DOJ/INVESTIGATIONS/WILLIAM BARR: “A federal judge has ruled that former Attorney General William Barr was ‘disingenuous’ about the process behind his decision to issue a memo clearing then-President Trump on obstruction of justice charges.

At issue is a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking, among other things, a Justice Department memo that Barr said helped guide his decision to declare that the evidence described in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his investigation into Trump did not support a charge of obstruction, even leaving aside the policy against indicting a sitting president…

In a ruling issued this week, U.S. District for the District of Columbia Judge Amy Berman Jackson said the memo should be released because it did not fit the exemption for ‘deliberative’ documents under the law.”

-Ken Dilanian, “Judge orders DOJ to release Trump obstruction memo, says Barr was ‘disingenuous,'” nbcnews.com, May 5, 2021