear in print,
            When either of these types suddenly appear ,
            out of the blue on air or in print something’s up.

            It’s a signal. Either for the right folks to make
            a dishonest buck, or for the right folks to call
            out the calvary. Obama has called out the
            calvary. Otherwise Val Jar would still be
            invisible.

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            • RJ says:

              President Trump has known for many years what a cad Obama is, was and will always be. New York City developers (to succeed) must interact with all types of people with all types of backgrounds and intents. Trump has dealt with them all…he knows the ropes. Obama thinks he is smarter than Trump.

              If and when President Trump brings down Obama to the canvas, cheers will go up all over America (but not in Iran, nor Val Jar!) for exposing this evil, malignant narcissist. Obama will be forced into the sunlight where he just (hopefully) might melt!

              Fingers crossed, for Obama fed the beast rather well while in Washington, DC as evidenced by the constant onslaught Trump has experienced since day one. He has no intention of stopping his evil moves now or in the future, his hatreds drive his life.

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            • deplorablepubliussyrus says:

              ValJar is Obama’s bagman, but herself following instructions ordered by above.
              Think Bill Ayers, Joyce Foundation, Soros/Podesta and now Silicon Valley/CCP.

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        • A Fortified City says:

          Trump sees the success of the country as his strength. With success he has the best chance at leveraging the opposition out of the way. He keeps pointing out the enthusiasm of the populace the bigger the crowds, the more enthusiastic the stronger his position. He’s counting on a landslide victory like history has never seen and with that momentum he intents to shove all his enemies to outer limits and back in the pit from which the came.

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        • This is the best and most succinct description of what we are up against and the origination. Thank you.

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      • allin4freedom says:

        Trump calling someone a really nice guy is the equivalent of “bless his heart”, otherwise known as damning with faint praise, assuming a character evaluation has been formed. In the absence of such, one has to hope for the best, and plan for the worst; not only is it good manners, it is good strategy. From my favorite aphorism source:

        Your enemy is never a villain in his own eyes. Keep this in mind, it may offer a way to make him your friend. – Lazarus Long (Robert A. Heinlein)

        Notice that President Trump always does this, e.g., “My friend Kim Jong-un”. It puts civility back into civil discourse.

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    • Totally agree with Luke. Left wants to selectively release docs to cloud the Hunter news cycle (I.e. chaff). Meadows made the right statement as those docs have not been declassified.

      The docs will be released in due course. Timing is everything.

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    • regitiger says:

      4 main issues…if I may help clarify

      1. authorize isn’t an order. Barr isn’t authorized by ANY law to declass AND released classmat to the public. Authorize from POTUS gives him this authority.

      2. It is narrow in scope. By a strict reading of the tweets one might draw conclusion means ANY AND ALL. but in context and read in following sentences the meaning is qualified …intelligence material that shows corrupt behavior.. misconducts… nefarious intent…those materials that reveal TRUTH about how it IS a calculated and coordinated conspiracy…those materials .. apparently AG Barr has them. POTUS gives him that authority to release them.

      3. its an authority but not an order to do so. its not spliting hairs
      .. each carries a specific unique legal and practical force. think of it like delegating “some power”… that is authorizing…but ultimate unrestricted power remains with the principle. an order would be to delegate in theory the entirety of the power… including total discretion. POTUS wisely chooses only the lessor of the two delegated powers. and as above…its narrow in scope.

      4. this one is interesting..since.the judge has.opened the door … and Meadows addresses it…it would appear both of them and potus seem to Believe the use of Twitter as medium is acceptable to communicate executive legal exchanges. years ago…the same issues were raised about “E-Mail”.. some argued that email was not a formal medium… I’m assuming the natural tendency yet to be challenged is that twitter is going to be the same. having said that…i would be interested in knowing if POTUS ALSO sent an actual traditional official letter document to AG Barr with precise language. i can’t imagine twitter replaces that … it’s very interesting how POTUS has MASTERED and gamed twitter to OUR BENEFIT..no?

