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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:09 AM

I don't believe for a minute this Barr v Trump act.

Maybe I am wrong but to me it is all kabuki theater. This is all one big act.

Barr, "I can't do my job with the President's interference."

Please, Bill your job is to run interference for President Trump.

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Reply I don't believe for a minute this Barr v Trump act. (Original post)
Botany Friday OP
Iliyah Friday #1
CincyDem Friday #2
Javaman Friday #41
walkingman Friday #3
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thinkingagain Friday #31
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Botany Friday #9
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madaboutharry Friday #10
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LuvLoogie Friday #13
Botany Friday #14
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Liberal In Texas Friday #20
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ashredux Friday #22
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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:09 AM

1. Ditto . . .

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:10 AM

2. Com'on - next you're gonna tell me WWE wrestling ain't real !!!




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Response to CincyDem (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:18 PM

41. at least those guys and gals are athletes and do take a beating for their craft. nt

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:14 AM

3. You nailed it!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:16 AM

4. The fact that Dumpy isn't having a fit about Barr's statement is all the proof I need.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:17 AM

31. Right!

If it was for real Barr. Will be out of there shortly
Just another guy trump hardly knows, another coffee boy.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:17 AM

5. Kick and recommend x 1000.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:19 AM

6. +1

they are just "proving" that the atty gen is "independent" to whatever rubes believe the bs.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:19 AM

7. Me either. It's total bullshit. There's corruption everywhere.

Barr is Trump's lapdog.

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Response to ConorDem (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:25 AM

9. Welcome

"It's total bullshit." Yup, Barr stopped the Mueller investigation and has hidden the report
from the American people but now he is upset by Trump's interference?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:25 AM

8. Good cop bad cop, except in this case it's bad cop bad cop. But for them,

it's a win-win because they're hoping we're not paying attention!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:26 AM

10. "...kabuki theater...."

+1,000,000,000

They think everyone is stupid.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:27 AM

11. No one does.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:29 AM

12. Recommended.

Exactly right. It's bullshit.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:30 AM

13. Slop for the base...

to keep them in their flogged stupor.

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Response to LuvLoogie (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:34 AM

14. And it lets "the liberal media" have their talking heads spew about the Trump v Barr problem.

It is all scripted bull shit.

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Response to Botany (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 10:49 AM

49. When did we get a liberal media? Nobody told me.

It's only Kabuki theater when Barr puts on the same make-up. Even inside those Shar Pei wrinkles and folds.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:38 AM

15. Such a dog and pony show.

They make me absolutely sick.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:41 AM

16. 100% prearranged bullshit.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:48 AM

17. I don't either!

They're just "play fighting," just like Trump does with Putin when he takes some feeble action against Russia, or tries to talk tough about Putin. I'm sure they have a tacit agreement that Trump can occasionally take a swipe at Putin to fool Trump's followers into believing Trump is a strong leader who is tough on Russia.

I wouldn't be surprised if they had some code hand gesture that Trump uses to signal Putin, "Just foolin'! Don't get mad!" whenever he appears to lay down the law on Russia.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:49 AM

18. Barr tried to do Kabuki theater

But prima donna Trump does not have the ability to play along. He's a moron surrounded by morons and will not heed any practical advice.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:49 AM

19. Yes, reality shows really are not real

They are completely contrived and scripted. That's trump's thing.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:56 AM

20. Agreed, all theater. Probably coordinated with Deadbeat Donnie to start with.

May even have been his idea. Scripting the "reality show."




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Response to Liberal In Texas (Reply #20)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:03 AM

25. Just like on American Pickers all the prices have been set before and "the haggling" is just an act

https://www.purevolume.com/entertainment/whats-real-and-whats-fake-in-american-pickers/?safari=1&Exc_D_LessThanPoint002_p1=1

Mike and Frank are notorious negotiators on the show. Itís always depicted that, when they meet the people who own the items they want, they always negotiate a fair price down from a set value that the person has in mind. Thatís not always whatís happening when the cameras arenít rolling, howeverÖ

It turns out that itís a common practice for the crew to set a price along with the guests before Mike or Frank show up. Once they do, the hosts of the program try to negotiate to that set price ó once the filming has started, that is. In other words, thereís not much of a real negotiation happening at all, at least as far as the hosts are concerned.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:57 AM

21. It's beyond annoying how the cable "news" shows keep discussing it as if it was

real.
How do such stupid people get these jobs?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:58 AM

22. One must listen carefully to Barr...

He is good at lying, but there is a small hesitation before the big lie. There was no agreement with the prosecutors on changing the guidelines. Watch...he hesitates slightly and the tone and volume soften. That is his Tell....

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:00 AM

23. It was a coincidence

That Barr intervened right after Trump sent his tweet.
It was a coincidence that Barr rebuked the President right after the story exploded.
It was a coincidence that the Prez broke all precedent by saying he was OK with Barrís statement.
It was a coincidence my ass.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #23)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:29 AM

33. Rule 39: "There is no such thing as coincidence."

Gibbs' rules

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:01 AM

24. Barr is very protective of his "reputation"...

Not an easy task with Trump.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:05 AM

26. NOt even for 1 second - I Don't believe the hype

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:07 AM

27. Agree!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:15 AM

28. Motives

I don't trust anyone associated with DJT and that includes Barr. They are all a bunch of liars and crooks. There is some ulterior motive behind Barr's comments - it may take a while to figure out what the motive is but I guarantee you, We, the American public will find out. I'm sure DJT put Barr up to it. I'm sure Barr doesn't have enough guts to stand up to DJT.

