Justice Department officials have worried that they will have a weak argument for withholding materials, given how much information was turned over to Congress after the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
A federal judge said prosecutors led by Alexander Acosta broke the law 11 years ago by concealing an unusually lenient plea deal with a billionaire sex offender. But experts are split on whether Acosta should be forced out of his current position.
When it became apparent that Republican Mark Harris might be lying under oath, his lawyer stopped the proceedings and called for a closed-door session. Everyone sensed an opportunity to bring the saga to an end.