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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:44 PM

William Barr seen as Trump's choice to be next attorney general: report

Source: Marketwatch

William Barr, who served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, is President Trump's leading candidate to lead the Justice Department,according to a Washington Post report on Thursday. The report, based on multiple people familiar with the deliberations, said senior White House lawyers are also in favor of the selection. Barr, who is currently a lawyer at Kirkland & Ellis, was attorney general from 1991 to 1993. He would replace Jeff Sessions, who was forced out after the midterm elections last month.


Read more: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/william-barr-seen-as-trumps-choice-to-be-next-attorney-general-report-2018-12-06

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Reply William Barr seen as Trump's choice to be next attorney general: report (Original post)
UpInArms Thursday OP
Glimmer of Hope Thursday #1
hlthe2b Thursday #4
George II Thursday #2
irisblue Thursday #3
irisblue Thursday #5
not fooled Thursday #13
SunSeeker Thursday #14
groundloop Thursday #6
C Moon Thursday #7
KCDebbie Thursday #9
C Moon Thursday #10
turbinetree Thursday #8
RussBLib Thursday #11
Judi Lynn Thursday #17
humbled_opinion Thursday #12
Eugene Thursday #15
Judi Lynn Thursday #16
Hortensis Friday #18

Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:52 PM

1. I can't imagine that No. 1 would nominate Barr.

He seems too competent and respected although a Republican.

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Response to Glimmer of Hope (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:54 PM

4. Me either... Just an attempt to distractwhile someone truly awful is "recreated" to make palatable.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:52 PM

2. I think he's too intelligent to accept the job.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:52 PM

3. Okay, this part of his wiki I like

Personal life Edit
Barr is an avid bagpiper, an avocation he began at age 8, and has played competitively in Scotland with a major American pipe band; he was a member for some time of the City of Washington Pipe Band.[18]

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:55 PM

5. And this part is problematic & wrong source is Wiki

Barr's two-day confirmation hearing was "unusually placid" and he received a good reception from both Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee.[8] Asked whether he thought a constitutional right to privacy included the right to an abortion, Barr responded that he believed the constitution was not originally intended to create a right to abortion; that Roe v. Wade was thus wrongly decided; and that abortion should be a "legitimate issue for state legislators".[8] Committee Chairman, Senator Joe Biden, though disagreeing with Barr, responded that it was the "first candid answer" he had heard from a nominee on a question that witnesses would normally evade.[9] Barr was approved unanimously by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Chairman Biden hailed Barr as "a throwback to the days when we actually had attorneys general that would talk to you."[9]

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Response to irisblue (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 05:36 PM

13. Yeah

just goes to show that the state you live in has a major impact on so many issues impacting quality of life. It's almost like going to completely different countries.

Of course, there are many aspects of governance that pukes want to enforce and force on everyone at the Federal level.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 05:37 PM

14. I assume any Republican is anti-choice.

It's their party platform.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:48 PM

6. I'm not buying it..... Barr is far too competent to work for Tiny

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:51 PM

7. Did he pass the Barr?

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Response to C Moon (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:57 PM

9. I came in here to post just that! GMTA!

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Response to KCDebbie (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 03:03 PM

10. Are you serious! :D Awesome!

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 04:07 PM

11. at least it isn't Bob Barr - n/t

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:28 PM

17. So true! His memory is STILL too clear, after all these years. What a creep, or normal Republican.



He hasn't been gone nearly long enough.



Does this mean he became a barber? Next customer.

From last year:



Clinton impeachment leader Bob Barr helping Roger Stone dodge congressional subpoena for Wikileaks source
Bob Brigham BOB BRIGHAM
13 OCT 2017 AT 16:07 ET

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Former Congressman Bob Barr is best known as one of the House managers of impeachment. Barr actually started the impeachment process months before the Monica Lewinsky scandal was revealed and was the first member of Congress to call for Clinton’s resignation after Lewinsky came to light.

Barr, a former Latin America CIA analyst during the Operation Condor era, is allegedly now helping with Stone’s legal defense.

Stone was interviewed by WLS-AM’s morning show hosts John Howell and Ray Stevens on Friday about House Intelligence Committee leader Mike Conaway (R-TX) setting an end of the day deadline for Stone to reveal his Wikileaks intermediary or face congressional subpoena.

“I am consulting former Congressman Bob Barr, who is former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee — has a good rapport with a number of the members of the committee — to see what can be worked out,” Stone claimed.

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/clinton-impeachment-leader-bob-barr-helping-roger-stone-dodge-wikileaks-subpoena/

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 05:15 PM

12. Trump is all in on Barr for AG

But I am sure he thinks it is Roseanne.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:11 PM

15. Trump's new top AG pick has urged more Clinton probes and played down both Russia collusion and obst

Source: Washington Post

Trump’s new top AG pick has urged more Clinton probes and played down both Russia collusion and obstruction

By Aaron Blake
December 6 at 2:08 PM

President Trump insisted when he made Matthew G. Whitaker his acting attorney general that he wasn’t familiar with Whitaker’s past commentary critical of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s probe.

But now it might be happening again.

Former attorney general William Barr has emerged as Trump’s top pick to be the nominee for the full-time AG job, The Washington Post is reporting. Picking former president George H.W. Bush’s AG would seem a pretty safe and confirmable pick, on its surface.

But much like Whitaker, Barr’s past commentary has played down the severity of the allegations against Trump — on both the collusion and obstruction-of-justice fronts — and he has also suggested the Clintons should be in more trouble.

In fact, in November 2017, Barr told the New York Times that there was actually more basis to investigate Hillary Clinton for the Uranium One deal than there is to investigate Trump for potential collusion with Russia. He went so far as to say the Justice Department was wrong to give Clinton a pass.

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/12/06/trumps-new-top-attorney-general-pick-once-called-more-clinton-probes-downplayed-trump-russia-collusion/

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:17 PM

16. There's got to be a hitch. Trump must have "dirt" on him to be able to coerce his decisions.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 04:10 PM

18. NAACP standing against. Barr's deplorable civil rights record,

includes establishing mass incarceration and replacing Democrats' "softness on crime" (i.e., punishment proportional to the crime and considering defendant records and other circumstances) with extremely punitive, mandated sentencing.


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