Once again, politics has seeped into our judiciary with an activist judge handing a massive defeat to the Trump administration.
Judge Beryl Howell, who was appointed to the bench by Barack Obama, has ruled the Department of Justice must hand over Grand Jury testimony from the Mueller investigation to House Democrats.
Laws No Longer Matter
Today, the only thing that matters is what Democrats want, especially when a liberal judge is hearing the case. Grand Jury testimony is literally protected by law. Once this testimony his heard, it is supposed to be sealed, period.
Democrats have been demanding access to these documents and while Barr has supplied summary notes, the actual testimony has been protected, until now.
Judge Howell stated simply, “The DOJ is wrong.”
Rather than chastise Democrats for holding an investigation into something that was already investigated by the Special Counsel, Judge Howell backed the Democrat efforts to impeach Trump.
In her ruling, she stated, “In carrying out the weighty constitutional duty of determining whether impeachment of the President is warranted, Congress need not redo the nearly two years of effort spent on the Special Counsel’s investigation, nor risk being misled by witnesses, who may have provided information to the grand jury and the Special Counsel that varies from what they tell” to the House committees investigating this.
According to Grand Jury Rule 6(e)(3)(A)(ii), an exception to revealing grand jury testimony can be given for “ any government personnel—including those of a state, state subdivision, Indian tribe, or foreign government—that an attorney for the government considers necessary to assist in performing that attorney’s duty to enforce federal criminal law.”
The attorney for the government, in this case, would be Attorney General William Barr. Barr has already decided the Grand Jury testimony was not needed due to the summary notes and the unredacted report given to Democrat leadership.
This judge, however, has now overruled the top government attorney in our country, making us wonder just how much power does Barr really hold, or even Donald Trump, for that matter.
This country is currently being run by a very liberal judiciary instead of the man that was elected to office by the citizens of this country.
Sadly, this case was decided the moment an Obama appointee was put on the case, and everyone in the country knows it.