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2020-05-18 9:18:55 AM  
This (along with a lot of Barr's actions) bodes ill for November and beyond.
 
2020-05-18 9:38:00 AM  
So now, not only are they inviting help in the 2020 election, they're letting everyone off scot-free that helped in the 2016 election?

What the actual fark?!
 
2020-05-18 9:44:24 AM  
Simply unbelievable.  I wonder what sham of a reason Barr will come up with this time?
 
2020-05-18 9:45:11 AM  

OldRod: So now, not only are they inviting help in the 2020 election, they're letting everyone off scot-free that helped in the 2016 election?

What the actual fark?!


That Constitution thing?  Yeah, it's just a piece of paper now.  Clearly the Framers' Original Intent was for rich white men to have all the power, and we need to get back to that.
 
2020-05-18 10:14:52 AM  
It's traitors all the way down.
 
2020-05-18 10:34:31 AM  

OldRod: So now, not only are they inviting help in the 2020 election, they're letting everyone off scot-free that helped in the 2016 election?

What the actual fark?!


Nobody bothered to even try to punish them for what they did in 2016, why would they do anything different now?
 
2020-05-18 10:42:42 AM  

AdmirableSnackbar: OldRod: So now, not only are they inviting help in the 2020 election, they're letting everyone off scot-free that helped in the 2016 election?

What the actual fark?!

Nobody bothered to even try to punish them for what they did in 2016, why would they do anything different now?


This is an article about charges being dropped. At some point, somebody was trying to punish them.
 
2020-05-18 10:43:06 AM  

Diogenes: Simply unbelievable.  I wonder what sham of a reason Barr will come up with this time?


Trump wanted it done

That's the only reason Barr needs
 
2020-05-18 10:43:48 AM  

dionysusaur: This (along with a lot of Barr's actions) bodes ill for November and beyond.


I've been assured that there's nothing Trump can do to upset the election.
 
2020-05-18 10:44:15 AM  
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F'n Coward.
 
2020-05-18 10:44:24 AM  
It would be a little different if the Russians had helped the Democrats.
 
2020-05-18 10:44:28 AM  

dionysusaur: This (along with a lot of Barr's actions) bodes ill for November and beyond.


People acting like a blue wave will save us in November.

The GOP and their Russian allies have a plan for 2020.
 
2020-05-18 10:44:51 AM  
Lawyers on Fark:

Can Barr be brought up on charges by future admins for all this blatant display of corruption?

The system is broken and needs to be fixed, I know, but sure would love to see some justice. And some clandestine operation of retaliation against Russia by next prez.
 
2020-05-18 10:44:56 AM  
Russian election interference isn't explicitly forbidden by the U.S. Constitution, so we cool.

Study it out, lib-u-lardos.
 
2020-05-18 10:45:32 AM  
Everyone I don't like is a Russi...

I'll come in again.
 
2020-05-18 10:45:50 AM  
They dropped the charges against the troll farm two months ago (just in time for them to jump on the "reopen the US/Western Europe" mass tweeting train.)

They haven't yet dropped the charges against the GRU officers, but unless they plan any travel to the US it doesn't seem like a concern where Barr would need to interfere because we know Russia won't extradite their intelligence employees.
 
2020-05-18 10:46:06 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: dionysusaur: This (along with a lot of Barr's actions) bodes ill for November and beyond.

I've been assured that there's nothing Trump can do to upset the election.


He can't cancel the farking election, is not the same as farkING with the overall results in the election.
 
2020-05-18 10:47:17 AM  

Epic Fap Session: AdmirableSnackbar: OldRod: So now, not only are they inviting help in the 2020 election, they're letting everyone off scot-free that helped in the 2016 election?

What the actual fark?!

Nobody bothered to even try to punish them for what they did in 2016, why would they do anything different now?

This is an article about charges being dropped. At some point, somebody was trying to punish them.


The troll farms and their owners, yes, but they're small potatoes next to the people who just ended the prosecution. The corrupt protect their own, we know this.

And BTW, at what point does Mueller decide that he's going to publicly defend all that work he did that his BFF Barr is undoing? Or was he ultimately in on everything, too, and just playing the part of the good guy to make it seem like real investigations that would end in meaningful results?
 
