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Tue Oct 20, 2020, 09:28 AM

Trump demands Barr investigate Hunter Biden

Source: The Hill

President Trump early Tuesday pressured Attorney General William Barr to investigate the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and demanded that information be released before Election Day.

“We have got to get the attorney general to act. He’s got to act and he’s got to act fast," Trump said on “Fox & Friends,” citing a New York Post report about Hunter Biden’s business dealings. Trump called on Barr to “appoint somebody” to handle the matter.

"This is major corruption and this has to be known about before the election,” Trump said.

Trump’s remarks represented an extraordinary effort by the president to push a member of his Cabinet to investigate the family of his political opponent, as he explicitly invoked the election as reason to do so. They came after a group of House Republicans asked Barr to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the allegations about Hunter Biden made in the Post last week.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/521827-trump-demands-barr-investigate-hunter-biden



This is why we need to vote and win not just the Presidency but the Senate. Barr has turned the DOJ into Trump’s personal law firm, so I am sure that Barr will do what Trump says. Then even if Biden wins, Senate Republicans will happily jump on the Russia propaganda bandwagon to try to distract from efforts to respond to the pandemic and the crashing economy.

How many folks trust Barr not to try to coordinate with the Trump campaign and make some sort of unmasking investigation announcement soon? Sure it won’t go anywhere, but the goal is just to help Trump’s re-election.

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TomCADem Oct 20 OP
Miguelito Loveless Oct 20 #1
NurseJackie Oct 20 #24
Arkansas Granny Oct 20 #2
usaf-vet Oct 20 #3
AnnaLee Oct 20 #4
TomCADem Oct 20 #11
dalton99a Oct 20 #14
EndlessWire Oct 20 #28
Lock him up. Oct 20 #5
onetexan Oct 20 #25
Bayard Oct 20 #6
SledDriver Oct 20 #7
JohnnyRingo Oct 20 #8
EndlessWire Oct 20 #29
bucolic_frolic Oct 20 #9
BlueIdaho Oct 20 #10
Initech Oct 20 #12
George II Oct 20 #13
Nitram Oct 20 #15
TomCADem Oct 20 #19
Nitram Oct 20 #30
pandr32 Oct 20 #16
Scurrilous Oct 20 #17
BadGimp Oct 20 #18
Mr. Ected Oct 20 #20
Evolve Dammit Oct 20 #21
Lock him up. Oct 20 #27
stillcool Oct 20 #22
TwilightZone Oct 20 #23
subterranean Oct 20 #26

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 09:41 AM

1. When Trump loses

he will refuse to accept the results. He will also start to burn down the government. He will fire huge numbers of employees, destroy files and notes, phones, computers, physically. Then he will offer to sell what he knows to Russia.

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 01:59 PM

24. He'll abscond to Russia aboard Air Force One... and give it to them as a bribe...

... for letting him stay.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 09:46 AM

2. This sounds like a "Russia, if you're listening" move.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 09:58 AM

3. Let's see, on Trump's list of must do, investigate Hunter and remove water restrictors from faucet..

..... and dishwashers.

Oh yes and take two more weeks (for the 100th time) to finish and release his "new, better healthcare plan" that he has been promising since before 2016.

Just how stupid does a person HAVE TO BE to vote for this lying idiot?

P.T. Barnum had it right "there is a sucker born every day and two to take them"

The tRump version "we'll get the two suckers to vote for us again and we have a family of grifters ready to take them"

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 10:07 AM

4. I wonder if they have plans for the debate.

I wonder how they plan to handle Trump trying to make Hunter the answer to each and every question no matter what the question is.

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Response to AnnaLee (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 10:34 AM

11. Trump's children take in millions overseas as president slams Biden's son

The real purpose of making crap up about Biden's son is to deflect from the corruption going on right in front of people with Trump, his children and his businesses as noted in this story.

https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-10-10/trumps-adult-children-do-business-overseas-as-president-slams-biden

WASHINGTON — Eric Trump sounded shocked that Hunter Biden hadn’t drawn more criticism for his lucrative business deals in Ukraine and China while his father, Joe Biden, was vice president.

“Can you imagine if I took 3 cents from the Ukraine or 4 cents from China?” President Trump’s second-oldest son asked in a recent Fox Business appearance.

Eric Trump and his older brother, Donald Trump Jr., run the Trump Organization, which conducts business — and takes in tens of millions of dollars annually — around the globe and is still owned by the president. The company is forging ahead with projects in Ireland, India, Indonesia and Uruguay, and is licensing the Trump name in such turbulent areas as Turkey and the Philippines.

Their sister Ivanka is a senior advisor to the president. She kept her international fashion business going for 18 months after she was given a loosely defined White House portfolio that includes interacting with heads of state and working with domestic and international corporate chiefs on economic programs.

