I posted this elsewhere, but felt it was worthy of its own the thread.
The DoJ is refusing to give the non-redacted Mueller report to Congress. They admit that if Watergate were to have happened today, they would not give Congress the Watergate evidence (the so-called “Watergate road map”) it did in the 70s. If that doesn’t make your skin crawl, I don’t know what would.
The DOJ’s position also implies that the Watergate impeachment should not have happened, or at the very least that Congress should not have had access to the critical grand jury evidence that provided it with the “road map” to conduct that impeachment.
After lengthy and critical questioning of both sides, Howell finally got down to the nub of the issue. She asked DOJ attorney Elizabeth Shapiro if the government believes Sirica’s ruling to release the Watergate evidence was “wrongly decided.”
“If that case came today a different result would be obtained,” Shapiro responded. “If that same situation would be presented today, we would not be able to do the same thing.”
“Wow, OK,” Howell responded in apparent astonishment. “As I said, the department is taking extraordinary positions in this case.”