AG Barr: Trump Needs to Stop Tweeting About Open DOJ Matters Under My Jurisdiction; The Tweets "Make It Impossible for Me to Do My Job"

I mean: True.

In an exclusive interview, Attorney General Bill Barr told ABC News on Thursday that President Donald Trump "has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case" but should stop tweeting about the Justice Department because his tweets "make it impossible for me to do my job."

Barr's comments are a rare break with a president who the attorney general has aligned himself with and fiercely defended. But it also puts Barr in line with many of Trump’s supporters on Capitol Hill who say they support the president but wish he'd cut back on his tweets.

Barr is one of the few people in Trump's administration I trust. Does Trump trust him? Is he capable of hearing advice and adjusting his behavior?

Well, we've seen no signs thusfar. But I guess we can hope.

"I think it's time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases," Barr told ABC News Chief Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas.

The DOJ was already reviewing the insane Stone sentencing recommendations and preparing to overrule the rogue prosecutors. But Trump's tweets make it seem like Barr is making political decisions at Trump's behest.

Which Barr is actually permitted to do, and Trump is permitted to order him to do.

But this causes unnecessary problems -- and now new calls for the only man I trust in the DOJ to recuse himself or appoint another Special Counsel.

Which is the same playbook they ran with Sessions -- where it worked.

Can it work again? Can the Democrats make a conflict-of-interest allegation and then get a Democrat Deep Stater in the DOJ to issue a memo offering the opinion that the AG should recuse?

I wouldn't bet against that. And I sure wouldn't help the Democrats run the Sessions Playbook on Barr.

Trump cannot make Barr appear to be his political catspaw and expect Barr to remain the AG. And to avoid recusing himself.

And Trump should really, really want Barr to remain the AG and avoid recusing himself.


Posted by: Ace at 04:26 PM




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1 You would think someone would have told him that by now. The one area Trump should not be tweeting about.

Posted by: iandeal at February 13, 2020 04:26 PM (vgGyZ)

2 st

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at February 13, 2020 04:26 PM (I+uRD)

3 A little tiff in the dugout.

Posted by: zombie at February 13, 2020 04:26 PM (ySK7x)

4 Curse you iandeal and your substantive comment.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at February 13, 2020 04:26 PM (I+uRD)

5 Yes!

Posted by: FrodoB,
because hobbits don't wear socks at February 13, 2020 04:27 PM (veJcn)

6 President Trump doesn't have a filter and sometimes it works for you and sometimes it works against you. . .

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at February 13, 2020 04:27 PM (xptlg)

7 I totally agree with Barr.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2020 04:27 PM (ptqGC)

8 He may actually listen to Barr.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 13, 2020 04:27 PM (XF4b8)

9 Barr is playing the legal game, Trump is playing the political game.

Barr has a point, from a Legal point of view, Trump's tweet was a big complication that he didn't need, that is going to get every decision he makes second guessed by Judges and Juries.

Trump has a point, he was bringing the corruption present in this trial to the attention of the country's voters.

They play to two different audiences. I'm sure they'll patch up any differences, since they need each other. Trump needs Barr, especially, so he better treat him nicely.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 04:27 PM (Kpl3J)

10 The others have been informed.

Posted by: FrodoB,
because hobbits don't wear socks at February 13, 2020 04:27 PM (veJcn)

11 Does anyone here think Mrs. George Conway is giving PDT advice?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2020 04:28 PM (ptqGC)

12 Kabuki.

Let's see how the next shoe drops.

Posted by: fktheleft at February 13, 2020 04:28 PM (I54dk)

13 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 04:28 PM (q80AH)

14 Re-post of willowed comment:

This fuckin' self-aggrandizing bitch is drunk on all the praise and accolades heaped on her by the identity-politics-loving media:

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-51480912/ record-breaking-astronaut-do-what-scares-you

"Record-breaking astronaut: 'Do what scares you.' "

Some chick just "broke the record" for the longest time in space by a woman.

She basically says, "Hey all you girls, go into outer space and be astronauts! Fly through the stars! Like that big hero, me!"

First of all, you idiot, one gets chosen by other decision-makers to be a NASA astronaut. You can't just stroll in and announce that you are brave and demand to be sent into outer space.

Second of all, and most importantly:

You are just a passenger on a ship designed and paid for and invented and flown by other people, you bitch. You achieved nothing on your own. You are just an affirmative action hire for PR purposes. Men -- men men men men - did every single thing to create that space station, from the underlying science to the nuts-and-bolts construction to everything else -- and then gave you a ticket to ride on it. YOU DESERVE NO CREDIT. And yet you sit there bathing in the glory, and never once say, "I was part of a team" or "Really, I was just a passenger," or anything like that.

Fuck you. Seriously.

Posted by: zombie at February 13, 2020 04:28 PM (ySK7x)

15 My take, ace, is that this is a conversation Barr should be having with Trump, in private. Not to be hashed over here, or anywhere on the Netz.

Posted by: tubal at February 13, 2020 04:28 PM (90T4r)

16 Agreed.

Bob Barr has enough nonsense in his way to finding the truth.

Bob Barr is a boss from way, way back.

Let the man work.

I have a feeling he will do just fine.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 13, 2020 04:28 PM (sy5kK)

17 9 Barr is playing the legal game, Trump is playing the political game.

Barr has a point, from a Legal point of view, Trump's tweet was a big complication that he didn't need, that is going to get every decision he makes second guessed by Judges and Juries.

Trump has a point, he was bringing the corruption present in this trial to the attention of the country's voters.

They play to two different audiences. I'm sure they'll patch up any differences, since they need each other. Trump needs Barr, especially, so he better treat him nicely.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 04:27 PM (Kpl3J)

=========

You stole that from an erudite commenter on the last thread.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 04:28 PM (q80AH)

18 One square only!

Posted by: Sheryl Crow at February 13, 2020 04:28 PM (QJzgD)

19 I more or less disagree with Barr on this. We are never going to see much justice against the Swamp in the courts. Our remedies here really are political.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at February 13, 2020 04:28 PM (I+uRD)

20 Graham made the same point yesterday; another voice that Trump pays some attention to.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 13, 2020 04:28 PM (XF4b8)

21 I'm gonna fuck with them a bit , ok boss

Posted by: Barr at February 13, 2020 04:28 PM (rpxSz)

22 I actually think this is good advice. The Donald's tweeting is awesome for the most part but legally, he does step on his own dick.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 13, 2020 04:28 PM (RD7QR)

23 This was to take heat off Barr, and transfer it to Trump, who can take all the heat DC can throw at him.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 13, 2020 04:29 PM (YslsA)

24 Hey, willowed but on topic. I shall repost.
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I certainly hope so, or else Barr is working to get Trump impeached.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2020 04:25 PM (WI7YS)
+++++++++
If he is, then he'll allow another special prosecutor. If he isn't, he won't.

I suspect Barr is not going to be effective, but I will withhold anything approaching final judgement until his House testimony next month and Durham's findings and recommendations a bit later.

My position now is, "nothing will come of this and no one meaningful gets meaningfully punished" but I am open to be being surprised (though not by otters!).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 13, 2020 04:29 PM (I2dne)

25 12
Kabuki.



Let's see how the next shoe drops.

Posted by: fktheleft at February 13, 2020 04:28 PM (I54dk)

That's my first take.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 13, 2020 04:29 PM (1CjJc)

26 The appropriate way to give this feedback is in private, face to face.

Kind of a dick move for Barr.

I mean, if it comes down to it, Trump > Barr. I'm prepared to trust Barr...eventually, when he's earned it. The same way Trump has earned my trust.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 13, 2020 04:29 PM (l4C/z)

27 I remember a Law Professor once who was asked what was the most common advice Defense lawyers give to their clients, and she said there are 3 things:
1. Shut up.
2. Shut UP.
3. SHUT UP!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 04:29 PM (Kpl3J)

28 Bob Barr has enough nonsense in his way to finding the truth.



Bob Barr is a boss from way, way back.
--
Now, Bill on the other hand...

Posted by: FrodoB,
because hobbits don't wear socks at February 13, 2020 04:29 PM (veJcn)

29 23. Bingo. Trump relishes being the big bad boogeyman. He will run on it, and win.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at February 13, 2020 04:29 PM (JRaU+)

30 One square only!
Posted by: Sheryl Crow at February 13, 2020 04:28 PM (QJzgD)
.........

Impossible!

Posted by: Nadler's lap band at February 13, 2020 04:30 PM (v0R5T)

31 Yeah I mean, I love that guy but...sometimes I wish he would shut the fuck up. Does anyone...and I do mean ANYONE...doubt that if Trump cut back on his tweets he would be at 55% approval and a 95% lock for reelection? Some people in politics don't know when to just take the 'L.' Trump's problem is he doesn't know when to just take the 'W.'

Posted by: Lamont Cranston at February 13, 2020 04:30 PM (3ufaJ)

32 Trump isn't capable of restraining himself. It's baked into the cake.

Posted by: Keyser at February 13, 2020 04:30 PM (6Wacb)

33 Yeah, no.

If I've learned anything over the last three years, it is when someone like Barr does something like this it shows their inner self and motives. Maybe if Barr had done something substantive about the corruption within his own department this would seem rational but he passed on prosecutions recommended to him. Keep him as USAG through November and then lower the axes pronto.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at February 13, 2020 04:30 PM (puu6v)

34 I don't get this, is this a rule only for Repubs? Was Bobby Kennedy practically living in the Oval Office? Was Holder giving Obama some daily Oral Service?

Anyway, if Barr recuses, he is part of the deep state.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 13, 2020 04:30 PM (r+sAi)

35 Doesn't sound like that big of a deal now.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Tickets Available for Bulwark - The Cuck Whisperer at The Outrage Outlet! at February 13, 2020 04:31 PM (hLRSq)

36 It's like Matt Damon telling Jack to lay low

Posted by: REDACTED at February 13, 2020 04:31 PM (rpxSz)

37 Trust Barr?

Put some fuckers in jail, then I'll trust him.

So far he's only a little bit better than Trey Gowdy.

Posted by: blaster at February 13, 2020 04:31 PM (9VeU0)

38 You would think someone would have told him that by now. The one area Trump should not be tweeting about.

Posted by: iandeal at February 13, 2020 04:26 PM (vgGyZ)

I'm sure he has been told a million times by a million different people.

Posted by: mark1971 at February 13, 2020 04:31 PM (xPl2J)

39 I would give more fucks about Barr's complaint, IF I trusted him.

IF.

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at February 13, 2020 04:31 PM (OUMaO)

40 MLB is desperate to shorten game duration.

1. Call strikes - get the strike zone back to where it was in the 1930's

2. Move the mound back 3 feet.


3. No commercial breaks except at specific times during the game.

4. Drastically limit the number of pitcher that can be used in a game.

Posted by: Archer at February 13, 2020 04:32 PM (gmo/4)

41 Anyway, if Barr recuses, he is part of the deep state.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 13, 2020 04:30 PM (r+sAi)


And then what?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2020 04:32 PM (ptqGC)

42 Tough, Barr. Just do your job. Trump has every right to speak on these matters, and should as no one else is. Show us some real results and maybe I'll modify my opinion.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 04:32 PM (H8QX8)

43 >>>The appropriate way to give this feedback is in private, face to face.

Kind of a dick move for Barr.



Agreed. Trump is emotional and he just tweets shit without thinking much of the time. Barr should clamp down, but do so in a private setting, not somewhere where the media can turn it into a week-long headline.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at February 13, 2020 04:32 PM (AFSld)

44 Anyone besides me remember the big deal about Nixon saying Charlie Manson was guilty? It certainly wasn't tweeted but led to calls for Charlie to be turned loose because he couldn't get a fair trial.

Trump is not allowed to have an opinion on anything.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 13, 2020 04:32 PM (Lqy/e)

45 Trump needs an AG who will blatantly do Trumps political bidding and when any calls for recusing come up, should climb on a box with a megaphone and blast a hearty FUUUUUUCK YOU!!!! in those exact words to any and all. Let the left try impeaching again. FUCK THEM.

Posted by: irright at February 13, 2020 04:32 PM (pMGkg)

46 Trump does not care if he should or should not be tweeting about judges or the DOJ or wounded veterans or anything else.

He will say what he wishes, and the people will vote for him or not. It is actually refreshing. I get where Barr is coming from. Chances are high he is not the AG come 2021.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at February 13, 2020 04:32 PM (JRaU+)

47 Can it work again? Can the Democrats make a conflict-of-interest allegation and then get a Democrat Deep Stater in the DOJ to issue a memo offering the opinion that the AG should recuse?
----------

Why bother with all that? Let's just impeach President Trump again.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 04:33 PM (/669Q)

48 41 Anyway, if Barr recuses, he is part of the deep state.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 13, 2020 04:30 PM (r+sAi)

And then what?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2020 04:32 PM (ptqGC)

Well, Sessions, part two.

Posted by: tubal at February 13, 2020 04:33 PM (90T4r)

49 And then what?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2020 04:32 PM (ptqGC)
++++++++++++
Rewind the tape and replay the last three years.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 13, 2020 04:33 PM (I2dne)

50 Barr will now be embraced by the left, because he's shown that he's not appreciative of PDT meddling in the DOJ.

Barr and PDT will have a quiet laugh over the distraction, then, to the surprise of NTer's everywhere, indictments fly.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 13, 2020 04:33 PM (QyoQ9)

51 "37 Trust Barr?

Put some fuckers in jail, then I'll trust him.

So far he's only a little bit better than Trey Gowdy."

Ditto except for the Gowdy part. Not any discernible difference.

November can't come soon enough.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at February 13, 2020 04:33 PM (puu6v)

52 We never would have known that the jury was rigged in the Stone trial if Trump's tweets hadn't made the press cover the 4 flouncing prosecutors.

There's no way the media would have dug this up.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 13, 2020 04:33 PM (1ISKN)

53 19 I more or less disagree with Barr on this. We are never going to see much justice against the Swamp in the courts. Our remedies here really are political.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at February 13, 2020 04:28 PM (I+uRD)

===

It is my sincere belief that most of what we have witnessed over the last 3-1/2 or 4 years is democrats attempting to poison the jury pools so they personally will not be convicted for their crimes.

Barr has to get a provable case to court -- and -- there has to be a jury willing to actually see what is placed before them.

This is not a simple problem and all parties can be both right and wrong at the same time.

Posted by: jc at February 13, 2020 04:33 PM (PuMKG)

54 And then what?<<<<<<<
Replace him.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 13, 2020 04:33 PM (r+sAi)

55 I'd be more inclined to listen to Barr if we saw some ACTION. It looks like they're untouchable and that's a bad look

Posted by: zeera BMGG - Books Make Great Gifts! at February 13, 2020 04:33 PM (X+a7J)

56 When do the military tribunals start?

Posted by: newrouter at February 13, 2020 04:33 PM (2nSNV)

57 This is going to be called political regardless.

Posted by: Someguy at February 13, 2020 04:34 PM (YVvSQ)

58 I thought the consensus view was Barr was a lindsey graham type, mostly talk little action. Not actively doing harm, but also not doing a whole lot of good, especially compared to the rhetoric.

Posted by: xogocace at February 13, 2020 04:34 PM (YzQ0l)

59 No lawyer here, but I agree with Barr. Thing is, shouldn't he have talked to Trump in private about this and not AB-Freaking-C News? Maybe he did, who knows. I'd like to think the MFM wasn't the first avenue here.

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 13, 2020 04:34 PM (JoUsr)

60 Is anyone else feeling shades of James Brown's "hold me back!" schtick here?

Maybe it's just me...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 13, 2020 04:34 PM (FOGOI)

61 If Barr is serious, he would recognize that the corruption extends deep within the DOJ. At least back to the 2000 during the corrupt prosecution of Enron. No DOJ prosecutors were disciplined and they still run wild.

Barr has been on the job not quite a year, right? He has his own deep swamp to fix.

Posted by: FloridaMan at February 13, 2020 04:35 PM (r28kI)

62 And if Barr doesn't do what the Dems want - how the hell will their behavior be any different than it was at the end of a Senate Impeachment trial they claimed was rigged from the start?

There's only one answer that makes them happy, and anything that fails to give them that answer is automatically a sign of corrupt action by Trump, or Barr or the 'DOJ, etc, etc, etc.

They don't officially RUN the flucking government any more like they did under Bigears Barry. We need to relax until there's some actual THERE there.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at February 13, 2020 04:35 PM (e284m)

63 Zombie is a national treasure.

Posted by: Mr. Barky at February 13, 2020 04:35 PM (hKi6n)

64 >>>Trust Barr? Put some fuckers in jail, then I'll trust him.


I like Barr, and I think he's a good AG, but there is also some truth to this. Yes, I know it's a process - it takes weeks for Philly to approve arrest warrants - but the main coup plotters are still walking free, and scrunts like Lisa Page are tweeting every day.

Or is all this investigating just food for the masses?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at February 13, 2020 04:35 PM (AFSld)

65 You are just a passenger on a ship designed and paid for and invented and flown by other people, you bitch. You achieved nothing on your own.


In fairness, she kept herself fed and hydrated for a lot of days in space.

Apropos of nothing, my brother wants nothing more than he wants a chance to be a space tourist. I think he would liquidate his savings and blow it all for the chance to go to the ISS once.

Yet I have no desire, zero, to leave the Earth. Even siblings can be completely different in their outlooks it seems.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 13, 2020 04:35 PM (yQpMk)

66 Screw Barr.

He has yet to produce anything other than words to indicate he possesses one single shred of loyalty to PDT, the Constitution, or the American people.

Just the fact that he would talk to the NYT lowers his standing in my eyes.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at February 13, 2020 04:35 PM (zlgJP)

67 This is going to be called political regardless.
Posted by: Someguy at February 13, 2020 04:34 PM (YVvSQ)
++++++++++
It *is* political. All of it. There is no justice and no law, so all that is left is power and the political games that go with it.

Trump should just rename the DoJ to "Department of Misnomers" and start the ball rolling.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 13, 2020 04:35 PM (I2dne)

68 Does Trump trust him? Is he capable of hearing advice and adjusting his behavior?

_________



I was surprised but happy to hear President Trump during the SOTU say that if what happened to him had happened to Obama, a lot of these people would be in prison.


I think it was likely a shot at Sessions and Wray, maybe a shot at Barr, and definitely a shot at the DOJ and FBI derp stater ham and eggers.

Posted by: ShainS, vote Bernie 2020 -- Make Gulags Great Again! at February 13, 2020 04:35 PM (7LTrc)

69 15 My take, ace, is that this is a conversation Barr should be having with Trump, in private. Not to be hashed over here, or anywhere on the Netz.
Posted by: tubal at February 13, 2020 04:28 PM (90T4r)

I'd be willing to bet that Barr doesn't like having private convos with Trump because he's afraid Trump will say something stupid that he (Barr) will wind up getting subpoenaed over. Not talking privately with the President is his way of protecting the President.

