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senate Bill S. 1915

Should Contacts Between the White House & Justice Dept. About Investigations Be Logged?

Argument in favor

Presidential attempts to interfere with the Dept. of Justice’s (DOJ) independence are an all-too-common occurrence from both sides of the aisle. This bill would bring much-needed transparency that will ensure the White House doesn’t exert undue influence over ongoing or potential investigations.

jimK's Opinion
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07/05/2019
Hell yes. When the Whitehouse interjects itself into investigations of the Whitehouse, it is immoral, unethical and should be illegal. When the Whitehouse directs or intercedes in the lawful investigation of Whitehouse nominees for political or judicial appointments, it is immoral, unethical and should be illegal. Since we have an administration which has no regard for ethics, morals, laws or established protocols; the logging of such contacts is imperative to preserving lawful democratic processes.
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Sea's Opinion
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07/05/2019
You will be remembered as the administration of corruption Do something to lessen that
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07/05/2019
Support the security from political interference act - support Sheldon Whitehouse’s bill for transparency on communication about investigations.
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Argument opposed

Some scholars — as well as President Trump and certain members of his administration — contend that the president’s authority extends to all DOJ decisionmaking. If this is true, this bill would interfere with the chief executive’s proper exercise of presidential authority.

JTJ's Opinion
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07/05/2019
Democrats still spying on the Trump administration.
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Jim2423's Opinion
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07/05/2019
If this is such an important issue why are you just bringing up now. I am at a loss. No, if we did not need it then, we do not need it now.
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Gopin2020's Opinion
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07/05/2019
I’m firmly opposed to this bill by Democrats which would add to an already bloated, overreaching Congress into the daily affairs of the executive branch. DOJ is part of the executive branch; executive privilege would seem to apply here. This is nothing more than Trump derangement syndrome. #MAGA
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    Hell yes. When the Whitehouse interjects itself into investigations of the Whitehouse, it is immoral, unethical and should be illegal. When the Whitehouse directs or intercedes in the lawful investigation of Whitehouse nominees for political or judicial appointments, it is immoral, unethical and should be illegal. Since we have an administration which has no regard for ethics, morals, laws or established protocols; the logging of such contacts is imperative to preserving lawful democratic processes.
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    Democrats still spying on the Trump administration.
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    You will be remembered as the administration of corruption Do something to lessen that
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    Support the security from political interference act - support Sheldon Whitehouse’s bill for transparency on communication about investigations.
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    Hell yeah!! Log every step they take; there are plenty of reasons.....
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    There is supposed to be separation between the White House and justice. In a normal world and normal government
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    But its not gonna happen under this corrupt administration. I think they stopped logging in visitors to the White House. Trump doesn't want the public to know who he's meeting with that owns him.
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    This bill makes perfect sense to me... unless they have something to hide (how, then, would it make it easier for the administration to get away with theft and corruption). Hoping that my Republican Congress man agrees that there is nothing to hide (TBA).
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    We need to know everything.
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    Absolutely, there must be 100% transparency, because they work for The People, and are accountable to us (like it or not).
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    Transparency transparency transparency
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    The government wants unlimited access to our phone records but doesn’t want its communications logged huh seems strange what don’t they want people to see
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    There is an adage “not documented not done.” In the Trump Administration this is being used in a corrupt manner to avoid responsibility and hide corrupt and illegal actions and decisions. There is, therefore, all the more reason to document every conversation, every phone call and it’s content, save every email, text, and tweet, every letter and memo between the White House and the DOJ, and between the White House and every other department and branch within the government.
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    If this is such an important issue why are you just bringing up now. I am at a loss. No, if we did not need it then, we do not need it now.
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    Y E S! THIS Justice Department, now under the Extremely Partisan AG Barr, needs to be closely monitored.
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    Especially this admin
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    Transparency!
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    TRANSPARENCY!
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    Most definitely, this democracy is supposed to be a democracy governed by the people. That means there needs to be transparency as to what the different branches do individually and in cooperation with each other.
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    The close contact between trump and Barr is sickening, goes against all precedent, and should not be allowed.
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