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Wed Nov 6, 2019, 08:07 PM

**Breaking** Trump wanted Barr to hold news conference saying he broke no laws in call w Ukrainian

Trump wanted Barr to hold news conference saying the president broke no laws in call with Ukrainian leader

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-wanted-barr-to-hold-news-conference-saying-the-president-broke-no-laws-in-call-with-ukrainian-leader/2019/11/06/16d541ec-ff55-11e9-8bab-0fc209e065a8_story.html

President Trump wanted Attorney General William P. Barr to hold a news conference declaring the commander in chief had broken no laws during a phone call in which he pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate a political rival, though Barr ultimately declined to do so, people familiar with the matter said.

The request from Trump traveled from the president, to other White House officials, and eventually to the Justice Department. The president has mentioned Barrís declination to associates in recent weeks, saying he wished Barr would have held the news conference, Trump advisers say.

In recent weeks, the Justice Department has sought some distance from the White House, particularly on matters relating to the burgeoning controversy over Trumpís dealings on Ukraine and the impeachment inquiry they sparked.

People close to the administration say Barr and Trump remain on good terms. A senior administration official said Trump praised the attorney general publicly and privately Wednesday, and White House spokesman Hogan Gidely said, ďThe President has nothing but respect for AG Barr and greatly appreciates the work heís done on behalf of the country ó and no amount of shady sources with clear intent to divide, smear, and slander will change that.Ē

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Reply **Breaking** Trump wanted Barr to hold news conference saying he broke no laws in call w Ukrainian (Original post)
hlthe2b Nov 6 OP
democratisphere Nov 6 #1
NewJeffCT Nov 6 #19
democratisphere Nov 6 #20
drray23 Nov 6 #2
dewsgirl Nov 6 #6
madaboutharry Nov 6 #3
uponit7771 Nov 6 #4
malaise Nov 6 #5
yellowcanine Nov 6 #7
EleanorR Nov 6 #8
hlthe2b Nov 6 #9
EleanorR Nov 6 #14
Grasswire2 Nov 6 #12
dflprincess Nov 6 #10
UniteFightBack Nov 6 #11
BKDem Nov 6 #13
Doreen Nov 6 #15
EleanorR Nov 6 #16
yaesu Nov 6 #17
Kaiserguy Nov 6 #18
Roland99 Nov 7 #21
OnDoutside Nov 7 #22
hlthe2b Nov 7 #23
Johonny Nov 7 #24

Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 08:09 PM

1. The base will eat it up and the rest of US will add it to the liar's count.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 10:12 PM

19. The media will eat it up as well

most of them will cover it non stop for a week and it will be mission accomplished before the story starts falling apart

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 10:24 PM

20. The MSM sure ain't helping the cause for truth.

THEY are hoping this sh'tshow goes on forever.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 08:12 PM

2. I guess he figured if it worked for the Mueller report

Why not try it again for Ukraine? The sad thing is that given how dumb a significant part of America is, it probably would have worked.

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Response to drray23 (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 08:22 PM

6. With him trotting across the globe trying to cook whatever

conspiracy theories he can, he has burned up what little credibility he may have once had. People fell for his crap with the Mueller report, because we weren't prepared. Now we are onto him.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 08:13 PM

3. Another day, more abuse of power.

Seeking to use the DOJ for his own personal need to lie some more was even too much for Barr. This is the problem: Trump has a criminal mind.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 08:16 PM

4. Didn't Red Don want UKR prez to work through Barr? Of course Barr wants to run away from Red Don...

... cause Barr doesn't want to go to jail.

Red Don is a walking diarrhea hose

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 08:21 PM

5. Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah



Looks like this was too below the bar for even the Barr

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 08:44 PM

7. Barr is not stupid. He is keeping his powder dry. He will not let Trump drag him behind the bus.

That doesn't mean he won't try to polish the turd with some fake investigation reports, etc. But he is going to be careful as a lawyer can be about walking up to the line of illegality but not crossing it.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 08:56 PM

8. Instead Barr will release some bullshit report, probably over thanksgiving while congress is out

He's as dirty as they come.

Justice Department officials are trying to release in the coming weeks a potentially explosive inspector general report about the FBIís investigation into President Trumpís 2016 campaign, according to multiple people familiar with the effort.

One person involved in the discussions said the target date for the reportís release has been Nov. 20, but another indicated that the Justice Department is unlikely to deliver it by then and that it is more likely to come after Thanksgiving because of the complicated and contentious mix of legal, classification and political issues at play.

The reportís findings will mark a major public test of Attorney General William P. Barrís credibility, given his past suggestions of significant problems with the investigative decisions made by former FBI leaders involved in the case.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/justice-dept-trying-to-finish-report-on-russia-probe-before-thanksgiving/2019/11/05/b28e5b78-0018-11ea-8bab-0fc209e065a8_story.html

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Response to EleanorR (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:03 PM

9. Yes. I only hope the intelligence community (US and overseas) is acting to block a BS report

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:28 PM

14. Who knows what sort of arm twisting Barr has been doing overseas, as well as at home

And of course we know he's not above simply lying through his teeth like he did about the Mueller Report. But I hope you're right, and some effort is being made to impede whatever it is he has planned.

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Response to EleanorR (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:13 PM

12. ugh nt

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:13 PM

10. I'm surprised Barr didn't do it.

I wonder if he's being haunted by John Mitchell and realizing that, yes, AGs can go to prison.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:13 PM

11. Well ain't this some shit. nt

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:22 PM

13. There's a line Barr won't cross?

Iím shocked, and Roy Cohn must be riling over in his shallow grave.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:44 PM

15. OMG!!!

I heard Maddow right. The asshole told the asshole no!!

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:46 PM

16. Ryan Goodman adds a caveat to the story




No "thing of value".

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:57 PM

17. That news was leaked out earlier today as Barr planned on coming out with a statement

supporting tRump, maybe tRump leaked it thinking Barr would be do it.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 10:01 PM

18. Whatever Barr comes up with

will be nothing but 100% BS

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:37 AM

21. Odds of his recusal?

I think I have better odds becoming the first man to walk on Mars.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:46 AM

22. What are the odds that this is a leaked CYA story from Barr's minions ?

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:55 AM

23. very high IMO... n/t

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:57 AM

24. What Barr has to say doesn't matter to Congress anymore. Impeachment is their baby

sorry Don the Con

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