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Fri Jul 10, 2020, 10:07 PM

A Question: Could an Administration, up to and including the AG and the President, be charged...?

...after they were out of office? For continued obstruction of justice?

What would it require?

Or should the Democrats just forget about it and move forward, if (they) win the next election?

Do crimes cease to exist whenever the Parties in the Congress switch power? Even up to, and including, treason?

Democrats have some decisions to make.

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Reply A Question: Could an Administration, up to and including the AG and the President, be charged...? (Original post)
kentuck Jul 2020 OP
LonePirate Jul 2020 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2020 #2
kentuck Jul 2020 #5
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2020 #6
kentuck Jul 2020 #7
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2020 #9
kentuck Jul 2020 #18
Dan Jul 2020 #10
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2020 #11
Dan Jul 2020 #14
StarfishSaver Jul 2020 #16
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2020 #17
StarfishSaver Jul 2020 #12
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2020 #15
bdamomma Jul 2020 #3
samnsara Jul 2020 #4
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2020 #8
Hoyt Jul 2020 #13
kentuck Jul 2020 #20
abqtommy Jul 2020 #19
pecosbob Jul 2020 #21

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 10:13 PM

1. I want Biden's inauguration speech to include a call to investigate this criminal president & admin.

Put that MF on notice immediately that he will soon be in jail.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 10:16 PM

2. Of course. Only the president can't be prosecuted while in office;

all of the others could be charged even now within the statute of limitations (5 years for most federal crimes). It's just that it won't happen until Barr is gone.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 10:18 PM

5. After the election...?

...should Barr be impeached?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 10:21 PM

6. It would be pointless as long as the GOP controls the Senate,

and Barr would be fired in another 2-1/2 months anyhow (until 1/20/21), so why bother?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 10:25 PM

7. But it would give Barr something to think about.

After he is no longer protected by incumbency.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 10:29 PM

9. It would be a ridiculous waste of time and taxpayer money.

He wouldn't be removed from office by a GOP lame-duck senate after the election and he'll be gone in January anyhow. Since impeachment and conviction does nothing but remove someone from their job and he's got only 2-1/2 months left between the election and the end of Trump's term, what's the point, even if it worked, which it wouldn't? If you want him to have something to think about, figure out some crimes he can be charged with when the Trump administration is gone.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 12:20 AM

18. I could sponsor that.

But what is required for that to happen?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 10:42 PM

10. With a new president,

Mr. Barr can be terminated, immediately!!!

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Response to Dan (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 10:44 PM

11. And would be. Agency heads resign as a matter of course

when a new administration takes over unless they are asked to stay. I would expect Barr to be gone by COB on the afternoon of 1/20/20.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 10:48 PM

14. And in theory,

Biden must and should do a purge within all Departments - and sadly, the whole DOJ must be looked at and cleaned up the evil that supported Trump.

And then, once Biden has his new head of the DOJ - unleash the Dogs of War.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:24 PM

16. It happens at noon

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #16)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:25 PM

17. I'll give him a little extra time to clean out his desk,

because I don't think he can move very fast.

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Response to Dan (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 10:47 PM

12. With a new president, Barr would be gone

Unless renominated, all of the political appointees, including the cabinet secretaries, are out as of noon on January 20, 2021

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:18 PM

15. Yes. And I hope somebody films Barr waddling disconsolately to his car

carrying a cardboard box with his office stuff and his potted plant. While it's not likely to happen, I'd also like him to be greeted right then and there by federal marshals.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 10:17 PM

3. forget it?

just like how we didn't hold George Bush and Cheney for starting a war in Iraq. This was all planned and those DU'ers who in tune to these things said it began with Reagan.

These are crimes, I wish those white collars wouldn't save their asses, we have no justice for these white supremacists, but people like us get locked up. This injustice must end, we will see more protests. We need to be loud.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 10:17 PM

4. Nixons AG was jailed and he would have been too if Ford hadnt pardoned him...

...or whatever he did....

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Response to samnsara (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 10:26 PM

8. John Mitchell wasn't Nixon's AG when he committed the crimes for which

he was convicted; he was his 1972 re-election campaign manager and was convicted for crimes related to the Watergate coverup. And he was never pardoned. Instead, he served part of his sentence and was paroled after 19 months for medical reasons.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 10:47 PM

13. Won't happen, and probably best that one Admin doesn't go after another. HOWEVER,

if there were ever a case where it’s deserved, this is it. So, I wouldn’t gripe.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #13)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 12:25 AM

20. Should this be an exception?

Most other Administrations are not as criminal as this one, although Bush Jr was damn close.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 12:23 AM

19. Here's my take: show no mercy and take no prisoners!

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 01:36 AM

21. The bottom line is that something should be done so that it will not happen again...ever

This would require control of the Senate. IMO there should be checks in place to prevent Justice from going rogue...not 'norms' which Rs will ignore when convenient, but real statutory road-blocks.

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