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Fri Dec 7, 2018, 10:18 AM

Trump's AG Barr argued for presidential pardons of executive criminals in Iran-Contra

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Alyssa Milano @Alyssa_Milano 4m4 minutes ago
Trump’s AG Barr argued for presidential pardons of executive criminals in Iran-Contra http://movies2.nytimes.com/books/97/06/29

Barr in 2001 said he'd urged Bush to pardon a number of key figures involved in the Iran-Contra scandal, including former Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger. The scandal involved the illegal sale of arms to Iran and anti-government guerrillas in Nicaragua. Bush's decision to pardon Weinberger and others is often listed among the most controversial examples of the president exercising pardon power in US history. BI


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Austin Evers @AREvers
Alert: Barr was AG when George H.W. Bush pardoned Iran-Contra figures, taking the legs out of the special counsel prosecuting them. Barr was directly involved. Bush consulted with him on whether to issue the pardons: https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/1224.html


Alyssa Milano @Alyssa_Milano 12m12 minutes ago
Newly appointed Trump AG Bill Barr believes Roe v Wade was wrongly decided. http://articles.latimes.com/1991-11-14/news/mn-1917_1_wade-decision … #GOPWarOnWomen

Barr is a staunch conservative (wants Roe v. Wade overturned, for example), and as deputy attorney general, successfully challenged a proposed rule by the Department of Health and Human Services to allow people with HIV/AIDS into the United States. He also advocated the use of Guantanamo Bay to prevent Haitian refugees and HIV infected peoples from claiming asylum in the United States. wiki

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 11:17 AM

1. things Barr has said



Aaron Blake @AaronBlake 21h21 hours ago
What William Barr has said:

1) More Clinton probes needed
2) Uranium One more worthy of investigation than collusion
3) Comey firing was AOK
4) Mueller team's donations are too left-leaning
5) It's okay for presidents to request specific investigations


https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/12/06/trumps-new-top-attorney-general-pick-once-called-more-clinton-probes-downplayed-trump-russia-collusion/

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 01:06 PM

2. One mega bad choice.

Watch for things to go South in one big hurry.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 01:15 PM

3. first reaction was optimism it was an establishment figure

...then I realized who they were talking about.

Barr's actually already put into practice many of the dirty tricks Trump has in mind for Mueller.

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