Posted by: Lamont Cranston at February 13, 2020 04:36 PM (3ufaJ)

70 I think Barr is just fucking with people

just throwing the curve

Posted by: REDACTED at February 13, 2020 04:36 PM (rpxSz)

71 26 The appropriate way to give this feedback is in private, face to face.

Kind of a dick move for Barr.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 13, 2020 04:29 PM (l4C/z)

Yeah, I agree. I mean, maybe he's tried and gotten nowhere? But still, don't talk to these MSM assholes.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 13, 2020 04:36 PM (Ez6QX)

72 Another banner day for Trump...

First Kelly rips him.

Then Bloomberg unleashes #carnivalbarkingclown and wins his twitter war with Trump

Now, Barr scolds Trump and pretty much says, "shut up and let me do my job"

So, so much winning.

Posted by: ggreg at February 13, 2020 04:36 PM (045k4)

73 Just the fact that he would talk to the NYT lowers his standing in my eyes.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at February 13, 2020 04:35 PM (zlgJP)

I agree.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 04:36 PM (H8QX8)

74 >>>If Barr is serious, he would recognize that the corruption extends deep within the DOJ. At least back to the 2000 during the corrupt prosecution of Enron. No DOJ prosecutors were disciplined and they still run wild.


To this point, you'd think Barr would have already purged the Stone prosecutors before it got to this point.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at February 13, 2020 04:36 PM (AFSld)

75 We need to relax until there's some actual THERE

You're new here, right?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Tickets Available for Bulwark - The Cuck Whisperer at The Outrage Outlet! at February 13, 2020 04:36 PM (hLRSq)

76 There is a metric shit ton of shit for Trump to tweet about other than stuff that affects Barr's work.

Nothing he tweeted in regard to Stone mattered so he would be better off to have said nothing.

Wish this had been a private conversation between Trump and Barr.

Posted by: not so at February 13, 2020 04:37 PM (HALdu)

77 I think it was likely a shot at Sessions and Wray, maybe a shot at Barr, and definitely a shot at the DOJ and FBI derp stater ham and eggers.
Posted by: ShainS, vote Bernie 2020 -- Make Gulags Great Again! at February 13, 2020 04:35 PM (7LTrc)

Ham and eggs sounds really good right about now.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 04:37 PM (NWiLs)

78 >>>>>>The appropriate way to give this feedback is in private, face to face.

>>>Kind of a dick move for Barr.

I'm sure they already had a private discussion on the matter.

I'm sure Barr is just laying groundwork as to why he isn't a political puppet. He's doing that by breaking with the President on an issue of wide agreement that many support anyway.

They (Barr and the President) may have already discussed this comment privately too. And the need to say something publicly about it by him (Barr).

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at February 13, 2020 04:37 PM (UC5ui)

79 66 Screw Barr.

we're outta bear season

so no

Posted by: REDACTED at February 13, 2020 04:37 PM (rpxSz)

80 I agree with you, Ace. Hopefully, Barr will get PDT to realize he (PDT) will not be helping himself in any way if, for example, he tweets about a Comey arrest, "Good, the lying bastard is guilty as hell and I'm sure he'll be convicted and do 50 years!" Which is exactly what I expect PDT will want to do.

Posted by: Gref at February 13, 2020 04:37 PM (AMIL/)

81 I rate this 4 toots!

Posted by: Eric Swalwell, Air Quality Expert at February 13, 2020 04:37 PM (fh70S)

82 One of the most damaging things to ever happen was the DOJ becoming "apolitical." All that means is that it is a permanent liberal bureaucracy. We had a POTUS appoint his brother the AG for goodness sake.

We do not need the permanent level of lawyers dictating how things should be done etc. Each POTUS should staff it as they see fit, with the Senate obviously weighing in on senior appointments.

But now, we are supposed to believe that the FBI and all US Attorneys are just loyal Americans. B.S.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at February 13, 2020 04:37 PM (JRaU+)

83 15 My take, ace, is that this is a conversation Barr should be having with Trump, in private. Not to be hashed over here, or anywhere on the Netz.
Posted by: tubal at February 13, 2020 04:28 PM (90T4r)


But then, what would the Horde have to talk about?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 13, 2020 04:37 PM (sy5kK)

84 At least Jake Tapper's puppy-dog face is gone from the top of the page.

Posted by: m at February 13, 2020 04:37 PM (vSb78)

85 Wait, sorry, not the SOTU, moron -- the post-acquittal celebration. Sheesh ...

Posted by: ShainS, vote Bernie 2020 -- Make Gulags Great Again! at February 13, 2020 04:37 PM (7LTrc)

86 What, really, has ever been the real negative consequence of a Trump Tweet? Some butthurt NTs? Some shrieking lefty assholes shriek and asshole? Dainty "moderates" tut- tut for a hot second and promptly resume not giving a rat's ass?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 13, 2020 04:37 PM (FOGOI)

87 Barr should've communicated his criticism of Trump face to face, in private.

Posted by: mnw at February 13, 2020 04:37 PM (Cssks)

88 Willowed

@RepJerryNadler

Dear
@Senate GOP

This is what another quid pro Quo by the President of the United States looks like


@realDonaldTrump
I'm seeing Governor Cuomo today at the White House. He must understand that National Security far exceeds politics. New York must stop all of its unnecessary lawsuits & harassment. start cleaning itself up, and lowering taxes. Build relationships, but don't bring Fredo!

Posted by: redridinghood at February 13, 2020 04:37 PM (wiXsO)

89
So, so much winning.
Posted by: ggreg at February 13, 2020 04:36 PM (045k4)


You poor thing.

Taking meager comfort wherever you can find it.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 13, 2020 04:37 PM (TdMsT)

90 83 15 My take, ace, is that this is a conversation Barr should be having with Trump, in private. Not to be hashed over here, or anywhere on the Netz.
Posted by: tubal at February 13, 2020 04:28 PM (90T4r)


But then, what would the Horde have to talk about?
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 13, 2020 04:37 PM (sy5kK)

Guns. Bewbs.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 04:38 PM (NWiLs)

91 Well Barr is talented playing bagpipes and sad trombones.
Now I know for sure 'bout Billy Bagpipes. Cleaner

Posted by: Red flag at February 13, 2020 04:38 PM (WX+x0)

92 All this Trump tweeting about DOJ cases is also going to give the Dems more ammo to claim that any findings by Durham are political. They will do that anyway, but there is no reason to give them help.

Posted by: mark1971 at February 13, 2020 04:38 PM (xPl2J)

93 50 Barr will now be embraced by the left...
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 13, 2020 04:33 PM (QyoQ9)

There'll be flying pigs throwing snowballs in hell first.

Posted by: Lamont Cranston at February 13, 2020 04:38 PM (3ufaJ)

94 I suspect that if Barr recuses, Trump will fire him and appoint an acting AG to his liking. I don't think he wants Sessions II: The Embonening.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 13, 2020 04:38 PM (yQpMk)

95 Trump has proven again and again he is a fast learner.

I think he will adjust his behavior in this instance.

Posted by: West at February 13, 2020 04:38 PM (8+UNJ)

96 We tried to frame you and ruin your life, and you got upset and tweeted about it. Can't we all just calm down and call it even?

Posted by: 2009Refugee at February 13, 2020 04:38 PM (x4BlB)

97 ggreg, whom do you like in the Democrat field? Genuinely curious.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 04:39 PM (/669Q)

98 I think PDT will be fine with what Barr said

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2020 04:39 PM (nRk/c)

99 "We need to relax until there's some actual THERE"


But I tend to agree - apply the 48 hour rule and see what has transpired. The safe bet is "nothing at all".

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Tickets Available for Bulwark - The Cuck Whisperer at The Outrage Outlet! at February 13, 2020 04:39 PM (hLRSq)

100 37 Trust Barr?

Put some fuckers in jail, then I'll trust him.

So far he's only a little bit better than Trey Gowdy.

^^^
This

Posted by: Pliney at February 13, 2020 04:39 PM (nzKWW)

101 Whether this is true or not, this is what you talk to the president about personally, not some camera.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 13, 2020 04:39 PM (KZzsI)

102
You're new here, right?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Tickets Available for Bulwark - The Cuck
Whisperer at The Outrage Outlet! at February 13, 2020 04:36 PM (hLRSq)
okay, okay. It's like being caught in 30 foot swells - uppppppp - dowwwwwwnwnnn - uppppppppp - downnnnnnnnnnn

Posted by: DamnedYankee at February 13, 2020 04:39 PM (e284m)

103 There is a metric shit ton of shit for Trump to tweet about other than stuff that affects Barr's work.

Nothing he tweeted in regard to Stone mattered so he would be better off to have said nothing.

Wish this had been a private conversation between Trump and Barr.
Posted by: not so at February 13, 2020 04:37 PM (HALdu)
++++++++++++
Counterpoint: If Trump hadn't tweeted about it, no one would know just how fucked up the whole thing is, all of the perfidy by the judge, all of the incompetence and malfeasance, etc.

I suspect the tweeting on stuff like does make Barr's job harder, and will make jury selection really difficult (as it is with *any* high-profile party in the social media age) - but if he didn't do it no one would *ever* have found out how the DoJ behaved. It would have been quietly cleaned up or ignored with no one the wiser. The problem is, though, that people need to be made aware of this kind of BS.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 13, 2020 04:39 PM (I2dne)

104 In an exclusive interview, Attorney General Bill Barr told ABC News on Thursday that President Donald Trump "has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case" but should stop tweeting about the Justice Department because his tweets "make it impossible for me to do my job."


WTF? You ain't got shit to do until Durham's report comes out in the summer.

Because you ain't arrested anyone yet.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 13, 2020 04:39 PM (0PD0H)

105 Barr said two things: Tweets don't help, and Trump has never told me to do anything. Wonder which quote the media will hype?

I agree that Trump may jeopardize prosecutions by tweeting, but I also agree with the others here that Barr got pantsed by the prosecutors who pulled this stunt and he should be freaking embarrassed.

Posted by: the dandy at February 13, 2020 04:39 PM (bR08X)

106
I understand Barr's position but Trump is Trump and no matter what he may have tweeted or said about the Stone case, he is 100% right about it. Yes, he should be careful and I actually think Trump is cautious, despite appearing to shoot from the hip. It only appears he does that because no other Republican has ever defended himself, let alone with such gusto.

I don't really care about appearances because the Democrats will just spin anything to be the greatest crime since the Holocaust or something.

War.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 04:39 PM (zBaqJ)

107 This is the Twitter crap that is going to kill Trump. It's superfluous and unnecessary. He becomes wrong even when he's right.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at February 13, 2020 04:40 PM (53pVB)

108 But I tend to agree - apply the 48 hour rule and see what has transpired. The safe bet is "nothing at all".
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Tickets Available for Bulwark - The Cuck Whisperer at The Outrage Outlet! at February 13, 2020 04:39 PM (hLRSq)
---------

So, light my hair on fire, yes or no? I'm standing here with a lit match in my hand.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 04:40 PM (/669Q)

109 21 I'm gonna fuck with them a bit , ok boss
Posted by: Barr at February 13, 2020 04:28 PM (rpxSz)

Hope you're right.

Posted by: m at February 13, 2020 04:40 PM (vSb78)

110 I think Trump should listen to Barr on this.

I'm not sure Trump's tweets on these matters make much difference anyway, he's largely talking to people who have already made up their mind.

Posted by: Blago at February 13, 2020 04:40 PM (sjTfF)

111 I'm sure Barr said all of this to Trump before he went on ABC.

Posted by: mark1971 at February 13, 2020 04:40 PM (xPl2J)

112 "80 I agree with you, Ace. Hopefully, Barr will get PDT to realize he (PDT) will not be helping himself in any way if, for example, he tweets about a Comey arrest, "Good, the lying bastard is guilty as hell and I'm sure he'll be convicted and do 50 years!" Which is exactly what I expect PDT will want to do."

"Comey arrest."

Yeah, sure.

DOJ corruption will continue, Trump should let it slide but still comment on it, and then take action after the election.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at February 13, 2020 04:40 PM (puu6v)

113 90 83 15 My take, ace, is that this is a conversation Barr should be having with Trump, in private. Not to be hashed over here, or anywhere on the Netz.
Posted by: tubal at February 13, 2020 04:28 PM (90T4r)


But then, what would the Horde have to talk about?
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 13, 2020 04:37 PM (sy5kK)

Guns. Bewbs.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 04:38 PM (NWiLs)

*perks up*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 13, 2020 04:40 PM (l4C/z)

114 18 One square only!
Posted by: Sheryl Crow at February 13, 2020 04:28 PM (QJzgD)

=====

One ping only.

Posted by: Marko Ramius at February 13, 2020 04:40 PM (PuMKG)

115 83 15 My take, ace, is that this is a conversation Barr should be having with Trump, in private. Not to be hashed over here, or anywhere on the Netz.
Posted by: tubal at February 13, 2020 04:28 PM (90T4r)


But then, what would the Horde have to talk about?
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 13, 2020 04:37 PM (sy5kK)

Guns, Boobs, Baseball, Farts.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 13, 2020 04:40 PM (RD7QR)

116 111 I'm sure Barr said all of this to Trump before he went on ABC.
Posted by: mark1971 at February 13, 2020 04:40 PM (xPl2J)



He ain't no Snoozy McSnoozerson, that's for sure.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 04:40 PM (zBaqJ)

117 Barr must have some juicy indictments in the bin

Brilliantly softening the media for the kill

Posted by: REDACTED at February 13, 2020 04:41 PM (rpxSz)

118 So, so much winning.

Posted by: ggreg at February 13, 2020 04:36 PM (045k4)



I snorted out loud. This is a funny guy.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 13, 2020 04:41 PM (yQpMk)

119 It's how the yankee government in Washington City works.

Posted by: Eromero at February 13, 2020 04:41 PM (UUkQp)

120 Let's do impeachment agaiiiiiiin!
It's just a Trump to the left
And Demotards to the riiiiiight
Hand out some custom pens
Try to hog the spotliiiiight
But it's the bullshit charges
That really drive you insaaaaane
Let's do impeachment agaiiiiiin!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 04:41 PM (NWiLs)

121 42 Tough, Barr. Just do your job. Trump has every right to speak on these matters, and should as no one else is. Show us some real results and maybe I'll modify my opinion.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 04:32 PM (H8QX

Totally agree. Fire Barr, appoint Kris Kobach. The deep staters haven't been indicted much less tried or imprisoned. Let's bankrupt a few. Eric Holder wouldn't be a bad place to start.

Posted by: Lost in Space at February 13, 2020 04:41 PM (tNG2G)

122 Counterpoint: If Trump hadn't tweeted about it, no one would know just how fucked up the whole thing is, all of the perfidy by the judge, all of the incompetence and malfeasance, etc.

I suspect the tweeting on stuff like does make Barr's job harder,

Posted by: Joe Mannix


Because it might just make him have to do something.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 13, 2020 04:41 PM (0PD0H)

123 The appropriate way to give this feedback is in private, face to face.

Kind of a dick move for Barr.


Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 13, 2020 04:29 PM (l4C/z)


I would think Barr - thru others - has probably already told Trump that. This is Barr heading off "public" questions and inquiries from others - so as to "publicly" set the record straight.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at February 13, 2020 04:41 PM (Ozpxd)

124 Guns. Bewbs.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 04:38 PM (NWiLs)
+++++++++++
Like the fembots in Austin Powers?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 13, 2020 04:41 PM (I2dne)

125 115
Guns, Boobs, Baseball, Farts.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 13, 2020 04:40 PM (RD7QR)


I saw Guns, Boobs, Baseball, and Farts open for Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds at the Felt Forum in '75.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 04:41 PM (zBaqJ)

126 113 90 83 15 My take, ace, is that this is a conversation Barr should be having with Trump, in private. Not to be hashed over here, or anywhere on the Netz.
Posted by: tubal at February 13, 2020 04:28 PM (90T4r)


But then, what would the Horde have to talk about?
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 13, 2020 04:37 PM (sy5kK)

Guns. Bewbs.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 04:38 PM (NWiLs)

*perks up*
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 13, 2020 04:40 PM (l4C/z)

See?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 04:41 PM (NWiLs)

127 I think Trump will listen to Barr. After all, Barr's not telling Trump to stop tweeting, period, like so many others are, he's just telling Trump to stop tweeting about open DOJ investigations. That's entirely reasonable and for all his bombast Trump has proven himself to be a reasonable man willing to work with anyone of good faith.

Posted by: csmats at February 13, 2020 04:42 PM (X5VFN)

128 gerg thinks he's winning.

That's cute.

And sad.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 13, 2020 04:42 PM (oVJmc)

129 >>>Posted by: Insomniac -


That's friggin' brilliant Insom!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at February 13, 2020 04:42 PM (AFSld)

130 120 Let's do impeachment agaiiiiiiin!
It's just a Trump to the left
And Demotards to the riiiiiight
Hand out some custom pens
Try to hog the spotliiiiight
But it's the bullshit charges
That really drive you insaaaaane
Let's do impeachment agaiiiiiin!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 04:41 PM (NWiLs)


Excellent!

Posted by: Ladyl at February 13, 2020 04:42 PM (TdMsT)

131 124 Guns. Bewbs.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 04:38 PM (NWiLs)
+++++++++++
Like the fembots in Austin Powers?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 13, 2020 04:41 PM (I2dne)

Those would be gunbewbs

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 04:42 PM (NWiLs)

132 Hope you're right.
Posted by: m at February 13, 2020 04:40 PM (vSb7

Hope ?? Hope??

gird man, gird

Posted by: REDACTED at February 13, 2020 04:42 PM (rpxSz)

133 So, light my hair on fire, yes or no? I'm standing here with a lit match in my hand.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 04:40 PM (/669Q)

Depends...you having a good hair day or a bad one?

Posted by: Tami at February 13, 2020 04:42 PM (cF8AT)

134 Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 04:41 PM (NWiLs)

Impeachment today. Impeachment tomorrow. Impeachment forever!

Posted by: George C. Swallowswell at February 13, 2020 04:42 PM (Y8PSl)

135 Bernie called James Carville a "political hack" yesterday. Carville replied, "Yeah, but at least I'm not a Communist" today.

https://tinyurl.com/qtso8ah

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at February 13, 2020 04:42 PM (sWM8x)

136 Guns, Boobs, Baseball, Farts.
Posted by: joncelli



Just sent three into the HQ.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 13, 2020 04:42 PM (0PD0H)

137 Why bother with all that? Let's just impeach President Trump again.
Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 04:33 PM


Preach it, Sistah!

