The Justice Department this May refused to tell Schiff whether any Republicans were investigated.
Schiff: “Trump repeatedly & flagrantly demanded that the Dept. of Justice carry out his political will, and tried to use the Department as a cudgel against his political opponents and members of the media. It is increasingly apparent that those demands did not fall on deaf ears.”
One particularly disturbing aspect of this case, and the media subpoena cases: gag orders that expired only now, months later, once Trump, Barr and the rest are already gone. https://t.co/UTALwcrUV6
— Elie Honig (@eliehonig) June 11, 2021
Barr: “I’m trying to grapple with the word ‘suggest.’”
…Harris: “Hinted? Inferred?”
.@SenKamalaHarris: Has the president or anyone at the White House ever asked or suggested you open an investigation into anyone?
BARR: ….. ah …..
HARRIS: Seems like something you should be able to answer
BARR: I don't know ……. pic.twitter.com/8FIqrGzSrm
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 1, 2019
Bill Barr and Osmar Benvenuto should be invited to testify before Congress about the DOJ’s secret seizure of metadata and attempts to get private data on Democratic Members of Congress. If they refuse, they should be subpoenaed. https://t.co/CBNPU5VJWz
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) June 11, 2021
ICYMI: We're fighting in court to get public access to the secret memo that Bill Barr used to spin the Mueller Report. https://t.co/IZxCjFNxCU
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) June 9, 2021
This is what Trump was tweeting about the same month that Trump’s DOJ subpoenaed Apple for metadata to spy on Rep. Schiff & other House Intel Democrats who Trump accused of “leaking”. It seems clear that Trump was directly involved in the DOJ’s targeting of Schiff, which is huge. pic.twitter.com/mdEH6ame5p
— Caroline Orr Bueno, Ph.D (@RVAwonk) June 11, 2021