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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 10:01 AM

SHOULD BARR RECUSE HIMSELF FROM MUELLER REPORT? TIES TO RUSSIA

"But if that wasn’t enough, some experts argue that Barr’s previous work in the private sector could conflict with his continuing supervision of the investigation into Russian tampering in the 2016 election campaign.

Why? A few of Barr’s previous employers are connected to key subjects in the probe. And some argue that, even if Barr didn’t break any rules, his financial ties to companies linked to aspects of the Russia investigation raise questions about whether he should—like his predecessor, Jeff Sessions—recuse himself.

“The legal standard is really clear about these issues. It’s not about actual conflict, it’s about the appearance of a conflict, about the appearance of bias,” Jed Shugerman, a professor at Fordham University’s School of Law and an expert on judicial and government ethics, tells Newsweek . “The problem is that we have so many flagrant conflicts that are so obvious, we get distracted from what the legal standard is.”

This much is known: On Barr’s public financial disclosure report, he admits to working for a law firm that represented Russia’s Alfa Bank and for a company whose co-founders allegedly have long-standing business ties to Russia. What’s more, he received dividends from Vector Group, a holding company with deep financial ties to Russia.

These facts didn’t get much attention during Barr’s confirmation hearing, as Congress was hyperfocused on an unsolicited memo Barr wrote prior to his nomination, which criticized the special counsel’s investigation—and whether he would release an unredacted Mueller report to Congress. Much of the information is public, but it has so far been unreported in relation to Barr.

Still, Barr’s potential conflicts could face further scrutiny as Democrats in Congress fight to have the Mueller report released to the public."

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newsweek.com/so-many-conflicts-so-little-time-1396435%3famp=1

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Reply SHOULD BARR RECUSE HIMSELF FROM MUELLER REPORT? TIES TO RUSSIA (Original post)
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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 10:05 AM

1. A little late for that...

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 10:05 AM

2. He should have recused due to the ass-kissing 20 page letter he wrote to trump

Instead he was elevated to attorney general of the entire damn nation specifically to quash the report.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:44 AM

3. That horse is so out of the barn it was galloping when it left.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:10 PM

4. Yes !

By not doing so taints and corrupts everything he touches, and also opens he opens himself up for legal issues. Another reason we need to retake control of the Senate , and keep control of the House, and get the Presidency back, then hold barr fully accountable when all is exposed on him , and everyone else .

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:11 PM

5. Hahahahaha too late!

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