CNN’s Gloria Borger Rips AG Barr for Pandering to Trump: ‘A Little Bit of Dear Leader’


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CNN analyst Gloria Borger took apart Attorney General Bill Barr’s speech on President Donald Trump moving to drop the citizenship question from the Census. “There was a little bit of the ‘dear leader’ in what the Attorney General was saying, and the way he said congratulation, Mr. President, for doing the right thing, and this is what the commerce department suggested in January of 2018,” Borger told Wolf Blitzer and The Situation Room panel Thursday. “I think that this is such a political speech from the Rose Garden. It is the president saying that the Democrats are determined to conceal the number of illegal aliens in their midst, and we will leave no stone unturned and so he has two enemies: the Democrats and the illegal immigrants,” Borger said.

Barr’s speech explained the rationale behind moving to gather records on citizenship rather than introduce a question. “The impediment was a Continue reading "CNN’s Gloria Borger Rips AG Barr for Pandering to Trump: ‘A Little Bit of Dear Leader’"

Pelosi: Barr ‘Lied Under Oath’ So ‘I’m Not Speaking’ on Anything He Has to Say


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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said today that she will no longer be discussing actions made by Attorney General William Barr because she believes he lied while under oath and testifying before Congress. “I don’t even want to address him,” Pelosi shot back to a reporter who asked the top Democrat about Barr accusing Democrats of attempting to gin up “some kind of public spectacle” by bringing former special counsel Robert Mueller before Congress. “He has lied to Congress as the attorney general of the United States,” she added. “He’s lied under oath. I’m not speaking to anything more that he has to say.” During a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing in April, the attorney general claimed to have no knowledge of Mueller’s team taking issue with some of his public comments clearing Trump of wrongdoing, but it was later revealed that Mueller had called and sent a letter to Continue reading "Pelosi: Barr ‘Lied Under Oath’ So ‘I’m Not Speaking’ on Anything He Has to Say"

Bill Barr: Democrats Want a ‘Public Spectacle’ by Calling Mueller to Testify


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Attorney General Bill Barr said today that Democrats are trying to stir up a “public spectacle” with Robert Mueller‘s testimony next week. Mueller agreed to testify pursuant to subpoenas issued by the House Judiciary and Intel Committees last month. This afternoon Barr said he was “disappointed” to see Mueller getting subpoenaed and continued:
“I was disappointed to see him subpoenaed because I don’t think that serves any purpose, dragging Bob Mueller up if in fact he is going to stick to the report. It seems to me the only reason for doing that is to create some kind of public spectacle, and if Bob decides he doesn’t want to be subject to that, then the Department of Justice would certainly back him.”

Mueller is set to testify next week on July 17th You can watch above, via CNN.

Bagpipe Bill: Watch AG Barr Bust Out Scotland the Brave With a Full Band at U.S. Attorneys Conference


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Attorney General Bill Barr piped up at a Department of Justice conference today–literally donning a set of bagpipes to deliver a rendition of “Scotland the Brave.” Barr was scheduled to give remarks to the U.S. Attorneys National Conference at the DOJ Wednesday, but joined up with the band to play the unofficial anthem of Scotland and theme song of professional wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. Barr was playing alongside the NYPD’s Emerald Society pipe band, who he says his staff invited to surprise him. He says he found out, joking “as you know I’m very proficient at, dare I say the word, spying,” Barr joked.

House Oversight Committee Votes to Hold Bill Barr and Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross in Contempt


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The House Oversight Committee has voted to hold Attorney General Bill Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt. The committee has been investigating the Trump administration adding a question about citizenship to the census, and had issued subpoenas for relevant documents. Earlier today President Donald Trump asserted executive privilege over the documents. The committee voted to hold Barr and Ross in contempt this afternoon. The lone Republican to join the Democrats in voting to hold them in contempt was Justin Amash, the Republican who’s been getting a lot of national attention for his support for impeachment proceedings.

