FBI Missed Judge’s Deadline To Turn Over Kushner Interview Memos In Mueller Probe

Senior Advisor Jared Kushner listens as Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with President Donald Trump before signing a presidential proclamation on Golan Heights at the White House on March 25, 2019.... Senior Advisor Jared Kushner listens as Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with President Donald Trump before signing a presidential proclamation on Golan Heights at the White House on March 25, 2019. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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Last week, the FBI did not comply with U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton’s order to give CNN and Buzzfeed News the memos from the agency’s interviews with White House senior adviser Jared Kushner in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

Justice Department lawyer Courtney Enlow told CNN on Wednesday that “a member of the intelligence community” needs to review the memos and make certain redactions first.

The memos “will be released with the appropriate redactions” afterward, Enlow said without giving an exact timeline.

Walton ordered the FBI to hand over Mueller’s notes of witness interviews in CNN and Buzzfeed News’ lawsuit over the records. He gave the intelligence agency a deadline of January 17 to give all of the requested documents to the two news outlets.

Several batches of the documents have already been released, including memos of interviews with White House adviser Stephen Miller and former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.

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  1. The memos “will be released with the appropriate redactions” afterward, Enlow said without giving an exact timeline.

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  2. I think Judge Walton had better take a look at the unredacted memos to be satisfied that the redactions are proper. Something like “after the election, my father-in-law told me to set up a secret back channel communication system with Russia so we could conduct corrupt and criminal activity” is probably not covered by any kind of privilege or national security concern (although it should be part of a sealed indictment).

  3. What a horror that Jared Kushner–small time gangster and full-time grifter–knows anything that the intelligence community is concerned about.

  4. Avatar for noonm noonm says:

    I see you got a preview of the Barr “Summary” of the Kusher Interviews.

  5. They’re checking to see if Jared displayed any intelligence at all during the interviews.

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