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      • bruzedorange says:

        Don’t know if there would be any legal ramifications to this, but if a judge ruled or allowed that Twitter CAN be used as medium acceptable to communicate executive legal exchanges… would that open up a new and different door for the Federal regulation of Twitter?

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        • orange- one judge cannot determine whether or not Twitter can be used in the same way that other legal communications are with the force of law. There are the Rules for Civil Procedure for example, that explain how legal papers are to be served. Example- how you can serve a summons on someone when you start a lawsuit. The rules for all these procedures are laid out in all the courts..

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      • MAGA Minuteman says:

        I think by POTUS giving Barr authorization to release, but not ordering him to do so, POTUS is essentially saddling Barr with all of it.

        He is sitting Barr down, placing everything on his lap and pushing his chair to the front of the class for everyone to see.

        We all know, through years of Sundance and crew’s research, what information is in the documents. However, a great part of the country doesn’t know.

        By POTUS handling it this way, he exposes Barr as the fixer that he is. “You’ve had this info for over a year and have been authorized to share it with your bosses, the American citizens. What have you been doing all this time and what sort of justice can We the People expect from you, you smart, smart man, you extremely nice guy? You are a nice guy aren’t you?”

        History willl tell. As this smart, smart man recently said, “the victors get to write the history”. I don’t believe AG Barr will be writing the history on this. As our VSGPDJT says, “Complicated business folks. We’ll see what happens”.

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        • RJ says:

          Barr told you who he is when we all saw him with those “bag pipes” and that smile as he played. The bag pipes are a diversion, the smile he uses to seduce while he adjusts his thoughts. He is a rolly polly kind of guy, not wanting you to see who he really is nor what he really thinks…which takes place (always) behind closed doors. He lives in a very private world, content to hear the sounds he creates (cue the bag pipes).

          He is a player on team Trump, but he is not on Trump’s team!

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      Vikingmom….read the story closely.
      People (MSM, Nadler, Schiff) have been trying to get all of MUELLER’s background documents released publicly for over a year now. This would include the info from the grand jury(s). They have been unsuccessful.
      Those people (specifically Buzzfeed/CNN) are NOW arguing in court that Trump’s tweet of Oct 6 “authorizing” declassification…..applies to the Mueller material. The judge is considering that argument as valid.

      To be specific….CNN/Buzzfeed ONLY want the MUELLER documents.
      And remember….MUELLER’s investigation was a COVER-UP and FRAUD. He claims he DID NOT EVEN INVESTIGATE important issues:
      The Steele Dossier, Assange, Mifsud being 3 of the most important.

      Donald Trump wants ALL THE DOCUMENTS specifically those PRIOR to Mueller and including the HRC email investigation, etc.

      Understanding “declassification authority”:
      Many are under the impression this means “Release to the Public”
      But frankly that is secondary.

      It was supposed to allow Barr to personally be able to declassify documents NO MATTER WHO’S DOCUMENTS THEY WERE (CIA, State, NSA..)….bypassing a lot of red tape.

      A prime example of how this is used is simply the investigation itself: investigators and their staff have to be able to look at documents from a wide range of sources.

      Another example of how this can be used is the case when a witness DOES NOT have the proper or ANY SECURITY CLEARANCE.
      You cannot LEGALLY show that witness CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS without violating espionage laws (ie “mishandling of classified material”)
      But with declass authority you can use that to declassify the material and present it to a witness who doesn’t have clearance.

      Comey played this trick on Horowitz. He purposely DID NOT renew his security clearance limiting Horowitz’s ability to show Comey documents to refresh his memory.
      (Unclear if Horowitz requested Barr to “use” his authority to get around Comey’s obstinance or he did…and Comey simply refused to meet with Horowitz further.)

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      • Krash- really excellent points, thanks for posting.

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      • dawndoe says:

        Thanks, Krashman, for the great explanation. Do have a theory on what President Trump meant when he was saying Barr is a very fair, nice guy, etc.? If so, I’d love to hear it because when I heard it, it seemed like he was giving up on Barr doing ANYTHING about ANY of this, but I’m not sure about it.

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        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          Do have a theory on what President Trump meant when he was saying Barr is a very fair, nice guy?

          Not so much a theory as an operating principle….

