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Thu Feb 13, 2020, 04:44 PM

Rachel: Barr cannot be complaining that he is being bullied by the president.



Rachel Maddow MSNBC ✔@maddow

Forgive me, but Mr. Barr cannot be complaining that he is being bullied by the president.

He happily intervened in cases of interest to the president, to the president's benefit, to the point where prosecutors resigned in protest.

What he feels bullied by is the backlash to it.


The New York Times ✔@nytimes

Breaking News: Attorney General William Barr said he wouldn’t be “bullied” and that President Trump’s tweets on Roger Stone “make it impossible for me to do my job” https://nyti.ms/2vyWyWp


4:41 PM - Feb 13, 2020

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Reply Rachel: Barr cannot be complaining that he is being bullied by the president. (Original post)
Dennis Donovan Thursday OP
dewsgirl Thursday #1
Proud Liberal Dem Thursday #3
dewsgirl Thursday #4
olegramps Friday #43
Proud Liberal Dem Yesterday #44
Dennis Donovan Thursday #5
dewsgirl Thursday #6
Lonestarblue Thursday #22
dewsgirl Thursday #25
at140 Thursday #27
Rebl2 Thursday #32
chillfactor Thursday #33
Hermit-The-Prog Friday #40
druidity33 Friday #41
Silver Gaia Friday #38
TwilightZone Thursday #9
Moral Compass Thursday #2
empedocles Thursday #8
spanone Thursday #7
coti Thursday #10
SallyHemmings Thursday #21
LineLineReply +
struggle4progress Thursday #34
Pacifist Patriot Friday #42
Mersky Thursday #11
Qutzupalotl Thursday #12
Mersky Thursday #13
at140 Thursday #29
Marcuse Thursday #36
NotHardly Thursday #14
Jade Fox Thursday #15
Evolve Dammit Thursday #17
bucolic_frolic Thursday #16
at140 Thursday #30
Traildogbob Thursday #18
ffr Thursday #19
meadowlander Thursday #20
Brother Mythos Thursday #23
Paladin Thursday #24
C_U_L8R Thursday #26
calimary Thursday #28
kacekwl Thursday #31
Straw Man Friday #39
AllaN01Bear Thursday #35
struggle4progress Thursday #37

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 04:47 PM

1. This whole situation with Barr today is just plain absurd.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 04:49 PM

3. +1

Very absurd. It's so good to know that people aren't just lying down though and taking everything that's happening. That means that there is some hope out there for us yet.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 04:50 PM

4. 🤞🤞🤞

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:42 PM

43. This is the case of the scam of the scam.

Anyone with an brain cells knows this is just another scam. The president screws up by publicly intervening in a case tried by court in which his Attorney General is abusing his power to over ride the DOJ prosecutors. That exposes the fact the Barr is a loyal bootlicking ass kissing bastard doing what Trump had told him to do. So, what to do? Barr, of course with the Trump's henchmen, agree that Barr should make a contrived statement of his exception to the presidents interference and that he can't do his job. Yeah, the job of doing exactly what the president had told him to do and then what Trump had stupidly made pubic. How can a man pull off this type of unlawful crap when his conspirator exposes the entire operation. That is Barr's complaint. Barr is one of the major conspirators behind the so-called Unified Executive Theory that gives the president dictatorial powers and transforms the government into a fascist government no different than the governments of Germany and Italy that took their nations to destruction.

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Response to olegramps (Reply #43)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 01:26 PM

44. I was referring to the prosecutors

not Barr. I'm pretty sure that Barr's statement was designed to separate himself, slightly, from Trump. If he were *really* sick of Trump, he's just resign IMHO

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 04:51 PM

5. Kabuki theater presents the play "Gaslight"

Best way I can describe it.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 04:53 PM

6. Yes, I think everyone saw right through it from the first

tweet/article. Neither one of them have a speck of credibility. Kabuki theatre perfect.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:34 PM

22. Everyone except Chuck Todd.

What a doofus. Why does MSNBC still have him as a host of anything!

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #22)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:44 PM

25. Of course...always.🙄

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #22)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:48 PM

27. I think Todd will soon be replaced by

Shep Smith who left Fox News.

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Response to at140 (Reply #27)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 07:07 PM

32. Oh please

let this be true.

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Response to at140 (Reply #27)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 07:10 PM

33. I am hoping......

can't stand Toady!

