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(Twitter)   Remember that story about the DOJ declining to prosecute a member of the Trump Administration for lying to Congress? Turns out that didn't happen under Biden Administration. Tag is for the idiots that bought the lie hook, line and sinker   (twitter.com) divider line
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2021-07-20 11:36:29 AM  
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2021-07-20 11:49:13 AM  
5 trumpkin cabinet secretaries that were investigation by independent IGs were determined to have committed multiple criminal acts. AG Barr said so what, being a criminal is a requirement to be a republican. The sheer level of corruption and and criminal actions of fatboy's DOJ has to addressed. Cho needs to answer for her numerous crimes.
 
2021-07-20 11:57:24 AM  
LOL... I definitely admit falling for it. Only because it has happened in every administration since the beginning.

But... I'll say sorry to Garland. I have great hope for him... but my patience, along with everyone else, is having a hard time with how slowly justice moves.
 
2021-07-20 12:01:47 PM  
They declined to prosecute it then, but is there any reason they could not prosecute it today?

Holding elected officials accountable needs to be a priority in any democratic system.
 
2021-07-20 12:05:53 PM  
I *try* to stay off the outrage cycle for a few days when news first drops. I don't always succeed.
 
2021-07-20 12:16:25 PM  
Wonder if the despair trolls who insist Garland isn't doing anything will show up to this thread with a mea culpa.

I'm guessing no.

/But they have me on ignore so they'll never see this post anyway
 
2021-07-20 2:40:23 PM  

eurotrader: 5 trumpkin cabinet secretaries that were investigation by independent IGs were determined to have committed multiple criminal acts. AG Barr said so what, being a criminal is a requirement to be a republican. The sheer level of corruption and and criminal actions of fatboy's DOJ has to addressed. Cho needs to answer for her numerous crimes.


And Barr needs to be prosecuted for protecting them from prosecution.
 
2021-07-20 2:43:25 PM  

NewportBarGuy: LOL... I definitely admit falling for it. Only because it has happened in every administration since the beginning.

But... I'll say sorry to Garland. I have great hope for him... but my patience, along with everyone else, is having a hard time with how slowly justice moves.


Dude if you are losing patience that is saying something.
 
2021-07-20 2:43:37 PM  
BlueMAGA!

/s
 
2021-07-20 2:44:09 PM  
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We are about to be assured that fraud is only a process crime and doesn't count.

Though on the Wilbur Ross thing I guarantee they will let sleeping dogs lie/not review because it benefits the executive to make lying to Congress legal.
 
2021-07-20 2:44:43 PM  

somedude210: Wonder if the despair trolls who insist Garland isn't doing anything will show up to this thread with a mea culpa.

I'm guessing no.

/But they have me on ignore so they'll never see this post anyway


I was the subby of that other thread, and I'll fully admit to being misled.

// still doesn't absolve Trump's DoJ of not prosecuting Ross' lying
// ah, low expectations - is there anything under your umbrella we can't blame on the libs?
// I also though "Secretary Griphook" was pretty funny, but that's beside the point
 
2021-07-20 2:45:20 PM  
So can he still be prosecuted now?

/Are we there yet?
 
2021-07-20 2:46:07 PM  

lolmao500: eurotrader: 5 trumpkin cabinet secretaries that were investigation by independent IGs were determined to have committed multiple criminal acts. AG Barr said so what, being a criminal is a requirement to be a republican. The sheer level of corruption and and criminal actions of fatboy's DOJ has to addressed. Cho needs to answer for her numerous crimes.

And Barr needs to be prosecuted for protecting them from prosecution.


Obstruction and subverting the course of Justice, or is it perverting the course of justice
 
2021-07-20 2:46:18 PM  
If there's one thing GOP propaganda is good at, it's getting Dems to believe their shiattiness is somehow the fault of other Dems.
 
2021-07-20 2:46:29 PM  

somedude210: Wonder if the despair trolls who insist Garland isn't doing anything will show up to this thread with a mea culpa.

I'm guessing no.

/But they have me on ignore so they'll never see this post anyway


"Actually, Barr was the one who did nothing. Garland has yet to complete his term of doing nothing" isn't the slam dunk you think it is.
 
2021-07-20 2:47:10 PM  
Until people like Wilbur Ross are in serious legal jeopardy for their lies, I really don't give a s***
 
2021-07-20 2:48:06 PM  
jfc

we can't even catch the guy that's asleep all the time

DOOMED I SAY
 
2021-07-20 2:49:13 PM  

Grungehamster: [Fark user image 425x528]

We are about to be assured that fraud is only a process crime and doesn't count.

Though on the Wilbur Ross thing I guarantee they will let sleeping dogs lie/not review because it benefits the executive to make lying to Congress legal.