          Anytime, ANYBODY, in DC says somebody else in DC is:

          “A Nice Guy”…

          I don’t over analyze what they meant….because it could be anything.

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      • mark says:

        Thanks for the excellent post crash man. Now couple that with the statements we caught them we caught them all, we’ll deal with that after the election and Bill Barr is such a nice guy. What do y’all come away with?

        In my humble opinion the s*** hits the fan soon after the election with lots of people getting fired and 210 day replacements.

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        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          “Bill Barr is such a nice guy”
          “Nice Guy” in DC could mean anything….so I don’t read much into it.
          Although…..I don’t remember DJT referring to Jeff Sessions as a “nice guy” shortly after May 17, 2017.

          Things do depend on the Senate and House….but assuming at least the Senate stays R…..I’d predict:
          WRAY is TOAST
          He now has a record of obstruction that even has pissed off Congressmen and is completely UNDERWHELMING. Cannot see anyone spending much political capital to protect HIM.
          As for Barr….not sure.
          However if he’s given the heave-ho….
          there is only one person I think could be nominated and confirmed to replace him who would be great in the position:

          JOSH HAWLEY

          He’s young, honest, righteous, pissed and has served as AG in the Show Me State and on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
          (The other names I’ve heard suggested here are all “pipe-dreams”.)

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  3. TMonroe says:

    Interesting timing, given what has been written here about the likelihood of the cronies in the media having all sorts of info from the Mueller group and they’re just waiting for an excuse / justification to put it out (potentially along with further insinuations) for maximum political impact.

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    • TMonroe says:

      their

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    • Nigella says:

      So the “media” is chomping at the bit to have the Mueller “report” investigation “evidence” released to hurt the President?

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      • Judith says:

        Maybe because declass will hurt CONgress critters up for re-election. Wouldn’t the Left just love to put RepubliCONS in the crosshairs to turn the House AND the Senate?

        Better to wait for declass, until *after* they get reelected in November, so they can be replaced by another Republican, if necessary, instead of losing the seat to a Demonrat!

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        • mark says:

          Judith, I believe that’s exactly why Trump wants to wait till after the election. You got it right a bunch of Republicans are involved but we need them first in Congress and the Senate before we can take them out. Excellent thinking Judith.

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      cronies in the media having all sorts of info from the Mueller group

      That info….IF ANY…..is/was useless garbage.

      IF any of it was AUTHENTICALLY DAMAGING to Trump then…
      1) Mueller WOULD HAVE FOUND A WAY TO USE IT. It’s ridiculous to think he would have HELD BACK the damaging materials from his case.
      2) IT WOULD HAVE ALREADY BEEN LEAKED. It is CRYSTAL-CLEAR now that the MSM would have run with it…not giving two shits that it was illegally leaked or obtained.
      3) Some of it MAY ALREADY HAVE LEAKED and simply landed as a dud. (maybe those tax returns ?)

      Anything that remains will only be unchallenged opinions, speculations, water-cooler talk…similar to every thing we have seen, every day, for the last 4 years.
      CRAP that the MSM will try to portray as GOLD.
      There are no bombshells here…..because they would already have gone off.

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  4. H.R. says:

    And this requires a court hearing?!?

    Meadows should have typed more slowly so the judge would understand, ‘authorized.’

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  5. GB Bari says:

    Well THAT would have given the media authorization to use what they very likely already have (illegally): a plethora of material that is heavy in deliberately-crafted implications but light on hard evidence that we well-know was written by Team Weismann specifically to be used against the President whenever and wherever the DemoCommies feel it is politically advantageous to do so.

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    • WSB says:

      How convenient was the tax information recently dumped. All were hoping the Supremes would allow the Grand Jury material to be released…then someone jumped the shark.

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      a plethora of material that is heavy in deliberately-crafted implications but light on hard evidence that we well-know was written by Team Weismann specifically to be used against the President whenever and wherever the DemoCommies feel it is politically advantageous to do so.

      Well….that’s the longest definition of “SHIT” I have ever read.
      GB you are a poet.
      🙂

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  6. Richie says:

    Is this Judge Walton?

