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Barr’s Playbook: He Misled Congress When Omitting Parts of Justice Dep’t Memo in 1989

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HISTORY REPEATING: Trump’s new Attorney General William Barr has a history of withholding investigation reports from Congress in order to protect the President of the United States. In 1989, he refused to release a full report to Congress on the actions of President Bush, instead providing his own summary that left out the “principal conclusion” of the report. Sound familiar?

Barr’s Playbook: He Misled Congress When Omitting Parts of Justice Dep’t Memo in 1989

When Bill Barr was head of Office of Legal Counsel, he gave Congress the legal conclusions and reasoning of an important Justice Department memo but left out major portions of it. When the full memo was finally released nearly two years later it was clear what Barr had covered up, writes Ryan Goodma…

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