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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:55 AM

It's too late to save yourself now, Bill Barr

It’s too late to save yourself now, Bill Barr
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/11/07/its-too-late-save-yourself-now-william-barr/

For Bill Barr, it’s too little, too late.

In my news colleagues’ latest scoop, The Post’s Matt Zapotosky, Josh Dawsey and Carol Leonnig report that the attorney general declined to fulfill President Trump’s request that he publicly exonerate Trump’s “perfect” call with Ukraine’s president — following several actions recently in which “the Justice Department has sought some distance from the White House.”

Right. Like a barnacle seeks distance from a whale.

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Even as Barr’s latest distancing gambit debuted, he was due to huddle Wednesday with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Trump’s loyal defender, to decide how to release an inspector general’s report examining the FBI’s investigation into Russian 2016 interference and Trump’s campaign. Notably, the Justice Department inspector general himself, Michael Horowitz, was “not expected to attend,” The Post reported, leaving Barr and Graham free to decide what should be declassified to put Trump in the best possible light.

Barr’s team aims to get that report out in the coming weeks, just in time for Barr’s holiday party at the Trump International Hotel, for which the attorney general is paying upward of $30,000 to the president’s business. Barr must have liked what he saw when he dined at the hotel earlier this year on a night when Trump was also there for a fundraiser.

If Barr does manipulate the inspector general’s report to Trump’s advantage, he’ll be reprising his mischaracterization of the Mueller report. Then, before releasing the report, he declared that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III had found “no collusion” (a phrase Mueller did not use), and he cleared Trump of obstruction of justice. It was such a betrayal that Mueller (whom Barr had claimed was his good friend) complained about Barr’s misleading summary. Asked about the objections, Barr, under oath, falsely told Congress he knew nothing about them.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:01 AM

1. That's not the damn story

Barr didn't need to hold a press conference to exonerate Trump because the DOJ already had a press conference where DOJ spokeswoman Kerri Kupec exonerated Trump.

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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:02 AM

2. It's ironic that Barr helped bury the misconduct he almost became a victim of.

Remember the obstruction episode in the Mueller Report in which Trump dictates to Corey Lewandowski a laughably self-indulgent speech he's supposed to hand off to Jeff Sessions to give on TV, personally vouching for what a great and decent man Trump was on the campaign trail, and someone who would never do business with Russians, then declaring the focus of the Mueller investigation would be not on the past but on the future, to protect the election of 2020?

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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:19 AM

3. 'The Pelosi Process' may well get to barr

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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:44 AM

4. K&R

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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 11:03 AM

5. If he manipulates the report? ..............seriously? What else would we expect?

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 11:59 AM

6. Billy Barr will write or say anything in a attempt

to protect his Boss. And many of us thought Ed Meece was the Worst.

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