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  7. livefreeordieguy says:

    Okay, I confess… I originally quibbled with PDJT’s wording…. “Authorized” was insufficient, I thought. Already been done with AG Barr…. And we’ve gotten nothing substantive… “Why doesn’t he just ORDER these people to declassify and get on with this?” I thought…. Now I see… That’s why he is VSGPDJT and I am just livefreeordieguy, I guess….

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    • 4sure says:

      I don’t see why he could not order everything except Weissman frame up of PTrump declassified. He could certainly be as selective as he wanted.

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      • TarsTarkas says:

        Weissman et al likely threw the kitchen sink at the Grand Jury for the purposes of future smearing. Every possible accusation they could think of including treason, theft, money laundering, murder, child abuse and pet molestation. That’s why Grand Jury testimony is kept secret. Because only substantiated accusations are allowed to see the light of day. The problem with that tactic now is that so much s**t has been hurled at POTUS that only the rabid NeverTrumpers will believe it anymore.

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    • bruzedorange says:

      Your post makes a much larger, more important point for ALL of us Treepers. You’re not actually even “livefreeordieguy” any more than my birth certificate says “bruzedorange.”

      Almost all of us post here in anonymity. That buffer allows us to post impulsively out of frustration, betrayal, passion, anger—all the emotions under which we would try in-person to maintain our silence until we’d achieved self-control, so as not to embarass ourselves or our loved ones. I’m probably not the only one guilty of posting out of sheer lonliness, in the internet equivalence of a ham radio operator at midnight asking if there’s anyone out there willing to respond to my voice.

      The treehouse is at its best when reasoned, considered thoughts are posted, and when knowledgeable posters share their inside technical information that illucidates the rest of us among the hoi polloi. Our passions are going to be elevated the next several weeks. It will take discipline for each of us to not post every reaction or emotion or gut prediction.

      But the reward is that we won’t have to sift through nearly as much excess material to find the nuggets worth keeping.

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      • sturmudgeon says:

        bruzedorange: (gad, I wish adrem? here on Treehouse, would get their software fixed, so that one does not have to type out a previous poster’s name, in order for the “reply” to actually appear immediately below the previous poster’s name, so that the “reply” makes sense)
        At any rate… Yours is a great, and thoughtful post! Thanks.

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      And we’ve gotten nothing substantive…

      But Flynn and Sidney Powell have.
      (Who do you think declassified all those exhibits?)

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  8. T2020 says:

    Where’s my 🍿???

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  9. John55 says:

    Walton is another Dubya judge, like John Roberts. Not much better than an Obama judge.

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  10. 4sure says:

    The Bush crime family is about as bad as the Obama,Clinton,and Biden crime family.

    Just better hidden because they did not have a dope addict and pedo. acting as middle man.

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    • Linda K. says:

      I trusted Bush so I am more mad at him.

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      • Positive Flow says:

        Me too… 4 times. GWB especially.

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        • Positive Flow says:

          4 times voting for president.

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        • Eagle Driver says:

          There’s a famous saying: ‘Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.’
          I want to change it to ‘Hell hath no fury like a nation scorned.’
          And that is why GWB’s little envelope was opened by his wife, read by his wife, and the look on her face…priceless. And when HIS WIFE pointed to the ‘lil’ not Ol’ Georgie…NODDED HIS HEAD…What a scum bag and NOW it is beginning to all come out…
          So far we have Obummer, GW Bush, Clinton, GH Bush…NEXT ON DECK…GH BUSH!!!

          President Trump is working his way up to the chain…Will more than likely stop at GH Bush since he was “ASKED” to run by the intel people!!!…AND that can of worms is going to be fun opening…just like on Christmas Morning. President Trump has TO KILL OF THE DYNASTY THINK AND get EVERYTHING OUT IN THE OPEN!!!

          President Trump wants to HEAL this COUNTRY and bring out all the nefarious nonsense for the last 50 years!!!!

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      • Jan says:

        I didn’t vote in between Gerald Ford & Donald Trump. Once Bush invaded Afghanistan, I knew he was a flop as a President because he never paid attention to what invading Afghanistan did to the Soviet Union for the 14 yrs. or so they were there.

