Bush-appointed judge: Barr is sowing public mistrust over handling of Mueller report

See? It’s not just us.


“The attorney general has created an environment that has caused a significant part of the public … to be concerned about whether or not there is full transparency,” U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton said during a hearing Tuesday afternoon on a Freedom of Information Act suit demanding access to a report detailing the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller.

Walton, an appointee of President George W. Bush, did not elaborate on what actions or statements by the attorney general have generated those perceptions.

He didn’t elaborate on which Barr actions led him to say this? Uh … pretty much all of them? From carrying Donald Trump’s water before the pr*sident had even nominated him, to issuing that B.S. four-page letter, to promising a liberally redacted, color-coded “report.” (I have to wonder — which color will represent “Ha ha, fuck you — you’re not reading this part, libtards”?)

Of course, when it came down to brass tacks, Walton ruled in favor of the DOJ:

But despite Walton’s criticism, he denied a request from BuzzFeed to issue a preliminary injunction requiring the Justice Department to release Mueller’s report by Thursday.

A Justice Department spokeswoman said Monday that the nearly 400-page report, with redactions, will be released that morning to Congress and the public. However, the online media outlet pressed for an order requiring the release of the portions that must be disclosed under FOIA.

Hey, I don’t need to see the entire Mueller report. I really don’t … because, who the hell am I? I mean, I sure wouldn’t mind seeing it. But Congress needs to see it — otherwise what is Congress for? 

Let’s go, Nancy. You’ve bested the ocher golem before. Get that report.


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