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Thu Dec 5, 2019, 10:51 PM

Mexico president hosts US AG behind closed doors in capital

Source: Associated Press


Updated 5:50 pm CST, Thursday, December 5, 2019



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In this photo provided by the Mexican presidential press office, U.S. Attorney General William Barr, left, speaks with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at the National Palace in Mexico City, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. The closed-door meeting came about a week after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested his government could classify Mexican cartels as terrorist organizations. (Mexican presidential press office via AP)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president and the U.S. attorney general met behind closed doors Thursday, about a week after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested his government could classify Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations.

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“Among other things, they spoke about cooperating on weapons trafficking, money laundering, international drug trafficking and how to form a common front against international trafficking and crime,” the department said in a statement.

Mexico has been pressing the United States to stop the flow of illegal weapons south, while Trump has been pushing Mexico to do more to combat cartels, like the one that killed nine U.S. dual citizens in November.

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López Obrador tweeted a photo of himself conversing with Barr.

He said that as a lawyer, Barr “understands that our Constitution obliges us to stick to principles of cooperation for development and non-intervention in foreign policy.”


Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Mexico-president-hosts-US-AG-behind-closed-doors-14885109.php

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Eyeball_Kid Dec 5 #1
SCVDem Dec 5 #2
Bayard Dec 6 #3
Judi Lynn Dec 6 #4
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crickets Dec 6 #7
BlueIdaho Dec 6 #8
bluestarone Dec 6 #9
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 10:56 PM

1. We'll surely get more news later on this meeting...

... but in reading the statement released by Obrador, we might surmise that since he brought up "non-intervention in foreign policy," we may get a statement from an unidentified source who is "close to" someone in the mix that Barr tried to get Mexico involved in a domestic political project similar to the Ukraine-Biden scandal.

There will be leaks.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 11:47 PM

2. Obrador does not suffer fools lightly!

tRump is delusional!

Mexico isn't perfect but neither are we.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 12:08 AM

3. Did Barr push for dirt on Biden?

Why is he handling this anyway? Doesn't it fall under diplomatic relations?

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Response to Bayard (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 01:44 AM

4. Truly does seem strange, doesn't it? Why didn't they send Baron? n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 05:46 AM

5. Ivanka must be busy.

Jarred has his hands full, organizing the rest of the world. Does Barr ever stay in DC, doing his j-o-b? Maybe tRump thinks that since SO many illegals from Mexico vote for democratic politicians, they can convince the people still in Mexico to vote for the gop? No wonder Barr always looks beat, he is suffering from jet lag. The frequent flyer miles must be adding up fast. I wonder how much taxpayers have spent so far on these trips?

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Response to Bayard (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 10:54 AM

7. IKR? Between Giuliani in Ukraine and Barr hopping all over the globe,

I often wonder if Pompeo feels like he's not being taken seriously in his role as Secretary of State. Aside from letting some of his best staff roll around under the bus, what does he do all day?

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Response to Bayard (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 11:05 AM

8. Why is the Attorney General

Doing the Sec. of States’ job? Since when does the AG negotiate with with other nations leaders?

Looks like Trump has two private lawyers - Crazy Rudy and Bribery Bob...

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 11:36 AM

9. THIS!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 07:41 AM

6. Went there to pick up the check for the wall?

Went there to pick up the check for the wall?

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