        When Bush turned around & invaded Iraq while still at war in Afghanistan, I knew the man was dumber than a sack of hair…. over $8 trillion spent, millions of innocent people displaced, thousands & thousands of our young men & women in uniform killed & maimed & after 20+ yrs., we maybe get our military back home.

        Bush keeps moving back close to worst President ever not just for the wars, but now for his judicial appointments, Especially Roberts.

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    • Judith says:

      They used the Saudis to do their dirty work?

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  11. John55 says:

    A judge just ordered that Ghislaine Maxwell’s testimony be released by Thursday morning. Could be coincidence, or could be another Deep State anti-Trump move.

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    • Frederick Os fan says:

      Why would that be a deep state move? To deflect from Biden?

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    • Judith says:

      Oh! I get it! Epstein who-didn’t-kill-himself’s madam protégée traipses back into the USA, just
      before the election, so her Deep State handlers can finally “arrest” her and get her fake “confession.”

      Of course, madam Ghislaine will swear up and down that the entire Trump family consorted with child prostitutes on Epstein Island. Because we all know that Demonrats have always accused their opponents of what they in fact have done. There’s never any proof, mind you, just accusations backed up my a lying, complicit ENEmedia.

      The enemy of the people really needs a new playbook. They are too predictable!

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  12. Interesting idea on timing the release of docs. In this case it’s Hunter’s criminal activity:

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    Personally I would stall the Hunter release 3 more days and make Biden debate. And then let him artfully lie and deflect for two hours. And then the next morning drop it all on Biden. More devastating. Less recovery time. The following week you take down his replacement too.

    The premise is Joe will be replaced just prior to Election Day. Do max damage to the dims before the switch.

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    • Judith says:

      Millions of people will tune in to the debate to see what is said. Any news “breaking” after that night is over, can be swept under the rug by a lying and complicit ENEmedia.

      Better to have our President present the truth while everyone is tuned in. The ENEmedia can’t bury or hide the story that way.

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    • frances says:

      Present damning proof six hours or less before the debate, no enough time for Biden’s handlers to prep him. Mess up his preplanned script 🙂

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  13. MustangBlues says:

    Reggie?? Is the ”judge” a light skin negro communist democrat marxist?? This is the sort of legal thingy they do for cred with the historically black communist marxist bros down for the struggle for world totalitarian government, killing the USA is just the first stage;

    You know, it is a peer group cred druggie thang for affirmative action pampered melanin pets of the global democrat elite–they sure do love themselves some melanin light skin negros for cannon fodder.

    Fortunately, for fair play, The black liars murder cult masters of language have released language from being objective and allows rancid fantasy stereotypes as intelligent discourse, like all Whites are racist and White supremacists,

    As Imitation is the best flattery, then so all all melanin carriers are hood rats, especially the light skin negros of the legal and political prostitution professions.

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  14. joebkonobi says:

    The usurpation of the Executive branch’s powers by the corrupt Judicial branch needs to cease and desist. That the Judge is having a hearing is ridiculous but worrisome. I guess now we know why resident Trump did not order as opposed to authorize. Lots of hidden traps and trip wires in navigating the DC swamp. My respect for President Trump grows daily as I see what he has to put up with. . .for us! God Bless him.

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    • evergreen says:

      Trump’s declassification decree was to let the leash run free on Barr–“go where you ought to go, bloodhound, because you won’t be straining against the leash barking and making the world think I’m holding you back.”

      So, if Barr sits on his rump next to a slack leash, at least no one is being given a false read.

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  15. rpcoastie says:

    What kind of federal judge would have the name Reggie? LOL

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  16. Shop says:

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    • Shop says:

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      • Jan says:

        Shop, Why did you bring Legalman tweets over for Treepers to read? Go back & reread your civics book or something. Presidents aren’t elected to act as attorneys. Sundance has a host of articles about the AG functions as well as the DOJ.

        Please take your trolling pony show to Politico or wherever.

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      • boogywstew says:

        “Legalman”: GO, and take Larry with you!

