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Tue Feb 18, 2020, 11:59 PM

William Barr tells people he might quit over Trump tweets

Source: LA Times

Atty. Gen. William Barr has told people close to him that he’s considering quitting his post after President Trump wouldn’t heed his warning to stop tweeting about Justice Department cases, an administration official told the Associated Press.

The revelation came days after Barr took a public swipe at the president, saying in a television interview that Trump’s tweets about Justice Department cases and staffers made it “impossible” for him to do his job. The next day, Trump ignored Barr’s request and insisted that he has the “legal right” to intervene in criminal cases and sidestep the Justice Department’s historical independence.

Read more: https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-02-18/ap-source-barr-tells-people-he-might-quit-over-trump-tweets

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Reply William Barr tells people he might quit over Trump tweets (Original post)
William Seger Feb 18 OP
apcalc Feb 19 #1
sdfernando Feb 19 #48
mahina Feb 19 #57
apcalc Feb 19 #59
turbinetree Feb 19 #2
blueinredohio Feb 19 #28
lagomorph777 Feb 19 #36
Dan Feb 19 #3
magicarpet Feb 19 #8
Drum Feb 19 #4
denem Feb 19 #5
alwaysinasnit Feb 19 #6
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 19 #7
magicarpet Feb 19 #11
Midnight Writer Feb 19 #14
MontanaMama Feb 19 #9
delisen Feb 19 #10
Scarsdale Feb 19 #27
thinkingagain Feb 19 #12
lagomorph777 Feb 19 #37
Midnight Writer Feb 19 #13
yaesu Feb 19 #15
Hulk Feb 19 #16
LaMouffette Feb 19 #17
William Seger Feb 19 #18
lagomorph777 Feb 19 #38
sueh Feb 19 #19
geralmar Feb 19 #20
lagomorph777 Feb 19 #39
chwaliszewski Feb 19 #21
duforsure Feb 19 #23
Scarsdale Feb 19 #29
olddad65 Feb 19 #22
truthisfreedom Feb 19 #24
duforsure Feb 19 #25
gademocrat7 Feb 19 #26
NurseJackie Feb 19 #30
catbyte Feb 19 #31
samplegirl Feb 19 #32
greenjar_01 Feb 19 #33
OneBlueDotBama Feb 19 #34
marble falls Feb 19 #35
gembaby1 Feb 19 #40
karin_sj Feb 19 #41
keithbvadu2 Feb 19 #42
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dalton99a Feb 19 #45
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BlueIdaho Feb 19 #47
abakan Feb 19 #49
RealityChik Feb 19 #50
samplegirl Feb 19 #51
Doreen Feb 19 #52
FoxNewsSucks Feb 19 #53
wryter2000 Feb 19 #54
BlueJac Feb 19 #55
Under The Radar Feb 19 #56
mahina Feb 19 #58
Under The Radar Feb 19 #61
mahina Feb 19 #62
Paladin Feb 19 #60
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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 12:02 AM

1. I call BS on Barr's statement.

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Response to apcalc (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 11:59 AM

48. Yep total BS

I was LOLing when I read that!...just a bunch of kabuki theater.

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Response to apcalc (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 05:19 PM

57. I think he's using the news to communicate to Trump's foreign bosses.

Possibly Barr’s are the same.

I wonder what Malcom Nance thinks.

/realize this sounds unusual
//here we are

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Response to mahina (Reply #57)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 05:21 PM

59. Interesting point

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 12:03 AM

2. Bullshit.................and more bullshit......................

Impeach this asshole...........................

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 07:56 AM

28. Agreed 1000 percent!!!

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 10:45 AM

36. Hilariously non-credible.

Like every fucking thing Barr has ever said.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 12:12 AM

3. It's too late for Barr to be concerned

About his virginity.

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Response to Dan (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 12:29 AM

8. billy barr has syphilis, gonorrhea, pubic crabs, head lice...

....and recently bed bugs from trDump's place.

billy ain't no virgin,... not by a long shot.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 12:13 AM

4. Um

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 12:14 AM

5. Liar, liar, asshole on fire.

Go subpoena yourself Billy.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 12:19 AM

6. Quite obviously Barr thinks most of us are not very bright.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 12:21 AM

7. So what's holding you back, Bill?

The only problem is that Trump would find someone even worse, if that's imaginable.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 12:37 AM

11. Worse like this,...

He is such a good crime fighter, he was an incredible NY Mayor,... he is trDump's personal Mafia attorney,... our next US Attorney General.


