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(Just Security)   William Barr has a history of omitting important details in his "summaries" to mislead congress   (justsecurity.org) divider line
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1850 clicks; posted to Politics » on 15 Apr 2019 at 4:49 PM (4 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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5 days ago  
"That proof of the president knowingly engaging in business transactions with a foreign enemy was not germane to this investigation of Russian meddling in the election and presidential corruption.  Don't be ridiculous."

/the goddamn Germans got nothing to do with it!
 
4 days ago  
Fainting couch, where is it?
 
4 days ago  
Typical Republican. Hates the Democrats more than he loves America.
 
4 days ago  
and fark Roseanne too
 
4 days ago  
I think a Jefferson Airplane rallying cry would go well any time now:

UP AGAINST THE WALL, MOTHERF**KERS

TIME TO TAKE THE COUNTRY BACK
 
4 days ago  
Listen, it was for the good of the country that he guilded the lily by telling Congress that the boys in legal signed off on kidnapping foreign heads of state as Constitutional. Ergo if he is lying about the legality of the Trump campaign's actions it must be for nearly as good a reason, right?

Greater truths: it is important for America to know that their president isn't a crook, whether that is accurate or not.
 
4 days ago  
This is what happens when white collar criminals aren't held accountable.

Both him and Abrams has slunk back into Washington doing the same thing they did last time.
 
4 days ago  
FTFAWhen the OLC opinion was finally made public long after Barr left office, it was clear that Barr's summary had failed to fully disclose the opinion's principal conclusions.

HOW THE F*CK ARE WE STILL TALKING ABOUT THIS?!

Definitively proven known liar pulls EXACT SAME STUNT as before, and in response everyone scratches their heads.

Meanwhile, the definitively proven known liar waves his pudgy little hands around and pretends not to understand how anyone could possibly doubt him.

Trump's America, ladies and gentlemen.
 
4 days ago  
First Class passengers on the RMS Titanic celebrate the ship's maiden voyage with champagne on ice #BillBarrLetters
 
4 days ago  
Duh. He's a Trumpist right winger. He's likely never spoken or written a single paragraph in his life that was entirely truthful or factual. Like all right wingers I assume he spends his free time trying to figure out how to scam people and be a general shiatheap. Like most right wingers and Trumpers.
 
4 days ago  
Is there any reason not to just make the whole thing public...
 
4 days ago  

Palined Parenthood: and fark Roseanne too


Not even with your dick.
 
4 days ago  
To summarize the article summarizing barrs summary:  He's been mis-summerizing since the 80's.
 
4 days ago  

Barricaded Gunman: FTFA: When the OLC opinion was finally made public long after Barr left office, it was clear that Barr's summary had failed to fully disclose the opinion's principal conclusions.

HOW THE F*CK ARE WE STILL TALKING ABOUT THIS?!

Definitively proven known liar pulls EXACT SAME STUNT as before, and in response everyone scratches their heads.

Meanwhile, the definitively proven known liar waves his pudgy little hands around and pretends not to understand how anyone could possibly doubt him.

Trump's America, ladies and gentlemen.


Trying to find it now, but Democrats did send a letter on Friday that was essentially "hey, remember all those documents we requested from Barr's previous tenure in the Justice Department we asked for in January? We're still waiting."
 
4 days ago  
About three months late there, journalist.
 
4 days ago  
Here's my cynical prediction of what's going to go down, based on how the Steele dossier was treated by the media:

1. Barr releases heavily redacted report that reveals really nasty details on some serious players, including members in the RNC, some donors, probably some details from some congresspeople under kompromat, and of course Trump's campaign and family members.
2. Media coverage and the House ignore a lot of the more alarming details to biatch about how it's all worthless without the full unredacted document, and speculation on what Barr might be covering up.
3. Unredacted report gets released, which will mostly focus on Trump stuff
4. All attention is focused on the Trump and everyone forgets about all those other people who seriously need to be investigated because it's not fresh news anymore
5. We get a year of "gosh, can we indict a sitting President?" and the details of the Mueller report just won't matter anymore except hopefully for counterintelligence teams and even that's just me being hopeful.

