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Wed May 1, 2019, 06:12 AM

Barr did not mischaracterize the contents of the Mueller report nor were his descriptions off ...

... about what was in the report he flat out lied about what was in the report in order to keep a cover up
of the greatest crime in American history covered up.

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Reply Barr did not mischaracterize the contents of the Mueller report nor were his descriptions off ... (Original post)
Botany May 2019 OP
madaboutharry May 2019 #1
Iliyah May 2019 #2
FM123 May 2019 #3
duforsure May 2019 #4
uponit7771 May 2019 #5
Botany May 2019 #6
world wide wally May 2019 #7
Botany May 2019 #8
zaj May 2019 #10
zaj May 2019 #9
dchill May 2019 #11
Firestorm49 May 2019 #12

Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 06:17 AM

1. Exactly!

It was an outrageous cover-up.

No doubt that Trump, Barr, and others obstructed justice in orchestrating a massive cover-up.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 06:25 AM

2. There will be many GOP talking points to see which one

sticks . . .

1. Mischaracterize the contents - oops

2. Barr released the Mueller letter - he meant to do it because it was going to come out anyways.

more to come, stay tune . .

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 06:26 AM

3. Exactly!

This is exactly why he was hired, to cover up.

Back in 1992, the last time Bill Barr was U.S. attorney general, iconic New York Times writer William Safire referred to him as “Coverup-General Barr” because of his role in burying evidence of then-President George H.W. Bush’s involvement in “Iraqgate” and “Iron-Contra.”

https://www.salon.com/2019/03/26/cover-up-attorney-general-bill-barr-strikes-again_partner/

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 06:29 AM

4. They should refer him now

To be disbarred at once.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 08:02 AM

5. K&R, America needs courage in reporting

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #5)

Wed May 1, 2019, 08:09 AM

6. The biggest crime in American history and Trump and company worked with the largest organized ....

.... crime syndicate in the history of the world too. BTW the FBI told the Trump campaign that
when and if the Russians tried to contact them to let them know ASAP and they didn't.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 08:21 AM

7. What kind of an idiot volunteers to lie and then release the facts an hour later?

Only Trump would have that much arrogance to think they would get away with it

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #7)

Wed May 1, 2019, 08:35 AM

10. Every time you are confused about an obviously stupid act...

... recall that the audience for the move is the Trump base.

Always substitute "his base" for "the public" and all seemingly irrational conclusions suddenly make sense.

They are his political firewall. They do t require facts or truth. Political lies will race out through Fox News and into the 30%+ who will then use the lies to keep from expressing outrage which keeps impeachment at bay.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 08:29 AM

9. It was not a cover-up....

... he literally released the report that conflicted with his own summary.

It was a PR move designed to diffuse political pressure on the GOP Senators and Dem House members who might otherwise have to support Impeachment.

The entire Trump strategy, including crazy Rudy on air, was following this purpose. They were trying to control the political narrative.

Which is importantly different than a cover up.

I challenge your wording be sure we run the real risk of looking like conspiracy nuts if we mischaracterize important judgements like this because we won't be able to back up our claims. We have to be accurate to be pursuasive.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 08:51 AM

11. "Mischaracterize" is a mischaracterization.

Of "lie."

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2019, 09:27 AM

12. He blatantly lied to Congress about his prior discussion and written correspondence with Mueller.

He should be charged, removed from office, and jailed. Like everybody else in this clown show of an administration, he is thumbing his nose at the impartiality that comes with the job as the head of DOJ.The DOJ, as we all we’ll know, is not an extension of the White House. Barr’s supposed to maintain independence in order to be unbiased and trusted.

So much for protocol. It’s just another example of the destruction of institutional norms and our very democracy by a crazed wanna-be dictator.

John Bolton on CNN this morning: “When dealing with authoritarian regimes, one swift kick at the door and the whole edifice comes down.” I can only hope that Bolton sees the dichotomy of his statement, and further hope that the door to this corrupt and dangerous Trump administration comes tumbling down. One good kick is all we need, and by this, I am not implying any act of violence, rather another predictable fuck up on the part of what’s his name, like getting hold of his taxes, money laundering, vote rigging, and you know the rest.

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