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  17. Unless I’m dead wrong, which I could be, there is a distinct difference between declassification and grand jury material. The President cannot break the law by ordering grand jury material to be made public.

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  18. Sit and spin, little reggie.
    Ya got ’nuffin.

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  19. Patriot says:

    I Love My Trump!

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  20. old sneakers says:

    I went to the store yesterday and stocked up on popcorn

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  21. It is pathetic how the Trump administration is fighting against the swamp, why wait so long to fire Wray and Gina Haspel or break up the Twitter/facebook/google monopolies ?

    This administration Is not fighting the swamp with a plan and force, it has achieved a lot in other spheres but swamp combat they are very bad at.

    I still believe that Trump is one of the best presidents of the USA but he needs to fight the titanic battle against the swamp with a better plan.

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  22. Merkin Muffley says:

    This idiot doesn’t understand the meaning of the word “authorize”??? No sane or honest jurist will accept that with a straight face.

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  23. Badger says:

    Authorize = permission for DoJ to remain on cruise control, kicking the can down the road, running out the clock.
    Therein lies the problem.

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  24. TradeBait says:

    It is still multiple scales of justice – until this or any other executive branch in the future proves otherwise. The judiciary is still politicized – until it is not. The ruling political party does not matter if it is the GOP – until it does. The will of the people will continue to be ignored – until it isn’t.

    We know. We will know if and when any of that changes.

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  25. We are now just a few days out from the most important election in our history. For better or worse, millions of people have already voted.

    Our side just dropped the mother of all bombshells on the Biden Crime Family- despite FB, Twitter and Big Tech, everyone knows the story about Hunter the Crackhead.

    At this point I don’t know how many hearts and minds are going to be changed either way.

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    • RJ says:

      Step back and get a sense of the family turmoil the Bidens are now experiencing. Ole Joe has played his game for many years. We know his game by the friends he keeps…bring Obama to center stage! Problem is, ole Joe doesn’t care what happens as long as he can keep the monies he has collected so that after his death his family will be set.

      He did what he could all these years…he was and is a weak man who has a sharp tongue. It would not surprise me if he is buried in his Corvette!

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    • trialbytruth says:

      It is not about changing minds, it is about creating doubts in the “I hate Trump crowd” . By showing Biden as NOT the lessor of 2 evils the ” i just dont like Trump” crowd either stays home or shifts to Trump “cause things arent that bad”.

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  26. MicD says:

    There are no Political Judges.

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  27. ReglarMerican says:

    Is this Walton judge-critter a good guy or a bad guy?
    The D.C. games have me confused. I guess that is one of the swamp’s goals.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      No use answering the good-guy vs bad guy question as these Judges and DoJ critters alternate between the two as needed.

      This judge is an inept person because the Federal Statutes clearly lay out the differences as well as define the authority of the President as the original authority for all things classified and security clearance. So, today she is a stupid and bad-guy. I would also add lazy as she could have a law clerk summarize it for her as well.

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  28. Freedom says:

    While I understand not releasing all of the Mueller info, in the bigger picture it sure seems to me that certain docs should be ordered to be declassified and released. Who would go to war and not use their best weapon.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Consider AG Bagpipes has created an all or nothing situation as a major defense mechanism. The president can’t have his release of declassified materials without the added “context” of the ALL the Mueller Grand Jury materials.

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    • regitiger says:

      the corrollary is why one would go to war and use all the ammo in the first engagement.

      this one is a war let there be no doubt.

      unlike “most” wars however the general is also fighting one of his top lieutenants!

      as such, one does not arm them with high caliber high value weapons.

      one gives them a mission you know they will sabotage…in doing so, you isolate this person and remove them from power for incompetence.

      even.though the real but.politically impossible to achieve reasons to remove them are related to cowardice, playing friendly with the enemy and practicing deceit and sabotage.

      trump battles forces within his political sphere..

      the question that remains

      whennis Barr discharged and who replaces?

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  29. guest4ever says:

    These idiots just love to play games.

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  30. Your Tour Guide says:

    Trump might also be putting the usual suspects on notice.