Posted by: The Squad at February 13, 2020 04:42 PM (QJzgD)

138 125 115
Guns, Boobs, Baseball, Farts.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 13, 2020 04:40 PM (RD7QR)


I saw Guns, Boobs, Baseball, and Farts open for Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds at the Felt Forum in '75.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 04:41 PM (zBaqJ)

Really puts 'Don't pull your Love out on my Baby' into context

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 13, 2020 04:43 PM (l4C/z)

139 117 Barr must have some juicy indictments in the bin

Brilliantly softening the media for the kill
Posted by: REDACTED at February 13, 2020 04:41 PM (rpxSz)


Tell me it's Brennan, Comey, Clapper or any combo thereof. Hell, even if it's McCabe and they come to the CNN studio to arrest him while he's on the air would be orgasmic.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 04:43 PM (zBaqJ)

140 98 I think PDT will be fine with what Barr said

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2020 04:39 PM (nRk/c)


I bet they have already discussed this privately. (I don't really understand this belief that Trump doesn't actually talk to any member of his administration.)

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Tickets Available for Bulwark - The Cuck Whisperer at The Outrage Outlet! at February 13, 2020 04:43 PM (hLRSq)

141

For those saying this should have occurred in private, maybe in an ideal world, yes. But when a reporter asks you a direct question, and you are going to be facing questions about recusal and independence, the best response is to state your independence then and there. Barr did it right, and can smooth things over with Trump in private.

Unless you want Sessions II, electric boogaloo, this was the right response.

Posted by: imp at February 13, 2020 04:43 PM (lYSEw)

142 Depends...you having a good hair day or a bad one?
Posted by: Tami at February 13, 2020 04:42 PM (cF8AT)
--------

Actually, not too bad today. *blows match out*

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 04:43 PM (/669Q)

143 Guys relax. I've been personally assured by the latest 'Q' drop that the Storm is Coming Soon and that super-secret, double-serious indictments are being handed down as we speak by the postmaster general of the Supreme Court.

Posted by: Lamont Cranston at February 13, 2020 04:43 PM (3ufaJ)

144 Maybe a fire under his big butt is what Barr needs, as said above if Trump wouldn't let this bullshit be known no one would know and Barr would be taking his old sweet time.

Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2020 04:43 PM (ZCEU2)

145 Thank you, thank you. Had a sudden jolt of inspiration.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 04:43 PM (NWiLs)

146 I can see Barr's problem.

Tweet your ass off about fake news. That's gold.

Posted by: jsg at February 13, 2020 04:43 PM (bT7Yc)

147 I give Barr credit for ending Mueller and lolgf to screeching about calling the spying "spying."

This is about the 1000th iteration of the Trump should stop tweeting, let Trump be Trump discussion, and I am inclined to wait out the hysterics and collect the Trump win at the end of it.


There is just too much mock to make on the other side.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 13, 2020 04:43 PM (1CjJc)

148 Meh.

Barr should definitely have said this directly/confidentially, not to the "press". There is no explanation, regardless of how many dimensions and contingencies one dreams up, that makes *this* the way to communicate this message.

And absolute nonsense about Trump's tweets hurting him with a meaningful or even semi-intelligent % of the electorate. Most are never aware of them. Most that are aware don't understand what he's even getting at half the time, because they don't know much about what's going on or what matters.

The only area where an actual technical issue arises - as opposed to the rather humorous fainting going on over how a scandal-ravaged and basically comically non-credible "justice" process and DOJ is being damaged by Trumpentweets - is commenting on any UCMJ cases. Undue command influence is a very real and important concept under UCMJ, so any president is best advised to remain silent there (pardons are another matter entirely - whether they occur prior to or after UCMJ process).

Posted by: rhomboid at February 13, 2020 04:44 PM (El6T/)

149 Gee, are we at the point where no matter what Trump does he's right? Pretty dishonest in my estimation. It will also get pretty lonely if that's the road you take. It's also pretty thin skinned.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at February 13, 2020 04:44 PM (53pVB)

150 Guns. Bewbs.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 04:38 PM (NWiLs)

Go on...

Posted by: Boswell at February 13, 2020 04:44 PM (32YRo)

151 I guess ggreg doesn't support anyone in the Dem primary. Well, me neither.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 04:44 PM (/669Q)

152 50 Barr will now be embraced by the left, because he's shown that he's not appreciative of PDT meddling in the DOJ.

Barr and PDT will have a quiet laugh over the distraction, then, to the surprise of NTer's everywhere, indictments fly.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 13, 2020 04:33 PM (QyoQ9)

I'm going to leave, now that I've read this, because it's a happy ending.

Posted by: m at February 13, 2020 04:44 PM (vSb78)

153 Democrats don't do this crap to each other. The Rule of Law is a fool's game. We're supposed to pretend to care about that shit while fighting dirty as fuck to punish our political enemies. Friendly fire is a fucking mistake!!!!!

Posted by: ... at February 13, 2020 04:44 PM (uEbPt)

154 Trump uses his tweets as his bully pulpit.

I think he would straight up order Barr to do some of this stuff, but he has been burned every time he has tried to use his presidential powers in the past to the point where he does not want to get caught giving any direct orders. But he sure wants everyone to know what is going on. And frankly, we have a right to know.

Posted by: Thatch at February 13, 2020 04:44 PM (v5Cc/)

155
Speaking of farts, I have a tuna cauliflower casserole ready for the oven.

Oh boy.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 04:44 PM (zBaqJ)

156 Actually, not too bad today. *blows match out*

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 04:43 PM (/669Q)


There ya go. Good decision.

Posted by: Tami at February 13, 2020 04:44 PM (cF8AT)

157
Tami posted in the last thread:

"I'm not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody," Mr. Barr said in an interview with ABC News. "And I said, whether it's Congress, newspaper editorial board, or the president, I'm going to do what I think is right. I cannot do my job here at the department with a constant background commentary that undercuts me."

https://tinyurl.com/ww56zls
Posted by: Tami

==========

Not so much a rebuke of Trump as an assurance that he's independent of Trump.

But some of the other comments, yeah, Would you please cool it!

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (M9ntN)

158 107 This is the Twitter crap that is going to kill Trump.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at February 13, 2020 04:40 PM (53pVB)

No, it's not.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (H8QX8)

159 Good morning Punxsutawny!

It's 6:00 AM and it's a gonna be a great day to Impeach President Trump!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (e284m)

160 I have a tuna cauliflower casserole ready for the oven.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 04:44 PM (zBaqJ)
---------

That's a penance I wouldn't do even for Good Friday.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (/669Q)

161 42 Tough, Barr. Just do your job. Trump has every right to speak on these matters, and should as no one else is. Show us some real results and maybe I'll modify my opinion.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 04:32 PM (H8QX

This is where I am. Let Trump be Trump (he's going to anyway).

I have yet to see anything of critical substance coming out of the DOJ that would make me turn into a full time Barr cheerleader.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (j3npP)

162 127 I think Trump will listen to Barr. After all, Barr's not telling Trump to stop tweeting, period, like so many others are, he's just telling Trump to stop tweeting about open DOJ investigations. That's entirely reasonable and for all his bombast Trump has proven himself to be a reasonable man willing to work with anyone of good faith.

Posted by: csmats at February 13, 2020 04:42 PM (X5VFN)

I think it comes down to what one expects out of the DOJ. If one thinks all these arrests are coming at some point, it makes sense to let the process continue and try to avoid disrupting it. If one thinks that little will come of it, it makes far more sense to make direct appeals to the people.

Posted by: Someguy at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (YVvSQ)

163 151 I guess ggreg doesn't support anyone in the Dem primary. Well, me neither.
Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 04:44 PM (/669Q)


I want Bernie because Trump will destroy him. Even better if the Dems rig the primary again which would split the party in two.

Winning.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (zBaqJ)

164 The appropriate way to give this feedback is in private, face to face.

Kind of a dick move for Barr.

I mean, if it comes down to it, Trump > Barr. I'm prepared to trust Barr...eventually, when he's earned it. The same way Trump has earned my trust.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 13, 2020 04:29 PM (l4C/z)

Mega ditto.

Posted by: Voter theater. at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (xBhsQ)

165 158 107 This is the Twitter crap that is going to kill Trump.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at February 13, 2020 04:40 PM (53pVB)

No, it's not.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (H8QX

Look, this isn't an argument!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (NWiLs)

166 >>>Gee, are we at the point where no matter what Trump does he's right?


Absolutely... despite the fact the Horde is literally 50/50 on the subject so far in the comments.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (AFSld)

167 I more or less disagree with Barr on this. We are never going to see
much justice against the Swamp in the courts. Our remedies here really
are political.

---
This.
Unless Barr's going to produce indictments that result in hangings, what he does really doesn't matter.

Posted by: Methos at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (kOpft)

168 As far as Barr and Trump's relationship, I think this ends up being a one day kerfluffle.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (Kpl3J)

169 What's ggreg's drug regimen. It seems farout man.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (n2Iei)

170 So, got about 4k in .22 LR added to The Pile to aid in testing the Glock 44 on Saturday.

I gotta say, I'm pretty impressed with the Armscor 36 grain high velocity round. I prefer 40 grain solids but the ammo is running pretty clean.

I mistakenly bought nickel cased ammo, though. Hopefully the range isn't a bitch about that.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (l4C/z)

171 I guess I'm the only one to suggest we tap the breaks until the whole interview airs?

Something tells me it's another dudshell.

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (vPKfA)

172 Wasn't there some movie biopic that showed the American space program being developed primarily by black women?


The future is known, it is the past that keeps changing, comrades.

Posted by: ShainS, vote Bernie 2020 -- Make Gulags Great Again! at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (7LTrc)

173 I guess ggreg doesn't support anyone in the Dem primary. Well, me neither.


Would you say they have a plethora of communists?

Posted by: El Guapo at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (yQpMk)

174 But then, what would the Horde have to talk about?
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 13, 2020 04:37 PM


Shoes.
Fashion tips.
Paul Newman's eyes.
Sam Elliott's voice.

Posted by: 'ettes at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (QJzgD)

175 Maybe Barr should have done his job regarding the prosecutions of Stone and Flynn months ago instead of letting his prosecutors waste a bunch of time and money seeking revenge.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (4thlk)

176 No, it's not.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (H8QX

Look, this isn't an argument!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (NWiLs)

Yes it is!

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (Kpl3J)

177 >>> Barr should definitely have said this directly/confidentially, not to the "press". There is no explanation, regardless of how many dimensions and contingencies one dreams up, that makes *this* the way to communicate this message.

Your assuming he's was communicating a message to Trump. That's your first mistake. If he wanted to tell Trump this, I'm sure he did.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (UC5ui)

178 160 I have a tuna cauliflower casserole ready for the oven.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 04:44 PM (zBaqJ)
---------

That's a penance I wouldn't do even for Good Friday.
Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (/66



C'mon now! With onions, some spices and a bit of pecorino on top. I've actually been on a low carb veto diet since Thanksgiving and have lost about 15 pounds already.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (zBaqJ)

179 "but the main coup plotters are still walking free, and scrunts like Lisa Page are tweeting every day."

yeah, some action on obvious crimes would be nice ... but Barr going public on this at least in a sense, clears him of being Trump's catspaw. Now that he has shown some distance from Trump ... Trump can keep winning the Twitter war.


And yeah, the whole impeachment was a PR/campaign war. It would be nice to have Barr say he wishes Brennan and Clapper and Schiffty would quit running their mouths, telling lies. ... But whatever ... hard to tell what the real dynamics are inside the DC DeepState run corridors.


Barr is still an insider we hope is about to bring the hammer down on the coup plotters, restore some dignity to the DoJ ... Trump is still the outsider waiting for some justice (waiting while tweeting).

Posted by: illiniwek at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (Cus5s)

180 Nonsense, Barr should have and could have easily dodged the question, a million obvious ways to do it.

He's not going to be impeached, any prosecutions of the Mega-Scandal done under him will speak for themselves.

He should treat any ridiculous talk of recusal with the scorn it deserves. He's the right guy to deliver contemptuous substantive smack-downs.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (El6T/)

181 I want to love Barr. I love the way he handled himself at the hearings. But I'm getting less and less hopeful about him and this shit does. not. help.

Stop trying to be fair. The Democrats will grind you into dust with it.

Holder was responsible for deaths and injustice and helping Bambi wherever he could. And when questioned on it, he held his chin in the air like a two bit thug and dared the wimpy Republicans to do something about it. They didn't.

Posted by: ... at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (uEbPt)

182 The DOJ/FBI is a hive of snakes and scorpions. It is nominally (meaning Constitutionally) part of the executive and under Trump's complete control. However, due to custom only, the DOJ/FBI gets to act like its own fucking branch of government not answerable to the elected officials or even the President they nominally (again Constitutionally) work for. And this particular DOJ/FBI has been caught conspiring against and attempting to entrap this particular President. Trump could have sat passively by while the DOJ/FBI framed his ass, or he could say something to defend himself. But if he says something to the DOJ/FBI (you know those guys that work for him) he is interfering and must be impeached. Twitter was the only way he could defend himself and express his frustration with a DOJ/FBI that is working against him. He cannot give instruction directly to them. So, he tweets to the world that he is on to them.

I say tweet away until the DOJ/FBI stops conspiring against him and starts administering equal justice.

If Barr wants him to stop, then Barr needs to get off his ass, put down the bagpipes, and start issuing indictments.

Posted by: tommylotto at February 13, 2020 04:47 PM (dYinJ)

183 Trump curse on Barr?

Posted by: Ahwoo Flu at February 13, 2020 04:47 PM (inFcx)

184 Wait...I was assured by all the right people that the AG was supposed to be the President's wingman. Was that wrong?

Posted by: pep at February 13, 2020 04:47 PM (T6t7i)

185 Clutching pearls over TrumpTweets has been going on since 2015. How we looking now? Are we more or less informed? Is the populace more or less aware of the wretched state of our federal government?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 13, 2020 04:47 PM (FOGOI)

186 Trump's not an idiot.

But if he fires Barr, I'll take that back.

Hopefully, he will stop to think about this and talk to Barr before reacting.

Or am I already too late?

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 13, 2020 04:47 PM (XzVUd)

187 Good Lord ! this is actually a thread ?

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at February 13, 2020 04:47 PM (BqBId)

188 Would you say they have a plethora of communists?
Posted by: El Guapo at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (yQpMk)
++++++++++++
Their field is the Misanthropic Myriad.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 13, 2020 04:47 PM (I2dne)

189 FDR would have hanged a back bench Democrat who suggested he stop his fireside chats.

Posted by: Jean at February 13, 2020 04:47 PM (U2fCD)

190 veto diet since Thanksgiving and have lost about 15 pounds already.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (zBaqJ)


I hate veto diets. But I love Vito diets.

Posted by: RickZ at February 13, 2020 04:47 PM (Y8PSl)

191 Speaking of farts, I have a tuna cauliflower casserole ready for the oven.

Oh boy.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 04:44 PM (zBaqJ)

pro tip

light a couple of tires on fire in your kitchen to mask the smell

Posted by: REDACTED at February 13, 2020 04:47 PM (rpxSz)

192
KETO, not veto!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 04:47 PM (zBaqJ)

193 C'mon now! With onions, some spices and a bit of pecorino on top. I've actually been on a low carb veto diet since Thanksgiving and have lost about 15 pounds already.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (zBaqJ)
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Good for you! I'd veto that entire casserole and save every carb/calorie in it from entering my body. Can't get any lower-carb than that!

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 04:48 PM (/669Q)

194 Ef them all.

Fact is the AG is a political appointee who derives all authority from the President. In the Executive branch ALL shit flows downhill.

Anyone who cannot handle it needs to either resign because they do not support the Constitution.... or lobby to amend it.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 13, 2020 04:48 PM (1g7ch)

195 Unfortunately, the problem is not Trump nor his tweeting.

We have a) a media complex totally in the tank for the Dems and leftism b) a thoroughly corrupt DOJ c) a thoroughly corrupt FBI d) a thoroughly corrupt Uniparty running Congress and e) mysterious oligarchs that are funding this corruption directly and indirectly.

To the extent that the Donald casts a light on it that the apparatchiks of the Deep State don't like, Barr doesn't like it and yes it does make his job harder because a through e listed above are hammering him.

Tough. Bill Barr knows why these folks do what they do--it is for power and money. He knows if and what he is going to do about it but hasn't shared it with you and I.

And he apparently dismisses any concerns that DJT supporters have that for nearly 4 years that the Deep State has imprisoned people, ignored some of its deepest legal traditions such as lawyer client privilege, the abuse of solitary confinement for a political prisoner, exhibited widespread corruption in prosecutions through manipulation of discovery, jury composition, and illegal surveillance.

And there has been not much happen to all of the perpetrators.

So, I would like to ask Bill Barr, "'Is this lack of accountability because this the standard MO for the past 30 or more years in the IC and DOJ? Is this what you are trying to hide? Do we have a total disrespect for the Constitution, federal law, ethics, and morality all because a class of rotten people (the political class) in Washington want fame, power, and money.

I would say to him that if the release of this unpleasant information would cause the fall of the government and its political class and leave it for us to begin anew, then you have just made the case that our governmental structures can and should be replaced because the rottenness cannot be fixed.

Posted by: whig at February 13, 2020 04:48 PM (EUDB2)

196 "154 Trump uses his tweets as his bully pulpit.

I think he would straight up order Barr to do some of this stuff, but he has been burned every time he has tried to use his presidential powers in the past to the point where he does not want to get caught giving any direct orders. But he sure wants everyone to know what is going on. And frankly, we have a right to know."

Well put.

But/for Trump's tweets most Americans wouldn't know a damned thing about their nation's rapid descent into a totalitarian state. Whether that knowledge helps is another matter.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at February 13, 2020 04:48 PM (puu6v)

197 Congress needs a veto diet.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 04:48 PM (NWiLs)

198 If Barr isn't going to be bullied fine then do your job and quit bitching

Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2020 04:48 PM (ZCEU2)

199 Don't these stupid bastards know that if they are successful in co-opting and subverting the legal system, that they summon chaos? And with chaos, they create a favorable environment for vigilantes? I sure as hell don't want to live in the middle of that shit.

Well, I think they do know.

Posted by: Mr. Barky at February 13, 2020 04:48 PM (hKi6n)

200 Jesus would not tweet about this!

Posted by: David French at February 13, 2020 04:48 PM (I+uRD)

201 Trump can't fire Barr, because right now any replacement needs the approval of Romney, Murkowski, Collins, and Alexander.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 04:48 PM (Kpl3J)

202 I have a tuna cauliflower casserole ready for the oven.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 04:44 PM


What are we, chopped liver?