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 11:09 AM

14. +1

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Response to AnnaLee (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 03:25 PM

28. I agree. n/t

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 10:07 AM

5. He already did... turned out he came back with zits.

This is just campaign-soundbite bullsh!t from that Repulsive dicktatoRtot wannabe.

GOTV

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Response to Lock him up. (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 02:10 PM

25. What the Con meant was the evidence must be manufactured

Remember the elusive WMDs dubya's administration sold the country on? This is the same crap -insinuate and keep saying it till it sticks, only the coverup & lies w this current admin is much worse & much more dangerous.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 10:16 AM

6. "has to be known about before the election,"

Desperate much, Donnie?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 10:16 AM

7. So we've reached the stage where we start prosecuting political adversaries?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 10:17 AM

8. This is how Trump uses lawsuits too.

There's no basis of fact behind it, but it's the action itself that he uses to prove wrongdoing. Then he shouts from the rooftops: "I'm suing because they wronged me". "We're investigating Biden because because he's a criminal". Then he addzs: "..and everybody knows it!".

Also:
"and this has to be known about before the election"

Who talks like that? It's like English is his second language. His wife uses better grammar and sentence structure. The pool boy must have taught her the language.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 03:26 PM

29. LOL! n/t

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 10:25 AM

9. How does he know, and where are Trump's tax returns?

Trump is an idiot.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 10:27 AM

10. So much for an independent DOJ

Everything Trump touches turns to shit.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 10:37 AM

12. Why? What are they hoping to find?

Seriously if he wants to investigate alleged criminals, why doesn't he start with his own family?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 11:06 AM

13. Hunter will have to go to the end of the line, behind Junior, Eric, Ivanka, Jared, Rudy....

....and dozens of others in trump's circle.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 11:15 AM

15. Barr would investigate Hunter if he didn't already know there's no "there" there.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 11:55 AM

19. Doesn't Matter. Barr Will Just Announce an Investigation a Week Before Election

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This is sort of like Devin Nunes and the DOJ making a lot of noise about unmasking. The goal is to influence the election, rather than try to convict anyone outright. After all, look at Comey's announcement of the Hillary Clinton laptop. The point of a hack/forge and leak operation is to influence the election.

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #19)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 09:07 PM

30. Actually, no on will fall for that one again. Barr and the GOP have conducted sop many

"investigations" that nobody even notices anymore.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 11:20 AM

16. This was his plan when he got impeached

He was trying to pressure the Ukrainian President to come up with something damaging against Joe Biden's son. He has learned nothing.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 11:24 AM

17. There's nothing to find.

We went through this in late 2019 when Rudy flew to the Ukraine with OAN nutjobs and then flew back to the US a few days later claiming to have a 'treasure trove' of dirt on the Bidens. Rudy was invited to testify before the Senate by Lindsey Graham to chat up his trove...didn't go. Rudy went on TV and stated that he was going to prepare a report for the President and release it in two weeks...almost a year later and no report. Like Joseph McCarthy and his 'list' of communist sympathizers in the State Department...there is nothing there.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 11:34 AM

18. The complete and total #GOPSurrender on this issue is staggerinig.

Not surprising but staggering.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:27 PM

20. I'm a gentleman, but to this I say

Fuck you Trump.

You quashed every investigation into your malfeasance. You fired those who attempted to shed light on your transgressions. You lied continually about the evidence that the American people were able to see with their own two eyes. You obfuscated, blustered and misdirected. You, sir, are a criminal of a magnitude never seen before in American politics.

Let's investigate YOU first. Fully. Without your daily interference and without the protections our Constitution provides to the leader of the free world.

THEN, if Hunter Biden is anything more than a footnote to your disasterous fascist reign, we can talk. But you know that will never happen...because unlike the charges lodged against you, this is total and utter BULLSHIT.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Reply #20)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:57 PM

21. Hear hear. Got his Roy Cohn and never had to accept reality or legality. Mob boss gotta go.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Reply #20)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 03:13 PM

27. THIS

And barR already BURIED the Mueller Report Tome 1 for that criminal CONman

Trump Now Crashing In 2020 As Some Fans Bolt, Echoing Trump U. Debacle | MSNBC



40% STILL believe his CONs after over 220K DEAD bodies...

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 01:07 PM

22. surprising how many people think...

that horse is still alive. Doesn't matter to Donald, of course, but seems like he's been pimping Hunter Biden for a long time now...but I forget. It's Donald doing what he does, trying to sell the con.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #22)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 01:36 PM

23. It's all he has.

Nothing he's targeted at Joe has worked, so he has to beat this dead horse.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 02:39 PM

26. What if Obama (or any other president, for that matter) had done this?

Imagine the outrage if Obama had openly accused Trump of being a criminal and demanded that Attorney General Lynch investigate him and his family in October 2016. Isn't this basically what Trump accused Obama of doing?

Of course, even if there was reason to investigate Trump (and there was), Obama respected the independence of the Justice Dept., and knew better than to involve himself in it.

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