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Boogiemack

(1,406 posts)
Sun Oct 11, 2020, 04:00 AM Oct 2020

Top order of business when Joe is elected is to swear in an AG who will set the DOJ

on path to quick, aggressive response to the militias and other Trump supporters who engage in violence. Action against them must be swift and to the full extent of the law. No grand juries, just simple arrests, arraignments, trial and jail.

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Top order of business when Joe is elected is to swear in an AG who will set the DOJ (Original Post) Boogiemack Oct 2020 OP
YES! elleng Oct 2020 #1
Hillary Clinton, please ananda Oct 2020 #2
Hillary would deliver that Sweet Sword of Righteous Justice (and Satisfaction) StClone Oct 2020 #4
My first thought, too. But it ain't gonna happen no matter how sweet it sounds. TreasonousBastard Oct 2020 #6
Right... IthinkThereforeIAM Oct 2020 #7
That would be seen as political payback rather than justice. Lonestarblue Oct 2020 #19
I think we have little to worry about here. PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 2020 #3
me too, but ihas2stinkyfeet Oct 2020 #24
Not the "Militias" Roy Rolling Oct 2020 #5
Yeah... IthinkThereforeIAM Oct 2020 #8
+1 Sherman A1 Oct 2020 #15
Biden should appoint Sally Yates, former US Deputy AG and then acting US AG. CottonBear Oct 2020 #9
Absolutely dansolo Oct 2020 #14
If Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) isn't re-elected, he should be Deputy AG. CottonBear Oct 2020 #18
There needs to be a very rapid flush quakerboy Oct 2020 #10
What really should be done is speaknow Oct 2020 #11
and hire back my nephew. ihas2stinkyfeet Oct 2020 #25
If Doug Jones does not win re-election to the Senate he would be a good pick for AG JI7 Oct 2020 #12
Oh, he would be an excellent AG! CottonBear Oct 2020 #13
I would rather not see a politician as AJ dansolo Oct 2020 #16
My first choice, especially as a woman and fellow Georgian, is Sally Yates. CottonBear Oct 2020 #20
A top priority among many top priorities Sherman A1 Oct 2020 #17
Glenn Kirshner please riverwalker Oct 2020 #21
I would rather that be done by an independent counsel. GoCubsGo Oct 2020 #22
First arrest Bill Barr. nt doc03 Oct 2020 #23

elleng

(128,785 posts)
1. YES!
Sun Oct 11, 2020, 04:13 AM
Oct 2020

As difficult as it is to assess the priorities of the awaiting tasks, imo the status of the Department of Justice is NUMBER ONE!

I will celebrate HUGELY the installation of our next Attorney General, to REESTABLISH it as an honorable institution.

IthinkThereforeIAM

(3,064 posts)
7. Right...
Sun Oct 11, 2020, 05:11 AM
Oct 2020

... there are so many honorable and qualified former U.S. Attorneys that Trump, Sessions and Barr pushed out or who chose to resign rather than be tainted by or do dirty work for them.

I am perfectly fine with Hillary being able to at times consult and then gloat.

Lonestarblue

(9,646 posts)
19. That would be seen as political payback rather than justice.
Sun Oct 11, 2020, 06:46 AM
Oct 2020

I doubt Hillary would consider it either. I hope Hillary will become more the Eleanor Roosevelt of our day.

Roy Rolling

(6,771 posts)
5. Not the "Militias"
Sun Oct 11, 2020, 04:49 AM
Oct 2020

They’re domestic terrorists masquerading behind the 2nd Amendment. These boys and girls playing army are not “militias”, they are domestic terrorists. They are “militias” in the same way people who slaughter others in the name of their god are “religious”. Nope, they are domestic terrorists.

*Steps off soapbox of word definitions*

CottonBear

(21,595 posts)
9. Biden should appoint Sally Yates, former US Deputy AG and then acting US AG.
Sun Oct 11, 2020, 05:21 AM
Oct 2020


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sally_Yates

Sally Quillian Yates (born Sally Caroline Quillian; 1960) is an American lawyer. She was a United States Attorney, later United States Deputy Attorney General, having been appointed to both positions by President Barack Obama, and later was Acting United States Attorney General.

dansolo

(5,376 posts)
14. Absolutely
Sun Oct 11, 2020, 06:41 AM
Oct 2020

She was fired because she was honorable. She also has impeccable credentials, and will immediately restore trust in the DOJ, both inside and out.

CottonBear

(21,595 posts)
18. If Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) isn't re-elected, he should be Deputy AG.
Sun Oct 11, 2020, 06:44 AM
Oct 2020

I believe that he prosecuted the Birmingham church bombers. He is a good and decent man and an excellent prosecutor.

quakerboy

(13,873 posts)
10. There needs to be a very rapid flush
Sun Oct 11, 2020, 05:30 AM
Oct 2020

Trump drained the swamp right into the government. Anyone who has joined government service under this administration, top to bottom, needs to be either dismissed or at the very least carefully reassessed. Quickly before they can compound the massive damage already done to this country.

speaknow

(321 posts)
11. What really should be done is
Sun Oct 11, 2020, 06:05 AM
Oct 2020

when Joe takes over is Don't let the top
brass at the Pentagon resign but fire
all of them. For failure to uphold there
oath to protect from terrorist, domestic
or foreign. One thing for sure silence
gives permission.

 

ihas2stinkyfeet

(1,400 posts)
25. and hire back my nephew.
Sun Oct 11, 2020, 07:27 AM
Oct 2020

col. mark e. mitchell.
he had a storied, literally, career on the army. he was liason for jsoc in the obama wh.
then he was asst to sec def for jsoc.
john rood insulted both his intelligence and his patriotism, and he said fu.

he is happily retired. but if asked he could not say no.

CottonBear

(21,595 posts)
13. Oh, he would be an excellent AG!
Sun Oct 11, 2020, 06:38 AM
Oct 2020

The Democrats have a wealth of talent, experience and expertise.

CottonBear

(21,595 posts)
20. My first choice, especially as a woman and fellow Georgian, is Sally Yates.
Sun Oct 11, 2020, 06:48 AM
Oct 2020

Good point about Jones being a politician. Maybe, he’ll win re-election! If not, I hope he has a role in the Biden-Harris administration.

She and Stacey Abrams both chose not to run in the Jungle Primary for the senate race in Georgia. I believe she is positioned to move back into government.

GoCubsGo

(32,030 posts)
22. I would rather that be done by an independent counsel.
Sun Oct 11, 2020, 06:57 AM
Oct 2020

Biden needs to avoid any appearance of retribution and witch-huning. His AG is going to have their hands full trying to weed out the corruption in the DOJ, and dealing with right-wing terror groups. Let the independent counsel have at it. He/she will get to the bottom of things, without giving the Trump cult any sort of ammo to claim that Dear Leader is some sort of victim.

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