Posted originally on The Conservative Tree House on October 20, 2020 by sundance
Federal Judge Reggie Walton saw an opportunity to give media (Buzzfeed and CNN) their request for all documents from the Weissmann/Mueller investigation when President Trump wrote a tweet on October 6, 2020, re-emphasizing declassification. Seemingly Judge Walton wanted to interpret the tweets as authority for the declassification of material underlying the Mueller probe. As a consequence Walton asked for clarification from White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
Mr. Meadows responded to the request from the court with a one-page statement:
Meadows affirmed that President Trump was just re-authorizing AG Bill Barr to execute the same declassification authorities previously granted on May 23, 2019. The president’s tweets were not “orders”. Judge Walton has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday to address the sufficiency of the White House’s response.
(October 06, 2020)