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Fri Mar 1, 2024, 01:33 PM Mar 1

DOJ says policy about not taking actions close to elections DOES NOT apply post-indictments [View all]

Garrett Haake @GarrettHaake
My colleague @KenDilanianNBC reports big news from documents scheduling hearing today is that DOJ says policy about not taking actions close to elections DOES NOT apply post-indictments (so, trials). That means federal Trump trials could be ongoing during fall campaign/voting

Joyce Alene @JoyceWhiteVance
Read the policy for yourself-it doesn't apply after a case is indicted, when the judge, not DOJ, is in charge of the schedule. Trump's lawyers got it dead wrong. I explain about midway down here: https://joycevance.substack.com/p/were-going-to-need-more-coffee


Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1 3m
Big: During proceedings in the classified docs case, DOJ lawyer Jay Bratt said the Department's '60-day rule' on taking actions before an election does NOT apply to cases that have already been indicted and are being litigated.

Meaning the '60-day rule' isn't applicable.
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Does this mean that Garland DURHAM D Mar 1 #1
Garland hasn't stood in the way of any prosecution bigtree Mar 1 #5
Not sure what that's supposed to mean. TwilightZone Mar 1 #6
My point is that he actually had something to say. PERIOD DURHAM D Mar 1 #7
I'm not clear on where Dilanian got this bigtree Mar 1 #8
If he did, the Repughs would accuse him of collusion with anybody they could find to throw mud at so it would stick. ificandream Mar 1 #17
Nothing in the OP said that Garland said anything. TwilightZone Mar 1 #9
I won't be holding my breath. onecaliberal Mar 1 #25
My guess: Cannon will grant the August court date. That will knock Chutkan off the schedule till after Scrivener7 Mar 1 #27
Exactly. Judges can always humor the excrement spewed by dumpco. onecaliberal Mar 1 #28
Sword of Damocles Tommy Carcetti Mar 1 #2
Orange Whining Tour will have to campaign between court dates bucolic_frolic Mar 1 #3
Oh dear, gab13by13 Mar 1 #4
A girl can dream wryter2000 Mar 1 #13
I don't trust that case and judge cannon.I'd rather not even try that case Tribetime Mar 1 #22
The case is open and shut wryter2000 Mar 1 #24
With this DOJ, we shall see. republianmushroom Mar 1 #10
with Jack Smith wryter2000 Mar 1 #12
Yes, but, Jack Smith is not the head of the DOJ, which is to bad. republianmushroom Mar 1 #16
It appears wryter2000 Mar 1 #19
rec rec rec rec rec wryter2000 Mar 1 #11
No one has a superseding right to run for potus or get potus. lindysalsagal Mar 1 #14
It didn't apply in 2016 either, when Comey injected DOJ back into politics for like the 4th time ffr Mar 1 #15
That's what one of my BILs ttold me malaise Mar 1 #18
But who said Republicans should acknowledge that? calimary Mar 1 #21
True - but eff them malaise Mar 1 #23
I literally felt a flood of relief when I read these words! ShazzieB Mar 1 #20
update: It was DOJ attorney Jay Bratt in the doc hearing who made the statement bigtree Mar 1 #26
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