Read to you what has been dropped from the earlier addition of the DOJ manual. (1) restriction on bringing a voter fraud case close to an election. (2) Care for overt investigations in the pre-election period and while election is underway. “Most if not all prosecutions and investigations should await the end of the election.” — underlined in the prior volume — has been removed. Reason for that was to not impact the election. Gonzales, predictably, has no idea what Feinstein is talking about and can’t answer why those changes were made.
The issue is that DOJ has recently revised the US Attorney's (I think) manual. And they weakened--and in one important case--removed the restrictions on taking voting rights cases in the days leading up to an election.
In other words, DOJ just made it easier to tamper with elections by taking political cases against organizations like ACORN.
Later in the hearing (if I'm correct), Jeff Sessions (!?!?!) pursued this further, asking who approved the changes in the manual. Here's how Helen captured the exchange: