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Barr Has Taken Over All Legal Matters That Trump Is Interested In

"A new report confirms that William Barr is acting as Trump’s personal attorney as he has taken over all DOJ legal matters that Trump is interested in.

NBC News reported:

The U.S. attorney who had presided over an inconclusive criminal investigation into former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe was abruptly removed from that job last month in one of several recent moves by Attorney General William Barr to take control of legal matters of personal interest to President Donald Trump, according to multiple people familiar with the matter.

But that wasn’t the first time senior political appointees reached into a case involving a former Trump aide, officials told NBC News. Senior officials at the Justice Department also intervened last month to help change the government’s sentencing recommendation for Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who pled guilty to lying to the FBI. While once the prosecutors in the case had recommended up to six months in jail for Flynn, their latest filing now says they believe probation would be appropriate.

The DOJ has been taken over by Trump who claimed that he has the “absolute right” to run the Department of Justice. In real-world terms, this means that Trump’s pals like Roger Stone are going to be getting off easy........

 

No one in the federal government is going to investigate Trump, his family, or his business activities, and most importantly for the 2020 election, there will be no FBI investigation into Trump when he tries to cheat to win the election.

The DOJ is now a sham, as Trump has an attorney general who is willing to trash the law and become an accomplice in his criminal endeavors."

https://www.politicususa.com/2020/02/11/barr-trump-legal-matters.html

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Sen. Blumenthal: Attorney General Barr should resign-

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) reacts to Hallie Jackson over the recent developments in the sentencing of former Trump aide Roger Stone, where the Department of Justice and Attorney General William Barr have intervened.

Blumenthal calls Barr a "henchman and political operative" of the President and says that he should step down immediately.

https://www.msnbc.com/hallie-jackson/watch/sen-blumenthal-attorney-general-barr-should-resign-78615621806?cid=sm_npd_ms_tw_ma

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Rep. Sylvia Garcia

@RepSylviaGarcia

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Today fellow

@HouseJudiciary

colleagues and I confirmed AG Barr will testify before the Committee on March 31st

to address concerns regarding his leadership of the

@TheJusticeDept

and the President's improper influence over it and our criminal justice system. ........

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EXCLUSIVE: Attorney General Bill Barr tells

News “the president has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case”—but should stop tweeting about the Justice Dept. because his tweets “make it impossible for me to do my job.”

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Don't be fooled by this one, people.
 
Barr is telling the president that his impulsiveness is making it politically harder for him to deliver the results he wants. If Trump would just shut up, Barr could take care of him much more effectively.
 
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More than 1,100 former federal prosecutors and Justice Department officials called on Attorney General William Barr to step down
 
after he intervened last week to lower the Justice Department’s sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone
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BREAKING: Boston Globe Editorial Board just called on William Barr to resign
 
"William Barr must go. Every member of Congress should be calling for the resignation of the attorney general."
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Rachel Maddow MSNBC
 
@maddow
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So, these “non-public” politically-sensitive criminal cases into which AG Barr has reportedly installed this team to intervene
 
— do we ever learn the fate of those cases?
 
Does anyone who knows what’s happening
 
squawk if Barr kills those cases in the crib? https://nytimes.com/2020/02/14/us/
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- Or, just like Ukraine,
 
all he wants  are 'announcements of investigations'.
 
....to make them seem SUSPECT
 
& fodder for future BS
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Barr personally tried to push SDNY away from indicting Turkish bank Halkbank

but US Attorney Berman resisted, per CNN.

Same bank case NYT cited—via John Bolton book—as Trump wanting to do favor for Turkey’s Erdogan cabal for Trump’s personal interest.

2. “Barr personally spearheaded an effort last year to negotiate a settlement with the bank that would have allowed it to sidestep an indictment...Berman, however, insisted on criminal prosecution.” (CNN’s

reporting) Now recall what Erdogan boasted...

3. Erdogan “repeatedly tried to persuade Mr Trump to use his power to limit additional enforcement action against Halkbank... Erdogan told reporters in Turkey that Mr Trump had told him that ‘he would INSTRUCT THE RELEVANT MINISTERS immediately’ to follow through on the matter.”...........

see:  https://twitter.com/rgoodlaw/status/1228830979885850624


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16 hours ago, mr6666 said:
BREAKING: Boston Globe Editorial Board just called on William Barr to resign
 
"William Barr must go. Every member of Congress should be calling for the resignation of the attorney general."

He can be impeached, tried and convicted.

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On 2/16/2020 at 3:44 PM, mr6666 said:
 
 
More than 1,100 former federal prosecutors and Justice Department officials called on Attorney General William Barr to step down
 
after he intervened last week to lower the Justice Department’s sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone
 
 
it's now more than 2,000.
More than 2,000 former DOJ officials are calling on A.G. Barr to resign.
 
"Political interference ... is anathema to the Department's core mission and to its sacred obligation to ensure equal justice under the law."
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The Fall of the DOJ

William Barr has transformed the Department of Justice into yet another institution loyal not to the country but to Donald Trump.

".......... keeping Trump in office is not the ultimate goal, despite party members’ obsequious public performances toward Trump. Rather, the purpose is to preserve the authoritarian structure Trump and Barr are building, so that it can be inherited by the next Republican president. To be more specific, the Trump administration is not fighting a “deep state”; it is seeking to build one that will outlast him..........