WATCH: AG Barr Equates Return to Justice Department to D-Day Invasion


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Attorney General William Barr equated his return to the Justice Department to serve as AG for a second stint to the D-Day invasion. Barr’s comments were made during a speech to the FBI Academy on Friday. “As we’ve been watching the coverage of June 6, 1944 — D-Day — I had the thought that my arrival this time felt a little bit, I think, like jumping into Sainte-Mère-Église on the morning of June 5, trying to figure out where you could land without getting shot,” Barr opined. Allied troops were parachuted into the French town of Sainte-Mère-Église in advance of the arrival of troops by water. The goal was to stop the Germans from reaching the beaches. Since taking office for his second stint as Attorney General, Barr has faced fierce criticism for his handling of the Mueller report. Watch below:

Justin Amash Hits Trump WH and Allies for ‘Trying to Excuse’ POTUS’ Efforts to Obstruct Investigation


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Congressman Justin Amash, the lone Republican to express support for beginning impeachment proceedings, posted another lengthy Twitter thread today, this time on the difference between Attorney General Bill Barr‘s summary letter and what the Mueller report actually said. Amash has stood by his assessment of Trump’s actions in the midst of criticism by fellow Republicans. The congressman himself acknowledges he “initially fell for” Barr’s summary letter and made objections based on the AG’s skewed framing:

Hannity Then: Mueller Report Exonerates Trump! Hannity Now: Mueller Report ‘Pure Garbage!’


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Fox’s Sean Hannity has made a complete turnaround on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, going from a full-throated proclamation that Mueller’s report exonerated Trump to now trashing it as “pure political garbage.” Hannity opened his show on Thursday talking about a report from The Hill’s John Solomon, saying “more evidence emerged that Bob Mueller’s report was nothing but pure political garbage with errors put there purposefully.” “Everything Mueller said in nine-and-a-half [minutes at a May news conference] was fake, it was phony … and Attorney General Barr pretty much bailed him out,” Hannity said.

But in his March 26 show, conversely, Hannity criticized the “mainstream media’s” coverage of the Mueller report following its release and argued the report as summarized by Attorney General Bill Barr exonerated Trump completely. “The truth has been laid bare for all to see: no collusion, no obstruction, no truth to the lies Continue reading "Hannity Then: Mueller Report Exonerates Trump! Hannity Now: Mueller Report ‘Pure Garbage!’"

Fox News’ Napolitano Counters Mueller: Trump Can Be Criminally Prosecuted While President


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Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano argued Special Counsel Robert Mueller got it wrong on saying he wasn’t able to charge President Donald Trump with obstruction and says Mueller could have prosecuted the president. In his column for Foxnews.com, Napolitano argues “we know that presidential obstruction of justice is an impeachable offense because both President Richard Nixon and President Bill Clinton — each of whom instructed aides to lie to FBI agents and falsify evidence — were charged with it.” “Question: What do you call a threat by federal prosecutors to seek an indictment of the president, and subsequent plea negotiations? Answer: A prosecution of the president,” Napolitano wrote. Napolitano noted Mueller cited a 2000 Department of Justice legal memorandum as reason for declining to charge the president and leaving the decision to Attorney General Bill Barr. “But the 2000 opinion is just one of three that Continue reading "Fox News’ Napolitano Counters Mueller: Trump Can Be Criminally Prosecuted While President"

Former OJ Lawyer F. Lee Bailey Scorches Earth in Wild Interview: Shapiro ‘F*cked Up the Case on Day One’


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F. Lee Bailey huddles with O.J. Simpson Former hotshot defense attorney F. Lee Bailey roasted pretty much everyone, from his co-counsel in the O.J. Simpson case to Attorney General Bill Barr to Trump consigliere Alan Dershowitz to CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, in a wide-ranging, scorched earth, Huffington Post interview. Bailey, a former marine, ended up working on some of the most famous cases of the 20th century and once graced the covers of Time and Newsweek. the once famous lawyer has seen his fortunes ebb, though. He’s been disbarred in several states and now lives in a small town in Maine and no longer practices law. His nothing-left-to-lose status has put him in the position of having everything to say, it seems. On Bob Shapiro, his co-counsel in the O.J. Simpson case: “He was trying to screw me all along. He fucked up the case on day one by giving O. Continue reading "Former OJ Lawyer F. Lee Bailey Scorches Earth in Wild Interview: Shapiro ‘F*cked Up the Case on Day One’"

Former OJ Lawyer F. Lee Bailey Scorches Earth in Wild Interview: Shapiro ‘F*cked Up the Case on Day One’


