Biden DOJ moves to block release of memo on why Trump was not prosecuted for obstruction of justice

Biden DOJ moves to block release of memo on why Trump was not prosecuted for obstruction of justice
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden applaud Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland during a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House announcing Chief Judge Garland as President Obama's nominee to the United States Supreme Court, March 16, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

The Department of Justice under Attorney General Merrick Garland moved on Monday to block the release of a secret memo that then-AG William Barr reportedly relied up in deciding against prosecuting Donald Trump for obstruction of justice.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered the memo made public following a Freedom of Information Act request from the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).

The DOJ "notice of appeal" was filed by Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brian Netter.



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