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Response to magicarpet (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 12:40 AM

14. Rudy should need a Pardon for this alone.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 12:32 AM

9. Barr is no master thespian.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 12:35 AM

10. Signal that Barr has completed main part of mission

He has never been there to protect Trump the person.

He arrived to protect the Imperial Presidency, the Republican " aristocracy" and the secrets of the. Reagan and Bush administrations.

With those secrets safe and victories they have racked up in three years of Trump he is of little concern to them.

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Response to delisen (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 07:55 AM

27. Barr got this job by

writing a lengthy letter, praising tRump and declaring that presidents have no limits. Barr thinks presidents (unless they are democratic presidents) are above all laws. tRump liked that, so now he is declaring himself the chief law enforcement officer. Thanks, Billy Low Barr. tRump is correct this time, he IS the chief law enforcement officer, since Barr is not doing his job.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 12:38 AM

12. I hope the door hits His rear end

On the way out

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Response to thinkingagain (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 10:46 AM

37. I think that happens every time he walks through a door.

Really can't be helped.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 12:40 AM

13. In for a penny, in for a pound. Sorry, Mr. Attorney General. You asked to be on the team.

Even after seeing the first two years and the treatment of Jeff Sessions you said "Hey, I want to get in on this. I want that guys job!"

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 12:47 AM

15. oooooooh suuuuure he will, didn't he just say at his interview that

"I don't care what people think of me after I'm dead because I'd be dead"

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 12:56 AM

16. bowl sheet

I don't usually play into conspiracies....but I sure as hell smell one here. All "drama"...distraction. This pudgy tool isn't going anywhere. He has no where to go.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 12:56 AM

17. We all know the real reason he's considering quitting (if he really is considering it)

is because la merde is really starting to hit the fan now and he realizes he's been busted—big time. The gig is up, and he knows it. More and more people are getting more and more vocal, calling for his resignation and impeachment and even imprisonment. I think he's going to resign and try to pull a Lev-and-Igor maneuver and buy a one-way ticket to some country that no one can extradite him from. Sorry, Bill Barr. You can hide, but you can't run. ('Cause you're fat.)

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Response to LaMouffette (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 01:20 AM

18. I think you're right

I think he's just trying to pretend that he has integrity and courage, but if he quits, it's actually because he's afraid of testifying to Congress next month about his rampant malfeasance.

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Response to William Seger (Reply #18)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 10:47 AM

38. If he quits, it's easier to force him to testify.

So he's not quitting.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 01:22 AM

19. I'll believe it when I see it, Billy-boy.

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Response to geralmar (Reply #20)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 10:49 AM

39. That's hilarious. Barr's not in the legal profession.

He's in the world's oldest profession.

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Response to chwaliszewski (Reply #21)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 04:50 AM

23. Or Rudy Giuliani

Maybe why he had him start looking into Ukraine , or Deven Nunes. Both loyal toadies with absolutely no morals or ethics.

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Response to duforsure (Reply #23)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 08:03 AM

29. Chris Christie is still

hovering around, hoping for something from tRump He is corrupt enough to fill the vacancy.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 02:02 AM

22. He can't quit, unless he is ordered to, he is in way over his head

With the wrong guys. He is as fucked as this nation is.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 05:45 AM

24. Too weak to pull up his own urine-soaked pants.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 06:12 AM

25. This is more BS from Bill Barr

He's too compromised from everything he's involved in to do this, and its all another act from bill barr. He's no AG for the American people. He's a compromised puppet for trump and putin to use now, with no where to do but down for his crimes, and just a matter of time before barr's looking at consequences . I'd bet he's not sleeping much from worry. He knows whats coming along with rudy , justice, then they'll b pleading for mercy when they get sentenced.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 07:47 AM

26. Barr needs to be disbarred.

He is a saboteur. The Justice Department is in crisis. The Orange buffoon is interfering in federal criminal cases. Barr does nothing to uphold the laws of this country.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 08:55 AM

30. No he's not. It's just theater.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 09:21 AM

31. ...

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 09:24 AM

32. Go do not pass Go

It’s just hype! He’s not going anywhere!

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 09:27 AM

33. Honestly, why are the papers running with this PR job? Literally nobody believes it

It's ridiculous that the Washington Post would publish an obvious public relations stunt. They know it's not fucking true, and all their readers know it's not fucking true.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 09:54 AM

34. 60's Toronto Band, Gaslight

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 10:44 AM

35. Welcome to the WWE version of a GOP administration. All we need is Vince McMahon.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 11:12 AM

40. Blah, blah, blah

Sure you will.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 11:18 AM

41. Yeah, right...

Anyone who believes this is either an idiot or complicit.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 11:22 AM

42. Next, Donald will bring in Roy Cohn as his AG.

Next, Donald will bring in Roy Cohn as his AG.

