Trump's new AG pick thinks Clinton is more important than Russia investigations
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President Trump insisted when he made Matthew G. Whitaker his acting attorney general that he wasn’t familiar with Whitaker’s past commentary critical of special counsel Robert S.
Mueller III’s probe. But now it might be happening again.
Former attorney general William Barr has emerged as Trump’s top pick to be the nominee for the full-time AG job, The Post is reporting. And picking former president George H.W.
Bush’s AG would seem a pretty safe and confirmable pick, on its surface. But much like Whitaker, Barr’s past commentary has downplayed the severity of the allegations
against Trump -- on both the collusion and obstruction-of-justice fronts -- and 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.
"To the extent it is not pursuing these matters, the department is abdicating its responsibility,” he said. Earlier that same month, Barr also explicitly called for more investigation of the
Clintons, telling The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker and Matt Zapotosky, “I don’t think all this stuff about throwing [Clinton] in jail or jumping to the conclusion that she should
be prosecuted is appropriate.” Then he added: “But I do think that there are things that should be investigated that haven’t been investigated.”
Barr has also given Trump a complete pass on one of the central events in the Mueller probe: Trump’s firing of then-FBI Director James B. Comey. In a Washington Post op-ed, Barr said
Trump didn’t just not doing anything wrong, but that he actually “made the right call”:
Barr also has a relevant history with special counsels, have appointed some himself. But when Bush in 1992 decided to pardon several figures in the Iran-Contra scandal, he took the
legs out from beneath the independent prosecutor investigating the matter. And one of the people Bush consulted was Barr.
He picks the best people.
It's just that nobody asked him to clarify if "best" was best for the nation, best for the job, or best for him.
Even Nixons VPs lawyer says Trump should get the fuck out of there
This was 3 months ago
Trump lost people who have aided and worked for him for decade(s) already, and within the 3 months following this video, as predicted by this guy, they're now going after his business.
Maybe I can get a better paying job, albeit evil, under Trump's command.
I just have to say "WHAT ABOUT HILLARY?" when his security guards try to grab and throw me out. He'll hear me from afar and say "WAIT JUST A MINUTE... MY BOY, WHAT IS YOUR NAME?", and then I reply, and for some reason he ends whatever he says with "bla bla bla. SAD!" because that's all he does on twitter.
I don't doubt this at all, but the absurdity of it begs the question: Do you have a link to this on video?
Thank you! I've heard of this clip, never seen it! Enjoy the diamond!
Shep Smith hardly represents Fox News. He's their token reporter so they can legally say they air news.
Mueller was an assistant Attorney General under this guy so maybe he can talk some sense into him
I'd love to see Barr perform the equivalent of that Seinfeld gif, and just throw up his hands and say "fuck it I'm not going anywhere near this", just like Whitaker did.
I'm shocked. SHOCKED!
Well not that shocked.
I keep thinking that I'm desensitized after two years of this shit, but nevertheless, here I am feeling like we're living in an Onion article. Jesus Christ.
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