    If calling someone “A nice guy” is like Sonny Corleone
    giving some one a kiss, Consider this:

    Guess which rarely seen person was on CNN a few
    days ago? Valerie Jarrett.

    Experience has taught YTG one thing.

    The ones that really run the show, and are the
    ventriloquists behind the elected figure heads
    stay out of the news. The REAL big boys are
    never photographed, don’t appear in print,
    When either of these types suddenly appear ,
    out of the blue on air or in print something’s up.

    It’s a signal. Either for the right folks to make
    a dishonest buck, or for the right folks to call
    out the calvary. Obama has called out the
    calvary. Otherwise Val Jar would still be
    invisible.

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  31. MNcarrypermitholder says:

    I would LOVE for this judge to rule that the President’s Tweet constituted an actual order to declassify and release everything.

    The left would get some grand jury testinomy, yawn.

    We would get everything on Obama, Biden, Clinton, Schiff, Vindman, the Senate intel committee traitors, EVERYTHING.

    Do it, judge! Do it now! WE DARE YOU!

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  32. scotsamurai says:

    Judicial word play? Yes, but as we know, words are everything. “In the beginning was the Word [logos], and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1

    This judge, and any judge, well knows the difference between “authorizing” and “ordering”. The judge knows that an Order would have been self-executing. Logically, by “asking” for a clarification, Judge Walton acknowledges that PDJT’s tweet was NOT a self-executing Order but merely another authorization to Barr to release that which the Executive branch has the power to release.

    This judge does violence to the law and its foundation. “Logos” means both “reason” and “word” in Greek. “Thought” might be the best English translation; Logos includes “reason” (internal thought), and speech (externally expressed through language). Thought and speech are subsumed in Logos. In every use of Logos, in philosophy and Scripture and civil Law, both “thought” and “speech” are closely connected. Based on the Greek, John is saying that Logos, the Word (Jesus Christ – John 1:14), is the same essence and nature as God the Father. In English, logic, reason and wisdom all find their meaning from Logos.

    Are we seeing in Judge Walton another Judge Sullivan, grandstanding for the sake of his own or some other’s agenda? I hope not.

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  33. 28angelica28 says:

    Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts appointed him to a seat on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.[4] His term on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ended May 18, 2014. He assumed senior status on December 31, 2015.
    During his FISC tenure, Judge Walton was “exceptionally concerned” about the NSA’s “flagrant violation” of the court orders regarding privacy, and he accused the agency of “misinterpretations.

    Walton may be as clean as a mountain snow but there are two big red flags here: 1) appointed by John Roberts and 2) FISA court presiding judge. First, Roberts has fully gone over to the radical left side. He isn’t even feigning righteous indignation with his appointments or with his rulings. Obama has the goods on him. I keep hoping that someone in the Trump administration who is also concerned about blackmail and can use the intelligencia to probe can find exactly what it is that Obama has on Roberts or if he was a closet Socialist all along! Maybe both!! As for a FISC judge, I don’t trust any of them. Even if they have “good intentions” there is a job that must be done according to the law. We know for sure that “Rudy C” was fully on board with the corrupt cabal from the Strzok/Page texts. Maybe it’s guilt by association, maybe it’s guild by corruption, and maybe it’s guilt by laziness. Whatever, guilt is guilt!

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  34. Max Tadpol says:

    No worries! I’m sure the declass authorization is stored in the same cabinet as the Hunter and Wiener laptops. /s

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  35. Cocoon says:

    Interesting how Judges have concern of POTUS statements and actions but when misrepresented FISAs are furnished and exculpatory evidence not revealed, they seem uninterested.
    Let’s get Judges to stay in their lanes!

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  36. Tom says:

    So, ol’ Reggie wants to issue rulings on matters not in dispute in his court, relying on facts not in evidence, to purposes not sought by any plaintiff. Does that qualify him as an “activist” judge ruling by fiat ?

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  37. gin blossom says:

    The president’s comment s about Barr also included “He doesn’t want to hurt anyone” I find that significant yet not mentioned in the comments thus far.

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  38. devilman96 says:

    I kinda thought that was captain obvious, he didn’t order it but he damn sure needs to!

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