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/02/william-barr-fall-department-of-justice-donald-trump.html

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Justice Department unease with Barr goes beyond Stone case

"...........the disquiet in the ranks started much earlier, officials inside the department say. Among some of the issues: a top-down management style, with the micro-managing Barr notorious for weighing in on matters usually left for less-senior officials, and a focus that broadly appears more centered on matters in Washington -- and more specifically things the President cares about.

Current and former Justice officials describe an attorney general who doesn't readily take advice and is prone to right wing conspiracies that he reads in fringe conservative sites on the Internet.
 
In some ways, he's perfect for the Trump era.
 
"Trump wanted his Roy Cohn," ...............
 
Prosecutors and analysts have since voiced concern that the deviation could be wielded to the Justice Department's detriment by savvy defense attorneys.
On Thursday, one of the first examples emerged when an attorney for a convicted mortgage fraudster won a no jail-time sentence from a judge in California after evoking the Stone case as a "watershed moment for the [sentencing] guidelines,".......
 
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Just Now: Seasoned judge, appointed by Republican president, says AG Barr's credibility is in doubt.

Walton argues the way Barr spun Mueller investigation appeared "calculated" to help

and hurts DOJ credibility too.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/federal-judge-blasts-barr-misleading-mueller-report-n1151076?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

 

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(THREAD) The biggest hoax perpetrated on American voters this century was the Mueller Report.
 
Not the report itself—but how it was *misrepresented* by Trump and his crew.
The Report didn't conclude what Trump says; more importantly, it didn't even consider the *topics* he claims...........
 
8/ The *truth*, according to the Report, was a sobering one
1) For unexplained reasons, Mueller had been forced to use the *narrowest possible scope* at every stage of the investigation
2) The evidence Mueller needed *even to do his narrow work* was largely withheld from him........
 
7/ The result was a *massive* windfall for Trump and his crew.
They claimed—falsely—that not only had Mueller had *unparalleled* access to all the evidence he could ever have wanted,
but that the *scope* of his probe was *sprawling*.
 
Neither was true—and the Report even said so........
 
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Ryan Goodman

@rgoodlaw

Booster rocketto add to Judge Walton's conclusions about Barr's misrepresentations of #MuellerReport in Barr's summary:

1. Barr's summary letter was not just for the public. It was a formal statement sent to Congress!

2. Intentional false statement to Congress is a crime!

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My god.
The entire idea of the rule of law - that thing the Attorney General is supposed to be in charge of upholding
 
- is predicated on the outcome of elections NOT mattering when it comes to the operation of the legal system

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The combo of these 3 pieces about DOJ dropping the Flynn charges is astounding. I've never seen anything like it
1.Mary McCord who ran the National Security Division explains DOJ filing&explanation (not signed by any career prosecutors)distorted her words
 
2. Chuck Rosenberg, a deeply respected former prosecutor, catalogs why DOJ's new filing is obviously wrong.
 
3. Jonathan Kravis, who was the Roger Stone prosecutor, explains that this is part of a pattern of DOJ helping Trump's friends
and not applying these standards in any other criminal case.
 
As I said last week, because Barr dismissed the charges, DOJ is hoping that there will be no forum to test whether their allegations about misconduct re Flynn are true.
But the Judge presiding over the case still can investigate--it's the last place.
 
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Attorney General Barr personally asked for protesters to be pushed back from D.C. park just before Trump spoke
 
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Seth Abramson (@)

@SethAbramson

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BREAKING NEWS: Bill Barr Announces Trump Administration Will Be Coming Even *Harder* for Peacefully Protesting Americans Today Than Yesterday

(When He Ordered A Tear Gas Attack on Innocents, Used Blackhawk Helicopters for "Crowd Suppresion," and Federalized Local Police Officers)

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NEW: Attorney General Bill Barr releases statement on protests in Washington, D.C.,
 
saying, "there will be even greater law enforcement resources and support in the region tonight."

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I don't know much about weapon systems. Can a Stinger missile shoot down a Blackhawk  helicopter?

Let's find out.

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Why Bill Barr Got Rid of Geoffrey Berman

This is how an authoritarian works to subvert justice.

"....The answer lies in the firing earlier this year of Jessie Liu, the former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. By firing Liu, Barr and his team took control of the Washington, D.C., U.S. attorney’s office. Until they did that, the office was following up on various indictments and charges that had been brought against Trump’s associates. Once they seized control, Barr’s team intervened to short-circuit that process. They interceded in the sentencing of Roger Stone, and more recently, they have made an effort to dismiss the case against Michael Flynn. In both circumstances, career prosecutors were so outraged that they withdrew from the case, and some resigned from the Department of Justice altogether.

This is how an authoritarian works to subvert justice. He purports to uphold the forms of justice (in this case, the formal rule that the attorney general and the president exercise hierarchical control over the U.S. attorneys) while undermining the substance of justice.......

 Like strongmen everywhere, Barr (and Trump) seek to exalt their interests over those of the nation. And this latest effort—seemingly to short-circuit the ongoing criminal investigation of Trump’s affiliates and associates—is only the most recent evidence. As he continues down this road, Barr is doing his best to make John Mitchell, President Richard Nixon’s disgraced attorney general, look like a man of principle."

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/06/why-bill-barr-got-rid-geoffrey-berman/613339/?utm_medium=social&utm_term=2020-06-21T13%3A26%3A56&utm_campaign=the-atlantic&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=edit-promo

 

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The day before Barr announced plans to replace Berman, DOJ supervisors asked Berman to sign a letter criticizing de Blasio
 
for the enforcement of social-distancing rules to block religious gatherings but not recent street protests.
 
Berman refused to sign.
 
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