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3 Stories You Should Read 9/27/2019: Impeachment, William Barr, Stephon Clark

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In the category of:  All the Presidents men

First on CNN: White House says lawyers directed moving Ukraine transcript to highly secure system

The White House acknowledged Friday that administration officials directed a now-infamous Ukraine call transcript be filed in a highly classified system, confirming allegations contained in a whistleblower complaint that have roiled Washington.

In a statement provided to CNN, a senior White House official said the move to place the transcript in the system came at the direction of National Security Council attorneys.
“NSC lawyers directed that the classified document be handled appropriately,” the senior White House official said.
White House officials say the transcript was already classified so it did nothing wrong by moving it to another system.

In the category of:  The cover-up of the cover-up

Nancy Pelosi: William Barr Has ‘Gone Rogue’

A lot of questions remain about what the attorney general knew about President Donald Trump asking a foreign government to interfere in the 2020 election.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Attorney General William Barr and the Department of Justice have operated in uncharted territory, as questions swirl about Barr’s involvement in a damning whistleblower complaint revealing that President Donald Trump asked a foreign government to interfere in the 2020 presidential election. 

“He’s gone rogue,” she said Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” her first interview since calling for a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump earlier this week. She launched the inquiry in response to a whistleblower complaint revealing that in a July phone call with Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump pressured Ukraine to dig up dirt to potentially harm 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden.



In the category of:  Back to work

Sacramento, Calif., Cops Who Shot and Killed an Unarmed #StephonClark Are Headed Back to the Streets

The two Sacramento, Calif., cops who shot and killed an unarmed Stephon Clark as he stood in his grandparents’ backyard last year not only will face no charges—but they have been cleared to return to duty.

Minutes after the Justice Department decided not to pursue civil rights charges against Officers Terrence Mercadal and Jared Robinet in the March 2018 shooting death of Clark, Sacramento police on Thursday announced they had cleared them as well, the Sacramento Bee reports.

Echoing the Justice Department’s finding of no culpability on Mercadal’s and Robinet’s parts, Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn said, “The use of deadly force in this case was lawful. Our internal investigation concluded that there were no violations of department policy or training.”

But while that finding came as no surprise, no matter how unwelcome for Clark’s family, Hahn’s next statement was jarring:

“The officers involved in this case will return to full, active duty.”




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