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Author Topic: Attorney General Says Trump's Tweets About DOJ Make His Job 'Impossible'  (Read 135 times)

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Welp. Could the bus be warming up for Barr??

https://www.npr.org/2020/02/13/805774906/barr-faults-trump-over-tweets-that-make-his-job-as-attorney-general-impossible

Attorney General William Barr asked President Trump to stop his social media commentary on Thursday after the flap over the case involving Trump's adviser Roger Stone.

Barr told ABC News in an interview scheduled to air on Thursday evening that he wants Trump to "stop tweeting" and that the president's comments made it "impossible" to do his job as the head of federal law enforcement.

Trump has never asked Barr to intervene in a criminal case, the attorney general said, but he added that Trump's comments surrounding the Stone matter have been corrosive to the image of the Justice Department, which has a tradition of independence.


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"As I said at my confirmation hearing, I think the essential role of the attorney general is to keep law enforcement, the criminal process sacrosanct to make sure there is no political interference in it," Barr says in the material released by ABC.

Barr said he was responsible for directing the submission of a second memo in Stone's case recommending a lighter punishment.

ABC News' correspondent Pierre Thomas asked Barr, according to an account given by the network, about whether the attorney general is prepared for the potential consequences of openly criticizing the president.

"Of course," Barr says, according to ABC, vowing that he "won't be bullied or influenced by anybody."

Trump forced his first attorney general, Jeff Sessions, to resign.

Neither Trump nor the White House had responded immediately to the Barr interview at the time it began to appear on Thursday afternoon.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee — which is responsible for confirming attorneys general and other such nominees — signaled that he believes Barr should retain his job at Main Justice.

"He is the right man at the right time to reform the department and stand up for the rule of law," Graham said in a statement. "Attorney General Barr has my complete confidence."

The Stone matter

Barr's interview followed attacks about what critics perceived as Trump's interference in Stone's case.

Prosecutors filed a memo on Monday in which they recommended between seven and nine years in prison for Stone, who was convicted by a jury last year in a case that stemmed from the Russia investigation.

Trump complained about that recommendation on Twitter, and the same day, a senior Justice Department official told NPR that leaders at the department's headquarters in Washington found the suggested sentence too harsh.

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This is a horrible and very unfair situation. The real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them. Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice! https://twitter.com/ChuckRossDC/status/1227016256227807232

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Prosecutors recommend up to NINE YEARS in prison for Roger Stone.

They call foreign election interference a "deadly adversary" even though Stone was never accused of working with Russians or WikiLeaks.  https://dailycaller.com/2020/02/10/prosecutors-nine-years-prison-roger-stone/

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The department directed the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C., to submit a second memo seeking less punishment, which it later did.

The four federal prosecutors who had brought the case to that point all withdrew, according to court records.

The senior DOJ official said leaders at headquarters had decided on their own on Monday, after seeing the sentencing memo, that they would request a revision.

Barr made clear in the interview with ABC aired on Thursday that he made the decision.

But the public response following Trump's post on Twitter made it appear that Barr and the department were bowing to the president's desire to protect his friend.

Democrats demanded an investigation. Barr has agreed to appear before the House Judiciary Committee for a hearing scheduled for next month.

His relationship with the Democratic-controlled House has been sour since a dispute with its chairman, Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., prompted Barr to skip a hearing last spring amid a dispute over witnesses and evidence.

This week, Trump hailed Barr for "taking charge" of the Stone case, further compounding the perception that the attorney general was taking instructions from Trump.

That isn't so, Barr says in the excerpted ABC News interview, but the appearance that he is puts him in a difficult position — which is why the attorney general says he wants the president to keep silent.
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Re: Attorney General Says Trump's Tweets About DOJ Make His Job 'Impossible'
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 07:43:22 PM »
What he’s saying is that he would have gotten away with interfering in the Stone case and obstructing justice if 45 hadn’t gone public with it.
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Re: Attorney General Says Trump's Tweets About DOJ Make His Job 'Impossible'
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 05:02:19 AM »
Was Barr alone in a locked dungeon during Session's tenure? 

Trump is gone Trump.

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Re: Attorney General Says Trump's Tweets About DOJ Make His Job 'Impossible'
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2020, 05:45:12 AM »
 :lmao:

This is the funniest story this week!

 :snicker :snicker :snicker

He knows when agent orange tells him to do something, he can NOT wait around, he did not move fast enough, so agent orange blasted his instructions on twitter.

 :lmao:
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Re: Attorney General Says Trump's Tweets About DOJ Make His Job 'Impossible'
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2020, 06:46:07 AM »
Barr need to sit his incompetent arse down somewhere....ain’t nobody got time for his amoebic arse....

 

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Re: Attorney General Says Trump's Tweets About DOJ Make His Job 'Impossible'
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2020, 06:57:27 AM »
Charade.....Trying to pretend he's not under the president's influence. He just doesn't want Trump to tweet about it :no:

His minions seem to never learn that at some point he's going to publicly embarrass them and make them kiss his ring for all to see.
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Re: Attorney General Says Trump's Tweets About DOJ Make His Job 'Impossible'
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2020, 08:33:14 AM »
Was Barr alone in a locked dungeon during Session's tenure? 

Trump is gone Trump.
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Re: Attorney General Says Trump's Tweets About DOJ Make His Job 'Impossible'
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2020, 08:34:51 AM »
 :nod:..........yeah, could not agree more with soflo and Decks^^^. And what these bruthas stated was discussed at length this morning on Morning Joe on MSNBC.

Barr was sending a signal thru that ABC interview to that buffoon in the White House. When he stated the tweets were making it impossible to do his “job”. That job, as he perceives it, is to assist Trump in his quest to undermine the rule of law in this country and move it closer toward authoritarianism.

These people are thugs and fascists and the REST of us better get WOKE and understand what’s going on here.

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Re: Attorney General Says Trump's Tweets About DOJ Make His Job 'Impossible'
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2020, 11:26:34 AM »
???.....uhhhh, soflo and the rest of you boys^^^, have y’all been at attention this morning - ooops, I forgot this is Valentines Day, “at attention” connotes something else  ;D - have y’all been PAYING attention this morning?

Despite Mr. Barr’s entreaties to his boss conveyed thru an interview that was broadcast on ABC yesterday, old dude in the WH STILL tweeting. Saying, among other things, that he has not YET requested AG Barr to intervene in any matter before the Justice Department, but certainly had a “legal right” to do so if he so chose.

In other words, Trump said to Barr this morning: Phuck you, you fat a.z.z shifty-looking mf’er.

Has anyone yet informed Susan Collins of Trump’s tweeting this morning? No doubt she would respond that it’s “disappointing”.     ::)

And so it goes............

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Re: Attorney General Says Trump's Tweets About DOJ Make His Job 'Impossible'
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2020, 11:38:01 AM »
Don Lemon isn't buying Bill Barr's rebuke of Trump

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CNN's Don Lemon says that Attorney General Bill Barr's actions in regard to handling cases involving President Donald Trump's enemies does not match Barr's rhetoric about being independent from Trump.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Attorney General Says Trump's Tweets About DOJ Make His Job 'Impossible'
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2020, 05:38:44 PM »


What he’s saying is that he would have gotten away with interfering in the Stone case and obstructing justice if 45 hadn’t gone public with it.

 :nod:

Some said that Barr was worse than Sessions, and Barr is proving them right.

 

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