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Response to marieo1 (Reply #28)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:43 AM

34. Barr's motive

He has to appear before the house to answer for some of the things he has done and said lately. This is preparation for saying he's not Trump's fixer. The house won't buy it though.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:15 AM

29. It's not an act. Barr has bent over backwards to accommodate Trump, but Trump's tweets put him

in legal and political danger.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:16 AM

30. Barr has a Tell


He is good at lying, but there is a small hesitation before the big lie. There was no agreement with the prosecutors on changing the guidelines. Watch...he hesitates slightly and the tone and volume soften. That is his Tell....

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Response to ashredux (Reply #30)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 04:31 PM

54. Very observant...

I'll watch for that.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:24 AM

32. barr is saying he could do corruption under the radar if trumpft would shut up

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:04 AM

35. This is all an orchestrated charade

This is all an orchestrated charade. NPR says that Barr discussed this ploy with trump, so this all calculated.

Barr has already forfeited his reputation in history. He is just pretending to trying to preserve any sense of integrity. He still adheres to Trump as king.

And he as big a liar as trump.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:19 AM

36. Barr is not a stupid double dealer, but he is pompous enough to

think he can con us with his lamented excuses that contradicts his previous statements and actions. The man is a menace to everything this country holds dear. And yes, his current attempt to explain away further converting the DOJ to serve one person is nothing but another flimsy act.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:25 AM

37. Precedent?

The staging seems obvious, but is there any precedent for Donald Trump play acting like that?

I can think of some other possibilities -
It's a momentary slip up by Barr. Let's see if he says something like that again
Mr Trump is not really aware of what happened yet
Barr is really in charge, and is keeping Mr Trump on ice

the latter seems as implausible as Donald Trump play acting, but not any less implausible given Mr Trump's decline.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:27 AM

38. At best it's a bad lie.

Just enough to give him "deniable plausibility". The best he could do to clean up this turd. But everybody knows that the idea that he didn't get involved in reducing Stone's sentencing guideline for Trump is utter bullshit.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:46 AM

39. Could not agree more!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:58 AM

40. Neither do I, I don't think you are wrong, I think you are right.

These criminals are actors too.

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Response to Perseus (Reply #40)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:21 PM

42. Always remember that Roger Stone was one of the key players in the rigging of the 2016 ....

... election and both Trump & Barr know that and so they will do everything in their powers
both legal and illegally to protect him and keep him out of prison.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:55 PM

43. I agree with you that Barr is a phony in most recent statements.

Otherwise Barr would have to resign as AG and work with Congress on a new impeachment in a sane World.

Agree that Barr is doing nothing but running interference for Trump, to conclude otherwise is naÔve.

The Barr-Trump relationship is in our faces corruption.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:53 PM

44. I believe Bar 100% on this exact issue.

Its got to be Extremely Frustrating, to the point it would be impossible without a complicit senate majority, to be trying to quietly cover up the presidents crimes and misdeeds when he is constantly publicly tweeting about them...

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 07:11 PM

45. Agree

Pure theater.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:06 PM

46. It's a hog and phony show

n/t

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:28 PM

47. After a year, barr got caught doing all this

Crap, and plenty more we don't know about, for IQ45.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:29 PM

48. I believe it because Trump's tweets are solid evidence of conflict of interest.

Barr is a fool for backing Trump, and he will pay for it.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 11:00 AM

50. Nah. It's all a Potemkin village display.

Basically, Barr is Twitter-grumbling because he's trying to pretend that tRump is be being *unhelpful* by megaphoning what Barr's up to and Barr just wants to maintain some level of plausible deniability about it. He's pretending that he's not doing exactly what tRump wants, he just doesn't want tRump to openly expose him. After all, he doesn't need tRump to tell him what to do. He knows what tRump wants. He's been at this back when he cut his teeth as the AG back during Iran Contra when the Reagan-BushI folks needed a kangaroo hearing, and he proved himself a willing lackey in facilitating that coverup more than thirty years ago! He's got good practice. He's been successful at it and he sure doesn't need someone with the intellect of a brain-addled gnat telling him how to do his job on Twitter, FFS. Barr's just sayin' to tRump's Twitter handler to cool it, "Just don't embarrass me publicly for being such a willing and able law-breaker. I mean, Boss, I do need to be able to dine at Sans Souci without having the waitstaff dump platters on my head and have my prime fillet spat on by the food handlers."

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 11:16 AM

51. Rebuki Kabuki

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 11:19 AM

52. The key bullshit . . .

McTurtle siding with asshole Barr.

If it wasn't so serious, I would be laughing right now.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 11:27 AM

53. A reponsible person would discuss this privately with the person

instead of in public.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 05:11 PM

56. It is the only option that they had.

Their conspiracy to lessen the charges was exposed by Trump's stupid disclosures. So they had to wipe out the fact that Barr was only doing his bootlicking duty at Trump's demands and make it appear that he was responsibly acting in his capacity as Attorney General and was not the president's bought and paid for flunky. Barr is a fascist henchman with no alliance to the nation and the constitution.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 07:17 AM

57. It's all fake and put on to make us think he is not trumps obedient puppy.

No insult to obedient puppies though

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 10:53 PM

58. I disagree. Trump can't help himself, he acts out without thought.

He tweets from the hip. Barr is trying his best to help his Master, who insists on undermining everyone who helps him. Every single person who has tried to support Trump unconditionally has been thrown under the bus. Barr is no exception. This is a pattern, folks. Trump can't help it. He always undermines his strongest supporters and dumps them in the end.

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