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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:42 PM

Press Watch: Suckered by Barr's theatrics, political press sinks to a new low




Now that the phony feud with Trump is out of they way Barr will help another Trump toadie...




https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212988525

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Reply Press Watch: Suckered by Barr's theatrics, political press sinks to a new low (Original post)
LessAspin Friday OP
madaboutharry Friday #1
Karadeniz Friday #2
Newest Reality Friday #3
Midnightwalk Friday #4
dewsgirl Friday #5
LessAspin Friday #6
dewsgirl Friday #7
LessAspin Friday #8

Response to LessAspin (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:45 PM

1. Not everyone.

As soon as the clips were played on MSNBC there were howls coming from all the commentators that this was a head fake and that Barr is full of shit.

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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:45 PM

2. The GOP could be heroes, denouncing their members who threaten the pillars of democracy.

But they've passed.

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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:54 PM

3. Of course,

Trump has been doing a show all along and this is just ramping up the theatrics since it has gone so well so far. He has had a lifetime of practice, and, oh, what? He was on reality TV doing a show and learning how to grab us by our country, after grabbing other things most of his life.

It is also going to be a test. If they are counting on people buying into these sequels, then let's see if that works, too. I think this is the litmus of gullibility for the country now.

Waking up in this case, is not only seeing that the Emperor has no clothes, but that his reign is scripted.

I urge everyone to keep one thing in mind here, and I am repeating myself: Do not consider Trump as BEING a President doing a job at all. What he is doing is skillfully playing roles that are intended to condition the public, and that means both sides. And by now, you should all know what he is conditioning it for and how far he has come and what he has gotten away with.

This latest manipulation underscores that. It should be interesting how this one goes.

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Response to LessAspin (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:59 PM

4. What nonsense

Why is there any need to review the Flynn case? Just doing the review is a victory for Flynn.

There are thousands for defendants who allege political motivations in their cases. The DA pushed the case because they wanted reelection or higher office.

When do they get their independent reviews?

This is different in that the motivation for this review is trump wants it reviewed.

I wish it was shocking that the media falls for this.

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Response to LessAspin (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:00 PM

5. YHGTBFKM, many of us here saw right through that crap

yesterday, immediatly.🙄
This really pisses me off.🙄

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:16 PM

6. Bill Barr has a tell when he is lying

I'll bet privately Barr did express concerns to Trump about exposing his cover-ups. I agree with you. The interview was pure crap...





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Response to LessAspin (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:22 PM

7. It was such complete horseshit, I am so dissapointed

with the MSM on an unprecedented level, for several reasons and they just keep piling up.😠

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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 05:23 PM

8. Barr created an outside team that has been secretly tearing apart Stone and Flynn cases for weeks




As The New York Times reports, this outside team of attorneys has spent the last two weeks “grilling line prosecutors” about cases. But not just any cases: those cases special to Trump. That includes looking at every step of the investigation, prosecution, and sentencing. And that review is looking not just at how these cases were handled, but also at who was involved at every step. Because finding scapegoats is definitely part of the agenda.

Seen in this light, the resignation of the four prosecutors on the Roger Stone case wasn’t a snap response to a single instance of Barr overruling their decisions. It was the endgame following weeks in which the entire U.S. attorney’s office in Washington was subject to badgering from a team of hand-selected political hit men, brought in to second-guess every action and undermine each decision. As the Times article puts it, these actions mean subjecting the office to “a secondary layer of monitoring and control over what career prosecutors have been doing.”

Over the last week, Trump has tweeted attacks on the prosecuting attorneys who set the sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone. He’s challenged the impartiality of the judge in charge of the case. He has even gone after the jury foreman with charges of bias.

But Trump’s tweets were not happening in a vacuum. In fact, they weren’t even coming first. Barr had placed his review team over the Washington office before Trump began his series of 280-character tirades against everyone involved in the Stone trial. Barr’s blathering on about how he was tired of Trump telling him what to do wasn’t just deceptive—it was a reversal of the truth. Barr was already tearing into those cases. Undoubtedly, Trump was aware of what Barr was doing to rip up the paperwork on Flynn and Stone when he issued his tweets...

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/2/14/1919210/-Barr-created-an-outside-team-that-has-been-secretly-tearing-apart-Stone-and-Flynn-cases-for-weeks

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