Posted by: Brussels Sprouts at February 13, 2020 04:48 PM (QJzgD)

203
Agreed. Trump is emotional and he just tweets shit without thinking much of the time. Barr should clamp down, but do so in a private setting, not somewhere where the media can turn it into a week-long headline.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at February 13, 2020 04:32 PM (AFSld)


Perhaps, Barr has already done so, and maybe more than once already.

Assume Barr is a one of the good guys. He knows he has to make any charge stick, not just be political, or his reputation is cooked.

Barr got in with the sideshow going on for 2 years already.

There is a lot of work he has to do to even catch up.

And he has to get it right the first time. Barr has done nothing to make us not believe him, let the man do his work.

I suspect, by the rantings and ravings of Leftist nonsense, those most affected are privately screaming for protection; Barr is drawing the flak because he is directly over the target.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 13, 2020 04:48 PM (sy5kK)

204 Holder was responsible for deaths and injustice and helping Bambi wherever he could. And when questioned on it, he held his chin in the air like a two bit thug and dared the wimpy Republicans to do something about it. They didn't.

Posted by: ... at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (uEbPt)

Unpossible. Eric Holder does not have a chin.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 13, 2020 04:48 PM (j3npP)

205 But, I don't trust Barr anyway.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 13, 2020 04:48 PM (1g7ch)

206 Posted by: rhomboid at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (El6T/)
*****
& Yet he didn't, Gee Wally maybe this is part of a plan

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at February 13, 2020 04:48 PM (BqBId)

207 I've actually been on a low carb veto diet since Thanksgiving and have lost about 15 pounds already.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (zBaqJ)

Pretty sure I found them.

Posted by: jsg at February 13, 2020 04:49 PM (bT7Yc)

208 If Trump is permitted to order the AG to act politically, And the AG is required to do so for his boss, then such actions would NOT be a reason for recusal or resignation. It is contradictory to argue that it is completely legal for the President to do what the Democrats are accusing him of doing (which it is) and also argue that Barr should recuse himself for just the appearance of Trump doing what the Democrats accused him of doing.




The correct answer here is to tell the Democrats LOLGF without arguing what Trump did or did not do via Twitter.




The Dems can get back to Trump after they go back in time and impeach IWon for his "If I had a son" comment and his sending the DOJ to interfere in the Michael Brown investigation.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 13, 2020 04:49 PM (nAiE/)

209 107 This is the Twitter crap that is going to kill Trump. It's superfluous and unnecessary. He becomes wrong even when he's right.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at February 13, 2020 04:40 PM (53pVB)

It is also the reason he is where he is today.

You don't get one without the other. You wouldn't even have had the chance to complain about the tweeting without the tweeting.


Posted by: West at February 13, 2020 04:49 PM (8+UNJ)

210 168
As far as Barr and Trump's relationship, I think this ends up being a one day kerfluffle.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (Kpl3J)

If it becomes a private kerfluffle, it would probably be a good thing.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 13, 2020 04:49 PM (XzVUd)

211 Time for civil war: the hottening

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 13, 2020 04:49 PM (CLteG)

212 Trump watches Fox News and gets pissed like the rest of us. The difference is that we come here and bitch about it to each other and nobody else sees it. Trump goes on Twitter and bitches to the whole world.

Posted by: mark1971 at February 13, 2020 04:49 PM (xPl2J)

213 185 Clutching pearls over TrumpTweets has been going on since 2015. How we looking now? Are we more or less informed? Is the populace more or less aware of the wretched state of our federal government?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 13, 2020 04:47 PM (FOGOI)

Pretty good. More. More.

Posted by: Someguy at February 13, 2020 04:49 PM (YVvSQ)

214 What we like about Barr is that he is, supposedly, a straight shooter, right? A by-the-book guy who is going to use that standard to take down the clown shoes coup plotters. By that standard, no, Trump's tweets don't help because they cause the appearance he's having his strings pulled. Barr probably resents that accusation more than anything and went out of his way to say Trump didn't order him to do anything.

What would have been better for Trump was to wait until DOJ made the announcement and *then* tweet about it. He probably knew what had been done to clean it up. Just wait a couple hours and then rub their noses in it.

Posted by: the dandy at February 13, 2020 04:49 PM (bR08X)

215 Has everyone been 100% in favor of EVERYTHING Trump has tweeted so far?
Yes, he's fighting.
But has he always tweeted the right thing at exactly the right time?

Or does he occasionally get a little ahead of himself?

This last go round might just have telegraphed a punch Barr was about to deliver and gave the assholes time to sort of duck.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at February 13, 2020 04:49 PM (e284m)

216 Barr punches right like all Republicans do. Once they get power they punch right and allow the Left to do whatever they want. Maybe Barr should start unsealing indictments instead of punching right.

Posted by: Ahwoo Flu at February 13, 2020 04:49 PM (inFcx)

217 MikeTheMoose, enlighten me.

Better yet, don't bother.

There's no "message" that needs to be put out on this topic. Any more than the 50 other bogus "problems" and "issues" the press creates and attempts to make the administration "resolve".

Posted by: rhomboid at February 13, 2020 04:49 PM (El6T/)

218

>>>Gee, are we at the point where no matter what Trump does he's right?


Absolutely... despite the fact the Horde is literally 50/50 on the subject so far in the comments.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp


LOL. No kidding. Some morons are going to be loyalists no matter what, and some are going to take Trump one tweet at a time. For my money, the latter is the way to go (he does have a penchant for self-inflicted difficulty, especially when he's doing well in the public eye), but ultimately we are all wanting Trump to not only succeed but win re-election.

Posted by: imp at February 13, 2020 04:49 PM (lYSEw)

219 155
Speaking of farts, I have a tuna cauliflower casserole ready for the oven.

Oh boy.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 04:44 PM (zBaqJ)


My stomach is churning just thinking about it.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 13, 2020 04:49 PM (TdMsT)

220 *plays bagpipes*

Posted by: AG Bill Barr at February 13, 2020 04:50 PM (/669Q)

221 Barr needs to do his job and stop whining.

Posted by: Regular joe at February 13, 2020 04:50 PM (6/uwW)

222 I would probably be better if Trump hadn't weighed in on the Stone stuff, but I understand why he did it... He's frustrated and doesn't hide his frustration....No matter what they will still say Barr is Trumps poodle.

Posted by: It's me donna at February 13, 2020 04:50 PM (6XlcD)

223 Maybe if Barr had done something, anything, of note Trump wouldn't tweet?


Posted by: Zero Prosecutions Zero Raids at February 13, 2020 04:50 PM (M20vx)

224
Didn't Barr do something like this before he testified in the House and threw everyone for a loop?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 04:50 PM (zBaqJ)

225 Barr should quit being such a pussy and just do his job. This Stone case really isn't that hard. Just get it done and quit bitching.

Posted by: Pliney at February 13, 2020 04:50 PM (nzKWW)

226 My stomach is churning just thinking about it.
Posted by: Ladyl at February 13, 2020 04:49 PM (TdMsT)
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See? We just found out how the veto diet works!

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 04:51 PM (/669Q)

227 155
Speaking of farts, I have a tuna cauliflower casserole ready for the oven.



That actually sounds pretty good. Not the Swallowell part, but the tuna cauliflower casserole part.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 13, 2020 04:51 PM (sy5kK)

228 Listen to Barr.

On this one thing.

Because...
Former WH Chief of Staff John Kelly: Vindman Did Nothing Wrong
Says Deep Stater Reported 'Illegal Order'

Donald Trump: John Kelly 'Misses the Action and Just Can't Keep His Mouth Shut'

Pelosi: Trump's 'Political Interference' in Stone Sentencing 'Is an Abuse of Power'

DERSHOWITZ: 'ALL CIVIL LIBERTARIANS' MUST DEFEND ROGER STONE


etc

the back and forth
the threats of obstruction

Dear POTUS, please focus on Election and House seats.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2020 04:51 PM (vEIlU)

229 Winners go out and win. Losers play by the winners handbook and rules.

Posted by: Ahwoo Flu at February 13, 2020 04:51 PM (inFcx)

230 176 No, it's not.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (H8QX

Look, this isn't an argument!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (NWiLs)

Yes it is!
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (Kpl3J)

No, it's not!

Posted by: Tami at February 13, 2020 04:51 PM (cF8AT)

231 147 I give Barr credit for ending Mueller and lolgf to screeching about calling the spying "spying."

This is about the 1000th iteration of the Trump should stop tweeting, let Trump be Trump discussion, and I am inclined to wait out the hysterics and collect the Trump win at the end of it.


There is just too much mock to make on the other side.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 13, 2020 04:43 PM (1CjJc)

Yes, it's proper and traditional to make mock of their collective snizzes.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 13, 2020 04:51 PM (RD7QR)

232 Perhaps Trump doesn't trust Barr either. I certainly don't unless shown otherwise.

Posted by: Sooner at February 13, 2020 04:51 PM (Yx4iF)

233 No matter what they will still say Barr is Trumps poodle.

Posted by: It's me donna at February 13, 2020 04:50 PM (6XlcD)


Yeah, ain't that some shit.

Posted by: Eric The Red, Barry's Wingman at February 13, 2020 04:51 PM (Y8PSl)

234 Let's see all of the bad assumptions I've read..

1. Barr should have said this in private. (Assumes he didn't.) news flash he probably did.

2. Barr shouldn't have gone to the press and kept it quiet. (Assumes this in the press is bad for Trump and/or Trump didn't know and approve the message ahead of time) news flash an open disagreement over a very minor issue between Trump and Barr right now helps Trump by making Barr appear as not a strictly political puppet. And they probably did discuss exactly this prior.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at February 13, 2020 04:51 PM (UC5ui)

235 Current Bill Barr/Donald Trump Status:

Jointly Fucking the Democrats and the Press (BIRM)

Posted by: Sharkman at February 13, 2020 04:51 PM (60eDX)

236 Can Trump appoint is own special prosecutor, make Barr irrelevant to a specific investigation?

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 04:52 PM (H8QX8)

237 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (zBaqJ)

Sounds good to me, Sefton. (I'm down 15 since Christmas.)

I know this isn't the food thread, but can you tell me how you make it?

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&&V at February 13, 2020 04:52 PM (d6Ksn)

238 I guess ggreg doesn't support anyone in the Dem primary. Well, me neither.

--

I think he disappeared, bluebell. He went to lay down some cow pies at Insty or the like. Gotta earn those Soros bucks.

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 13, 2020 04:52 PM (JoUsr)

239 No, it's not.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (H8QX

Look, this isn't an argument!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (NWiLs)

Yes it is!
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (Kpl3J)

No, it's not!
Posted by: Tami at February 13, 2020 04:51 PM (cF8AT)
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Duck season!

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 04:52 PM (/669Q)

240 168 As far as Barr and Trump's relationship, I think this ends up being a one day kerfluffle.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (Kpl3J)

Before today, the narrative was that Barr was in on the corruption, helping Trump cover up, etc.


Now it's Trump is making it harder for Barr to do his job, where the premise is accepted that Barr re:Stone, was just trying to do his job.


I am not saying n-dimensional chess. But the results are uncannily Trumpy.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 13, 2020 04:52 PM (1CjJc)

241 Dear POTUS, please focus on Election and House seats.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2020 04:51 PM (vEIlU)

Hear, hear!

Posted by: It's me donna at February 13, 2020 04:52 PM (6XlcD)

242 149 Gee, are we at the point where no matter what Trump does he's right? Pretty dishonest in my estimation. It will also get pretty lonely if that's the road you take. It's also pretty thin skinned.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at February 13, 2020 04:44 PM (53pVB)

Yep. The 4D chess crowd is exhausting. Sorry guys, the rage Tweet about Joe Scarborough that Trump sent at 4AM while he was taking a shit is not some deep, brilliant, political masterstroke. In terms of results he's the best President since Calvin Coolidge but not everything he does is genius.

Posted by: Lamont Cranston at February 13, 2020 04:52 PM (3ufaJ)

243 I'd like to think Barr already had this conversation with DJT and DJT knew Barr was going to give this interview.

Posted by: Horus Hearsay at February 13, 2020 04:52 PM (DB16e)

244 Bluebell made me think of Good Friday and penance, which makes me think of Lent which reminds me of PACZKI!!!!!!

Posted by: Cheribebe at February 13, 2020 04:53 PM (a4qVe)

245 239 No, it's not.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (H8QX

Look, this isn't an argument!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (NWiLs)

Yes it is!
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (Kpl3J)

No, it's not!
Posted by: Tami at February 13, 2020 04:51 PM (cF8AT)
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Duck season!
Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 04:52 PM (/669Q)

Less Filling !

Posted by: jsg at February 13, 2020 04:53 PM (bT7Yc)

246 226 My stomach is churning just thinking about it.
Posted by: Ladyl at February 13, 2020 04:49 PM (TdMsT)
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See? We just found out how the veto diet works!

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 04:51 PM (/669Q)


Bluebell!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at February 13, 2020 04:53 PM (TdMsT)

247 Another thing going on is we're assuming the slant that the FLUCKING media has put on the statement is accurate!

Like the slant I read this morning about how Trump called Cuomo stupid, when he SAID nothing of the sort.
He said "very hard to work with New York - So stupid".

Which I was told by the media was "Trump called Cuomo stupid".

So let's not get all in knots because the media decided Barr is calling Trump out.


Posted by: DamnedYankee at February 13, 2020 04:53 PM (e284m)

248 230 176 No, it's not.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (H8QX

Look, this isn't an argument!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (NWiLs)

Yes it is!
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (Kpl3J)

No, it's not!
Posted by: Tami at February 13, 2020 04:51 PM (cF8AT)

YES IT IS!!!!!!!11!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 13, 2020 04:53 PM (CLteG)

249 news flash an open
disagreement over a very minor issue between Trump and Barr right now
helps Trump by making Barr appear as not a strictly political puppet.
And they probably did discuss exactly this prior.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at February 13, 2020 04:51 PM (UC5ui)

Right. Barr had to make a public proclamation of independence.

Posted by: mark1971 at February 13, 2020 04:53 PM (xPl2J)

250 Actually, not too bad today. *blows match out*
Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 04:43 PM (/669Q)

Do you have more matches? Because it's apparently a fart-fest up in here.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 13, 2020 04:53 PM (Ez6QX)

251 245
239 No, it's not.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (H8QX



Look, this isn't an argument!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (NWiLs)



Yes it is!

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (Kpl3J)



No, it's not!

Posted by: Tami at February 13, 2020 04:51 PM (cF8AT)

--------



Duck season!

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 04:52 PM (/669Q)



Less Filling !

Posted by: jsg at February 13, 2020 04:53 PM (bT7Yc)

Maryanne.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 13, 2020 04:53 PM (N39Ws)

252 No, it's not!
Posted by: Tami at February 13, 2020 04:51 PM (cF8AT)
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Duck season!
Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 04:52 PM (/669Q)

Less Filling !

Tastes great!

Posted by: It's me donna at February 13, 2020 04:53 PM (6XlcD)

253 Oh bullshit. Please don't make fallacious argument.

I'm not saying he should stop Tweeting. It's a great tool for him. I'm saying he should be more discriminating in what he Tweets about. There was no reason for him to lower himself and get involved with the Stone issue. You keep yourself insulated from this crap so it doesn't become a distraction. The man has done son many great things and he constantly creates these foolish diversions because it appears he has bonded restraint. He looks buffoonish in the end to a lot of people we would rather have on our side.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at February 13, 2020 04:53 PM (53pVB)

254 Assume Barr is a one of the good guys
---
In what universe can you assume a career federal employee is a good guy?
Proof first.

Posted by: Methos at February 13, 2020 04:53 PM (kOpft)

255
Dear POTUS, please focus on Election and House seats.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2020 04:51 PM (vEIlU)

Making all the noise look like a partisan dogfight is a default win to the party with the economic boom and incumbency. Further, it nationalizes the election.

Ideally this election becomes about Trump and his economy versus whatever loony tune the Dems put up. The more the dems are able to focus on local races and differentiating themselves, the worse it is for us.

Posted by: Someguy at February 13, 2020 04:54 PM (YVvSQ)

256 244 Bluebell made me think of Good Friday and penance, which makes me think of Lent which reminds me of PACZKI!!!!!!
Posted by: Cheribebe at February 13, 2020 04:53 PM (a4qVe)


Is that like paska?

Posted by: Ladyl at February 13, 2020 04:54 PM (TdMsT)

257 I can't get hot about this one way or the other. Barr may be right, or he may not. I do know that nobody really carries what I think so I'm just going to roll with it and bitch that Barr's strategy of doing nothing to completion is wearing on me and plenty of others.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 13, 2020 04:54 PM (yQpMk)

258 Hey there Ladyl. How are things?

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 04:54 PM (/669Q)

259 C'mon now! With onions, some spices and a bit of pecorino on top. I've actually been on a low carb veto diet since Thanksgiving and have lost about 15 pounds already.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (zBaqJ)


Probably because you can't keep half the shit you eat down!

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 13, 2020 04:54 PM (z79tQ)

260 Well I've told Generals they were wrong before do I am not stopping now. LTG Kelly, you're wrong. LTC Vindman has demonstrated a history of disrespect for the Commander in Chief and in this instance avoided the chain of command and demonstrated incredibly poor judgement in his inability to recognize fact and second hand information.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 13, 2020 04:54 PM (mBL57)

261 176 No, it's not.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (H8QX

Look, this isn't an argument!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (NWiLs)

Yes it is!
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (Kpl3J)

No, it's not!
Posted by: Tami at February 13, 2020 04:51 PM (cF8AT)

YES IT IS!!!!!!!11!!!!!!!!
Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 13, 2020 04:53 PM (CLteG)


This is contradictions, arguments are down the hall.

Posted by: DR.WTF at February 13, 2020 04:55 PM (aS1PU)

262 I think Barr made this statement public to insure the public that he is not being biased or directed by Trump. I'm sure he has made similar tweet related comments to Trump or people in his administration. The country is being torn apart because trust in our institutions is broken. To move forward, Burr and Durham must play it straight.

Posted by: iandeal at February 13, 2020 04:55 PM (vgGyZ)

263 This is contradictions, arguments are down the hall.


That will be ten quid, please.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 13, 2020 04:55 PM (yQpMk)

264 H R McMaster is another ironic case study

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 13, 2020 04:55 PM (l4C/z)

265
258 Hey there Ladyl. How are things?
Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 04:54 PM (/669Q)


Great, Bluebell! How are you.

I'm signing up for the Mome tomorrow.

I'm trying to get Jewells to come.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 13, 2020 04:55 PM (TdMsT)

266 I actually understand why Bare would say this, from the perspective of someone who needs authority from American legal professionals. And I'm sure a lot of professional Republicans would have much easier lives if the President stopped tweeting. Stuck to tested Reagan/ Bush marketing.

