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Sat Nov 23, 2019, 11:59 AM

Remember: Barr ignored CIA lawyer's criminal referral of Trump Ukraine call

CIA's top lawyer made 'criminal referral' on complaint about Trump Ukraine call

Experts are raising questions about why the Justice Department did not open an investigation


NBC News, Oct. 4, 2019
By Ken Dilanian and Julia Ainsley

WASHINGTON — Weeks before the whistleblower's complaint became public, the CIA's top lawyer made what she considered to be a criminal referral to the Justice Department about the whistleblower's allegations that President Donald Trump abused his office in pressuring the Ukrainian president, U.S. officials familiar with the matter tell NBC News.

The move by the CIA's general counsel, Trump appointee Courtney Simmons Elwood, meant she and other senior officials had concluded a potential crime had been committed, raising more questions about why the Justice Department later declined to open an investigation.

The phone call that Elwood considered to be a criminal referral is in addition to the referral later received as a letter from the Inspector General for the Intelligence Community regarding the whistleblower complaint.

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But a timeline provided by U.S. officials familiar with the matter shows that multiple senior government officials appointed by Trump found the whistleblower's complaints credible, troubling and worthy of further inquiry starting soon after the president's July phone call.

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https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/trump-impeachment-inquiry/cia-s-top-lawyer-made-criminal-referral-whistleblower-s-complaint-n1062481

Barr is in the Russia Thing up to his chins.

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Reply Remember: Barr ignored CIA lawyer's criminal referral of Trump Ukraine call (Original post)
Kid Berwyn Nov 2019 OP
uponit7771 Nov 2019 #1
Kid Berwyn Nov 2019 #19
triron Nov 2019 #2
tblue37 Nov 2019 #3
Takket Nov 2019 #4
H2O Man Nov 2019 #5
Pepsidog Nov 2019 #14
OhNo-Really Nov 2019 #16
kentuck Nov 2019 #6
Ninga Nov 2019 #7
JAD Nov 2019 #8
KPN Nov 2019 #9
triron Nov 2019 #17
uponit7771 Nov 2019 #20
Hermit-The-Prog Nov 2019 #10
Pepsidog Nov 2019 #11
Alithea Nov 2019 #12
mjvpi Nov 2019 #13
gab13by13 Nov 2019 #15
Initech Nov 2019 #18
spanone Nov 2019 #21

Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 12:00 PM

1. Yep bar called the find investigation not a thing of value

... while the FEC lady has said it was a thing of value

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 10:29 PM

19. FEC Chair Breaks Silence After Trump's Foreign Interference Comments: 'It's Illegal'

From The Daily Beast


Federal Election Commission chairwoman Ellen Weintraub released a statement Thursday reiterating that it was “illegal” for anyone running for public office to “solicit, accept, or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a U.S. election.” “I would not have thought I needed to say this,” she tweeted while releasing the statement stressing that it is “100% illegal” to accept foreign assistance. If a campaign receives a “prohibited donation from a foreign source,” Weintraub said that behavior should be reported to the FBI. Weintraub also noted that such a practice was deemed “unacceptable” by America’s Founding Fathers, as they knew that such offers would seek to “advance” foreign interests rather than the United States’. “Anyone who solicits or accepts foreign assistance risks being on the wrong end of a federal investigation,” she wrote. Her statement comes after President Trump told ABC News that if foreign figures approached him or his campaign with dirt on one of his 2020 contenders, he would likely listen and not call the FBI. “I'd take it,” Trump told the network.

Source: https://www.thedailybeast.com/fec-chair-ellen-weintraub-its-illegal-to-get-anything-of-value-from-a-foreign-source-for-us-elections



Don’t see her much on tee vee anymore.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 12:03 PM

2. I hope congress is investigating this.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 12:10 PM

3. K&R for visibility. I hope Barr ends up like John Mitchell. nt

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 12:11 PM

4. drumpf hired Barr to be his personal lawyer, not be objective

and he is certainly doing that. Barr needs to be in prison alongside drumpf when all this is said and done

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 12:12 PM

5. Recommended.

Barr is such a tool. I have nothing but contempt for him. He has long acted against the interests of justice, as you know.

Thank you for this post!

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 02:21 PM

14. As a member of several ultra conservative Catholic organizations Barr views everything from the

perspective of the ends justify the means. If a corrupt, traitorous president is what is needed for the appointment of conservative judges who will enact extremist Christian doctrine then so be it. Barr is no different then extremist Islamists terrorists. His distorted and radical view of Christianity justifies the immorality and corruption of the Trump and its administration.

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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 07:46 PM

16. A nihilist zealot best describes AG

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 12:14 PM

6. Yes, he was going to cover it up...

Just like he did with the Mueller Report, He is complicit.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 12:58 PM

7. For fucks sake, let her testify! Nt

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 01:04 PM

8. Barr's name was mentioned along with Rudy G's name on trump's phone call with Zelensky

Why didn't anyone ask Sondland if Bill Barr was in the loop?

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Response to JAD (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 01:07 PM

9. Good question.

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Response to JAD (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 09:55 PM

17. Yes good point!

Because they fear Barr?

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Response to JAD (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 10:33 PM

20. +1

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 02:03 PM

10. DoJ is being replaced by Barr's Dirt Services -- dig it up, make it up, bury it

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 02:11 PM

11. Great post.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 02:13 PM

12. Yes. He went to Italy to do some digging of his own.

 

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 02:20 PM

13. Barr's legal firm represents Alpha Bank

His Russia ties were brought up pre confirmation, but ignored. I wondered why he wasn’t pushed more at that point.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 02:39 PM

15. Barr is more dangerous than Trump.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 09:56 PM

18. This is the dawning of the age of MAGAquarius

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 10:35 PM

21. because we have a compromised DOJ....it works for the president and no one else

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