2020-05-18 10:47:46 AM  
Well it's really nice of barr to write Bidens attack ads for him like that.
 
2020-05-18 10:47:55 AM  

Grungehamster: They dropped the charges against the troll farm two months ago (just in time for them to jump on the "reopen the US/Western Europe" mass tweeting train.)

They haven't yet dropped the charges against the GRU officers, but unless they plan any travel to the US it doesn't seem like a concern where Barr would need to interfere because we know Russia won't extradite their intelligence employees.


Anyone got a pool going? I wanna put in for Dmitry Furtash.
 
2020-05-18 10:47:56 AM  

Catlenfell: It would be a little different if the Russians had helped the Democrats.


Trump repeated just last week in his Maria Bartiromo interview that the Russians were working to get Hillary elected rather than him.
 
2020-05-18 10:48:12 AM  

MinatoArisato013: Tyrone Slothrop: dionysusaur: This (along with a lot of Barr's actions) bodes ill for November and beyond.

I've been assured that there's nothing Trump can do to upset the election.

He can't cancel the farking election, is not the same as farkING with the overall results in the election.


He can't constitutionally cancel the election.

Not sure that will stop him.

And like you said, the suppression and tampering will be epic.
 
2020-05-18 10:48:46 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: dionysusaur: This (along with a lot of Barr's actions) bodes ill for November and beyond.

I've been assured that there's nothing Trump can do to upset the election.


Yeah, and even if he did, he'd no longer be president after January 20th because the adults who are really in charge of everything would finally descend from on high and install Patrick Leahy.
 
2020-05-18 10:49:07 AM  
Trump: hey Bill, there's a trial coming up that might shed more light on some of this embarrassing stuff from the past. What can we do about it?
Barr: no problem at all, sir. I'll just make it go away.
Trump: you can do that?
Barr: well, sir, only you and the Senate can stop me. So no problem for me at all!
Trump: its good to be king.
 
2020-05-18 10:49:10 AM  
Well that's one way of trying to make the Mueller investigation go away, just drop charges and apologize for noticing all the crimes.
 
2020-05-18 10:49:34 AM  

SleepySheaBear: Lawyers on Fark:

Can Barr be brought up on charges by future admins for all this blatant display of corruption?

The system is broken and needs to be fixed, I know, but sure would love to see some justice. And some clandestine operation of retaliation against Russia by next prez.


Lots of things can happen, but won't. It's those little concessions and compromises with the corrupt that we've decided are OK for the last 50 years. That's what got us to this point, and the same people who have made them all along are the people who will be in control when (if) Trump is gone.
 
2020-05-18 10:49:34 AM  

Catlenfell: It would be a little different if the Russians had helped the Democrats.


OMG, can you imagine what it would be like if the Russians had helped Hillary win?

Even without the votes to remove her from office, they would have impeached her multiple times in the first year alone

There would have been non-stop hearings about her emails, about Benghazi, about how the Russians helped her win, about how the whole election system is totally corrupted and must be scrapped, etc. etc.

And there would be 3 vacant seats on SCOTUS because Mitch McConnell would refuse to fill them
 
2020-05-18 10:50:04 AM  
Time to put "Justice" Department in quotes for any and all news stories for this administration. I wonder just how long it is going to take to fix this damage and what can be done to keep the same problem from repeating itself the next time a Trump-like candidate gets elected.
 
2020-05-18 10:50:08 AM  

AdmirableSnackbar: Epic Fap Session: AdmirableSnackbar: OldRod: So now, not only are they inviting help in the 2020 election, they're letting everyone off scot-free that helped in the 2016 election?

What the actual fark?!

Nobody bothered to even try to punish them for what they did in 2016, why would they do anything different now?

This is an article about charges being dropped. At some point, somebody was trying to punish them.

The troll farms and their owners, yes, but they're small potatoes next to the people who just ended the prosecution. The corrupt protect their own, we know this.

And BTW, at what point does Mueller decide that he's going to publicly defend all that work he did that his BFF Barr is undoing? Or was he ultimately in on everything, too, and just playing the part of the good guy to make it seem like real investigations that would end in meaningful results?


Mueller is Republican trash and always was. He played his part and now Barr is spiking the football.
 
2020-05-18 10:50:38 AM  

Grungehamster: Catlenfell: It would be a little different if the Russians had helped the Democrats.