But he is the President. More: the political demands of the President have become more acute because of the glacial lack of progress from the DOJ. If Bill Barr wants to risk Trump- or his successor- calling attention to the fate of Stone/ Flynn versus McCabe/ Wolfe/ Comey? If Barr really wants President Trump asking him why Epstein was killed in a federal prison?

He needs to seriously consider if he wants the President saying "Burn it down" instead of "Trust the plan." We don't have the rule of law, we have rule of lawyer. And against that, the President will not need to appease the judicial branch or the AG.

Posted by: trev006 at February 13, 2020 04:55 PM (M5XQ6)

267 Holder ran interference for Barky and Barky ran interference for Holder, no one said a word.

Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2020 04:55 PM (ZCEU2)

268 Yes. Barr is right.

It is Trump's 1st Amendment to say anything he wants.

But man, he's making it hard on Barr.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 13, 2020 04:56 PM (so+oy)

269 That's wonderful, Ladyl! Great news indeed.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 04:56 PM (/669Q)

270 Only the Drive By Media Dinosaur networks are retweeting this

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at February 13, 2020 04:56 PM (BqBId)

271


More to the fundamental point, how is the DOJ's behavior in Stone's case any different from the Black Panther prosecution that Obama and Holder expressly told the prosecutors to tank? I see no functional difference.

Posted by: imp at February 13, 2020 04:56 PM (lYSEw)

272 "Dear POTUS, please focus on Election and House seats.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2020 04:51 PM (vEIlU) "

Wisdom.

By don't you worry. Next week he'll Tweet about how the Yeti is real or something.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at February 13, 2020 04:56 PM (53pVB)

273 I would wager my own money that if there were a couple of trials of the conspirators in progress, Trump would hold his fire. Get to it, Barr.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 13, 2020 04:57 PM (yQpMk)

274 Hey.
Is JJ in Tacoma?
I just passed a panhandler a bit ago. His sign said it was his birthday! Since I've seen the same dude with the same sign at different locations, I'm wondering if JJ his arrived for some of those sweet left coast handouts?

Posted by: Diogenes at February 13, 2020 04:57 PM (mBL57)

275 "I'm not saying he should stop Tweeting. It's a great tool for him. I'm saying he should be more discriminating in what he Tweets about. There was no reason for him to lower himself and get involved with the Stone issue."

Why was he "lowering himself"? And if he hadn't tweeted about it would the scandal of the absurd sentencing resonated as much?

We've been hearing these remonstrations about his inappropriate and reckless tweeting for three years -- with zero effect on his popularity.

I say tweet away on whatever he wants to -- it works for him.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 04:57 PM (H8QX8)

276 Even Mollie Hemmingway and Juiie Kelly are on Barr's side.

Posted by: ggreg at February 13, 2020 04:57 PM (045k4)

277 Bluebell made me think of Good Friday and penance, which makes me think of Lent which reminds me of PACZKI!!!!!!
Posted by: Cheribebe at February 13, 2020 04:53 PM (a4qVe)


Ha! I was just thinking about making that today.

But tonight Moroccan Chicken Salad with Apricots and Almonds.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2020 04:57 PM (vEIlU)

278 251 245
239 No, it's not.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (H8QX



Look, this isn't an argument!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (NWiLs)



Yes it is!

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (Kpl3J)



No, it's not!

Posted by: Tami at February 13, 2020 04:51 PM (cF8AT)

--------



Duck season!

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 04:52 PM (/669Q)



Less Filling !

Posted by: jsg at February 13, 2020 04:53 PM (bT7Yc)

Maryanne.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 13, 2020 04:53 PM (N39Ws)

Rabbit season!

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 13, 2020 04:57 PM (RD7QR)

279 Sign up for mome stat. There's a limit. How many more spots are there Blubell? And yes, jewels!

Posted by: dagny at February 13, 2020 04:57 PM (nRWPy)

280 I'm certain that Trump wouldn't tweet so much if Barr and the rest of the DOJ picked up the fucking pace and kicked some doors in with arrests.

Fuck.

There certainly doesn't seem to be any hold up when our guys are being cuffed. It's time to make some high-profile raids in the early morning to show that everyone on the right isn't asleep.

Double fuck.

Posted by: jwest at February 13, 2020 04:58 PM (U6f/q)

281 I agree completely with Barr on this.

Though, of course, then the screeching would be shadowy cabal.

Further also, I would assume, based on an utter WAG, that Barr told Trump he was going to say this. Barr does not strike me as an off the cuff say something negative about the President type of guy.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at February 13, 2020 04:58 PM (mf5HN)

282 Dear POTUS, please focus on Election and House seats.





Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2020 04:51 PM (vEIlU)

He is and this is not a distraction... That tweet shook loose four more deep staters and unmasked a political operative on the Stone jury.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 13, 2020 04:58 PM (nAiE/)

283 PDT has done everything he can do in his job with a microscopes stuck up his ass by these clowns.

Barr's statement sounded like an excuse instead of full on hide and watch.

I will wait and see how things progress.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 13, 2020 04:58 PM (CSvq/)

284 278 251 245
239 No, it's not.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (H8QX



Look, this isn't an argument!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (NWiLs)



Yes it is!

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (Kpl3J)



No, it's not!

Posted by: Tami at February 13, 2020 04:51 PM (cF8AT)

--------



Duck season!

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 04:52 PM (/669Q)



Less Filling !

Posted by: jsg at February 13, 2020 04:53 PM (bT7Yc)

Maryanne.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 13, 2020 04:53 PM (N39Ws)

Rabbit season!
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 13, 2020 04:57 PM (RD7



But wait! There's more!

Posted by: Ladyl at February 13, 2020 04:58 PM (TdMsT)

285 YES IT IS!!!!!!!11!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 13, 2020 04:53 PM (CLteG)

THOU SHALL NOT PASS!!!!

Posted by: Gandalf the Grey at February 13, 2020 04:58 PM (XzVUd)

286 270 Only the Drive By Media Dinosaur networks are retweeting this
Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at February 13, 2020 04:56 PM (BqBId)
===================================

Wrong.

Mollie Hemingway is, too.

As is Julie Kelly

Posted by: ggreg at February 13, 2020 04:58 PM (045k4)

287 Where can I find getting hit on the head lessons?

WAAAH!!!!

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama-Butcher at February 13, 2020 04:58 PM (z3LHb)

288 Barr argues for a perfect world - I don't blame him, I suppose - we'd all like that.

But unfortunately he, and we, live in this one. It's okay for him to ask for the perfect non-political setting out loud, he's human, but he's going to damn well get this one, and he still has a job to do.

Trump is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the United States, not the NY Times or Adam Schiff or Lindsey Graham or even Bill Barr. So if he is upset about something over at the DOJ and says so out loud, that better get someone's attention over there. But I suspect it does. Barr ought to care less what anyone else says.


Posted by: Boswell at February 13, 2020 04:59 PM (32YRo)

289 ggreg, you never answered my question. Sad.

We are over 75% full, dagny.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 04:59 PM (/669Q)

290 This is good too!
As a lawyer, I completely agree!!

82 One of the most damaging things to ever happen was the DOJ becoming "apolitical." All that means is that it is a permanent liberal bureaucracy. We had a POTUS appoint his brother the AG for goodness sake.

We do not need the permanent level of lawyers dictating how things should be done etc. Each POTUS should staff it as they see fit, with the Senate obviously weighing in on senior appointments.

But now, we are supposed to believe that the FBI and all US Attorneys are just loyal Americans. B.S.
Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at February 13, 2020 04:37 PM (JRaU+)

Posted by: Lost in Space at February 13, 2020 04:59 PM (tNG2G)

291 The idea that there are people who would be on Trump's side but for tweets is risible. I understand that there are people who say this kind of thing, kind of like how David French claims his Christianity precludes him from supporting Trump, but I don't have to take that kind of insincere horseshit seriously.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at February 13, 2020 04:59 PM (I+uRD)

292 At least he's consistent and will tweet about any ol' thing.

Posted by: freaked at February 13, 2020 04:59 PM (Tnijr)

293 I concur

Posted by: G marks the spot at February 13, 2020 04:59 PM (VIsT+)

294 Before this tweet Barr was killing it!


Posted by: Zero Prosecutions Zero Raids at February 13, 2020 04:59 PM (M20vx)

295 I understand what Barr is saying and the difficulties Trump is creating for him. That said, it is Trump who is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States. Barr is his delegate. He could, lawfully, direct him to review the sentence recommendation by Twitter or otherwise, regardless of what Schumer et al think.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at February 13, 2020 04:59 PM (87EdW)

296

Oh, sorry Bluebell, was thinking the savory version stuffed with sausage. Kolache! Same idea though!

No sweets until tomorrow.

Going with homemade butterscotch pudding for V-Day, with whipped cream.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2020 04:59 PM (vEIlU)

297 Start arresting people barr.


We dont need a mcclellan we need a grant or a sherman and i am very tired of excuses

Posted by: 18-1 at February 13, 2020 04:59 PM (R6F3a)

298 Unpossible. Eric Holder does not have a chin.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 13, 2020 04:48 PM (j3npP)

LOL how did I walk into that

Posted by: ... at February 13, 2020 05:00 PM (uEbPt)

299 Barr needs to get with the program. It's a package deal.

Posted by: freaked at February 13, 2020 05:00 PM (Tnijr)

300 H.R. Puffenstuff > H.R. McMaster also more loyal.

Posted by: ammo at February 13, 2020 05:00 PM (WX+x0)

301
Trump is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the United States,



Posted by: Boswell at February 13, 2020 04:59 PM (32YRo)


No, we are, just ask us.

Posted by: AG's in the Southern District of New York at February 13, 2020 05:00 PM (sy5kK)

302 Well, ACE,either Barr makes the arrests and prosecutes -- including these so-called lawyers who prosecuted Stone--
or tough luck on the tweets.
Hi Billy barr: where are the scope memoranda for the Bobby Mullah investigations?
Huh?We r still waiting 6 months later.


Posted by: jb at February 13, 2020 05:00 PM (T2wkl)

303 Duck season!

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 04:52 PM (/669Q)

--

Wabbit season!

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 13, 2020 05:00 PM (JoUsr)

304 I understand what Barr is saying and the difficulties Trump is creating for him. That said, it is Trump who is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States. Barr is his delegate. He could, lawfully, direct him to review the sentence recommendation by Twitter or otherwise, regardless of what Schumer et al think.
Posted by: Farmer Bob at February 13, 2020 04:59 PM (87EdW)


the problem is, it's the only way people are getting the truth with Trump's tweets and comments as pressers

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2020 05:00 PM (vEIlU)

305 Posted by: ggreg at February 13, 2020 04:58 PM (045k4)
**********
STFU & GO Fuck yourself you Jizz Addict

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at February 13, 2020 05:00 PM (BqBId)

306 Is that like paska?
Posted by: Ladyl

No. Paczki are sweet cakes.

Posted by: Mikloszewski at February 13, 2020 05:00 PM (QzkSJ)

307 We dont need a mcclellan we need a grant or a sherman and i am very tired of excuses
Posted by: 18-1 at February 13, 2020 04:59 PM (R6F3a)
+++++++++++++
I vote Sherman.

Burn the farms, tear up the railroads and raze the cities that lie in your path.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 13, 2020 05:01 PM (I2dne)

308
Barr's "rebuke" could be a head-fake for something big getting set to drop.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 05:01 PM (zBaqJ)

309 You are just a passenger on a ship designed and paid for and invented and flown by other people, you bitch. You achieved nothing on your own. You are just an affirmative action hire for PR purposes. Men -- men men men men - did every single thing to create that space station, from the underlying science to the nuts-and-bolts construction to everything else -- and then gave you a ticket to ride on it. YOU DESERVE NO CREDIT. And yet you sit there bathing in the glory, and never once say, "I was part of a team" or "Really, I was just a passenger," or anything like that.

Fuck you. Seriously.
Posted by: zombie
..........

Jeebus.. who pissed in your cornflakes??

She dreamed of being an astronaut since she was a kid.

They compete for those positions and work their asses off to get there. No one hands them an astronaut position on a silver platter.

She's simply telling girls to dream big.. work hard.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 13, 2020 05:01 PM (so+oy)

310 No, it's not.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (H8QX



Look, this isn't an argument!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (NWiLs)



Yes it is!

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (Kpl3J)



No, it's not!

Posted by: Tami at February 13, 2020 04:51 PM (cF8AT)

--------



Duck season!

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 04:52 PM (/669Q)



Less Filling !

Posted by: jsg at February 13, 2020 04:53 PM (bT7Yc)

Maryanne.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 13, 2020 04:53 PM (N39Ws)

Rabbit season!
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 13, 2020 04:57 PM (RD7



But wait! There's more!
Posted by: Ladyl at February 13, 2020 04:58 PM (TdMsT)

------------

You're soaking in it!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 13, 2020 05:01 PM (QyoQ9)

311 Shitcan the fucker.Ted Cruz for AG

Posted by: Pliney at February 13, 2020 05:01 PM (nzKWW)

312 124
Guns. Bewbs.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 04:38 PM (NWiLs)

+++++++++++

Like the fembots in Austin Powers?


no, those are boob guns. totally different.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 13, 2020 05:01 PM (sGtp+)

313 No, it's not.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (H8QX

Look, this isn't an argument!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (NWiLs)

Yes it is!
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (Kpl3J)

No, it's not!
Posted by: Tami at February 13, 2020 04:51 PM (cF8AT)
--------

Duck season!
Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 04:52 PM (/669Q)

240 168 As far as Barr and Trump's relationship, I think this ends up being a one day kerfluffle.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (Kpl3J)

Before today, the narrative was that Barr was in on the corruption, helping Trump cover up, etc.


Now it's Trump is making it harder for Barr to do his job, where the premise is accepted that Barr re:Stone, was just trying to do his job.


I am not saying n-dimensional chess. But the results are uncannily Trumpy.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 13, 2020 04:52 PM (1CjJc)

241 Dear POTUS, please focus on Election and House seats.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2020 04:51 PM (vEIlU)

Hear, hear!
Posted by: It's me donna at February 13, 2020 04:52 PM (6XlcD)

242 149 Gee, are we at the point where no matter what Trump does he's right? Pretty dishonest in my estimation. It will also get pretty lonely if that's the road you take. It's also pretty thin skinned.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at February 13, 2020 04:44 PM (53pVB)

Yep. The 4D chess crowd is exhausting. Sorry guys, the rage Tweet about Joe Scarborough that Trump sent at 4AM while he was taking a shit is not some deep, brilliant, political masterstroke. In terms of results he's the best President since Calvin Coolidge but not everything he does is genius.
Posted by: Lamont Cranston at February 13, 2020 04:52 PM (3ufaJ)

243 I'd like to think Barr already had this conversation with DJT and DJT knew Barr was going to give this interview.
Posted by: Horus Hearsay at February 13, 2020 04:52 PM (DB16e)

244 Bluebell made me think of Good Friday and penance, which makes me think of Lent which reminds me of PACZKI!!!!!!
Posted by: Cheribebe at February 13, 2020 04:53 PM (a4qVe)

245 239 No, it's not.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (H8QX

Look, this isn't an argument!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 04:45 PM (NWiLs)

Yes it is!
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 04:46 PM (Kpl3J)

No, it's not!
Posted by: Tami at February 13, 2020 04:51 PM (cF8AT)
--------

Duck season!
Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 04:52 PM (/669Q)

Less Filling !

Posted by: jsg



Maryanne with a Crossbow v. Finger with a Longbow!!!


It's a dessert AND a floor wax!!

Posted by: Sharkman at February 13, 2020 05:01 PM (60eDX)

314 Gen Kelly and I both love pecorino.

Posted by: Shemp Smith at February 13, 2020 05:02 PM (sWM8x)

315 No. Paczki are sweet cakes.
Posted by: Mikloszewski at February 13, 2020 05:00 PM (QzkSJ)
---------

More like donuts, no? At least the ones I've had.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 05:02 PM (/669Q)

316 Funny. Now it seems that I'm not the only one saying that Barr needs to get off his ass and start arresting people.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 13, 2020 05:02 PM (0PD0H)

317 No. Paczki are sweet cakes.
Posted by: Mikloszewski
........

Paczi are filled donuts..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 13, 2020 05:02 PM (so+oy)

318 I just hope Trump doesn't tweet about what Barr said.

Let it drop.

Also, while Barr could have told Trump this privately--he may have already--it might be a good idea to do it publicly-just this once--so the media backs off a bit.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 13, 2020 05:02 PM (CqE5x)

319 Ginger, not Finger!!!

Stupid Autocuckolder.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 13, 2020 05:02 PM (60eDX)

320 In military trials these tweets would be called command influence, and are grounds for immediate dismissal of charges. In fact the case against that traitor who went over to the Taliban was dismissed for exactly that. Trump does need to STFU about criminal cases.

Posted by: An Observation at February 13, 2020 05:02 PM (g+eTj)

321 I think Barr said what he needed to say. But like everything in PDTs Administration, he's got them looking here when he strikes there.
I'm comfortable with how it's going.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 13, 2020 05:02 PM (mBL57)

322

Shitcan the fucker.Ted Cruz for AG
Posted by: Pliney


100-1 Cruz would have said the exact same thing if directly asked in a live interview on camera.

Posted by: imp at February 13, 2020 05:02 PM (lYSEw)

323
Barr should definitely have said this directly/confidentially, not to the "press".

Posted by: rhomboid

=====

How do we know Barr hasn't said this a dozen times to Trump with no result, and now he's exasperated as hell and doesn't care who he says it to?

Just asking.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 13, 2020 05:03 PM (M9ntN)

324 Shitcan the fucker.Ted Cruz for AG
Posted by: Pliney


Fuck that.

AtC for AG.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 13, 2020 05:03 PM (0PD0H)

325 Butter

Posted by: at February 13, 2020 05:03 PM (Tnijr)

326
"Potschke" is a Yiddish word meaning to mess around with aimlessly.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 05:03 PM (zBaqJ)

327 More like donuts, no? At least the ones I've had.
Posted by: bluebell


Ummm-maybe more like beignets.

Posted by: Miklorzeszeszewski at February 13, 2020 05:03 PM (QzkSJ)

328 Funny. Now it seems that I'm not the only one saying that Barr needs to get off his ass and start arresting people.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 13, 2020 05:02 PM (0PD0H)

I'd rather wait a little while longer to ensure Barr presents the strongest case possible.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 13, 2020 05:03 PM (CqE5x)

329 "308
Barr's "rebuke" could be a head-fake for something big getting set to drop."

...or the kowtowing of a career bureaucrat who wants to remain in D.C. among his pals after handing out private reprimands and suggesting procedural changes for the DOJ.

November cannot come soon enough.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at February 13, 2020 05:03 PM (puu6v)

330 Well I always take my substantive and political cues from Mollie and Julie, so wow, this is bigggg.

Or not.

