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Sat Jun 6, 2020, 10:41 AM

Barr seeks to dissociate himself from move on demonstrators outside Lafayette Square

Source: The Washington Post

Attorney General William P. Barr sought to dissociate himself Friday from police’s move earlier this week to push back a crowd of largely peaceful demonstrators using horses and gas, claiming that he did not give the “tactical” order for law enforcement on the scene to move in.

The Associated Press reported that Barr told the news organization that the move against the protesters — which has been widely condemned — was already in process when he was spotted at the scene near the White House early Monday evening conferring with law enforcement on the ground.

“I’m not involved in giving tactical commands like that,” Barr told the Associated Press. “I was frustrated and I was also worried that as the crowd grew, it was going to be harder and harder to do. So my attitude was get it done, but I didn’t say, ‘Go do it.’ ”

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that Barr personally ordered the crowd of protesters be pushed back as part of a plan hatched far earlier in the day. According to a Justice Department official, law enforcement authorities, including Barr, had decided to extend the security perimeter outside the White House after earlier demonstrations over the death of George Floyd at police hands in Minneapolis turned violent. When Barr came to the scene Monday afternoon, the official said, he was “surprised” to see that hadn’t been done.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/barr-seeks-to-dissociate-himself-from-move-on-demonstrators-outside-lafayette-park/2020/06/05/47cb96b6-a78e-11ea-bb20-ebf0921f3bbd_story.html

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Reply Barr seeks to dissociate himself from move on demonstrators outside Lafayette Square (Original post)
alp227 Jun 6 OP
Turbineguy Jun 6 #1
Bengus81 Jun 6 #2
agingdem Jun 6 #10
Hugin Jun 6 #3
exboyfil Jun 6 #4
Walleye Jun 6 #5
ashredux Jun 6 #6
dhill926 Jun 6 #7
bucolic_frolic Jun 6 #8
paleotn Jun 6 #9
Iliyah Jun 6 #11
Archetypist Jun 6 #13
niyad Jun 6 #22
Archetypist Jun 6 #28
Brother Buzz Jun 6 #34
Archetypist Jun 6 #38
Demsrule86 Jun 6 #40
Archetypist Jun 6 #45
Demsrule86 Jun 6 #39
Archetypist Jun 6 #12
mahatmakanejeeves Jun 6 #14
JudyM Jun 6 #19
Girard442 Jun 6 #15
turbinetree Jun 6 #16
George II Jun 6 #17
KPN Jun 6 #18
William Seger Jun 6 #20
chia Jun 6 #21
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Jun 6 #27
elleng Jun 6 #30
BlueIdaho Jun 6 #23
NNadir Jun 6 #24
Kid Berwyn Jun 6 #25
DemoTex Jun 6 #26
elleng Jun 6 #29
Yeehah Jun 6 #31
obamanut2012 Jun 6 #32
beachbumbob Jun 6 #33
Marcuse Jun 6 #35
cp Jun 6 #36
Grokenstein Jun 6 #37
Andy823 Jun 6 #41
usajumpedtheshark Jun 6 #42
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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 10:42 AM

1. He'll need a fall guy.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 10:47 AM

2. So what Barr..too FUCKING late. Your a Trump enabler just like the rest of Trumps circle..........

These clowns are now like rats leaving the ship...........

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 10:51 AM

10. Hey, Barr you fat fuck (apologies to the weight-challenged)

you did this...your hate and bend-over allegiance to your master isn't on the surface, it's skin deep and to the bone..

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 10:48 AM

3. Mr Trump Attorney... Tear down that chicken coop! n/t

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 10:49 AM

4. Did you order the Code Red?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 10:49 AM

5. This is the guy, that in answer to a question from Kamala Harris,

Under oath in his Senate hearing said, “I’m grappling with the word suggest.” The GOP merrily voted him in anyway.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 10:49 AM

6. LOL....sure Bill....these guys are hilarious...and damn dangerous

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 10:50 AM

7. own it you fucking coward....

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 10:51 AM

8. LOL oh man that's a good one

a real knee-slapper! No-responsibility-at-all-itis. Must be going around the Oval Office.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 10:51 AM

9. Ha! That's funny, Bill......

" I said, go kick their asses. But I didn't mean for them to actually go and kick their asses." That's the weakest, most sniveling excuse I've heard in a long time.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 10:52 AM

11. It was leaked that they were laughing in the WH . .

when the protestors were pushed back by horse riders, rubber bullets shot at them while gassed.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 10:53 AM

13. link please

I would love to read more about that!

