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Tue Jul 9, 2019, 03:49 PM

Barr offers a new reason to question his Russia scandal perspective

Barr offers a new reason to question his Russia scandal perspective
07/09/19 10:03 AM
By Steve Benen


Attorney General William Barr complained to the Associated Press yesterday that House Democrats are trying to create a “public spectacle” by subpoenaing Robert Mueller to testify next week. Barr added that he’d support the former special counsel if Mueller decides he “doesn’t want to subject himself” to congressional testimony.

Or put another way, the attorney general extended public support to a private citizen, offering to help him defy a congressional subpoena.

But Bill Barr’s comments to the New York Times yesterday were arguably even more striking.

…Mr. Barr is pushing forward with his review of the origins of the Russia investigation. “What we’re looking at is: What was the predicate for conducting a counterintelligence investigation on the Trump campaign?” Mr. Barr said. “How did the bogus narrative begin that Trump was essentially in cahoots with Russia to interfere with the U.S. election?”


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The second question, however, stands out for a reason: “How did the bogus narrative begin that Trump was essentially in cahoots with Russia to interfere with the U.S. election?”

Federal investigators didn’t have a “bogus narrative”; they had questions and suspicions based on credible evidence. Law-enforcement officials confront situations like these every day. Sometimes investigations lead to arrests, other times not. Sometimes the subjects and targets of probes are convicted, other times not.

None of this has anything to do with “narratives” – a political term more commonly associated with media criticism.

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http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/barr-offers-new-reason-question-his-russia-scandal-perspective

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babylonsister Jul 9 OP
budkin Jul 9 #1
gademocrat7 Jul 9 #2
dweller Jul 9 #3
nuxvomica Jul 9 #4
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 03:55 PM

1. Barr is an absolutely corrupt shitstain

And will go down as nothing but a Trump enabler.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 04:09 PM

2. Barr is a soulless creature.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 04:21 PM

3. oh, Bogus Billy Barr

Bogus AG of the US, when he is actually just another Trump toady,
setting the 'bogus narrative' he hopes the MSM will adopt ...

'the Russia Trump election involvement investigation, described by the acting US AG William Barr as a "bogus narrative" ... '

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 04:23 PM

4. Should I just call Barr and tell him what the "predicate" was?

The "predicate" was that Papadopoulos guy drunk-bragging to an Australian diplomat about the Russians possessing hacked DNC emails. I'll also tell him to read DU if he wants any information of this sort.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 04:27 PM

5. IMPEACH BARR. 'Bogus' my ass.

I'll never forget that politicians from BOTH SIDES of the isle told us what an honorable man he was...and tons of other bullshit.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 04:32 PM

6. Barr agrees with the Russians .... too

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 05:50 PM

7. Barr will be worse for wear when Mueller finishes testifying.

And he knows it.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 06:08 PM

8. Joseph Goebbel's, the big lie repeat it long enough and often

.. enough and it will become the new truth. (very rough quote).

"How did this bogus narrative start ... " It started with the 272 proven contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 06:16 PM

9. Russia, If You're Listening...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 06:28 PM

10. Barr: Trump's guardian demon.

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