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2021-07-20 2:49:52 PM  

Grungehamster: [Fark user image 425x528]

We are about to be assured that fraud is only a process crime and doesn't count.

Though on the Wilbur Ross thing I guarantee they will let sleeping dogs lie/not review because it benefits the executive to make lying to Congress legal.


That's a pretty big farking deal.
 
2021-07-20 2:49:57 PM  
Don't worry, the usual suspects will still find reasons that we are all doomed and nothing good ever happens.
 
2021-07-20 2:50:11 PM  
So we can expect Garland to pick this up, right?

Any day now, I presume.
 
2021-07-20 2:50:16 PM  
Well, Biden and Garland are still not doing enough to arrest every single Republican, so they're still centrist scum.

I urge every single one of my fellow lifelong radical progressives to #WalkAway from the Democrat Party in 2022 and 2024.
 
2021-07-20 2:51:28 PM  

dr_blasto: They declined to prosecute it then, but is there any reason they could not prosecute it today?

Holding elected officials accountable needs to be a priority in any democratic system.


This is my question, too. If there's no statute of limitations (or one that applies just yet) and they didn't commit to not prosecuting in some kind of legal agreement, what's stopping them?
 
2021-07-20 2:51:32 PM  
No subby, I don't remember that. But that's because there's too much shiat to remember from the last 5 years or so.
 
2021-07-20 2:51:48 PM  
Ya see?  Now the narrative is "Biden refused to prosecute Wilbur!  Them do-nuttin' Democrats are soft on law and order!"

Whatever happens now will have to go through that wall.

Biden decides to prosecute > FLIP FLOPPER!
Biden does nothing >  SOFT ON CRIME! Wilbur probably worked with Hunter to sell his perverted art for access art
 
2021-07-20 2:52:02 PM  

GardenWeasel: I *try* to stay off the outrage cycle for a few days when news first drops.


That's why you should always wait until Friday, because that's when the huge stuff drops.

That's what I've learned from the Fark Piltav
 
2021-07-20 2:52:30 PM  

Parthenogenetic: Well, Biden and Garland are still not doing enough to arrest every single Republican, so they're still centrist scum.

I urge every single one of my fellow lifelong radical progressives to #WalkAway from the Democrat Party in 2022 and 2024.


That's a pretty shiatty take. I would advise them to primary the invertebrates in Congress and replace them with people that can hold the treason brigade accountable.
 
2021-07-20 2:52:32 PM  
WTF is a piltav? POLTAB
 
2021-07-20 2:53:33 PM  
Someone said "Democrat Party." Drink!
 
2021-07-20 2:54:19 PM  
OK then, how about now?
 
2021-07-20 2:54:36 PM  

eurotrader: 5 trumpkin cabinet secretaries that were investigation by independent IGs were determined to have committed multiple criminal acts. AG Barr said so what, being a criminal is a requirement to be a republican. The sheer level of corruption and and criminal actions of fatboy's DOJ has to addressed. Cho needs to answer for her numerous crimes.



The same worthless trash that is now biatching the the DOJ is being political by looking into voter suppression had no trouble with AG Barr acting as the personal lawyer of Trump and every other criminal in that admin.
 
2021-07-20 2:54:48 PM  

somedude210: Wonder if the despair trolls who insist Garland isn't doing anything will show up to this thread with a mea culpa.

I'm guessing no.

/But they have me on ignore so they'll never see this post anyway


What's he doing that we should mea culpa you for?
 
2021-07-20 2:55:44 PM  
Meh. I want to see lying by Congress made illegal.
 
2021-07-20 2:57:29 PM  
So the DOJ is going to prosecute him now?
 
2021-07-20 2:57:33 PM  
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2021-07-20 2:58:08 PM  

quatchi: So can he still be prosecuted now?

/Are we there yet?


No, of course not, nobody of note will be prosecuted.

But that you don't know exactly why nobody of note will be prosecuted means Biden is Karl
Marx times Fidel Castro times Woody Guthrie, and anyone who says otherwise is a white nationalist Russian bot troll.
 
2021-07-20 2:58:17 PM  

Grungehamster: [Fark user image 425x528]

We are about to be assured that fraud is only a process crime and doesn't count.

Though on the Wilbur Ross thing I guarantee they will let sleeping dogs lie/not review because it benefits the executive to make lying to Congress legal.


Fark headline, in about 2 hours: "Barrack arrested".

// sometimes, our jokes are a little too predictable
// he says, a day after comparing a craven ugly fark to a Harry Potter character
 
2021-07-20 2:59:47 PM  

Erebus1954: Meh. I want to see lying by Congress made illegal.


No you don't.  Imagine if Bill Barr, and by extension Donald Trump, had wielded the power to arrest members of Congress based on what they considered to be lies.
 
2021-07-20 3:00:13 PM  
"HA! Nice try, filthy progs. The last guy was the one who declined to prosecute, not our guy."