Dead, you say?

No problem for Trump's followers.

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https://www.wonkette.com/trump-christian-advisor-paula-white-ressurection-seed#5jY3eGVTSIvTXKVA.99

Pat Robertson can also resurrect the dead.


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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 11:29 AM

43. I don't believe it

for a minute

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 11:34 AM

44. Justice Dept put out a statement last night

Lawrence read it on his show--Barr's not going anywhere.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 11:36 AM

45. .

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 11:49 AM

46. I got some ocean front property in Arizona

"I got some ocean front property in Arizona
From my front porch you can see the sea
I got some ocean front property in Arizona
If you'll buy that, I'll throw the golden gate in free"

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 11:59 AM

47. Next up Rudy?

Nah, I think Billy is looking to take the heat off.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 01:09 PM

49. Just more Kabuki theater

They will keep dragging out this supposed rift between the dipshit and his dog until enough people bite.
It is not real, Barr is just trying slow down his critics by showing a make believe difference with his master.
I don't for a minute believe it and will be totally stunned if he quits.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 03:53 PM

50. DISTRACTION ALERT!

So that Trump can send SWAT teams into sanctuary cities to terrorize psych therapists into surrendering confidential patient records in order to seek out stressed Latinos and deport them and their families.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 03:56 PM

51. Just blowing smoke

He’s not going anywhere!

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 03:57 PM

52. Typical words from

the lying sack of steaming shit.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 03:57 PM

53. Barr is a liar.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 03:59 PM

54. Trump's tweets

Are hurting Barr's ability to eff with our federal courts on Trump's behalf. My guess is this is a last-ditch effort to get Trump to stop. Trump will have a hard time finding a replacement to continue Barr's blatantly illegal maneuvers.

My guess is Trump is unable to control his own behavior. The tweets will continue. We'll see if Barr will make good on his threat to quit.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 04:01 PM

55. Bullshit!

Never, he begged for the job!

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 04:08 PM

56. Why not tell trump directly instead of playing the Media like a fiddle?

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Response to Under The Radar (Reply #56)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 05:21 PM

58. Because the message is for Trump's bosses

Who may also be Barr’s.

Repeating my response above, sorry for the redundancy.

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Response to mahina (Reply #58)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 05:27 PM

61. Most likely Barr's bosses who are (is) Trump puppet Master(s)

Because Barr certainly is the source of Trumps Power.
Without Barr Trump goes to jail, and that is great leverage for Barr to throw Trumps phone in the toilet whenever he wants.

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Response to Under The Radar (Reply #61)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 05:32 PM

62. Agreed, potato potahto.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 05:24 PM

60. Talk is cheap, Barr.

Why don't you surprise the fuck out of everybody---and fucking quit?

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 05:44 PM

63. Oh, please do you fucker nt

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 09:34 PM

64. Another thing to consider

We all know that people in his administration don't last all that long. Trump has some psychological need to pick fights that he can win. So, he often fires people after just a short while.

It looks very bad when four prosecutors quit all at once (almost.) It looks bad when 1100 former government attorneys take the time to pen a damning letter against both Trump AND Barr. Now, attorneys are beginning to demand Barr's resignation. They don't like the interference and they don't like a federal judge being negatively tweeted about and pressured. And, I think that Barr setting up a private, direct route for Giuliani to report to Barr himself looks very, very bad, especially when the talk is that Giuliani is in even more trouble.

So, now it seems that Barr isn't just defending Trump, but Barr is having to at least notice that legal professionals are now calling him out to resign. It appears that Trump and Barr are at odds in some way, and I think that all this recent pressure is really troubling Barr. That's not to say that I disagree with those that say that Barr will never quit. He strikes me as a lowly guy who suddenly rose to immense power, and won't give it up.

But, I think that Barr is in jeopardy of being FIRED by Trump, for some perception by the mentally ill Trump that Barr has failed (and also because, you know, it's time to kick one of Trump's friends to the curb.) Barr may be setting up an outside excuse for not being able to do whatever Trump wants him to do, so when he gets fired, it will not look like he did something wrong, but just a result of a nut job in the WH. I think this is a preemptive defensive strike. Especially when the public would like to see Barr impeached by the House. Bet he didn't count on that, ever.

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