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Judge tells DOJ to charge McCabe or drop investigation
The Hill ^ | 10/01/19 | Rachel Frazin

Posted on 10/01/2019 12:25:33 PM PDT by yesthatjallen

A judge told federal prosecutors on Monday that they needed to charge former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe or stop investigating whether he lied to authorities.

Judge Reggie B. Walton said at a hearing that if prosecutors don't make a decision by Nov. 15, he would order the Justice Department to release internal FBI documents connected to McCabe's ouster, The Washington Post reported, citing a court transcript.

“I would send this message to those in positions of authority in the U.S. Attorney’s office and the Justice Department ... that I will not condone further delay,” he reportedly said, adding that the case “is just dragging too long.”

“You all have got to cut and make your decision. It’s not a hard decision, and I think it needs to be made. If it’s not made, I’m going to start ordering the release of information because I think our society, our public does have a right to know what’s going on," said Walton, a George W. Bush appointee who once presided over the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: andrewmccabe; christopherwray; doj; judiciary; mccabe; perjury; steeledossier
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To: RummyChick
I couldn't disagree more.

He's telling them to sh*t or get off the pot because their endless investigations have gone on too long. The prosecutors don't control the legal case. The judge does.

They have enough now to prosecute him. Why are they dragging this out?

If it's political issues, then that's wrong.

If it's legal issues, then the judges is just telling them to cut to the chase and get on with it.

81 posted on 10/01/2019 3:06:45 PM PDT by HotHunt (Been there. Done that.)
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To: mass55th

I don’t know about an order to this extent, but a grand jury has a judge who is in charge of it. In other words it’s not a two part prosecutor and grand jury arrangement, it’s triangular with a judge involved all along, though not present while the prosecutor meets with the grand jury. Frankly I welcome this order. Given the events of the last week I think my previously stated view that the excruciatingly long periods of time that the DOJ investigations are taking would allow the deep state to prepare a massive preemptive or retaliatory counterstrike.

82 posted on 10/01/2019 3:17:43 PM PDT by j.havenfarm ( 2,000 posts as of 1/16/19. A FReeper since 2000; never shutting up!)
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To: j.havenfarm

They’ve probably been preparing all along. Perhaps the Ukraine phone call BS is part of their preparation.

83 posted on 10/01/2019 3:23:40 PM PDT by mass55th ("Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." ~~ John Wayne)
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To: Hostage
The judge in his termination case has no business telling DOJ what and when as to their separate investigation.

The issue is that the government is refusing to release documents pertaining to the termination case, claiming that they're part of the ongoing investigation. The judge is trying to keep the case before him moving, otherwise it violates McCabe's rights to due process. The judge may sense that the government is just stalling by claiming an ongoing investigation and it may find itself facing a summary judgement in McCabe's favor.

84 posted on 10/01/2019 3:31:53 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("The rat always knows when he's in with weasels."--Tom Waits)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

” the government is refusing to release documents “

IIRC, that would be Deep State Wray at FBI, covering for his partners in crime. These guys answer to Trump, but went rogue a long time ago.

85 posted on 10/01/2019 3:34:22 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

Vacate the SJ. Time to file motion to vacate is one year from entry of SJ ruling.

Eff McCabe. He’s beyond dirty. A lot of dirt is known about him on the street via George Webb’s reporting.

I’m quite sure one way or another, McCabe is going to rot in hell.

86 posted on 10/01/2019 3:42:53 PM PDT by Hostage (Article V)
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To: All

Can you say “KANGAROO COURT”!

87 posted on 10/01/2019 3:58:16 PM PDT by Retvet (Retvet)
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To: CodeToad

They can make you hurry up in front of a jury

88 posted on 10/01/2019 4:27:20 PM PDT by for-q-clinton
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To: yesthatjallen

It’s been going WAAAAAYYY TOO LONG, and NOTHING is going to happen to him!!

89 posted on 10/01/2019 4:47:16 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: yesthatjallen

McCabe must have told his lawyers that he has had diarrhea for 15 months, and he can’t take much more..

90 posted on 10/01/2019 4:56:15 PM PDT by Maris Crane
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To: Skywise

I believe that the judge has had enough of the DOJ game playing. There is many 0bama holdovers in the DOJ who are probably dragging their feet.

91 posted on 10/01/2019 5:18:05 PM PDT by wjcsux (The hyperventilating of the left means we are winning! (Tagline courtesy of Laz.))
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To: yesthatjallen

But it’s perfectly reasonable to drag out “muh Trump Russia” investigation for near three years...
Ugh, these people.

92 posted on 10/01/2019 6:17:29 PM PDT by Darksheare (Those who support liberal "Republicans" summarily support every action by same.)
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To: CodeToad

“Judges don’t have this authority. It is interference and the judge can be charged for it.”

I was about to ask if there is a case between the DOJ and McCabe before this judge? Otherwise, I see where he has no authority to involve himself in their investigation at all, much less to issue orders affecting ongoing investigations.

Strange times we’re in.

93 posted on 10/01/2019 8:18:33 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

94 posted on 10/02/2019 10:06:02 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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