Joe Biden’s Department of Justice coordinated with radical elements like the ACLU and the Southern Poverty Law Center to attack Georgia’s election integrity law, and now is trying to conceal its communications by claiming they are protected from public disclosure.
The stunning scenario revealing that DOJ officials worked with “some of the biggest names in the liberal legal advocacy world,” such as the NAACP, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and others, was revealed in a Just the News report which explained how the details came out of a Freedom of Information Act process by Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
He obtained emails and memos about the DOJ’s strategizing with the leftists under the FOIA process, and they reveal the communications from the DOJ also included the Perkins Coie law firm, which represented the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
That corporation now is embroiled in the prosecution by special counsel John Durham of a former member of its team, Michael Sussman, who is accused of lying to the FBI when he “spread false Russia dirt on Donald Trump back in 2016,” the report said.
While some email and memo information was released under FOIA, the topics of various meetings and conversations was redacted by the DOJ, which now is claiming its coordination with the leftist organizations is protected from public disclosure by “deliberative privilege and attorney work product” rules, Just the News reported.
The report explained, “The memos show that a month after the Biden administration sued Georgia to overturn its election integrity law the advocacy groups and DOJ constructed an agreement to protect their discussions and emails from public disclosure by calling them ‘common interest communications.'”
Specifically, Ezra Rosenberg of the Voting Rights Project at the Lawyers’ Committee said last July, “Hi all, as confirmed on today’s call, each of the entities that participated in today’s call … agree on their own behalf and on behalf of their respective clients in this litigation that they share a common interest in the successful prosecution of this litigation and that they may share (but are not required to share) privileged communications and other litigation material between and among them without waiving the attorney-client privilege, the work product protection or any other privilege or protection.”
The report confirms that “at least three” DOJ lawyers were included in that agreement.
Just the News reported the result is that “Nearly all the communications after that time included a disclaimer claiming they were ‘common interest communications’ and were heavily redacted by DOJ to hide the substance of discussions before they were released under FOIA.”
“I believed that this case [challenging ordinary election integrity requirements adopted by the state] was politically motivated, and now we have proof,” Raffensperger said in an interview.
“In effect, what they are doing is invoking client-attorney privilege. And it[s] clients, apparently, are these liberal activist groups, instead of being the American people. The Department of Justice works for all of us,” he said.
Just the News reported a “senior Justice Department official, speaking on condition of anonymity,” said there was precedent for shielding DOJ communications with private groups from the public.
The report noted it was in the aftermath of the 2020 election that Georgia lawmakers adopted an election integrity law to limit the use of drop boxes, ban the mass mailing of absentee voting ballot request forms and require voter ID.
The DOJ quickly joined a lawsuit filed by private special interest groups in the case, claiming that the law discriminates against black voters, even though the state has confirmed black voting “has soared in recent years,” the report said.
There are a multitude of questions that remain unanswered about that 2020 election. One factor that an analysis concluded “bought” the election for Joe Biden was the $420 million Mark Zuckerberg handed out to various elections officials, and in many cases was used to turn a local elections office into a get-out-the-vote campaign for Democrats.
Further, many officials simply ignored their own state laws on absentee ballots and such because of COVID.
And the legacy and social media corporations worked together to suppress accurate – and damaging – reporting about the Biden family’s international business schemes and payments just before the election.
Various investigations and documentaries exposing the misbehavior continue. And there have been complaints of criminal activity filed in several states.
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