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Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:23 PM

BREAKING: Barr takes control of legal matters of interest to Trump, including Stone sentencing

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/barr-takes-control-legal-matters-interest-trump-including-stone-sentencing-n1135231

Feb. 11, 2020, 7:55 PM EST
By Carol E. Lee, Ken Dilanian and Peter Alexander

WASHINGTON The U.S. attorney who had presided over an inconclusive criminal investigation into former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe was abruptly removed from that job last month in one of several recent moves by Attorney General William Barr to take control of legal matters of personal interest to President Donald Trump, according to multiple people familiar with the matter.

A person familiar with the matter has confirmed to NBC News that President Trump has now rescinded the nomination of the U.S. attorney, Jessie Liu, for a job as an undersecretary at the Treasury Department.

On Tuesday, all four line prosecutors withdrew from the case against Trump associate Roger Stone and one quit the Justice Department altogether after Barr and his top aides intervened to reverse a stiff sentencing recommendation of up to nine years in prison that the line prosecutors had filed with the court Monday.

But that wasn't the first time senior political appointees reached into a case involving a former Trump aide, officials told NBC News. Senior officials at the Justice Department also intervened last month to help change the government's sentencing recommendation for Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who pled guilty to lying to the FBI. While once the prosecutors in the case had recommended up to six months in jail for Flynn, their latest filing now says they believe probation would be appropriate.

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Holy shit!!

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Reply BREAKING: Barr takes control of legal matters of interest to Trump, including Stone sentencing (Original post)
Dennis Donovan Tuesday OP
blm Tuesday #1
captain queeg Tuesday #2
OliverQ Tuesday #4
Kingofalldems Tuesday #12
Celerity Tuesday #13
OliverQ Tuesday #21
Dennis Donovan Tuesday #5
Dennis Donovan Tuesday #3
Celerity Tuesday #14
ooky Tuesday #6
bluestarone Tuesday #7
NewJeffCT Tuesday #16
panader0 Tuesday #8
Dennis Donovan Tuesday #17
world wide wally Tuesday #9
MFGsunny Tuesday #10
spanone Tuesday #11
DeminPennswoods Tuesday #15
healthnut7 Tuesday #18
healthnut7 Thursday #22
winstars Tuesday #19
sinkingfeeling Tuesday #20

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:25 PM

1. Barr needs to be impeached

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Response to blm (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:31 PM

2. Can that be done? Who does it, same as for the president?

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:31 PM

4. Yes. The House impeaches,

but again, he won't be removed.

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Response to OliverQ (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:54 PM

12. Says who?

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:56 PM

13. Moscow Mitch and the Trumpian toads in the Senate

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:54 PM

21. Says the 53 Republicans that will never vote to remove him

just like they refused to remove Trump.

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:32 PM

5. Same process, I believe

...meaning same outcome.

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Response to blm (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:31 PM

3. We're in uncharted waters... again.

Every fucking week, we're in different "uncharted waters". Every week, a brand new sea with its own unique set of monsters

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:00 PM

14. hate to say it, but.....



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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:34 PM

6. Too bad for Barr that the judge still controls Stone's sentence.

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Response to ooky (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:35 PM

7. EXACTLY!

Hope she sticks with ORIGINAL sentence! 7 to 9 years!!!

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Response to ooky (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:02 PM

16. Sadly

even though she's a Clinton (I think) appointee, she gave Manafort less than the recommended guidelines.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:37 PM

8. I have a bad feeling this will not end well.

Lines are being crossed. Many people see what is happening.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:02 PM

17. I see seasoned lawyers on TV with looks of shock on their face

I'm reading their tweets - a lot of stunned reactions. Even Rachel says it might be the most important "rule-of-law" day of the entire Trump presidency.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:48 PM

9. And the GOP Senate would say. "Facts don't matter"

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:48 PM

10. It's made me go back to review all the levels of hell in Dante's Inferno.

This maladministration has leased/sold space in all of it, but particularly in the lowest circles, especially the 8th and 9th levels of Hell.

https://www.thoughtco.com/dantes-9-circles-of-hell-741539

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 08:51 PM

11. trump's personal attorney general, and we the taxpayers are paying him..

ain't that America....today

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:01 PM

15. With all the prosecutors resigning/withdrawing from the

cases, Barr's going to have to appear in court himself pretty soon.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:05 PM

18. Whoa!!!

If Trump doesn't win in November, Barr could be facing a really long prison sentence!! As Rick Wilson says everything Trump touches dies!!!!! I just can't believe supposedly smart men losing their careers and reputations for the Trumpet!!

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Response to healthnut7 (Reply #18)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 02:10 AM

22. Thank you for the heart!!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:17 PM

19. Justice Handed Over to Dictatorship

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:44 PM

20. The coup is almost complete. I don't know if we can hang on to our

democracy until November.

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