"Okay. So are you going to prosecute him now?"

".... Well... purity tests, and vote blue no matter who, and furthermore..."
 
2021-07-20 3:00:53 PM  
You better start believing in troll threads...
 
2021-07-20 3:00:56 PM  

anjin-san: If there's one thing GOP propaganda is good at, it's getting Dems to believe their shiattiness is somehow the fault of other Dems.


This is all Buttigieg's fault for cutting a deal with Biden to drop out of the primaries.
 
2021-07-20 3:01:02 PM  

somedude210: Wonder if the despair trolls who insist Garland isn't doing anything will show up to this thread with a mea culpa.

I'm guessing no.

/But they have me on ignore so they'll never see this post anyway


Not that I fell into that camp, but if I did, I would wait at least until a DOJ announcement that the investigation is reopened before admitting I was wrong.

And I wouldn't be holding my breath.
 
2021-07-20 3:02:52 PM  
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2021-07-20 3:02:57 PM  

dr_blasto: They declined to prosecute it then, but is there any reason they could not prosecute it today?

Holding elected officials accountable needs to be a priority in any democratic system.


No reason whatsoever. The DOJ needed to follow Barr's instruction, but he's no longer in charge there and Garland is under absolutely no obligation at all to continue.

This is entirely up to Merrick Garland.

That said...... what country do we live in? America. If you think Garland's DOJ is going to prosecute Ross or other Trump era cabinet officials I have a golf course in Florida to sell you. This is America, we DO NOT do that. This country is run at the behest, and for the sole benefit of the rich. If the rich are going to get in any trouble they have to steal from other rich people. That's about the only reason a rich guy ever actually ends up in a jail in the US, from farking over the other rich assholes who run our country.
 
2021-07-20 3:04:58 PM  

eurotrader: 5 trumpkin cabinet secretaries that were investigation by independent IGs were determined to have committed multiple criminal acts. AG Barr said so what, being a criminal is a requirement to be a republican. The sheer level of corruption and and criminal actions of fatboy's DOJ has to addressed. Cho needs to answer for her numerous crimes.


Evidently, no, it does not need to be addressed.  Because, you see, the fear is that, if we start holding government officials accountable for their actions, it will open up the floodgates and allow ALL government officials to be investigated for ANYTHING.  And we simply can't have that.  It is far more sensible to simply let it slide, even if it gives the appearance that they are above the law.

That is literally the rationale being used for why NOT to ever hold government people accountable.  It is one of the dumbest, most backward, piles of bullshiat ever uttered.  And not only are we powerless to do anything about it, many people in the country actually AGREE with that stance.  Mostly because it's people on their side that are constantly breaking the law.

And this, again, is where I say that BSAB.  Not equally bad, of course.  But if our side was not bad, then they would be thrilled to start holding people accountable.  But they have exactly ZERO interest in doing that.

"We will create a committee to investigate".  Oh, F you with that useless, feelgood, "look at us doing important stuff".  F you.
 
2021-07-20 3:06:35 PM  

Moroning: Grungehamster: [Fark user image 425x528]

We are about to be assured that fraud is only a process crime and doesn't count.

Though on the Wilbur Ross thing I guarantee they will let sleeping dogs lie/not review because it benefits the executive to make lying to Congress legal.

[Fark user image 742x664]


Seems to me Manafort and Epstein should have been assassinated by the CIA a long time ago.
 
2021-07-20 3:07:16 PM  

Moroning: Grungehamster: [Fark user image 425x528]

We are about to be assured that fraud is only a process crime and doesn't count.

Though on the Wilbur Ross thing I guarantee they will let sleeping dogs lie/not review because it benefits the executive to make lying to Congress legal.

[Fark user image image 742x664]


Yup. He's a spy.
 
2021-07-20 3:08:22 PM  
Will be mysteriously absent from the thread.

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2021-07-20 3:08:49 PM  

SolderGlob: Parthenogenetic: Well, Biden and Garland are still not doing enough to arrest every single Republican, so they're still centrist scum.

I urge every single one of my fellow lifelong radical progressives to #WalkAway from the Democrat Party in 2022 and 2024.

That's a pretty shiatty take. I would advise them to primary the invertebrates in Congress and replace them with people that can hold the treason brigade accountable.


Nah. The party has spoken loud and clear. They aren't interested in representing the left wing at all, and they'll kneecap you for saying genocide is bad before they'll try to hold fascists accountable.

I ain't supporting that. Earn my vote. That's their job.
 
2021-07-20 3:09:44 PM  

Parthenogenetic: GardenWeasel: I *try* to stay off the outrage cycle for a few days when news first drops.

That's why you should always wait until Friday, because that's when the huge stuff drops.

That's what I've learned from the Fark Piltav


Da, Comrade.
 
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