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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:31 AM

Trump bucks Barr's request to stop tweeting about Justice Dept., declaring a 'legal right' to seek i

Source: Washington Post

A day after Attorney General William P. Barr publicly warned President Trump not to tweet about the Justice Department, Trump did just that, declaring that he has the “legal right” to ask his top law enforcement official to get involved in a criminal case.

In his tweet, Trump quoted Barr from a television interview Thursday in which he asserted that the president had never asked him to do anything related to a criminal case.

“This doesn’t mean that I do not have, as President, the legal right to do so, I do, but I have so far chosen not to!” Trump added in his own voice.

His tweet followed a remarkable interview with ABC News, in which Barr said, “I think it’s time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases,” adding that such statements “about the department, about people in the department, our men and women here, about cases pending here, and about judges before whom we have cases, make it impossible for me to do my job and to assure the courts and the prosecutors and the department that we’re doing our work with integrity.”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-appears-to-escalate-standoff-with-attorney-general-and-justice-dept-declaring-on-twitter-a-legal-right-to-influence-criminal-cases/2020/02/14/8c152c36-4f2f-11ea-bf44-f5043eb3918a_story.html

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Reply Trump bucks Barr's request to stop tweeting about Justice Dept., declaring a 'legal right' to seek i (Original post)
usaf-vet Friday OP
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turbinetree Friday #10
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mpcamb Friday #11
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Mz Pip Friday #13
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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:33 AM

1. He doesn't have the legal right but he does it anyhow

because nobody has the cojones to stop him.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:33 PM

19. Exactly, VO

He is even lashing out at this biggest supporter for daring to even minutely cross him........

He's on a roll now, as is the entire Republican steam roller........

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:36 AM

2. I guess Billy should resign on principal. Haha, joking. He has none.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:38 AM

3. CYA!

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:51 AM

4. Another fly in the ointment. Someone has the nerve to tell Trump to stop tweeting,

and Trump says he can do what he wants to do. And that is good for us. This actually proves to all, that Trump, in his own words, can do what he wants to do. Even if there is some sort of question as to the validity of him doing so..
...There are undecided voters, who don't believe Trump wants unlimited power. This tweet almost proves that unlimited power is what he really wants. Many undecided voters will see this as a terrible statement and vote for the Democrat instead. Of course we do not know, and will not know for a while, but this statement by Trump this morning against his Attorney General just about proves deepest fears of many people. Further, Trump could have waited for a while, and talked privately with his Attorney General about this, but no, that is not what he did. Trump could not wait for a private conversation about his tweeting. Trump had to attack right away, and that is very good for our side.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:52 AM

5. Good cop bad cop

This is all such Mafia shite.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:54 AM

6. A phony wrestling match.

By a bunch of bad actors.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:56 AM

7. Wah wah...

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:01 AM

8. Very likely

This is all staged by trump and Barr.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:14 AM

9. Barr Has Never Done Anything With Integrity

And that includes before the Trump Tweets. So what difference does it make regarding Barr?

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:17 AM

10. Hey Traitor just because you "think" you have the legal right just maybe you don't, idiot

this isn't some business that you use to run into the ground, whereby you were judge, jury and executioner, it doesn't work that way in a Democratic Republic, in your fascists authoritarian head you "think" you can do it but you can't, even if you have AG that is basically a liar, because your AG is trying to have it both ways and trying his damnedest to pull off a PR stunt, because he has to go to Congress and get money from us the taxpayers..................so in essence you and him and can go fuck off, right along with all of your republican enablers..........................that committed treason.....................................


November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough......................

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:35 PM

20. Couldn't agree more TT, thx NC

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:25 AM

11. Is this enforceable? If there's no penalty for judicial meddling, what was the trial for?

That's what Stone did and what he'll justifiably serve time for.

This may be a reason we got where we are:
Scream, holler, sue, demand and keep the drumbeat going when this shit occurs.
Spend the money, lawyer hours and keep public pressure at a peak or more of it will roll downhill.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:43 AM

12. Trump is doing nothing of the sort

This is an act. Barr s orchestrating this to make it look like he's independent to give his fascist acts on Trump's behalf credibility.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:44 AM

13. The only reason Barr is pissed

is because he can’t do his dirty work in the dark. The Trump tweets shine a big spotlight on his meddling.

It’s all out in the open now. So yeah, it’s hard for Barr to do his job with people actually scrutinizing his moves.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:15 AM

14. WWE was never this good.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:21 AM

15. Barr: "Shhhhh - Ixnay on the eetsTway!" Trump: "WHAT, BILL? I CAN'T HEAR YOU!"

Barr's only complaint was that Turd was making the corruption game too public, not that the corruption itself is any problem for Barr.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:20 PM

17. Hey tRUMP, you've already been impeached once and impeachment is a "legal rite" too.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:49 PM

18. Once again his usual MO: "I didn't do it, but there would be nothing wrong if I did!"

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:41 PM

21. A legal right to obstruct justice?

That's a new one Donnie boy.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 05:27 PM

22. The whole affair is nothing but

Bullshit kabuki theatre.

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