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Thu Feb 13, 2020, 12:37 AM

How the last 36 hours COULD HAVE BEEN regarding Barr scandal:



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From Tami Burages

Thirty hours ago news breaks that all four prosecutors in the Roger Stone case suddenly quit because Bill Barr interfered to give Stone sweetheart treatment on behalf of Trump.

Now imagine that THIS is what followed. 👇
All news networks immediately STOP covering the Dem Primaries of the 41st most populous and 2nd most white state in America.

Instead, they bring in every available legal expert to drill into the public's consciousness that the country is now in a rule-of-law crisis.
By 10:30pm all television stations cut to an emergency announcement from Speaker Pelosi.

She gravely states that Trump's and Barr's actions have severely damaged the rule of law and that House Dems will meet at 6am the following morning to decide on a course of action.
By midnight every single Senate Democrat officially calls on Bill Barr to resign with the same gusto and alacrity they did for Al Franken.

Democratic senators to Al Franken: Resign
Embattled Sen. Al Franken will make an announcement Thursday, his office told reporters, as calls for the Minnesota Democrat's resignation -- led by female senators and later including party leaders
https://www.cnn.com/2017/12/06/politics/al-franken-democratic-senators-resign/index.html
By 10am the next morning (Weds), House Judiciary has already voted to subpoena Bill Barr to appear before them the following morning (Thurs).

Barr's office is notified that since his actions are so egregious and damaging this is NOT a request.
The House Judiciary understands that the Attorney General is not a higher authority than it is and that Barr was previously found in contempt.
They contact the DC jail and let them know to make a cell available.

They tell Barr he will be taken into custody using their powers of inherent contempt if he does not comply with their subpoena. They tell him the jail is ready to accommodate him.
The House Judiciary also subpoenas all four prosecutors who left the Stone case to appear before them on Thurs afternoon. Again, not a request.
By noon on Wednesday:

- Every Democratic State AG officially calls for Barr's resignation.

- Every Democratic governor calls for Barr's resignation.

- The New York and DC bars announce formal investigations into Barr's conduct.
By 5pm on Wednesday:

- At least 2000 federal prosecutors have signed on to a statement of no-confidence in Barr and demand his resignation.

- The ACLU calls on him to resign.
During this time, CNN, ABC, NBC, apologize that they're not covering the results of the Dem Primaries of the 2nd whitest and 41st most populous state in America, but ... there's something MUCH BIGGER AT STAKE.
Bloomberg and Steyer and Billionaire Bernie put their money into YouTube and Facebook ads: "RED ALERT. THE RULE OF LAW IS DYING. Please call your Republican senators and representatives and tell them they WILL NOT GET YOUR VOTE unless they DO SOMETHING TO STOP BARR."

Now we're at the present time. Nearly midnight on Thursday morning. We could be at the tipping point. Barr is seriously considering resigning rather than be arrested the following morning.
Or we could be where we are right now, where we're all bemusedly reading THIS letter and wondering if maybe the House doesn't think Bill Barr's actions are that serious after all.

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Grasswire2 Thursday OP
Mike Niendorff Thursday #1
pbmus Thursday #2
Grasswire2 Thursday #3
tableturner Thursday #4
DanieRains Thursday #5
pnwmom Thursday #6
malaise Thursday #7
tableturner Thursday #8
onenote Thursday #9

Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 12:49 AM

1. K&R


Scheduling a voluntary hearing a month and a half from now is an embarrassment of a response.

This is the time to pull the fire alarm, not fill out HR forms.

The house is on fire.


MDN

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 12:49 AM

2. Oh but he will be asked really tough questions on the 31st of March..........50 days from now

Which by then all of the Cons shit will be so covered up that only King Kong could dig it up...

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Response to pbmus (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 12:51 AM

3. If only Karl Rove were one of us, the house would be on fire in media messaging.

Not that I have any respect for Rove except for his ability to seize the news of each day.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 01:12 AM

4. K and R......

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 02:08 AM

5. Run Away Run Away Run Away

Corrupting the Justice Department is worse than the Ukraine Shakedown.

Just sayyin.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 02:38 AM

6. Nice thought, but the House doesn't control the DC jail. They used to have their own jail

but they haven't for a long time.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 09:09 AM

7. Great post

Rec

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Thu Feb 13, 2020, 12:04 PM

8. K and R......

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 12:07 PM

9. You left out the part where Barr seeks a writ of habeas corpus

and the whole process stops cold.

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