After leading a disastrous impeachment effort in the House and the Senate, Jerry Nadler is still getting everything wrong. And he is not done yet. He is demanding answers as to whether Rudy and Bill Barr or the DOJ is still investigating Ukraine.
But today Nadler got the answer he did not want when the DOJ sent a letter confirming the bad news.
The Washington Examiner reported that a U.S. attorney has been designated to oversee all Ukraine-related investigations by federal prosecutors around the country.
On Tuesday, the Justice Department revealed that Richard Donoghue, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, was assigned to the task by Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen.
Donoghue will “assist in coordinating … several open matters being handled by different U.S. Attorney’s Offices and Department components that in some way potentially relate to Ukraine,” according to a letter sent to the House Judiciary Committee.
Donoghue, a St. John’s University School of Law graduate and Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps veteran, spent more than ten years as an assistant U.S. attorney and was working as the chief litigation counsel for a global tech company before becoming a U.S. attorney in 2018.
“The Deputy Attorney General implemented this policy to avoid duplication of efforts across Department offices and components, to facilitate information sharing, to ensure there are no conflicts among potentially overlapping matters, and to efficiently marshal the resources of the Department,” Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd told House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler in the letter.
Boyd told the New York Democrat that “the Department typically does not provide information relating to ongoing matters,” but decided to weigh in “to clarify the record” following “news reports and public comments from Members of Congress that have significantly distorted the public’s understanding of the Department’s handling of such cases.”