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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:12 PM

Trump's new top AG pick has urged more Clinton probes and played down both Russia collusion and obst

Source: Washington Post

Trumpís new top AG pick has urged more Clinton probes and played down both Russia collusion and obstruction

By Aaron Blake
December 6 at 2:08 PM

President Trump insisted when he made Matthew G. Whitaker his acting attorney general that he wasnít familiar with Whitakerís past commentary critical of special counsel Robert S. Mueller IIIís probe.

But now it might be happening again.

Former attorney general William Barr has emerged as Trumpís top pick to be the nominee for the full-time AG job, The Washington Post is reporting. Picking former president George H.W. Bushís AG would seem a pretty safe and confirmable pick, on its surface.

But much like Whitaker, Barrís past commentary has played down the severity of the allegations against Trump ó on both the collusion and obstruction-of-justice fronts ó and he has also suggested the Clintons should be in more trouble.

In fact, in November 2017, Barr told the New York Times that there was actually more basis to investigate Hillary Clinton for the Uranium One deal than there is to investigate Trump for potential collusion with Russia. He went so far as to say the Justice Department was wrong to give Clinton a pass.

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/12/06/trumps-new-top-attorney-general-pick-once-called-more-clinton-probes-downplayed-trump-russia-collusion/

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:13 PM

1. Will he get Senate approval?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:42 PM

2. Yes. Lindsey Graham said he will be confirmed "very easily"

Lindsey Graham will chair the hearings.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:46 PM

3. That means Mueller needs to get his ass in gear.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 07:18 AM

4. Funny how dRump just tweeted yesterday p.m. about

'..Don't use Government resources to take down political foes. Weaponizing Government for gain.' Is this really America? Witch Hunt!"

https://mobile.twitter.com/BettyBowers/status/1070882504343736320

He tweets this while trying to install an AG who wants to take down his political foe, and weaponize government for gain. He blubbers about how the Obama admin committed 'crimes' against him, while he installed and acting AG who says the president can do anything he wants, it's all 'legal'.

Any blubbering he does about 'attacks' on him is actually him telling us what he's planning and doing. And there's a Prez Shithole tweet, where Twitler calls himself a shithole, for literally every situation.

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