The Stone case is detonating for all the right inherent reasons (farcical jury, utterly political prosecutors) - even though Stone's probably guilty - and that's where the story is.

Trump tweeting about one aspect of that clown show doesn't do a thing to impair this mythical creature of Barr's "apparent independence", and Barr saying what he said (if accurate) doesn't do a thing to establish such independence in the eyes of anyone that matters (= voters, not empty suit partisan Beltway idiots, or 1,457-dimensional strategery blog commenters).

Posted by: rhomboid at February 13, 2020 05:03 PM (El6T/)

331 This is all political BS. Barr is simply trying to deflect the Dems accusation that he's in Trump's pocket.

Posted by: Eisenhorn at February 13, 2020 05:04 PM (uGHnY)

332 Seen many blogger and news people saying Barr is coming down hard soon but that soon we have been waiting for since Sessions packed it up.
Tired of waiting, I want heads rolling now.

Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2020 05:04 PM (ZCEU2)

333 195 ..... [Redacted] ......

Posted by: whig at February 13, 2020 04:48 PM (EUDB2)

======

^^ I like this comment in it's unredacted form. ^^

Posted by: jc at February 13, 2020 05:04 PM (PuMKG)

334 Maybe this is just prep for Barr's testimony to Congress. In fact, I will bet that is entirely what this is about. When he gets questioned on this point he can just say 'I've already told everyone that I am no puppet.'

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 13, 2020 05:04 PM (yQpMk)

335 SKWIRL!

Posted by: DaveA at February 13, 2020 05:04 PM (FhXTo)

336 Trump needs Barr to strike now. Barr's as much as possible a perfectionist. Dot the Is, cross the Ts.

Posted by: The Shape of Vokda at February 13, 2020 05:04 PM (2oYEN)

337 319 Ginger, not Finger!!!

Stupid Autocuckolder.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 13, 2020 05:02 PM (60eDX)


To finger a ginger is quite pleasurable. Or at least was back when I was younger.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 05:04 PM (zBaqJ)

338 I wonder how Barr would react to the House impeaching him? I suspect it might piss him off and maybe light a fire under his ass (talks like he gives a zero fucks), as opposed to Kavanaugh who seemed to have -- early on at least -- chosen the swamp cucktail party circuit after what the Left did to him and his family.

Posted by: ShainS, vote Bernie 2020 -- Make Gulags Great Again! at February 13, 2020 05:04 PM (7LTrc)

339 320 In military trials these tweets would be called command influence, and are grounds for immediate dismissal of charges. In fact the case against that traitor who went over to the Taliban was dismissed for exactly that. Trump does need to STFU about criminal cases.

Posted by: An Observation at February 13, 2020 05:02 PM (g+eTj)

Dismissal of charges against Stone isn't a problem for us. These other people probably aren't going to be charged.

Posted by: Someguy at February 13, 2020 05:04 PM (YVvSQ)

340 "Why was he "lowering himself"? And if he hadn't tweeted about it would the scandal of the absurd sentencing resonated as much? "

Dear God. Please stop be clowning yourself.

Yeah, if Trump doesn't Tweet it himself, it will never be known. Right. Sure. The president of the United States with more than adequate staff, colleagues and a Republican Party behind him whose members like Nunes have done a lot of the grunt work.

This crap is a distraction and beneath him. It looks like a lack of self restraint and an inability to coordinate and lead those under his command.

It's a foolish distraction that's sucking the air out of every good thing he's done, which is what we should be taking about.

But yeah, let's open up the Big Top again.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at February 13, 2020 05:04 PM (53pVB)

341 AtC for AG.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 13, 2020 05:03 PM (0PD0H)
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And you get a throat punch, and you get a throat punch, and you get a throat punch, throat punches all around!

Okay, I'm sold, where do I sign?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 13, 2020 05:04 PM (QyoQ9)

342 306
Is that like paska?

Posted by: Ladyl



No. Paczki are sweet cakes.


i was given to understand they're more like filled doughnuts.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 13, 2020 05:04 PM (sGtp+)

343 335
SKWIRL!

Posted by: DaveA at February 13, 2020 05:04 PM (FhXTo)

344 Eh. I'm not going to get any more upset about this than Trump does. Only the two of them know the context.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 13, 2020 05:04 PM (oVJmc)

345 "Potschke" is a Yiddish word meaning to mess around with aimlessly.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 05:03 PM (zBaqJ)


So, stir-fry?

Posted by: RickZ at February 13, 2020 05:04 PM (Y8PSl)

346 Whenever I want to know what Trump is going to do, I just ask the people who continuously predicted for 3 years that he was going to fire Mueller.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 13, 2020 05:04 PM (/tuDa)

347 343
335

SKWIRL!

Posted by: DaveA at February 13, 2020 05:04 PM (FhXTo)

348 Ummm-maybe more like beignets.
Posted by: Miklorzeszeszewski at February 13, 2020 05:03 PM (QzkSJ)
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The ones my mom made had jelly in them. Maybe Hungarian ones are different than Polish ones?

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 05:04 PM (/669Q)

349 "Potschke" is a Yiddish word meaning to mess around with aimlessly.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton

Not sure that's the infinitive verbal form.

Posted by: Miklos practitioner of potschkization at February 13, 2020 05:04 PM (QzkSJ)

350 In a brooklyn italian neighborhood they have donolli. It's a doughnut filled with cannoli cream. I still haven't had one.

Posted by: dagny at February 13, 2020 05:05 PM (nRWPy)

351 Just like with contractors, I'm sick of hearing about something happening in "two weeks".

Make something happen today. Tomorrow at the latest.

Posted by: jwest at February 13, 2020 05:05 PM (U6f/q)

352 Well, tomorrow is chocolate industry day. I bought Mrs. E a box of chocolates but have no idea what's in there. I got a bag of MandM's for myself, the 14 pound bag lunchbox size.

Posted by: Eromero at February 13, 2020 05:05 PM (UUkQp)

353 325 Butter
Posted by: at February 13, 2020 05:03 PM (Tnijr)

Parkaaaayyy

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 13, 2020 05:05 PM (RD7QR)

354 100-1 Cruz would have said the exact same thing if directly asked in a live interview on camera.

Possible, but Cruz would have deep staters coolin their heels in the pen by now. Barr ? ... nada

Posted by: Pliney at February 13, 2020 05:05 PM (nzKWW)

355 Ah, here's the "Out" I was expecting to see and probably what Barr has been waiting for while he's doing his "Sleepy Sessions" act of slow-walking the "investigations". This is his signal to the other Trump Managers that he's decided that he finally has the "justification" to torpedo them entirely. To mitigate the blow-back from the Trump Cultists, the official line will be that "Trump did it to himself".

Posted by: I Have Questions at February 13, 2020 05:05 PM (BvNzB)

356 I'd rather wait a little while longer to ensure Barr presents the strongest case possible.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 13, 2020 05:03 PM (CqE

I had people sitting in jail after a few months.

Posted by: Mueller at February 13, 2020 05:05 PM (M20vx)

357 How do we know Barr hasn't said this a dozen times
to Trump with no result, and now he's exasperated as hell and doesn't
care who he says it to?



Just asking.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 13, 2020 05:03 PM (M9ntN)

It was in an interview. My first assumption is that he was badgered into it.

Posted by: Gandalf the Grey at February 13, 2020 05:05 PM (XzVUd)

358 "320 In military trials these tweets would be called command influence, and are grounds for immediate dismissal of charges. In fact the case against that traitor who went over to the Taliban was dismissed for exactly that. Trump does need to STFU about criminal cases.

Posted by: An Observation at February 13, 2020 05:02 PM (g+eTj) "

Boo-ya. Fucking boo-ya.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at February 13, 2020 05:05 PM (53pVB)

359 320- undue command influence prejudices the defendant. This is the opposite, the head prosecutor (Trump) called out his juniors. Should they get an automatic conviction because of this? If not, not sure I understand your point.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at February 13, 2020 05:06 PM (87EdW)

360 345 "Potschke" is a Yiddish word meaning to mess around with aimlessly.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 05:03 PM (zBaqJ)

So, stir-fry?
Posted by: RickZ at February 13, 2020 05:04 PM (Y8PSl)


Umm, no. More like when your dad went down in the basement to fix something, spent hours and came back covered in grease and whatever it was he as trying to fix was now in a thousand pieces.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 05:06 PM (zBaqJ)

361 Barr should definitely have said this directly/confidentially, not to the "press".

Posted by: rhomboid

............

No. He needed to say it to the press to deflate the situation.

He needed to tell the press he was not influenced by Trump.. the added bit about stopping tweets was icing..

And don't you think someone in the WH has already told Trump this? Ivanka?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 13, 2020 05:06 PM (so+oy)

362 Sorry, but after the most important prisoner in fed lockup gets murdered under Barr's watch and the warden in charge actually gets put into a cushier assignment, Barr gets no grace from me.


He's simply a Bush world goof ball who can not only blow a mean bag pipe but can also blow a tremendous amount of smoke up peoples asses.

Posted by: John Thornton at February 13, 2020 05:06 PM (2FWvc)

363 Barr's "rebuke" could be a head-fake for something big getting set to drop.

--

Was he specifically asked to comment on the tweets, 'cause that would indicate he didn't know they were coming and therefore, no pre-planned head-fake.

Different story if he knew he was going to inject those comments without being asked.

Ah heck, what do I know?

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 13, 2020 05:06 PM (JoUsr)

364 The ones my mom made had jelly in them. Maybe Hungarian ones are different than Polish ones?
Posted by: bluebell

There are no Hungarian ones, strictly Polish. Jelly filling is usual, just no holes.

Posted by: Miklos uses paska for matzoh ball soup at February 13, 2020 05:06 PM (QzkSJ)

365 How much time and money has been wasted under Barr's watch for this General Flynn thing? The money and resources pissed away all because Barr's subordinates want Flynn to have a felony record and spend 5 days in jail.

It's pathetic and it's happening under AG Barr.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 13, 2020 05:06 PM (4thlk)

366 OT:

Let's play Wuhan Jeopardy:

Answer: Weld the doors shut locking people with the virus into their own apartments.





(anyone know the answer? Think about this.)





Question: How to prevent people from going to hospital for test, or reporting sickness to block leaders thereby effectively hiding the scale of the problem?

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at February 13, 2020 05:06 PM (LWu6U)

367 350 In a brooklyn italian neighborhood they have donolli. It's a doughnut filled with cannoli cream. I still haven't had one.
Posted by: dagny at February 13, 2020 05:05 PM (nRWP

Oh. My. God. Guess I need to start planning a trip to see my cousins.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 13, 2020 05:06 PM (+Xbcw)

368 >In fact the case against that traitor who went over to the Taliban was dismissed for exactly that.

Elaborate for me amusement.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 13, 2020 05:06 PM (/tuDa)

369 I don't have to take that kind of insincere horseshit seriously.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at February 13, 2020 04:59 PM (I+uRD)

401k > tweet

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 13, 2020 05:07 PM (1CjJc)

370 Jelly filling is usual, just no holes.
Posted by: Miklos uses paska for matzoh ball soup at February 13, 2020 05:06 PM (QzkSJ)
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Was that a Polish joke? Because that looks like a Polish joke.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 05:07 PM (/669Q)

371 covered in grease and whatever it was he as trying to fix was now in a thousand pieces.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 05:06 PM (zBaqJ)


So bad stir-fry.

Posted by: RickZ at February 13, 2020 05:08 PM (Y8PSl)

372 349 "Potschke" is a Yiddish word meaning to mess around with aimlessly.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton

Not sure that's the infinitive verbal form.
Posted by: Miklos practitioner of potschkization at February 13, 2020 05:04 PM (QzkSJ)


"Quit potsckee-ing with that thing. Oy, too late! You unger-potschked it all up!"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 05:08 PM (zBaqJ)

373 The last time I bitched about Trump and said he was going to lose my support if he didn't clean house, people started to get broomed.

I have every confidence that Trump will read my recent comments and the DOJ will be sending SWAT teams for Comey, Brenner and the rest of coup plotters in the next few days.

Posted by: jwest at February 13, 2020 05:08 PM (U6f/q)

374 Bluebell--I just signed up.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 13, 2020 05:08 PM (TdMsT)

375 Maybe warning shot to Barr: "You want to know what it really feels like to be treated unfairly Bill,? Here's a taste"

Posted by: WisRich at February 13, 2020 05:08 PM (G0vdT)

376 Oh. My. God. Guess I need to start planning a trip to see my cousins.

I know right? We went and they were out of them..

Posted by: dagny at February 13, 2020 05:08 PM (nRWPy)

377 In military trials these tweets would be called
command influence, and are grounds for immediate dismissal of charges.
In fact the case against that traitor who went over to the Taliban was
dismissed for exactly that. Trump does need to STFU about criminal
cases.


Posted by: An Observation at February 13, 2020 05:02 PM (g+eTj)


No he doesn't. These criminal cases are not apolitical. They would not have been brought except as a political attack on the President. Trump absolutely should be using his bully pulpit to attack the notion that this was an impartial doing of justice.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 13, 2020 05:08 PM (nAiE/)

378 https://nyti.ms/2SsSGj3
********
Justice Dept. Is Investigating C.I.A. Resistance to Sharing Russia Secrets

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at February 13, 2020 05:08 PM (BqBId)

379 covered in grease and whatever it was he as trying to fix was now in a thousand pieces.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 05:06 PM (zBaqJ)

So bad stir-fry.
Posted by: RickZ at February 13, 2020 05:08 PM (Y8PSl)
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No, paczki. *ties a neat bow around the thread*

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 05:08 PM (/669Q)

380
370 Jelly filling is usual, just no holes.
Posted by: Miklos uses paska for matzoh ball soup at February 13, 2020 05:06 PM (QzkSJ)
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Was that a Polish joke? Because that looks like a Polish joke.
Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 05:07 PM (/669Q)


"The lady with the recipe died."

- - Just the Punchline

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 05:08 PM (zBaqJ)

381 Right Blonde M., we don't know he hasn't said it in private.

I amend my earlier comment to make it contingent on that very unknown factoid.

But it's silly to assert that the difficulty for Barr comes not from the mess he has to deal with (a DOJ with lots of rogue, or criminal and abusive, actors), but from the very rare public comments by the president on one tiny aspect of it all.

Note that there was universal snickering/condemnation about the initial sentence recommendation from knowledgeable observers - as well as an immediate anonymous smack-down from a senior DOJ official ("not what was briefed to the department").

Trump's tweet came in that context.

Meh.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 13, 2020 05:09 PM (El6T/)

382 Umm, no. More like when your dad went down in the basement to fix something, spent hours and came back covered in grease and whatever it was he as trying to fix was now in a thousand pieces.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 05:06 PM (zBaqJ)


And smelling of the apple-Jack cider he bottled up last Fall.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 13, 2020 05:09 PM (mBL57)

383 Wuhan Jeopardy II:

Answer: By spraying disinfectant fog in the streets, and making people walk through fog tunnels to enter buildings.


Question: How do you give people breathing difficulties through chemical exposure during a WARS (Wuhan SARS) epidemic? (while doing nothing to prevent disease spread.)

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at February 13, 2020 05:09 PM (LWu6U)

384 There are no Hungarian ones, strictly Polish. Jelly filling is usual, just no holes.
Posted by: Miklos uses paska for matzoh ball soup at February 13, 2020 05:06 PM (QzkSJ)

I have had them with fresh strawberries and whipped cream from the polish bakery near me. They have all sorts of flavors ***drroooooolin****

Posted by: Cheribebe at February 13, 2020 05:09 PM (a4qVe)

385 @ChuckRossDC 3 minutes ago

Lindsey Graham issues a formal statement standing with Barr.

https://tinyurl.com/vr42xa4

Ya know Lindsey...ya didn't have to say ANYTHING!

WTF?

Nation of attention whores....

Posted by: Tami at February 13, 2020 05:09 PM (cF8AT)

386 Bluebell--I just signed up.
Posted by: Ladyl at February 13, 2020 05:08 PM (TdMsT)
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Just saw the confirmation float by! Hooray!

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 05:10 PM (/669Q)

387
If Barr turns out to be another Deep Stater who ignores obvious criminal activity over the last 3 years like Sessions,
the good news is those with large caches of ammo and supplies because they see the nation ending, will be proven correct.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 13, 2020 05:10 PM (sy5kK)

388 Trump could tweet that has directed Barr to prosecute violations of civil rights with extreme prejudice and people would Pisa and moan about it.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 13, 2020 05:10 PM (1g7ch)

389 Saw the clip of the interview on Twitter.
Not as serious as story makes out --Barr says ALL the commentary, including the tweets by POTUS & others are distracting.
He also makes clear Trump has NEVER ordered him to do or not do anything

Posted by: Venus at February 13, 2020 05:10 PM (lZaEn)

390
Ya know Lindsey...ya didn't have to say ANYTHING!

Agreed... So it's dogpile on Trump? Somethings up

Posted by: It's me donna at February 13, 2020 05:10 PM (6XlcD)

391 Probably was badgered and cornered by the Leftists news people, but now Barr is going to be coxed into turning on Orange Man.

Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2020 05:10 PM (ZCEU2)

392 why wont trump do what I want when I want him to do it?

I hates him.

I do hates him.

Posted by: my precious at February 13, 2020 05:11 PM (/LQkF)

393 Trump and Barr need to get together and have a *Law 101 discussion about what does and doesn't interfere with his job.

I think Trump would respect that.


This is under the assumption that Barr doesn't need any motivation toward issuing subpoenas and warrants. Maybe a few 5am made for TV raids.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 13, 2020 05:11 PM (pr9ci)

394 Graham and Barr together!


And together they have done what?

Posted by: Kabuki Theatre at February 13, 2020 05:11 PM (M20vx)

395 Barr's "rebuke" could be a head-fake for something big getting set to drop.

It's not like PDT + company haven't distractweeted regulary for 3+ years now.

Posted by: DaveA at February 13, 2020 05:11 PM (FhXTo)

396 364 The ones my mom made had jelly in them. Maybe Hungarian ones are different than Polish ones?
Posted by: bluebell


You guys talking about Paczki's?

Posted by: jwest at February 13, 2020 05:11 PM (U6f/q)

397 Nation of attention whores....

Posted by: Tami at February 13, 2020 05:09 PM (cF8AT)


More like a Union of Attention Whores, DC Local # 953, to be exact.

Posted by: RickZ at February 13, 2020 05:11 PM (Y8PSl)

398 Trump knows what he's doing. There's a reason for these tweets just like all the other tweets.

Plus, the mfm is going to bury this story in a day or two. Too much coming out about the judge, prosecutors, and the jury that's negative to the narrative.