Basically, I think the story of "what's Barr hiding" intrigue will overshadow whatever content that actually gets released that should be known and acted on.
 
4 days ago  
No shiat.
 
4 days ago  
Start gathering that evidence, I suspect having a file labeled "Barr obstruction of justice: evidence" would be a useful thing to keep around, ya know, for kicks.
 
4 days ago  

AsparagusFTW: Fainting couch, where is it?


These days, I carry one of these with me from room to room.

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4 days ago  

Drubell: Here's my cynical prediction of what's going to go down, based on how the Steele dossier was treated by the media:

1. Barr releases heavily redacted report that reveals really nasty details on some serious players, including members in the RNC, some donors, probably some details from some congresspeople under kompromat, and of course Trump's campaign and family members.
2. Media coverage and the House ignore a lot of the more alarming details to biatch about how it's all worthless without the full unredacted document, and speculation on what Barr might be covering up.
3. Unredacted report gets released, which will mostly focus on Trump stuff
4. All attention is focused on the Trump and everyone forgets about all those other people who seriously need to be investigated because it's not fresh news anymore
5. We get a year of "gosh, can we indict a sitting President?" and the details of the Mueller report just won't matter anymore except hopefully for counterintelligence teams and even that's just me being hopeful.

Basically, I think the story of "what's Barr hiding" intrigue will overshadow whatever content that actually gets released that should be known and acted on.


I'd accept this scenario since it almost certainly means the expulsion of certain members of Congress.  Impeachment is much more probable if 20 members of the Senate are behind bars.
 
4 days ago  

emersonbiggins: Drubell: Here's my cynical prediction of what's going to go down, based on how the Steele dossier was treated by the media:

1. Barr releases heavily redacted report that reveals really nasty details on some serious players, including members in the RNC, some donors, probably some details from some congresspeople under kompromat, and of course Trump's campaign and family members.
2. Media coverage and the House ignore a lot of the more alarming details to biatch about how it's all worthless without the full unredacted document, and speculation on what Barr might be covering up.
3. Unredacted report gets released, which will mostly focus on Trump stuff
4. All attention is focused on the Trump and everyone forgets about all those other people who seriously need to be investigated because it's not fresh news anymore
5. We get a year of "gosh, can we indict a sitting President?" and the details of the Mueller report just won't matter anymore except hopefully for counterintelligence teams and even that's just me being hopeful.

Basically, I think the story of "what's Barr hiding" intrigue will overshadow whatever content that actually gets released that should be known and acted on.

I'd accept this scenario since it almost certainly means the expulsion of certain members of Congress.  Impeachment is much more probable if 20 members of the Senate are behind bars.


Hahahahaha no. The Senate can vote to expel any member, of course. But where is the two-thirds vote to do so? How does the evil turtle even allow that vote to come to the floor?
 
4 days ago  
And yet the media will fall all over itself to tell us that they definitely have the whole story when Barr releases this report.
 
4 days ago  

davynelson: I think a Jefferson Airplane rallying cry would go well any time now:
UP AGAINST THE WALL, MOTHERF**KERS TIME TO TAKE THE COUNTRY BACK


And to think I've been sitting on the Crown of Creation on an Eskimo Blue Day alone all this time.
 
4 days ago  
barshrug.gif

Is there anything that anybody anywhere on the left side of the aisle that can do a farking god damn thing about it?  Legally at least.

No?

Well shiat then.
 
4 days ago  

orclover: barshrug.gif

Is there anything that anybody anywhere on the left side of the aisle that can do a farking god damn thing about it?  Legally at least.

No?

Well shiat then.


What's the penalty for contempt of Congress?
 
4 days ago  
I would bet money that Barr will leave out the summaries Meuller's team put in, even though there is nothing in them that needs to be redacted. "I already summarized his report".
 