Trump repeated just last week in his Maria Bartiromo interview that the Russians were working to get Hillary elected rather than him.


I didn't see the interview, but I'm guessing she didn't even bat an eye, and didn't question that in any way?
 
2020-05-18 10:51:30 AM  
There better be retribution for this in a few months.

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2020-05-18 10:51:43 AM  

Lumbar Puncture: Well that's one way of trying to make the Mueller investigation go away, just drop charges and apologize for noticing all the crimes.


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2020-05-18 10:51:45 AM  

AdmirableSnackbar: Epic Fap Session: AdmirableSnackbar: OldRod: So now, not only are they inviting help in the 2020 election, they're letting everyone off scot-free that helped in the 2016 election?

What the actual fark?!

Nobody bothered to even try to punish them for what they did in 2016, why would they do anything different now?

This is an article about charges being dropped. At some point, somebody was trying to punish them.

The troll farms and their owners, yes, but they're small potatoes next to the people who just ended the prosecution. The corrupt protect their own, we know this.

And BTW, at what point does Mueller decide that he's going to publicly defend all that work he did that his BFF Barr is undoing? Or was he ultimately in on everything, too, and just playing the part of the good guy to make it seem like real investigations that would end in meaningful results?


Mueller is ridiculously Lawful Neutral. He'll never say anything.
 
2020-05-18 10:52:53 AM  

Koodz: Tyrone Slothrop: dionysusaur: This (along with a lot of Barr's actions) bodes ill for November and beyond.

I've been assured that there's nothing Trump can do to upset the election.

Yeah, and even if he did, he'd no longer be president after January 20th because the adults who are really in charge of everything would finally descend from on high and install Patrick Leahy.


I'd prefer Jim
 
2020-05-18 10:53:05 AM  
Only Donald Trump can get the economy back, so why even have elections ever again? Maybe Barr can look into making that happen for America.
 
2020-05-18 10:54:39 AM  

fnordfocus: He can't constitutionally cancel the election.


Yeah, but him AND the Senate AND SCOTUS?

// probably also no, but a qualified one
// insane that we'd have to rely on the House and one of Roberts or Gorsuch for something as simple as "holding an election"
// the fact that the entire GOP didn't grab some torks and pitchforches in response to that - when Obama sneezing was a secret signal that the elections would be canceled - is what suggests they'd be able to get away with it
// if the law says "no", but there's no cop, judge, or lawyer to argue "yes", does the law even matter anymore?
 
2020-05-18 10:55:09 AM  

Professor_Doctor: AdmirableSnackbar: Epic Fap Session: AdmirableSnackbar: OldRod: So now, not only are they inviting help in the 2020 election, they're letting everyone off scot-free that helped in the 2016 election?

What the actual fark?!

Nobody bothered to even try to punish them for what they did in 2016, why would they do anything different now?

This is an article about charges being dropped. At some point, somebody was trying to punish them.

The troll farms and their owners, yes, but they're small potatoes next to the people who just ended the prosecution. The corrupt protect their own, we know this.

And BTW, at what point does Mueller decide that he's going to publicly defend all that work he did that his BFF Barr is undoing? Or was he ultimately in on everything, too, and just playing the part of the good guy to make it seem like real investigations that would end in meaningful results?

Mueller is ridiculously Lawful Neutral. He'll never say anything.


And that's how he has always let the bad guys win. Some hero he turned out to be.
 
2020-05-18 10:55:10 AM  

Diogenes: Simply unbelievable.  I wonder what sham of a reason Barr will come up with this time?


If you bothered to RTFA you would see that's it's stated quite plainly.
 
2020-05-18 10:56:28 AM  
Koodz:

Mueller is Republican trash and always was. He played his part and now Barr is spiking the football.

He played his part by handing impeachment to congress on a silver platter?  Yes, I agree.
 
2020-05-18 11:00:40 AM  

OldRod: Grungehamster: Catlenfell: It would be a little different if the Russians had helped the Democrats.

Trump repeated just last week in his Maria Bartiromo interview that the Russians were working to get Hillary elected rather than him.

I didn't see the interview, but I'm guessing she didn't even bat an eye, and didn't question that in any way?


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It was not the most hard-hitting of interviews.
 
