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Mon Feb 17, 2020, 05:30 PM

Barr Just Cost the Justice Department Its Prized Public-Corruption Fighter

The impact of Attorney General William Barr’s intervention in the Roger Stone sentencing won’t just be felt in the cases concerning President Donald Trump’s allies, current and former Justice Department officials warn. It’s cost the Justice Department one of its top public-corruption prosecutors at a time when public corruption is looking like a growth industry.

That attorney is Jonathan Kravis. Kravis is the deputy chief of the fraud and public corruption section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, putting corruption within the federal government under his purview.

Or he was until Tuesday, when Kravis resigned. The last straw for Kravis, who was part of Robert Mueller’s team that convicted Roger Stone of charges including lying to Congress, was the Justice Department overruling him on the recommended length of Stone’s prison sentence. Unlike his three outraged fellow prosecutors, Kravis didn’t just quit the Stone case, he quit the Justice Department.

“It’s troubling and heartbreaking to see someone as talented and dedicated as Jonathan was known to be leaving under these circumstances,” said a federal prosecutor who requested anonymity during a precarious moment for the Justice Department. “His loss is all the greater given his focus on prosecuting fraud and corruption, at a time when both crimes appear to be on the march.”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/bill-barr-just-cost-doj-its-prized-public-corruption-fighter

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Reply Barr Just Cost the Justice Department Its Prized Public-Corruption Fighter (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 2020 OP
True Blue American Feb 2020 #1
Nature Man Feb 2020 #2
True Blue American Feb 2020 #3
rockfordfile Feb 2020 #4
leftieNanner Feb 2020 #5
scarytomcat Feb 2020 #7
leftieNanner Feb 2020 #9
True Blue American Feb 2020 #15
bucolic_frolic Feb 2020 #13
in2herbs Feb 2020 #16
rickford66 Feb 2020 #27
OAITW r.2.0 Feb 2020 #28
leftieNanner Feb 2020 #6
tblue37 Feb 2020 #8
ariadne0614 Feb 2020 #10
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 2020 #11
calimary Feb 2020 #31
blm Feb 2020 #12
stillcool Feb 2020 #14
keithbvadu2 Feb 2020 #17
notinkansas Feb 2020 #18
magicarpet Feb 2020 #21
Perseus Feb 2020 #19
Blue_true Feb 2020 #23
yuiyoshida Feb 2020 #20
soldierant Feb 2020 #30
Blue_true Feb 2020 #22
Proud Liberal Dem Feb 2020 #24
ibegurpard Feb 2020 #25
Jane Austin Feb 2020 #26
bucolic_frolic Feb 2020 #29

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 05:36 PM

1. Just read on

The Laurence O’Donnell site that Barr was known as,” Cover up General,” in the Iran/ Contra era.

BTW, that list is up to 2 thousand and Bush former Administration joined in. Time action to disbar or impeach now.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 05:41 PM

2. I LOVE your signature line!

It made me have a brief snap of peace when I read it!

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Response to Nature Man (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 05:43 PM

3. :)

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 05:46 PM

4. Iran/Contra. Telling that the pos didn't go to jail

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 05:52 PM

5. I don't believe Barr was involved in Iran/Contra

He was HW Bush's AG and he convinced him to pardon all of the Iran/Contra baddies from the Reagan administration.

Once again, IOKIYAR.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 05:59 PM

7. he was the cover up

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Response to scarytomcat (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 06:11 PM

9. Oh yes he was! Nt

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 06:50 PM

13. They might get further with impeachment than one would think

It would make corruption the issue, and GOP52 might like to clean that up for November.

It would be serving the president! to clean out the corruption, so they can't say it's strictly political.

American voters are eager for some red corruption meat.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 07:09 PM

16. Agree, but didn't Pelosi just send a memo out to House members saying that their

emphasis should be on health care and not any further impeachment actions??

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 09:19 PM

27. The Bushes created this Frankenstein Monster

Gimmie a break

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 09:23 PM

28. This is the role of William Barr. Clean-up crew leader in Republican malfeasance and, yes,

veneering Republican traitor-ism against the Constitution.

Seems like Barr is between a rock and a hard place. Give up Trump, rehab some honor, and we find out what kompromat they had on you. Or remain a loyal soldier and delay the inevitable.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 05:53 PM

6. This is really bad!

Like the purge of Ohr, Stzrok, and others from the IC. Our Russia specialists. And now a corruption specialist gone.

WHEN we win in November, I hope we will be able to bring some of these folks back into the fold.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 06:03 PM

8. Feature, not bug. nt

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Response to ariadne0614 (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 06:44 PM

11. wow! It was 1100 the last time I looked.

Let it grow to a tidal wave of condemnation.

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Response to ariadne0614 (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 11:44 PM

31. Lordy what a great cartoon!!!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 06:44 PM

12. Trumpees are rejoicing. Unchecked corruption for them sounds great.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 06:50 PM

14. what an effing mess...

all we need is a match.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 07:11 PM

17. Trumpsters - 'Mission Accomplished!'

Trumpsters - 'Mission Accomplished!'

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 07:50 PM

18. I think that's the goal here.

They want to rid the administration of anyone and everyone with any integrity at all. They're building themselves the best swamp any of them could ever imagine.

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Response to notinkansas (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 08:31 PM

21. After they clean house of all the professionals and patriots,...

.... in the US Government. Come trDump's second term they can pilfer, plunder, and profit off the US Treasury to their hearts content.

That is what they are setting up for themselves. No oversight, no honesty, open the floodgate of corruption wide so they can rob and steal from the country blind.

A Fascist Theocratic Hyper- Capitalist Oligarchy in the place where our Democracy once stood.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 08:06 PM

19. The problem with that is that Kravis is not doing anyone any favours

 

THAT is exactly what they want, THAT is exactly what Steve Bannon was talking about when he said the government had to be dismantled.

What is Barr going to do now? He will fill that post with someone as corrupt as he is, that is what they want, to be able to do what they want without the hassles of principled people around.

The problem with all these people who have resigned is that they go back to the private practices and remain quiet, it would help if when they resign the spill the beans, but resigning and not doing anything is exactly what these corrupt creatures want.

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Response to Perseus (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 08:47 PM

23. I disagree.

If Kravis had stayed in DOJ, he would have been a fairly powerless attorney that Barr and his henchmen could overrule any time. If he had complained and tried to do what was right, they would have loaded up on him as a miscreant and eventually fired him. Now he can go public with a clean image and publicize why he thinks the decision by Barr was corrupt.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 08:19 PM

20. I bet if all Government workers walked off the job

Trump would be in a world of shit.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #20)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 04:31 PM

30. Yes, that's so.

But, unfortunately, so would we.

I would stop receiving my Social Security checks and would have to be "living on live and laughter" which is not very sustaining. I couldn't even order supplies as there would be no USPS to deliver it (where I am, USPS is now delivering for UPS and FedEx - not every package, but many of them.)

And that's not all, and it's just me. Almost everyone depends on the Government for something.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 08:41 PM

22. I doubt that Barr wants someone who fights public corruption around.

That interferes with Trump's plans.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 09:04 PM

24. A "happy accident" for Trump, I'm sure.

The more corruption the better for Trump and his family to continue to flourish in

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 09:12 PM

25. Working as intended

For the christofascist takeover

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 09:16 PM

26. "Or he was until Tuesday, when Kravis resigned. "

Is it Tuesday already?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 03:48 PM

29. Good lawyers should be on the outside now

fighting the crooked lawyers on the inside.

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