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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 07:04 PM

Barr's Long History Manipulating Law to Put Federal Forces on U.S. Streets

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Attorney General Barr has been building his playbook for using federal forces against an unwilling state for decades.
In an interview with the Miller Center in 2001, Barr explained his strategy for deploying federal troops to address unrest in the Virgin Islands after a major hurricane in 1989.

At the time of the incident, Barr was an assistant attorney general and head of the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel. He boasted that during this time he found a way to deploy federal forces based on a legal justification that appears to now being played out in Portland:

Barr: We started quickly looking at the legal books. What authority do we have to go in there and start enforcing the law in St. Croix? We looked at some statutes, and we finally decided that without Presidential authority we could send down law enforcement people to defend the federal function.
That is, we said, “People are interfering with the operation of our courts” and so on. I said, “We can send people down to defend the federal function, keep our courts open, and if they see any crime being committed in front of them, then, as law enforcement officers, they can make the arrest.”
Our object was just to get federal law enforcement down there and play it by ear. Technically, we couldn’t send them down to—"

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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 07:46 PM

1. On Ali Velshi just now (8:40 pm) he played a clip with a quote from Tim Snyder the Yale historian

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who said (and I paraphrase) we do no loose our democracy when one man decides, but rather when many find loopholes in the law to make it meaningless.

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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 10:13 PM

2. There you have it. And no one is shadier than Barr at using those loopholes,,

He enjoys this shit.
Power is what drives that fker.
Like Trump, domination is the drug that drives him further.

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