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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 01:54 PM

Some initial reports about Buzzfeed FOIA case on Mueller Report

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1118220594070413314.html

Excerpt of Twitter thread from @ZoeTillman

A judge just heard args in BuzzFeed and @JasonLeopold's FOIA request for the Mueller report. Judge denied request for an injunction to have the report produced under FOIA by 4/18 judge wants to wait and see what gets released by AG Barr on Thursday and go from there

But: The judge indicated he wants to move on the FOIA side of this, which involves litigating redactions, quickly. He said the AG had "created an environment" that caused a sign. part of the American public to question whether there's been full transparency re: the Mueller report

The judge told the government that it should start thinking about how he can assess whether they've properly withheld information under FOIA. This could mean "in camera" inspection by the judge aka, the judge gets to read what's behind the redaction bars

The judge US District Judge Reggie Walton in DC said he hoped the government is "going to be as transparent as it can be" in what it releases re: the Mueller report, although he was mindful of the need to protect grand jury info/info about ongoing investigations

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:00 PM

1. Wow this could be really good news!

Thanks for posting.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:03 PM

2. Maybe Judge Walton would name a special panel to review the full report

If he finds reasons to question Barr's redactions, he could appoint someone or a team to perform an independent review.

That would be similar to the way the things from the Michael Cohen search was handled to protect privilege.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:07 PM

3. Who would have guessed that BuzzFeed would be the media outlet most supportive of Americans?

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The other high profile media outlets are more concerned with access and dropping bombs while BuzzFeed is out there doing the heavy lifting in the interest of all Americans. Between publishing the Steele Dossier and this FOIA battle over the Mueller report, they seem to be the only media company on our side.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:49 PM

4. knr

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:10 PM

6. they also had a big story late last year

forgot the exact topic?

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:24 PM

7. It was about tRump telling Cohen to lie.

"BuzzFeed on Sunday continued to defend its explosive report alleging President Donald Trump directed his then-personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress in 2017 about a Moscow real estate deal.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/buzzfeed-stands-by-cohen-trump-report_n_5c44a1eee4b0bfa693c487c6

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:09 PM

5. Good on BuzzFeed! Journalism. The Friend of The People.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:32 PM

8. Judge nominated by George W

I am a bit skeptical this year. They all want to see what Barr shows us. Hmmmm

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:39 PM

9. Well, I think many figured we'd see the whole report, save non-indictable grand jury....

stuff sooner or later. But, we want it now and not the day before the enxt election. In a sense, keeping this whole thing going for the next 1.5 years is a good thing but we need to hammer away now and right up to Election Day on all of Trump's foibles, crimes, mis-steps, cheats, evasions and more.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:41 PM

10. Glad we have a judge who doesn't live in a bubble.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 04:03 PM

11. Judge: Barr sowing public mistrust with Mueller report handling (Politico)

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