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Sen. Bob Casey Tells Prosecutors to Ignore Rudy Giuliani’s “Russian Propaganda” (Mother Jones)

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December 19, 2019, West Palm Beach, Florida, United States Of America: WEST PALM BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 19: Wearing his New York YankeeÕs World Series ring, Former New York City Mayor and attorney for President Donald Trump Rudy Giuliani speaks at the 2019 Turning Point USA Student Action Summit - Day 1 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on December 19, 2019 in West Palm Beach, Florida....People: Rudy Giuliani (Credit Image: © SMG via ZUMA Wire)

Sen. Bob Casey Tells Prosecutors to Ignore Rudy Giuliani’s “Russian Propaganda” – By AJ Vicens (Mother Jones) / Feb 24 2020

The Pennsylvania Democrat warns resources that could fight opioids are being wasted.

Two weeks after Attorney General William Barr confirmed that he had established an “intake process” for information gathered by Rudy Giuliani from Ukraine, which involves federal prosecutors based in Pennsylvania, the state’s senior senator is calling on the Justice Department to “reject” any “Russian propaganda” funneled via that channel.

“These claims should be rejected outright.”

Department veterans say the selection of the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania, which is led by Scott W. Brady, for the role doesn’t make much sense. On Monday, Democratic Sen. Bob Casey sent a letter to Barr arguing that the Pittsburgh-based office is plenty busy with major public safety problems, including its key role in opiod overdose-related law enforcement.

“This new process has led me to question whether DOJ’s leadership is more committed to serving the President’s political agenda than the American people—particularly my constituents in the Western District of Pennsylvania,” wrote Casey, who noted that claims about Ukrainian election meddling have been thoroughly debunked by Trump administration officials such as FBI Director Christopher Wray and Fiona Hill, the former Senior Director of European and Russian Affairs at the National Security Council.

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