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Jan. 6: Prosecutions

Dissecting the Justice Department’s Prosecutorial Decisions on Navarro, Meadows, and Scavino

A recent Justice Department filing offers clues about why Peter Navarro faces prosecution for contempt of Congress but Mark Meadows and Dan Scavino do not, and it also raises questions about the department’s exercise of its prosecutorial discretion.

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Justice Department Releases Redacted Memo on Volume II of the Mueller Report

On May 25, the Justice Department released a redacted version of a 2019 memo that, according to the department, advised Attorney General William Barr on how to handle the Mueller report’s descriptions of possible obstruction of justice offenses committed by then-President Trump.

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