AJC letters: April 5

Nadler flip-flops on making grand jury testimony public

Democrat Rep. and House Judiciary Committee chair Jerry Nadler from New York is demanding that U.S. Attorney General William Barr release the Mueller report in it’s entirety with no redactions (“House panel prepares to subpoena Muller report,” April 2). Wonder why he is singing a different tune now than when he insisted that the Ken Starr report investigating Democrat President Bill Clinton “cannot and should not” be released in it’s entirety because it would break the law in making public secret grand jury testimony? Is he now insisting that the AG break the law? Of course he is. Over the course of the next two weeks just see who else also flip flops and line up behind him demanding the AG break the law. We have too many politicians at all levels of government who have a total disregard for the rule of law. For them, it’s all about power, control and greed. Unfortunately, for the average citizen, such efforts are destroying the foundation on which this country was built.


Congress should get full report — with context

Columnist Clarence Page (“Relax — the president only behaves like a Russian agent,” April 3) misquotes Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the Robert Mueller report when he writes that “no evidence of conspiracy or coordination with Russians by the Trump campaign was found.”

In fact, Barr’s summary actually says there was no conspiracy or coordination “with the Russian government,” which does not rule out conspiracy “with Russians.” This may be an inadvertent error in quoting; but it is just such possibilities of distortion that make it imperative that Congress have access to Mueller’s actual report. Full sentences, in context, would make the meaning of this discrepancy clear.


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