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Tue Mar 26, 2019, 09:31 AM

VANITY FAIR: A Crime In Public View": How William Barr Pardoned Trump

Trump had plenty of reasons to obstruct Mueller’s investigation, whether or not there was an underlying crime. The most obvious one has been staring us in the face all along.
BY SCOTT TUROW
MARCH 25, 2019 12:41 PM


Attorney General William Barr’s summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s conclusions, in the fancy language of lawyers, impeaches itself. That means that its own words and reasoning call some of Barr’s conclusions into doubt, particularly Barr’s eagerness to say that Donald Trump can’t be proven to have obstructed justice.

It is hard for any of us to know how much credence to give Barr’s précis of the Mueller investigation without knowing more about the evidence. Barr’s letter, however, acknowledges that much and pledges to work to disclose as much as he can without violating Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 6(e), which bars making public grand jury proceedings. But the attorney general’s eagerness to clear Trump of possible obstruction of justice, after having the report in hand for less than 48 hours, is unbecoming of his office and Mueller’s two-year investigation. Furthermore, some of the reasoning in his letter is clearly deeply flawed….

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Throughout his election campaign and long after, Trump denied that Russia was responsible for the massive interference in our election that Mueller has now concluded occurred. Trump made these denials “despite,” to quote Barr, “multiple offers from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign.” Aside from any crimes Trump or his campaign committed by being in cahoots with the Russians, there are other clear gains to Trump in hindering the investigation. The most obvious is that the Russian interference, which both Barr and Mueller say the Trump campaign knew about, calls the legitimacy of the 2016 election into question.

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To argue that no underlying crime means no obstruction is therefore nonsense. That is fallacious reasoning and it impugns Barr’s integrity and his reputation as a lawyer. Worse, it represents a troubling effort to paper over the acknowledged evidence that Mr. Trump committed a crime in public view.


https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/03/how-william-barr-pardoned-donald-trump

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kpete Mar 2019 OP
DURHAM D Mar 2019 #1
Iliyah Mar 2019 #2
Pachamama Mar 2019 #3
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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 09:35 AM

1. Barr Obstructs Justice ! nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 09:38 AM

2. Yep.



Party before country.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 09:41 AM

3. Criminal act swept under the rug by another criminal act....

Obstruction of Justice x 2.....



Now what is going to be done?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 11:16 AM

4. Trump offered Barr a week-end at Mar-A-Lago

He could not pass the offer...

How difficult it is to understand how a person who works hard in college to become the best lawyer he/she can be, who works hard to occupy one of the highest positions a lawyer can get in the USA just to become a puppet of an orange buffoon, an accomplice in what could be treason. History will show the orange buffoon as the most incompetent and most corrupt man to ever hold office in the USA. Brace yourselves for what is coming, the orange buffoon and his accomplices feel empowered now thanks to William Barr.

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Tue Mar 26, 2019, 11:21 AM

5. K&R, Mueller only looked at the Russian Government

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Tue Mar 26, 2019, 12:07 PM

6. knr

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