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F. Lee Bailey huddles with O.J. Simpson Former hotshot defense attorney F. Lee Bailey roasted pretty much everyone, from his co-counsel in the O.J. Simpson case to Attorney General Bill Barr to Trump consigliere Alan Dershowitz to CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, in a wide-ranging, scorched earth, Huffington Post interview. Bailey, a former marine, ended up working on some of the most famous cases of the 20th century and once graced the covers of Time and Newsweek. the once famous lawyer has seen his fortunes ebb, though. He’s been disbarred in several states and now lives in a small town in Maine and no longer practices law. His nothing-left-to-lose status has put him in the position of having everything to say, it seems. On Bob Shapiro, his co-counsel in the O.J. Simpson case: “He was trying to screw me all along. He fucked up the case on day one by giving O. Continue reading "Former OJ Lawyer F. Lee Bailey Scorches Earth in Wild Interview: Shapiro ‘F*cked Up the Case on Day One’"

House Set to Vote Next Week on Holding Barr and Don McGahn in Contempt


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The Democratic-led House of Representatives has set a date for next week to vote on holding Attorney General Bill Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn in contempt. Per Politico, the vote to hold Barr in contempt for not complying with the subpoena for the full unredacted Mueller report will take place on June 11th:
The resolution would clear the way for the House Judiciary Committee to take Barr to court to enforce its subpoena and settle the matter legally — a crucial step for Democrats seeking to accelerate their obstruction of justice investigation against President Donald Trump… The vote, supported by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and other top members of House leadership, will authorize the House to hold Barr in civil contempt. Democrats will forgo an effort to hold Barr in criminal contempt, which Democratic sources described as an empty gesture because Barr would Continue reading "House Set to Vote Next Week on Holding Barr and Don McGahn in Contempt"

Comey Trashes Barr Over CBS Interview: ‘Echoing Conspiracy Theories’


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Former FBI Director James Comey blasted Attorney General Bill Barr again after the AG’s interview with CBS News Friday. Barr talked about Robert Mueller‘s public comments, saying the special counsel could’ve reached a decision on whether the president committed a crime, as well as talk about the investigation into the Russia probe origins, knock President Donald Trump‘s critics, and dismissing the criticisms of himself. He did say that despite his concerns about spying that occurred, he does not agree with the president that officials committed “treason.” Comey took to Twitter this afternoon to blast Barr and say he “offers no facts” and shouldn’t be “echoing conspiracy theories.” Comey has Continue reading "Comey Trashes Barr Over CBS Interview: ‘Echoing Conspiracy Theories’"

‘Really?!’: Nicolle Wallace Brings the Receipts Debunking AG Barr’s Claim He Sees ‘No Evidence’ Trump ‘Shredding Institutions’


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MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace pushed back hard on Attorney General Bill Barr’s absurd claim that he has seen “no evidence” President Donald Trump has eroded institutional norms in Washington since taking office: “Really?!…shredding institutions is his thing.” In a recent CBS News interview, Barr had broadly dismissed criticisms of the president and instead attempted to turn the tables by claiming those outraged by his rhetoric and conduct are the real problem. “I think one of the ironies today is that people are saying that it’s President Trump that is shredding our institutions. I really see no evidence of that,” Barr said. “From my perspective, the idea of resisting a democratically elected president, and basically throwing everything at him, and you know, really changing the norms on the grounds that we have to stop this president, that’s where the shredding of our normts and our institutions is occurring.” Wallace Continue reading "‘Really?!’: Nicolle Wallace Brings the Receipts Debunking AG Barr’s Claim He Sees ‘No Evidence’ Trump ‘Shredding Institutions’"

John Heilemann: Trump Hasn’t Lost Fox News, But Barr Might Have––He’s on ‘Shaky Ground’


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MSNBC’s John Heilemann thinks that Attorney General Bill Barr may be on some “shaky ground” and losing some confidence on the right. Some Fox hosts like Sean Hannity have commended Barr for investigating the Russia investigation, and it’s doubtful the more Trump-supportive personalities would turn on Barr, though as Nicolle Wallace noted, people like Chris Christie and Fox News’ Judge Andrew Napolitano were calling out Barr today for his summary being at odds with Mueller’s report. After running video of Napolitano and Bret Baier, the AP’s Jonathan Lemire cracked, “When you’ve lost Fox News…” Now, “the president hasn’t lost Fox News,” as John Heilemann said. “Tonight, one way or the other, Sean Hannity and the primetime hosts and the others will all be somehow figuring out a way to rally around Trump.” He credited “the smarter conservative legal analysts” for their commentary before saying, “The person who’s lost Continue reading "John Heilemann: Trump Hasn’t Lost Fox News, But Barr Might Have––He’s on ‘Shaky Ground’"