4 days ago  

dforkus: Is there any reason not to just make the whole thing public...


For Trump there is. At the very least, it almost certainly makes Trump and/or a lot of other Republicans look reeeeal shady, even if there's not enough concrete evidence to convict.

But if it truly does exonerate Trump, or if the AG gave a shiat about the rule of law? There's no reason whatsoever. Redact potential identifying information about the grand jury and witnesses and release the whole thing.
 
4 days ago  
 
4 days ago  

backhand.slap.of.reason: Oh my: William Barr was employed by foreign targets of the Mueller Probe.


Jesus H. Christ eating a Popsicle.....

Is their ANYONE in Trumps proximity who hasn't been paid by Russians, Saudis, or Ukraine? Anyone?
 
4 days ago  

backhand.slap.of.reason: Oh my: William Barr was employed by foreign targets of the Mueller Probe.


Damn. This needs way much more attention.
 
4 days ago  

Barricaded Gunman: FTFA: When the OLC opinion was finally made public long after Barr left office, it was clear that Barr's summary had failed to fully disclose the opinion's principal conclusions.

HOW THE F*CK ARE WE STILL TALKING ABOUT THIS?!

Definitively proven known liar pulls EXACT SAME STUNT as before, and in response everyone scratches their heads.

Meanwhile, the definitively proven known liar waves his pudgy little hands around and pretends not to understand how anyone could possibly doubt him.

Trump's America, ladies and gentlemen.


The most terrifying part of that article is that in one of the arguments he made, he said basically laws, schmaws, MIGHT MAKES RIGHT MFERS.  Basically it's not laws and statutes that determine whether I can barge in and kidnap someone on your turf, it's about "effective control".  Ergo, if I was able to come in and abduct him/her, then you did not have "effective control" now did you.

Holy fark that is frightening stuff.  Who the hell gave these guys law degrees, seriously...
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

backhand.slap.of.reason: Oh my: William Barr was employed by foreign targets of the Mueller Probe.


Oh COME ON already.

Is there anyone in this treasonpalooza who isn't associated with the Russians?

What next, Pickle is a message carrier to send orders to Trump?
 
4 days ago  

Tyrone Slothrop: orclover: barshrug.gif

Is there anything that anybody anywhere on the left side of the aisle that can do a farking god damn thing about it?  Legally at least.

No?

Well shiat then.

What's the penalty for contempt of Congress?


Getting pardoned by Bush Trump and then slinking back into DC ten years later to do the same evil shiat as before.

He was sentenced to a $50 fine, probation for two years, and 100 hours of community service. Abrams was pardoned by President George H. W. Bush in December 1992.[36]
 
4 days ago  

Tyrone Slothrop: What's the penalty for contempt of Congress?


Depends on your political affiliation, at least in reality;.
 
4 days ago  

Farkin_Crazy: backhand.slap.of.reason: Oh my: William Barr was employed by foreign targets of the Mueller Probe.

Jesus H. Christ eating a Popsicle.....

Is their ANYONE in Trumps proximity who hasn't been paid by Russians, Saudis, or Ukraine? Anyone?


Pickle? Maybe.
 
4 days ago  

Tyrone Slothrop: orclover: barshrug.gif

Is there anything that anybody anywhere on the left side of the aisle that can do a farking god damn thing about it?  Legally at least.

No?

Well shiat then.

What's the penalty for contempt of Congress?


An hour on Lumpy's show, an hour on Judge SCREAMIN'Jeanine's show, a day with Limpballs ...
 
4 days ago  

backhand.slap.of.reason: Oh my: William Barr was employed by foreign targets of the Mueller Probe.


Naturally, it was submitted hours ago and rejected.
 
4 days ago  
Bill Maher:
All I'm hearing all day is redacting, redacting, redacting. We'll see, but I'm not feeling good about this. #BlackLinesMatter
 
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