Posted by: Sooner at February 13, 2020 05:11 PM (Yx4iF)

399 Was that a Polish joke? Because that looks like a Polish joke.
Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020!

No!

Miklos is Friend of All Noble Polish Peoples.

Especially the numerous very pretty Polkas.

Posted by: Mikloszczyszczów at February 13, 2020 05:11 PM (QzkSJ)

400 Saw the clip of the interview on Twitter.
Not as serious as story makes out --Barr says ALL the commentary, including the tweets by POTUS & others are distracting.
He also makes clear Trump has NEVER ordered him to do or not do anything
Posted by: Venus at February 13, 2020 05:10 PM (lZaEn)
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Oh, look at you, coming here with your facts and everything.



Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 05:11 PM (/669Q)

401 paczi - and for some reason, it is pronounced pownch-key

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 13, 2020 05:11 PM (so+oy)

402 "377 In military trials these tweets would be called
command influence, and are grounds for immediate dismissal of charges.
In fact the case against that traitor who went over to the Taliban was
dismissed for exactly that. Trump does need to STFU about criminal
cases.


Posted by: An Observation at February 13, 2020 05:02 PM (g+eTj)


No he doesn't. These criminal cases are not apolitical. They would not have been brought except as a political attack on the President. Trump absolutely should be using his bully pulpit to attack the notion that this was an impartial doing of justice."

We have several straight-up political prisoners in the United States right now. Say what you will about him, but Manafort was in freaking solitary confinement. And the concern is the tone of Trump's tweets? Really? Barr may do something substantive between now and November or not. Trump can deal with him then.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at February 13, 2020 05:12 PM (puu6v)

403 Oh, look at you, coming here with your facts and everything.




LOL

Posted by: It's me donna at February 13, 2020 05:12 PM (6XlcD)

404 I would not assume that Barr and PDT have not talked about what Barr told ABC before the interview...as a matter of fact I would bet they did

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2020 05:12 PM (nRk/c)

405 By the way - Trey Gowdy has put plenty of people in jail, IIRC he never lost a case as a prosecutor. You people are angry with him because ALL HE COULD FUCKING DO AS A CONGRESSMAN WAS HOLD INVESTIGATIONS. He was not in a position to prosecute anyone, the DOJ has to do that. True or False?

Posted by: An Observation at February 13, 2020 05:12 PM (g+eTj)

406 Just like with contractors, I'm sick of hearing about something happening in "two weeks".

Make something happen today. Tomorrow at the latest.

Posted by: jwest


I expected Barr to start swatting people as soon as the final Senate gavel sounded on the Impeachment trial.

Here we are a week later and nada.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 13, 2020 05:12 PM (0PD0H)

407 In military trials these tweets would be called command influence, and are grounds for immediate dismissal of charges. In fact the case against that traitor who went over to the Taliban was dismissed for exactly that. Trump does need to STFU about criminal cases.

Posted by: An Observation at February 13, 2020 05:02 PM (g+eTj)

Given that military ROE has resulted in a consistent string of failures since Vietnam, and that military commanders of the past haven't hesitated to use reprisal killings or summary execution of spies, bragging about the military's incapacity to punish deserters isn't endearing. I doubt more than 20% of the army would go into mourning if every JAG officer was dismissed tomorrow.

Posted by: trev006 at February 13, 2020 05:12 PM (M5XQ6)

408 Idiotic on Barr's part. Trump speaks out about blatant and incontestable politicization within the DOJ and the head of the DOJ (whose power is 100% delegated to him by Trump) insinuates that this criticism of politicization constitutes politicization, which is the dishonest line pursued by DEMOCRATS.

"Only I, the AG, can criticize and try to end politicization in the DOJ," Barr insinuates. NO. Trump has it within his sole Article II to act as his OWN Attorney General. DOJ has NO independence from the president.

Presidential influence does not per se constitute politicization. Only IMPROPER influence constitutes politicization, influence that seeks to override the rule of law for political reasons.

Trump is EXPLICITLY doing the opposite. He is naming and shaming blatant politicized double standards STILL being perpetrated by the coup plotters STILL wielding tremendous power at DOJ.

Barr needs to be cleaning his dirty house. Instead he is protecting the resistors of democracy. We STILL haven't got a real AG.

Posted by: Alec Rawls at February 13, 2020 05:13 PM (wh9C3)

409 Like the fembots in Austin Powers?

no, those are boob guns. totally different.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 13, 2020 05:01 PM (sGtp+)

Boobs rifle cheek rests. It's a million dollar idea.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 13, 2020 05:13 PM (1CjJc)

410 someone wrote thank goodness Jake Tappers puppy dog face is gone"

PUPPY DOG!!!!

constipated BLOOD HOUND is way nearer the mark...look again lad.A SICK PUPPY yes!

The poor man has terminal dyspepsia.

Posted by: saf at February 13, 2020 05:13 PM (5IHGB)

411 You guys talking about Paczki's?
Posted by: jwest at February 13, 2020 05:11 PM (U6f/q)
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No, tuna cauliflower casserole.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 05:13 PM (/669Q)

412 paczi's are all over Chicago stores at the end of Lent..

So many varieties.. Lemon filled, custard filled with chocolate icing, then all the jelly filled ones with powder sugar on them.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 13, 2020 05:14 PM (so+oy)

413 Trying to watch carbs guys. This thread is not helping.

Posted by: dagny at February 13, 2020 05:14 PM (nRWPy)

414 the extreme over sentencing happened "under Barr" ... and while it was corrected, and several walked out, it still seems like a stain on Barr. Now we know the swamp is deep, but isn't it the political prosecutors running the coup that are making Barr's job hard?


And they fed Barr lies about guidance on the sentencing ... how many will be fired over that (criminal?) act? .... Did they all resign.

Trump is not the problem -- the Swamp Mafia and the Coup Plotters are committing treason/sedition ... Barr is playing the long game, we hope, hope hope.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 13, 2020 05:14 PM (Cus5s)

415 Now I want a fucking pastry. Thanks a lot, guys.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 13, 2020 05:14 PM (yQpMk)

416 I'd rather wait a little while longer to ensure Barr presents the strongest case possible.
Posted by: JoeF. at February 13, 2020 05:03 PM (CqE5x)


As everyone knows that if you charge a bank robber with reckless driving he gets gets off Scott free for robbery.

Have to wait for a solid case for robbery until you dink around with petty shiite everyone else would get hit for.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 13, 2020 05:14 PM (1g7ch)

417 No, tuna cauliflower casserole.
Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 05:13 PM (/669Q)
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*rethinks idea of crashing NoVaMoMe*

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 13, 2020 05:14 PM (QyoQ9)

418 Trying to watch carbs guys. This thread is not helping.
Posted by: dagny at February 13, 2020 05:14 PM (nRWPy)
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Says the gal who brought up cannoli donuts.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 05:14 PM (/669Q)

419 No, tuna cauliflower casserole.

Whew.

Posted by: dagny at February 13, 2020 05:15 PM (nRWPy)

420 In fact the case against that traitor who went over to the Taliban was dismissed for exactly that.

NO it was NOT. He was not sent to the brig, but he was punished and dishonorably discharged

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2020 05:15 PM (nRk/c)

421 Oh, look at you, coming here with your facts and everything.


I never do that. May I have a nonpareil?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 13, 2020 05:15 PM (gd9RK)

422 I doubt more than 20% of the army would go into mourning if every JAG officer was dismissed tomorrow.
Posted by: trev006

2% and they're married to one

Posted by: Jean at February 13, 2020 05:15 PM (U2fCD)

423 No, FFS, Barr does *not* need to tell the press anything, or anybody that he is "independent".

This would have been true 30 years ago, when there were still some standards and seriousness in some corners of the Beltway.

The "situation" does not exist outside the dim minds of Beltway partisans and fanatics.

We have had years of wild, unimaginable DOJ and FBI and CIA criminal misconduct of an unprecedented nature revealed and documented publicly, and the perps current make bank sharing their idiotic wisdom on TV and engage in loathsome slander online, as opposed to being in trials or jail cells where they obviously belong - but the "situation" is that *Trump* and his people have to demonstrate that *they* are purer than the driven snow?

No.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 13, 2020 05:15 PM (El6T/)

424 I think there is some brownie mix in the pantry. That will have to do.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 13, 2020 05:15 PM (yQpMk)

425 I never do that. May I have a nonpareil?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 13, 2020 05:15 PM (gd9RK)
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Here, have a wafer-thin mint.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 05:15 PM (/669Q)

426 I appreciate military law.
It has historically been at the forefront of protecting the rights of the accused and even had a Miranda before Miranda.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 13, 2020 05:15 PM (mBL57)

427 I have a very limited supply of fainting couches left in the warehouse. Get while I got em!

Unfortunately, we are all out of DIY immolation kits.
You need to supply your own match and flammable material to set your hair on fire.

Posted by: Eeyore's Fainting Couch Emporium at February 13, 2020 05:16 PM (/LQkF)

428 NO it was NOT. He was not sent to the brig, but he was punished and dishonorably discharged
Posted by: Nevergiveup

But not hanged

Posted by: Jean at February 13, 2020 05:16 PM (U2fCD)

429 Tuna casserole >>>>>>> tuna cauliflower casserole

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 13, 2020 05:16 PM (RD7QR)

430 Was that a Polish joke? Because that looks like a Polish joke.
Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020!

No!

Miklos is Friend of All Noble Polish Peoples.

Especially the numerous very pretty Polkas.
Posted by: Mikloszczyszczów



Big Joe Polka Show on RFD TV.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 13, 2020 05:16 PM (0PD0H)

431
LOL. Whatever.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 13, 2020 05:16 PM (uKj5K)

432 same deal with Epstein by the way, happened under Barr even after a first attempt. Coulter said get him out of there to a SuperMax ... Barr was angry, someone got reassigned ... some tapes are missing ... lessons not learned.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 13, 2020 05:16 PM (Cus5s)

433 407
In military trials these tweets would be called command influence, and
are grounds for immediate dismissal of charges. In fact the case against
that traitor who went over to the Taliban was dismissed for exactly
that. Trump does need to STFU about criminal cases.



Posted by: An Observation at February 13, 2020 05:02 PM (g+eTj)

---
Because the military is an independent branch of government, right?

Oh wait, it's not. The JAGs have simply decided to carve themselves a special little place where the President has no authority.

And it's working out great, isn't it?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 13, 2020 05:16 PM (cfSRQ)

434 So youtube pulled the video of Rand identifying the "whistleblower" on the Senate floor.

Yes, youtube is now censoring government speech it does not like.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at February 13, 2020 05:16 PM (LWu6U)

435 Jesus,

Trump just got through an impeachment by the dems/jews, and people like him more than ever!

Now lets advise him to do what the media jews are also advising him to do, because what he's doing cleary isn't working or something?

Lulz.

Posted by: Great Analysis, Ace! at February 13, 2020 05:16 PM (D+HKa)

436 There is a huge difference between a commander saying "I think so and so is innocent and should not be prosecuted" or even "so and so is guilty but will not be prosecuted because of my discretion due to his crime not being my executive priority" versus, "you better convict the next guy accused of rape, or else." The former is free speech and doesn't trample the rights of the accused, the latter is undue influence.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at February 13, 2020 05:17 PM (87EdW)

437 Lindsey's tweet was ok, especially when every Democrat is calling for Barr to be impeached.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 13, 2020 05:17 PM (wiXsO)

438 In fact the case against
that traitor who went over to the Taliban was dismissed for exactly
that. Trump does need to STFU about criminal cases.



Posted by: An Observation at February 13, 2020 05:02 PM

It was NOT dismissed

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2020 05:17 PM (nRk/c)

439 You need to supply your own match and flammable material to set your hair on fire.

Posted by: Eeyore's Fainting Couch Emporium at February 13, 2020 05:16 PM (/LQkF)
-------

We should go into business together.

Posted by: bluebell's match and Aquanet Emporium at February 13, 2020 05:17 PM (/669Q)

440 Do people on a Smart Military Blog actually think the federal criminal justice system is not hopelessly political at this point?

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at February 13, 2020 05:17 PM (JRaU+)

441 paczi - and for some reason, it is pronounced pownch-key
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry

In Polish, some vowel/consonant combinations "assume" an "m" or "n" sound.

There's a funny little thing on the vowel to alert you.

Pączki

Posted by: Mikląs at February 13, 2020 05:17 PM (QzkSJ)

442
The Stone case is detonating for all the right inherent reasons (farcical jury, utterly political prosecutors) - even though Stone's probably guilty - and that's where the story is.

Trump tweeting about one aspect of that clown show doesn't do a thing to impair this mythical creature of Barr's "apparent independence", and Barr saying what he said (if accurate) doesn't do a thing to establish such independence in the eyes of anyone that matters (= voters, not empty suit partisan Beltway idiots, or 1,457-dimensional strategery blog commenters).

Posted by: rhomboid at February 13, 2020 05:03 PM (El6T/)

Stone if anything, is guilty of process crimes - ie, lying to the FBI. Which is nonsense when looking at the big picture here.

Nobody would have known who Roger Stone is, save for a few fringe characters, but he chose to support his friend Donald Trump for President. Deep State went out to make him an example. Laws, honesty, reputations, be damned.

And now, the corrupt Judge Amy Jackson Berman, and her corrupt jury, are outed for the world to see.

How can a system be so fucked up as to leave Roger Stone as the backstabbed hero?



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 13, 2020 05:17 PM (sy5kK)

443 At one time people trusted people like Bolton, Kelly, etc.

I am not in a trusting mood anymore when dealing with anyone associated with the DOJ, FBI, CIA, etc.

That is until we see real results...

Posted by: William Eaton at February 13, 2020 05:17 PM (cfkTP)

444 By don't you worry. Next week he'll Tweet about how the Yeti is real or something.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at February 13, 2020 04:56 PM (53pVB)

You don't believe in Michelle Obama?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 13, 2020 05:18 PM (LxWV7)

445 We have had years of wild, unimaginable DOJ and FBI
and CIA criminal misconduct of an unprecedented nature revealed and
documented publicly, and the perps current make bank sharing their
idiotic wisdom on TV and engage in loathsome slander online, as opposed
to being in trials or jail cells where they obviously belong - but the
"situation" is that *Trump* and his people have to demonstrate that
*they* are purer than the driven snow?



No.



Posted by: rhomboid at February 13, 2020 05:15 PM (El6T/)

---
Remember when JFK had his *brother* serve as Attorney General?

But now we have to act as though the president has to just sit in a room and wait for his appointees to tell him what to do.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 13, 2020 05:18 PM (cfSRQ)

446 428 NO it was NOT. He was not sent to the brig, but he was punished and dishonorably discharged
Posted by: Nevergiveup

But not hanged
Posted by: Jean at February 13, 2020 05:16 PM (U2fCD)

Can't be forgiven, then

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 13, 2020 05:18 PM (l4C/z)

447 Says the gal who brought up cannoli donuts.



We had a friend bring us back mini cannolis from brooklyn a couple days ago.

I gave my husband his, the last one, and he laid it on the table and went to make tea so he could ritually eat it (as opposed to what my sons and I did, nom-nom). He came back.....gone. Was going to blame youngest son, but we pointed out he hadn't been in the kitchen and can't apparate. Dog was still licking her lips. He's still mad.

Posted by: dagny at February 13, 2020 05:18 PM (nRWPy)

448 437 Lindsey's tweet was ok, especially when every Democrat is calling for Barr to be impeached.

I'm rethinking my earlier thoughts and see where this was probably a good idea on Barrs part to try and diffuse the situation.. The media had all but had Barr impeached.

Posted by: It's me donna at February 13, 2020 05:18 PM (6XlcD)

449 You don't believe in Michelle Obama?


Valjar is a R.U.S.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 13, 2020 05:18 PM (yQpMk)

450 oops, sorry.

that's Corrupt Judge Amy Jackson Berman.

I forgot to capitalize her title.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 13, 2020 05:19 PM (sy5kK)

451 how long has Ace worked with Barr that he knows and trusts him so well?

Posted by: dick trickle at February 13, 2020 05:19 PM (iIBQY)

452 I wonder if part of the problem is DOJ never seems to do anything against the plotters.

McCabe, not charged. Comey, not charged. Brennan, Clapper.

Huber was a nothing burger.

I don't even think Stone will be helped much in a retrial.

So, what's the "job" being done?

Unless its all timing for a massive hit for the Summer of 2020? But I kinda doubt it.

Posted by: Harun at February 13, 2020 05:19 PM (UBBWX)

453 Barr is playing the long game, we hope, hope hope.
Posted by: illiniwek


And if he isn't???

Posted by: rickb223 at February 13, 2020 05:19 PM (0PD0H)

454 Dog was still licking her lips. He's still mad.
Posted by: dagny at February 13, 2020 05:18 PM (nRWPy)
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Wow, you're good! How did you convince the dog to lick her lips?


Posted by: bluebell's match and Aquanet Emporium at February 13, 2020 05:19 PM (/669Q)

455 You don't believe in Michelle Obama?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon



Only when Elvis is spotted on her UFO.

Posted by: Miklos, but hat would be a conspiracy theory at February 13, 2020 05:19 PM (QzkSJ)

456 Barr should have made it clear that Trump is not tweeting to HIM, he is tweeting to the people to get through the media firewall.

AND now Trump needs to issue a press release on the number of times Obama publicly commented on DOJ cases, and the number of times Holder and/or the media complained about it!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at February 13, 2020 05:20 PM (vXbbc)

457 Um, the most common word in what's left of the English language is "um".

Posted by: klaftern at February 13, 2020 05:20 PM (RuIsu)

458 Trump defends every square inch of agency this is his, and, ultimately, that is what this tweet is about. Barr should be worried about being too far on the wrong side of it.

There are other attorneys who can manage investigations into Biden and Comey and not let the kiddy US prosecutors run amok in DC.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at February 13, 2020 05:20 PM (w+Ped)

459 I'm trying to be nice, but this, "I'm going to call this thing a thing that it isn't ergo STFU" is really pissing me off.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at February 13, 2020 05:20 PM (87EdW)

460 Um, the most common word in what's left of the English language is "um".
Posted by: klaftern at February 13, 2020 05:20 PM (RuIsu)
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Not even a real word.

Posted by: bluebell's dictionary at February 13, 2020 05:20 PM (/669Q)

461 Um, sorry. I meant to say "like".

Posted by: klaftern at February 13, 2020 05:21 PM (RuIsu)

462
I make a mean Anchovy,Sprout,Broccoli casserole..





lose 4 pounds each time projectile vomiting.Veni Vido Veto.

Posted by: saf at February 13, 2020 05:21 PM (5IHGB)

463
But now we have to act as though the president has to just sit in a room and wait for his appointees to tell him what to do.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 13, 2020 05:18 PM (cfSRQ)


Mr President, I made these changes to your budget projections, just sign right here.

