Abuses by Trump’s DOJ Under Sessions Then Barr Now Come to Light
We begin with revelations in The New York Times that the Trump Justice Department under Sessions then Barr secretly subpoenaed iPhone records of Trump critics Congressmen Schiff and Swalwell, their staff on the House Intelligence Committee and members of their families including a minor. Joining us is Elie Honig, a former Assistant United States Attorney who spend eight years with the Southern District of New York and is now a legal analyst at CNN where his latest article is “Bill Barr’s despicable conduct is now on full display.” The author of the new book, out soon, Hatchet Man: How Bill Barr Broke the Prosecutor’s Code and Corrupted the Justice Department, we discuss Trump’s use of the DOJ as his own private police force using the law to undermine his critics in an attempt to discredit anyone investigating his ties to Russia and Putin. We will examine the role of Congressman Devin Nunes and his sidekicks Cash Patel and Ezra Cohen Watnick, who were later promoted by Trump to top jobs in the Intelligence Community and at the Department of Defense. They appear to have set up Swalwell and Schiff, who was the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee at the time, as the leakers in order to discredit them and distract the focus away from Trump’s collusion with Russia.
Will Sessions, Rosenstein and Barr Ever Answer For Their Conduct Before Congress?