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Barr Refuses Transparency-What Next?

Barr Refuses Transparency

So Republican Trump Fixer Barr refuses to release the Mueller Report, explain why, and refuse to provide transparency in government. As if the Democrats won’t know what to do next. Well, Adam Schiff is ready to fight to make it public. Read how here.

Next Thing Going…

The Judiciary Committee, chaired by Congressman Jerry Nadler, voted to authorize a subpoena for Robert Mueller’s full report. We thought our leaders in Congress were finally ready to play hardball to get us the truth we deserve. 
Now, Nadler’s backpedaling: He says he’s going to hold off on issuing that subpoena, and hope that Trump’s hand-picked attorney general simply does the right thing rather than continue to protect Trump and hide the report. Here’s my question: Why are we playing games rather than demanding full transparency?
We need the truth, and we’re done waiting. We need to know what Mueller found, and what William Barr’s trying to cover up. 

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Let’s get to work,
Kevin Mack
Lead Strategist 
Need to Impeach


When Attorney General William Barr submitted his four-page letter about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, several House committee chairs demanded that he release the entire report, and they set a deadline of today. Now, Barr says he won’t make it — oh, and he also says he won’t commit to giving the full report to Congress at all.

 The House Judiciary Committee has set a vote for tomorrow to authorize subpoenas of the full Mueller report.


Who Is This Jerk, Anyway?

If William Barr wasn’t someone on your radar before the Mueller investigation, you’re not alone. Here are four things you should know about the Attorney General — and why you should be every bit as suspicious of his four-page Mueller report summary as we are. 
  1. Barr was never going to support any claim that Trump obstructed justice, because he’s never supported the Mueller investigation at all. Last year, he submitted a 19-page memo to the Department of Justice and Trump’s lawyers (apropos of nothing) calling Mueller’s investigation “fatally misconceived.” It’s not exactly surprising that Barr would consider Mueller’s evidence “not sufficient” to determine obstruction of justice.
  2. Barr believes the role of the attorney general is essentially “attorney to the president.” He’s wrong: The attorney general is supposed to be the lawyer for the federal government. Meanwhile, Barr’s making it as difficult as possible for Congress to see the full report because he’s trying to protect the president.
  3. Trump reportedly discussed the obstruction memo with Barr before nominating him as attorney general. So yes, it’s fair to say Barr was hired to cover up Trump’s crimes — and he’s doing just that.
  4. As attorney general in the early 1990s, Barr got President George H. W. Bush to pardon government officials convicted of crimes involving the Iran-Contra scandal. This isn’t the first time he’s helped a cover-up.
Need to Impeach


Last night, Donald Trump’s hand-picked attorney general, William Barr, missed the deadline set by Congress to release the full Mueller report. 
That’s why tomorrow, Thursday, April 4—at nearly 300 events around the country—the Nobody Is Above the Law coalition is joining together to demand that Barr immediately release the full report and supporting evidence. 
And if there isn’t an event near you or you can’t attend in person, you can participate in these ways:
  • Call Congress to demand they do all in their power to get the full report from Barr and release it to the public. You can call 844-511-3869 to be patched through to Congress.
  • Add your name to a petition with tens of thousands of others demanding Barr release the full report now.
  • Watch the livestream on MoveOn’s Facebook page of the “Release the Report” rally in Washington, D.C., at 5pm ET.
As Rachel Maddow reported live on her show Monday night, these #ReleaseTheReport actions will be critical to getting the backs of Democratic leaders who are moving toward subpoenaing the full report and underlying evidence and pushing back against Barr and Trump’s stonewalling.
Maddow announces the eventsImage credit: Stand Up America
We’ll be gathering with friends and neighbors to hold signs, chant, grab local and national media attention, and amplify our demand that Barr to release the report—and that Congress to use all its power to obtain the full report if Barr fails to act.
Can’t make an event? Here’s how you can join us:
  • Call Congress to demand they do all in their power to get the full report from Barr and release it to the public. You can call 844-511-3869 to be patched through to Congress.
  • Add your name to a petition with tens of thousands of others demanding Barr release the full report now.
  • Watch the livestream on MoveOn’s Facebook page of the Release the Report rally in Washington, D.C., at 5pm ET.
Since before Trump fired FBI Director James Comey to obstruct the investigation into Russia’s influence on U.S. elections, we’ve been waiting to find out exactly what happened. Now, after nearly two years and endless attacks from Trump, an almost 400-page report details everything a team of investigators has uncovered. Barr is one of the only people in the world who has seen it. We all deserve the truth. We need to come together to insist that the question is when, not whether, we learn what Mueller knows and exactly why his report “does not exonerate” Trump.
MoveOn members and allies across the Nobody Is Above the Law coalition—including Public Citizen, Indivisible, March for Truth, Stand Up America, Common Cause, People for the American Way, and others—are taking action.
Thanks for all you do.
—David, Kate A., Brian, Karine, and the rest of the team

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