Fox News’ Napolitano: Mueller’s Message Was They Had Evidence Trump ‘Committed a Crime’


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Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano said there was one pretty clear message from Robert Mueller: “The president can’t be indicted, otherwise we would’ve indicted him.” Mueller made it clear — as was previously laid out in his final report — that if they were confident President Donald Trump had not committed a crime, they would have said so. Napolitano said “that opens the door for the Democrats the pounce” because Mueller’s message was basically “We had evidence that he [Trump] committed a crime, but we couldn’t charge him because he’s the President of the United States.” He said it’s “stronger than the language in his report” and doubled as a “parting shot” at Attorney General William Barr. “This statement is 180 degrees from the 4-page statement Bill Barr issued at the time he first saw the report,” Napolitano added. “Is it that bad?” Fox Business Continue reading "Fox News’ Napolitano: Mueller’s Message Was They Had Evidence Trump ‘Committed a Crime’"

CNN’s Alisyn Camerota: Why Should We Trust AG Barr’s Given His Past Misrepresentations on Behalf of Trump?


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CNN host Alisyn Camerota questioned if Americans can trust Attorney General William Barr‘s release of declassified information around the origin of the Russia probe, given that he “misrepresented” the Mueller report in his four-page summary letter in March. Camerota made the comments during an interview with White House correspondent Maggie Haberman on CNN’s New Day this morning in response to President Donald Trump giving Barr the authority to declassify any documents tied to the 2016 surveillance of Trump’s campaign. “I think that the question and people who have worked in the intelligence space have expressed this concern and certainly critics of the president have, is, is Bill Barr going to selectively declassify information so that it then gets into the public’s sphere, painting a certain light?” Haberman observed. “I think the concern is, is this really going to be showing everybody, the general public what happened in 2016? Continue reading "CNN’s Alisyn Camerota: Why Should We Trust AG Barr’s Given His Past Misrepresentations on Behalf of Trump?"

Adam Schiff Roasts AG Barr: Uglier and Less Likable Than Giuliani, But Just as Shady


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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) got laughs at a liberal conference when he made an extremely unfavorable comparison between Trump Attorney General Bill Barr and Trump general attorney Rudy Giuliani that denigrated both men’s looks and character. At the Center for American Progress (CAP) Ideas Conference Wednesday, MSNBC host Ari Melber asked Schiff to comment on reports that President Donald Trump is considering pardons for convicted and accused war criminals. “The pardon power, like any power in the Constitution, is not absolute,” Schiff said. “And you see this absolutely argument made in many context, so you see now the, and I hesitate to call him the attorney general, he’s really more the personal attorney for the president, but you see the argument made…” “What do you mean by that, you don’t think he deserves the title anymore?” Melber asked. “No,” Schiff said, to applause from the Continue reading "Adam Schiff Roasts AG Barr: Uglier and Less Likable Than Giuliani, But Just as Shady"

Republican Party Turns on Justin Amash After Congressman Calls For Trump Impeachment


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Republican Party leaders are turning against Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) following the libertarian congressman’s call to impeach President Donald Trump. Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a Saturday night tweet that “it’s sad to see Congressman Amash parroting the Democrats’ talking points on Russia.” “Voters in Amash’s district strongly support this President, and would rather their Congressman work to support the President’s policies that have brought jobs, increased wages and made life better for Americans,” McDaniel added.

Jeanine Pirro Says the ‘Deep State’ is About to Be Exposed: ‘This Will Be True Reality TV’


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Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro exclaimed that the ‘Deep State’ is about to be exposed, citing recent comments from Attorney General Bill Barr about investigating the origins of the investigation into Russian election interference. “We are not going quietly into the night. Grab your popcorn, Junior Mints or whatever makes you happy,” she said at the top of her open Saturday night.  “The real show is about to begin. This will be true reality TV. No scripts, no rehearsals, just a gang of criminals pointing fingers at each other to save their own hides. A version of true crime and reality show Survivor. The deep state exposed.” “I told you more than a year ago, for the director James Comey was the head of his own crime family,” Pirro continued on. “He ran the upper echelon of the FBI like an organized criminal enterprise.” Pirro accused former FBI Continue reading "Jeanine Pirro Says the ‘Deep State’ is About to Be Exposed: ‘This Will Be True Reality TV’"