2020-05-18 11:03:59 AM  
I hope Yevegeny Prigozhin goes on a Biden administration hit list.
 
2020-05-18 11:04:17 AM  

LL316: Koodz:

Mueller is Republican trash and always was. He played his part and now Barr is spiking the football.

He played his part by handing impeachment to congress on a silver platter?  Yes, I agree.


From the very beginning he never intended to solve or even discover a crime. He said so in the report and in his statements to Congress. He followed that ridiculous memo that said the president is untouchable.

The republic can die as long as James Comey and Robert Mueller can sleep soundly at night. FSM save us from men of principle.
 
2020-05-18 11:06:26 AM  
Going to be a lot of deep concern coming from the GOP
 
2020-05-18 11:07:49 AM  

Ignoramist: Diogenes: Simply unbelievable.  I wonder what sham of a reason Barr will come up with this time?

If you bothered to RTFA you would see that's it's stated quite plainly.


No.  It states what the prosecutors said.  I want to know how Barr will spin it.

But their rationale is deeply unsatisfying as well.
 
2020-05-18 11:09:45 AM  
FTA:

While Trump dealt with the coronavirus pandemic, he found time Monday evening to re-tweet two tweets that said the outcome tarnished the legacy of the Russia investigation that Mueller led. One of the tweets read, "How embarrassing for Team Mueller."

Okay, Trump is right for once. CNN is fake news.
 
2020-05-18 11:12:14 AM  
This article is from March.

This isn't new gloating.  This is old gloating.
 
2020-05-18 11:13:35 AM  

AdmirableSnackbar: Epic Fap Session: AdmirableSnackbar: OldRod: So now, not only are they inviting help in the 2020 election, they're letting everyone off scot-free that helped in the 2016 election?

What the actual fark?!

Nobody bothered to even try to punish them for what they did in 2016, why would they do anything different now?

This is an article about charges being dropped. At some point, somebody was trying to punish them.

The troll farms and their owners, yes, but they're small potatoes next to the people who just ended the prosecution. The corrupt protect their own, we know this.

And BTW, at what point does Mueller decide that he's going to publicly defend all that work he did that his BFF Barr is undoing? Or was he ultimately in on everything, too, and just playing the part of the good guy to make it seem like real investigations that would end in meaningful results?


Mueller is a republican. Any republican who has not spoken out loudly against trump ( and even some who have) is complicit in this tragedy of a government. He hasn't spoken up yet, he never will.
 
2020-05-18 11:15:23 AM  

OldRod: Diogenes: Simply unbelievable.  I wonder what sham of a reason Barr will come up with this time?

Trump wanted it done

That's the only reason Barr needs


You can't claim something was a complete hoax if you've prosecuted people for it.
 
2020-05-18 11:23:54 AM  

AdmirableSnackbar: Professor_Doctor: AdmirableSnackbar: Epic Fap Session: AdmirableSnackbar: OldRod: So now, not only are they inviting help in the 2020 election, they're letting everyone off scot-free that helped in the 2016 election?

What the actual fark?!

Nobody bothered to even try to punish them for what they did in 2016, why would they do anything different now?

This is an article about charges being dropped. At some point, somebody was trying to punish them.

The troll farms and their owners, yes, but they're small potatoes next to the people who just ended the prosecution. The corrupt protect their own, we know this.

And BTW, at what point does Mueller decide that he's going to publicly defend all that work he did that his BFF Barr is undoing? Or was he ultimately in on everything, too, and just playing the part of the good guy to make it seem like real investigations that would end in meaningful results?

Mueller is ridiculously Lawful Neutral. He'll never say anything.

And that's how he has always let the bad guys win. Some hero he turned out to be.


What makes a man turn neutral, Kif?

Money? Power? Or was he just born with a heart full of neutrality...
 
2020-05-18 11:29:37 AM  

dionysusaur: OldRod: So now, not only are they inviting help in the 2020 election, they're letting everyone off scot-free that helped in the 2016 election?

What the actual fark?!

That Constitution thing?  Yeah, it's just a piece of paper now.  Clearly the Framers' Original Intent was for rich white men to have all the power, and we need to get back to that.


Um, actually, that was the Framers' intent. Anything to the contrary is just future generations improvising.
 
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