However back in 1998 the then beefy lawmaker had a far different take on the matter of releasing grand jury testimony, President Bill Clinton was being investigated by Special Counsel Ken Starr. The topic of grand jury testimony came up, Nadler during a TV interview was actually on the right side of the law.
“As a matter of decency and protecting people’s privacy rights, people who may be totally innocent third parties, what must not be released at all.”
Nadler continued, “Its grand jury material. It represents statements which may or may not be true by various witnesses, salacious material, all kinds of material that it would be unfair to release.”
So what’s changed since 98? The Presidency of Donald Trump and the unbridled hate by the crazies within the Democratic Party, like Nadler, Schumer, Schiff and Pelosi, to name just a few.
Moreover their obsession in “getting Trump” has clouded all rational reasoning; in that the Mueller Report has prescribed by law needs to thoroughly go through a vetting process, before it can be released to the public, Nadler knows that. However he’s still threatening to subpoena the Attorney General.
Obviously the law is on Barr’s side, so why the subpoena? The most obvious answer is drama, progressives and Democrats love drama, and the perception that someone like Nadler is giving “Trumps Attorney General” an ultimatum, plays well on the Westside of Manhattan, regardless of the fact that Barr has already indicated even before he received the report that it would be released as quickly as humanly possible, within weeks.
“As we have discussed, I share your desire to ensure that Congress and the public have the opportunity to read the Special Counsel’s report. We are preparing the report for release, making the redactions that are required. The Special Counsel is assisting us with this process,” Barr wrote to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham and House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler. “Our progress is such that I anticipate we will be in a position to release the report by mid-April, if not sooner. Although the President would have the right to assert executive privilege over certain parts of the report, he has stated publicly that he intends to defer to me and, accordingly, there are no plans to submit the report to the White House for a privilege review.”
What more needs to be said?