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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:08 PM

Could the Bombshell NYT Article be Connected to the Upcoming Hearing of "Pardon Everyone" Bob Barr?

Barr was AG during the Iran Contra scandal and encouraged president Bush to pardon everyone who was connected with those crimes. Now Barr is looking at being confirmed as AG, again. He will likely give Trump similar advice—pardon everyone. Given his history and bold lobbying directly to Trump for the AG position, would Barr sabotage the Mueller investigation? The answer seems clear.

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Reply Could the Bombshell NYT Article be Connected to the Upcoming Hearing of "Pardon Everyone" Bob Barr? (Original post)
dlk Jan 12 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 12 #1
dlk Jan 12 #5
gohuskies Jan 12 #2
UniteFightBack Jan 12 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 12 #7
empedocles Jan 12 #4
Polybius Jan 12 #6

Response to dlk (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:11 PM

1. No. According to one of the authors of the story,

who was interviewed last night on MSNBC, the NYT have been working on the story for over a year.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:25 PM

5. I Was Addressing the Timing of the Release of the Story, Not How Long it's Been in the Works

I saw one of the reporters on MSNBC last night, too.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:13 PM

2. Can Mueller investigate Barr?

He seems to be linked to the Trump Russia conspiracy with his efforts to lobby for the job as AG?

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:17 PM

3. This Barr fellow I find very concerning. It is getting tiring this pardon everybody at the top

bullshit on the way out the door.

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:46 PM

7. But remember, pardons can be given only for federal crimes.

I think these guys could be guilty of a lot of state-level financial crimes and that the relevant states have already been read in by the OSC. Federal prisons tend to be nicer than state prisons, and a federal pardon would just throw the perps into the waiting arms of not-so-pleasant state facilities.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:24 PM

4. How amazing trump is in hiring people who are blatantly public and published for exonerating

trump for all crimes and misdemeanors.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:39 PM

6. You mean William Barr

This is Bob Barr, former Georgia Republican Congressman and Presidential candidate:

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