Posted by: the janitor in the White House at February 13, 2020 05:21 PM (sy5kK)

464 Really incredible to contrast this Barr-Trump thing and the media's obsession with the idea that they even communicate with each other against Obama and Holder's symbiotic relationship. Holder was basically Obama's consigliere.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 05:21 PM (H8QX8)

465 Maybe I should try to give Miklos a run for his money.

Posted by: bluebell, wondering how long she can keep this up at February 13, 2020 05:21 PM (/669Q)

466 Do people on a Smart Military Blog actually think the federal criminal justice system is not hopelessly political at this point?
Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at February 13, 2020 05:17 PM (JRaU+)
++++++++++++
I don't I firmly believe that law and justice and thoroughly dead and all I do is hope that the gears of Railroading, Inc. don't ever find cause to grind me into dust.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 13, 2020 05:21 PM (I2dne)

467 Barr is just asserting his independence. He's not going anywhere. Watch his speech from a few months ago; this is a good man on a righteous journey.

Posted by: Cory at February 13, 2020 05:22 PM (9IE7O)

468 Remember when JFK had his *brother* serve as Attorney General?

But now we have to act as though the president has to just sit in a room and wait for his appointees to tell him what to do.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 13, 2020 05:18 PM (cfSRQ)

It's -really nice- to know someone whose sense of history is ling than a single decade adds something to the conversation.

Posted by: trev006 at February 13, 2020 05:22 PM (M5XQ6)

469 Barr and Trump are setting up the Congress. Barr is going to bring the thunder in #sixweeks

Posted by: Inogame at February 13, 2020 05:22 PM (1TU21)

470 Maybe I should try to give Miklos a run for his money.
Posted by: bluebell

Where would you spend Hungarian forints?

Posted by: Miklos, who changed zloty in New Orleans once at February 13, 2020 05:22 PM (QzkSJ)

471 a mean Anchovy,Sprout,Broccoli casserole..



I would eat that. Sounds good actually. But I'm now starving.....

Posted by: dagny at February 13, 2020 05:23 PM (nRWPy)

472 We should go into business together.
Posted by: bluebell's match and Aquanet Emporium at February 13, 2020 05:17 PM (/669Q)


Dang. BBells is in rare form today.
I guess amazon delivered the new shiv sharpener.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 13, 2020 05:23 PM (mBL57)

473 Barr and Trump are scamming the donks

by Monday or Tuesday, they'll catch on

and the MSM will return to Bar and Trump both need to be impeached

Posted by: REDACTED at February 13, 2020 05:23 PM (rpxSz)

474 No he doesn't. These criminal cases are not apolitical. They would not
have been brought except as a political attack on the President. Trump
absolutely should be using his bully pulpit to attack the notion that
this was an impartial doing of justice.


I notice that you didn't refute anything I had to say about military trials. The proper thing for Trump to do in the political trials is issue pardons, and cite your statement about the cases would never have been brought except as an attack on the President - as the reason for the pardons.

Posted by: An Observation at February 13, 2020 05:24 PM (g+eTj)

475 457 Um, the most common word in what's left of the English language is "um".
Posted by: klaftern at February 13, 2020 05:20 PM (RuIsu)


wut?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 13, 2020 05:24 PM (sy5kK)

476 To this point, you'd think Barr would have already purged the Stone prosecutors before it got to this point.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp

I saw Linda Rondstat and the Stone Prosecutors open for Hilly and the Bollards .......

Posted by: JT at February 13, 2020 05:24 PM (arJlL)

477 Where would you spend Hungarian forints?
Posted by: Miklos, who changed zloty in New Orleans once at February 13, 2020 05:22 PM (QzkSJ)
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Good point. Darn.

Posted by: bluebell, conceding at February 13, 2020 05:24 PM (/669Q)

478 Nood. Hollywood.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 13, 2020 05:24 PM (TdMsT)

479 Remember when JFK had his *brother* serve as Attorney General?


Well, I know that support for JFK is spotty around here, but the fact is that JFK found himself in the Swamp. First thing he did was let the Swamp talk him into the Bay of Pigs.

He trusted his brother. His brother was the only guy he could trust to talk straight to him. It became unfashionable to appoint close family to cabinet positions, but RFK kept JFK steady when he needed it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 13, 2020 05:24 PM (gd9RK)

480 Voter A: Trump's twitter arguing with Subordinate B about C.
Voter D: What's C?

PDT: Mission Accomplished.

Posted by: DaveA at February 13, 2020 05:24 PM (FhXTo)

481 Barr and Trump are setting up the Congress. Barr is going to bring the thunder in #sixweeks
Posted by: Inogame at February 13, 2020 05:22 PM (1TU21)

Dude!

That's like three times longer than #twoweeks! Do you freaking know how long #twoweeks has been?

Posted by: Not in my Lifetime at February 13, 2020 05:25 PM (/LQkF)

482 >>>Barr is going to bring the thunder in #sixweeks



And you all thought #twoweeks was riveting

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 13, 2020 05:25 PM (1g7ch)

483 Am I being too clever by half (which actually means not clever at all, I always wondered about that saying) when I wonder if this is kind of the public break with a man in order to appear like you are not his trained monkey?

The problem with this is what is then the smart play for Trump? Stop tweeting or continue (in defiance of what Barr is demanding?)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 13, 2020 05:25 PM (2B9A/)

484 So, what's the "job" being done?

Unless its all timing for a massive hit for the Summer of 2020? But I kinda doubt it.
Posted by: Harun


There's four months until summer. No one has even been arrested yet. Won't be any trials this summer.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 13, 2020 05:25 PM (0PD0H)

485 The prosecution acted stupidly.

That's worked in the past, no?

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at February 13, 2020 05:26 PM (jWe5r)

486 The cops acted stupidly

If I had a son, He would be like Trayvon

Cankles didn't do anything wrong


NAW, PRESIDENTS NEVAH COMMENT ABOUT ONGOING INVESTIGATIONS

Posted by: REDACTED at February 13, 2020 05:26 PM (rpxSz)

487 Huawei getting RICOed?

Posted by: not so at February 13, 2020 05:26 PM (HALdu)

488 JF McGillicuttyC - Barr is not "just about impeached". He's not within light years from being impeached.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 13, 2020 05:26 PM (El6T/)

489 The cops acted stupidly

If I had a son, He would be like Trayvon

Cankles didn't do anything wrong


NAW, PRESIDENTS NEVAH COMMENT ABOUT ONGOING INVESTIGATIONS
Posted by: REDACTED at February 13, 2020 05:26 PM (rpxSz)


---------

You nailed that one.

Posted by: Seems Legit at February 13, 2020 05:27 PM (jUVms)

490
I notice that you didn't refute anything I had to say about military trials. The proper thing for Trump to do in the political trials is issue pardons, and cite your statement about the cases would never have been brought except as an attack on the President - as the reason for the pardons.
Posted by: An Observation at February 13, 2020 05:24 PM (g+eTj)

The political trials are held in courts of judges, like Corrupt Judge Amy Jackson Berman. Until we are ridded of corrupt judges, like Corrupt Judge Amy Jackson Berman, nothing will change.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 13, 2020 05:28 PM (sy5kK)

491 There's four months until summer. No one has even been arrested yet. Won't be any trials this summer.
Posted by: rickb223

Stone was indicated, arrested, prosecuted, tried, convicted and almost sentenced pretty quickly

Posted by: Jean at February 13, 2020 05:28 PM (U2fCD)

492 Nood.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 13, 2020 05:29 PM (2B9A/)

493 Well, well, well...Fat Billy Barr, aka the Bag Pipe playing Deep State hack from waaay back, doesn't like Trump tweeting about his precious DOJ? You know what Fat Billy? We didn't like it when you passed on prosecuting James Comey and Andrew McCabe. Nor did we agree with your wholesale approval of the coroner's conclusion that Epstein took his own life. And if President Trump wants to vent about YOU'RE FUCKING DOJ attempting to ruin a man's life over a process crime, it's his damn right to do so!

Posted by: PacosMojo at February 13, 2020 05:29 PM (he/dn)

494 I see at PJ Media Sloppy Choppers is all up in arms and thinking of impeachment 2.0 over Stone.

Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2020 05:29 PM (ZCEU2)

495 Steyn, today, said satellites have picked up plumes of sulfur dioxide over Wuhan - suggests it's from crematoriums running 24/7.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 13, 2020 05:30 PM (pr9ci)

496 Timely and topical -- Joel Pollak at Breitbart takes a look at the many times TFG intervened or commented in ongoing investigations:

https://tinyurl.com/t7qot4n

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 13, 2020 05:30 PM (XF4b8)

497 @Acosta

Trump is not upset with Barr after his comments to ABC, I'm told.

He left off "Damnit!"

Posted by: Tami at February 13, 2020 05:30 PM (cF8AT)

498 Well, AG Barr is uh, not wrong.

Posted by: DocJ at February 13, 2020 05:33 PM (ji33G)

499 Without Trump's tweets we'e never hear about his agencies coruption.

Posted by: Rose at February 13, 2020 05:36 PM (f/Wek)

500 I hope Trump reads this.

Posted by: Radar at February 13, 2020 05:38 PM (kOzB0)

501 President Trump said something about an investigation? President Obama used the entire government to rig these phony investigations.

I have hopes that Barr will come through, but somebody's got to Speak the Truth. Now. Today.

Hurry up, Bob. Your silence is making it harder for the President to do his job.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at February 13, 2020 05:38 PM (Ndje9)

502 It was NOT dismissed

I was wrong, it has not been dismissed as of yet, though it likely will be on appeal.
https://tinyurl.com/yckz9uqk

Posted by: An Observation at February 13, 2020 05:41 PM (g+eTj)

503 My take on this is that Barr is a member of Trump's cabinet. There is no constitutional requirement that he be entirely independent of Trump and/or his policies. It's the AG's job to serve the citizens of this country by helping the duly-elected President implement the view of "justice" that got him elected.

I understand that, politically and legally, it may be advantageous at times for a President to appear to remain aloof during individual investigations. However, the AG answers to the President in the end. If he isn't furthering the cause (draining the swamp) - he needs to get busy or get gone.

Posted by: MaDuece at February 13, 2020 05:41 PM (0dmP2)

504 Barr is no different than Sessions in that they both serve the same function: keep Trump away from the real levers of power as much as possible. Trump can hire and fire as many AG's as he want but he'll get essentially the same guy each and every single time because he's only allowed to pick "the right people" from the same "correct" pool. Kind of like picking sheets of Kleenex out of the box: they're all the same.

Posted by: I Have Questions at February 13, 2020 05:43 PM (BvNzB)

505 Ok but when well Barr stop sitting on his ass . Not one of those A H have seen any justice.

Posted by: Scott at February 13, 2020 05:48 PM (k8PaE)

506 But we're all having a Pantsuit Party!!!! President Trump is a shoe in and we're killing it!!!!Yay!!! Yay!!

Posted by: Chouinard at February 13, 2020 05:52 PM (ua1m6)

507 Barr should definitely have said this directly/confidentially, not to the "press".

Posted by: rhomboid

=====

How do we know Barr hasn't said this a dozen times to Trump with no result, and now he's exasperated as hell and doesn't care who he says it to?

Just asking.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 13, 2020 05:03 PM (M9ntN)

Ox that both hasn't happened? Maybe Barr told Trump how the public comments put him in a tough spot and that he would need to say this in his interview to regain some independence for himself. I think that's a reasonable assumption of how this was handled in the WH.

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 13, 2020 05:52 PM (zqs/f)

508 * Or * not Ox. (Freaking autocorrect is getting screwy lately)

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 13, 2020 05:53 PM (zqs/f)

509 Objection! The AG *is* the President's catspaw. Unitary executive and all that. If Congress doesn't like it they can either run their own investigation or pass a law appointing an independent counsel. Assuming they have the votes to overcome a veto.

Next time some sob sister starts bitching about appearances, we point out Trump never *intended* to create an appearance. And no reasonable person could or would conclude from that anything other than the President did nothing wrong.

Call it the Comey standard.

Posted by: Ernst Schreiber at February 13, 2020 05:58 PM (xmKbk)

510 Name one swamp creature or dirty cop or lawyer Mar's Barr charged-want me to list those that got to walk?

Posted by: Rose at February 13, 2020 06:04 PM (f/Wek)

511 MLB is desperate to shorten game duration.

1. Call strikes - get the strike zone back to where it was in the 1930's

2. Move the mound back 3 feet.


3. No commercial breaks except at specific times during the game.

4. Drastically limit the number of pitcher that can be used in a game.
Posted by: Archer at February 13, 2020 04:32 PM (gmo/4)

The length of the game is tied mostly to the pitchers. The sort that pitch strikes and do it quickly can end a game in less than an hour - Tom Browning of the Reds had a perfect game in 88 against another fast working pitcher that was just under an hour.

Put a time limit between pitches or you call a balk, don't grant timeouts to batters at will, and encourage the pitchers to get the ball in play so fielders can get outs and speedups will come.

The current cult of the K fights against that.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 13, 2020 06:10 PM (eoQWY)

512 I think Trump will listen to Barr. After all, Barr's not telling Trump to stop tweeting, period, like so many others are, he's just telling Trump to stop tweeting about open DOJ investigations. That's entirely reasonable and for all his bombast Trump has proven himself to be a reasonable man willing to work with anyone of good faith.
Posted by: csmats at February 13, 2020 04:42 PM (X5VFN)

The Stone case isn't an open DOJ investigation. They are in the sentencing phase.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 13, 2020 06:12 PM (eoQWY)

513 Unless...this little spat is all part of the show.

Posted by: Nadler's Sexy Gunt at February 13, 2020 06:19 PM (eD3Jy)

514 I read Barr's comment this way: Trump's gotta stop exposing problems because it makes my job, to give everything the light-touch (cough-cough) coverup impossible!!Screw Barr. Do your damn job, that's overdue and overbudget, then and only then will Trump not have to tweet about the entire insane mess.

Posted by: Carly at February 13, 2020 06:46 PM (/iT+Z)

515 Think about it, Barr is crying to the hostile media--that mean he's part of the problem. Trump, tweet away, otherwise these jackasses won't stop playing bagpipes and do their damn jobs!

Posted by: Carly at February 13, 2020 06:48 PM (/iT+Z)

516 After Sessions and Rosenslime would you trust Barr, did Trump force Barr's justice lawyers to change DOJ sentencing agreements. He's a failure from the get go.

Posted by: Rose at February 13, 2020 06:49 PM (f/Wek)

517 yawn...more orange man bad is what I see here

Posted by: DanMan at February 13, 2020 07:03 PM (kFOoV)

518 I notice that you didn't refute anything I had to
say about military trials. The proper thing for Trump to do in the
political trials is issue pardons, and cite your statement about the
cases would never have been brought except as an attack on the President
- as the reason for the pardons.


Posted by: An Observation at February 13, 2020 05:24 PM (g+eTj)

I didn't address your comment about military justice because a) you are wrong about Burgdahl and b) this case is not a military case nor is the civilian justice system the same as the military system (one big difference being that the civilian courts belong to a whole other branch of government so claims of "undo influence" are bogus).

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 13, 2020 07:04 PM (nAiE/)

519 F vs F was a very very good movie. And it was made for Americans to watch - no subtitles.

Better than the crap that got awards the other night.

Posted by: West at February 13, 2020 07:48 PM (NX6mB)

520 Maybe if Barr would actually produce something, his boss wouldn't have to tweet about it!

Posted by: PAM HOYT at February 13, 2020 07:56 PM (qRq6C)

521 >>>Barr will now be embraced by the left, because he's shown that he's not appreciative of PDT meddling in the DOJ.



Barr and PDT will have a quiet laugh over the distraction, then, to the surprise of NTer's everywhere, indictments fly.
THIS THIS THIS
Some here that are "mad as fuckin hell and Trump can do whatever he wants FUCK BARR!" need to look at the broader picture.
While yes it SHOULD be totally fine for trump to tweet about whatever the fuck he wants, the current situation is that of DIRE need to at least appear restrained as the dems will impeach a fart at this point. While we all knew a conviction was not probable, there ARE people on "our side" that will chin stroke and ponder over the dog shit the dems feed them. Weve seen it and it damn near killed us.

Barr doing this "on the mainstream media" provides the lip service that the asshole dems like to hear. It provides a bit more breathing room for things to ACTUALLY HAPPEN. Trump and Barr have most likely discussed this tactic in private.
Everyone please fucking RELAX

Posted by: Getcha Pull at February 13, 2020 07:58 PM (aR6C/)

522 And I really, really want Barr to shut his big fat piehole and do his job. And I hope Trump tweets twice as much. So tired of people criticizing him for it when it is the only way he can talk to his base.

Posted by: cjhmhch at February 13, 2020 08:17 PM (eSgwh)

523 MEH. indict someone or STFU. premature proclamations of sainthood for people like Barr never end well for us, do they ? Barr and Durham, to me are just two more deep state jagoffs until proven otherwise. Barr has done exactly NOTHING of consequence since taking over. The same D bags at DOJ are all still there playing their games. The ticks have all tocked and what do have to show for it ? Zip zilch nada.

Posted by: Johnny drama at February 13, 2020 08:50 PM (3pm/r)

524 Trust Barr?

Put some fuckers in jail, then I'll trust him.

So far he's only a little bit better than Trey Gowdy.

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Posted by: Johnny drama at February 13, 2020 08:53 PM (3pm/r)

525 I have seen no evidence Barr is doing his job. Barr warned us early on he was there to save the institutions. He is one of them when you get eight down to it. Anyone here think Comey is in trouble? Brennan? Clapper? Sure.

His comment did make one thing clear. He and Trump are not collaborating! Lol.

Posted by: Lydia at February 13, 2020 09:11 PM (bjCtt)

526 In Australia anyone with any law background can not sit on a jury. I'm just gobsmacked that in the US the jury fore person was a lawyer, no less. Is this right, 677 district court judges and Stone and Manaforte get same judge?

Posted by: littledozer at February 13, 2020 09:41 PM (vWkId)

527 Ya... ok... then again if he would start arresting those fuckers that are standing in plain site and we all know their names he wouldn't have to tweet.
He would anyway, but not about Barr.

Posted by: Joe at February 13, 2020 10:53 PM (Rq5Gv)

528 Kabuki. Enjoy the show.

Posted by: SAHMmy at February 14, 2020 12:20 AM (NgCZg)

529 138 125 115 I saw Guns, Boobs, Baseball, and Farts open for Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds at the Felt Forum in '75.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2020 04:41 PM (zBaqJ)

Really puts 'Don't pull your Love out on my Baby' into context
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 13, 2020 04:43 PM (l4C/z)

Ack. Earworm.

Posted by: m at February 14, 2020 01:27 AM (Ne1i4)

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