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Response to Archetypist (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 11:39 AM

22. Welcome to DU.

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Response to niyad (Reply #22)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 12:28 PM

28. Thx

I've actually been on here since 2003 or so.. couldn't change my username so I just created a new account.

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Response to Archetypist (Reply #28)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 03:23 PM

34. Curious, what's your old DU username?

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #34)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 04:06 PM

38. I'm not posting that

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Response to Archetypist (Reply #38)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 04:20 PM

40. Why not?

Maybe send a PM?

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #40)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 07:41 PM

45. I asked to have it deleted.

Because I don't want ties to my personal name. I'd rather not share that and am not sure why you're asking.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 10:53 AM

12. Oh OK

So he explicitly condoned it, he just did not give a specific order. Such leadership. He could come out and say what happened was wrong, but noooo..

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 10:55 AM

14. "So my attitude was get it done, but I didn't say, 'Go do it.' "

"Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?"

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #14)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 11:11 AM

19. Exactly! "Attitude."

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 10:57 AM

15. Imagine working for Barr. Anything goes wrong -- your fault.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 10:59 AM

16. So the Federalist Society enabler is talking out of the side of his mouth again..............

since he likes to play semantics with words...........

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 11:02 AM

17. Sure, after he said it was his decision. It's getting to the point that we can't even keep up...

...with the ever changing stories.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 11:09 AM

18. WTF? "My attitude [while he was conferring there on the ground

with law enforcement] was get it done, but I didn’t say Go do it!”

“I’m not involved in giving tactical commands like that.” So whatever means of force law enforcement chose to use was okay by him then? Coulda been live rounds?

So basically, he led the charge but takes no responsibility — the privilege of royalty.

This bastard needs to be strung up by his toes over a warm fire in Lafayette Park ... maybe that’ll melt away his veneer of royalty.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 11:12 AM

20. When you lie about it, Mr. Barr, you're really admitting you know it was wrong

If we actually had congressional oversight, Barr would be forced to resign.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 11:23 AM

21. "So my attitude was get it done, but I didn't say, 'Go do it.' "

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Response to chia (Reply #21)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 12:25 PM

27. This is looking like a mob organization more and more each day.

No one ever says anything directly: "This bothers me. I wish someone would do something about it" has as much force as saying, "Do this." Michel Cohen testified about this before Congress.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #27)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 12:50 PM

30. Exactly,

no 'concrete' evidence, but as we're not in a court of law (yet,) what we see is perfectly sufficient.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 11:40 AM

23. Why would anyone believe a word this guy says?

He’s done nothing but lie since he started kissing Shitler’s ass.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 11:50 AM

24. He's going to have a hell of a time dissociating himself from prison in 2021. n/t,.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 11:54 AM

25. Barr's paving the way for the intelligent fascist to come...

Pompeo, Cotten, some Ralph Reed like turd...

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 11:55 AM

26. Out, damned spot!

"Out, damned spot! out, I say!--One: two: why,
then, 'tis time to do't.--Hell is murky!--Fie, my
lord, fie! a soldier, and afeard? What need we
fear who knows it, when none can call our power to
account?--Yet who would have thought the old man
to have had so much blood in him."

The Tragedy of Macbeth - William Shakespeare
Act 5, Scene 1

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 12:49 PM

29. 'my attitude was get it done'

that's quite enough.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 12:51 PM

31. Central casting couldn't find a better "cowardly villain"

I hope these bootlickers get their justice soon.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 12:54 PM

32. Roundly condemend, and AG's are not LEOs or Military

He had no right to order this.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 01:16 PM

33. Barr is nothing more than a liar

he speaks NO truth

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 03:50 PM

35. Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 03:55 PM

36. Nice try, Fat Boy

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 04:00 PM

37. "Out, damn'd spot!"

EDIT: Oh dammit, someone beat me to it.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 04:33 PM

41. Well at least

he didn't blame it on President Obama like trump always seems to do.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 05:12 PM

42. I didn't order the use of chemical weapons, honest.

Barr: I only directed them to illegally attack peaceful protesters so the BOB (Big Orange Baby) could have his picture taken while profaning a religious instrument and building. It was those park rangers that wanted to use chemical weapons.

I hear they will be changing his department's name to the Dept of Injustice

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 05:59 PM

43. "I Completely Approve, But Not My Fault"

But, we'd hear a different tune had the move been seen as triumphant instead of idiotic, worldwide.
And by the way Billy Boy, it's still your fault!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 06:48 PM

44. What a pussy!

And not the good kind.

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