Obama Federal Judge Ruling Tries To Aide Democrats In Impeachment Inquiry
US District Judge Amy Berman who is an Obama appointed judge made a ruling attempting to aide Democrats in their impeachment inquiry about the Ukrainian hoax.
Despite this lawsuit predating the Ukrainian hoax on Thursday the judge made a specific ruling…
Judge Berman ruled on Thursday that the White House may not destroy records of “meetings, phone calls, and other communications with foreign leaders.”
The Obama judge didn’t order documents regarding anything to do with Ukraine be preserved but, ALL communications with foreign leaders and despite not using the President’s name directly referred to him.
Since President Trump released the transcript of his phone call with the Ukrainian President Democrats have been looking for other reasons to impeachment the PResident because no crime was found on the transcript. All last week Democrats were requesting President Trump’s communication with other foreign leaders because their inquiry hit a wall and they are looking for dirt. Rep. Adam Schiff has been pressing for other documents related to other foreign leaders.
Politico reports that the lawsuit was filed by a “watchdog group” Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (aka Democrat hit squad). Politico reports:
The suit alleged that the White House was failing to maintain and putting at risk records of presidential actions required to be documented by the Presidential Records Act.
While the suit predated the Ukraine controversy, lawyers pressing the case asked Jackson on Tuesday for a temporary restraining order, citing reports that records of Trump’s phone calls with the president of Ukraine and some other leaders had been removed from the usual database at the White House and moved to another one not typically used for those calls.
Justice Department lawyers said in a court filing Wednesday that the White House had already taken steps to secure many of the records the plaintiffs expressed concern about. The filing also suggested that in response to the request for a restraining order, White House lawyers broadened an existing instruction to preserve records of Trump’s foreign interactions.
Jackson’s decision to issue an order despite the pledge to the court to maintain the records is rather unusual. In most instances, judges simply note such a pledge and say they assume that the parties involved will abide by it. The order means anyone destroying White House records it covers could be subject to sanction or even criminal charge for contempt of court.
Another unusual aspect of the judge’s order is that it appears to cover Trump directly. Whether judges can or should issue injunctions against the president directly, as opposed to members of his staff, is a matter of some legal controversy. The order Jackson issued Thursday seems deliberately worded to avoid explicitly mentioning the president, but it applies to the “defendants” in the lawsuit of which there are only two: the Executive Office of the President and President Donald J. Trump.
This is Democrat collusion at every level…Now an Obama appointed judge is aiding Democrats in their witch hunt for documents against the President.