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Response to at140 (Reply #27)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:35 AM

40. upChuck could be replaced by Suzi Collins and nobody would notice a difference

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Response to at140 (Reply #27)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:07 AM

41. I think I heard

he broke his contract and can't be hired until it's ended. 2 years?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:17 AM

38. Yup.

Great description.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 04:58 PM

9. It is. It's completely bizarre.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 04:48 PM

2. Rachel is absolutely right!

Barr is covering his ass right now.

He knows that he has crossed a couple of BIG red lines and is now wondering about losing his license and a movement to impeach.

He’s trying to create plausible deniability.

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Response to Moral Compass (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 04:54 PM

8. First, barr may be warning WH staff and javanka. Next, ass covering.

Third, may be hedging on Judge Amy's upcoming sentences. Fourth, barr may be testing some waters?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 04:53 PM

7. That's absolutely correct, Rachel

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 04:58 PM

10. He's not complaining he's being bullied, he's complaining that Trump is making the corruption

too obvious.

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Response to coti (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:34 PM

21. Spot on!

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Response to coti (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 07:37 PM

34. +

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Response to coti (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:43 PM

42. This!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 05:02 PM

11. Whattha a.f. is this?!

Feels like a con job two-step shuffle.

I’m not buying this one minute, unless barr turns state’s evidence.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 05:10 PM

12. There is a movement to disbar him in VA and DC

which would indeed make it “impossible to do his job.”

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Response to Qutzupalotl (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 05:25 PM

13. Is the minimum he deserves.

He’s not fooling anyone who’s paying attention. He’s blatantly turning the DOJ into a political organ.

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Response to Qutzupalotl (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:51 PM

29. Why would it make it more difficult?

It is not like Barr personally goes to courts to prosecute.
And the AG does not even need to have a law degree.

Nope, Barr will continue to carry water for tRump.

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Response to at140 (Reply #29)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 07:56 PM

36. A Supreme Court Justice needs no law degree either. Hannity could be appointed.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 05:42 PM

14. Spot on

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 05:43 PM

15. It's good that Barr is feeling the backlash nt

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Response to Jade Fox (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 05:58 PM

17. Yes it is. He has come under some serious condemnation from many angles.

Don't think he thought his blind faith enabling all the way through. Sad.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 05:50 PM

16. Manufactured controversy to distract from the intervention

They're on the same side committed to the same goal

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #16)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:51 PM

30. +10

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:13 PM

18. Ha!!!!

What is his job, traveling throughout Eastern Europe on our dime digging up dirt on trump opponents. Coordinating with the vile Gooliani to have a direct channel between Russia and DOJ, (as Jared planned from day one) to push propaganda Like Russia, North Korea, and Jiiina, to maintain DICKTATORShip. Fuck all the fat boy traitors in this admin; trump, Pompeo, Barr, Rusty Limpballs, and for the hell of it, Huckabee Sadldlebags.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:14 PM

19. Corrections: IMPotus & Barr is a party to the prior crimes committed, so he's CYA

The Roger Stone is a freebie. In for a dime, in for a dollar. Guilty as fuck!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:21 PM

20. "Trump won't bully me into undoing the thing I did on his behalf,"

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:39 PM

23. "Billy Needs-to-be Disbarred" practically begged for his current job.

Now, it seems he doesn't like being publicly called out for doing the dirty work he actually wants to do.

I guess he can't find a rock big enough to crawl underneath right now.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:41 PM

24. Direct hit, Rachel!

Keep up the good work.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:47 PM

26. Exactly - this is some bullshit theatre they're treating us to.

One thing that's true is they're feeling the heat - so let's turn it up !!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:48 PM

28. Yeah. What the hell is Barr whining about?

It’s not like he’s trying to rule against what trump wants.

Where’s that itty bitty violin?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:52 PM

31. Barr sorry Mr. President but I'm going to criticize you

for tweeting so I can continue to do your bidding. Trump ok Bill not to rough though I don't want to look stupid.

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Response to kacekwl (Reply #31)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:08 AM

39. I think it's more a case of ...

... "Please shut up, Mr. President! How do you expect me to continue my shilling for you behind the scenes when you keep shining a spotlight on it and screaming into a megaphone about it?"

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 07:39 PM

35. hem

im a plain speaking engine , i speak as i find , this fool is whining about the prez interfering with his job, but he does the prez bidding as the prez private mouth peice ? hem.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 09:01 PM

37. The Enforcer: The Don making it hard for me to whack folk quietly!

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