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Lindsey Graham is Nunes #2. Spouts Trump propaganda at #Barr hearing. Reads Strzok texts, slams Steele dossier, slams FBI opening counterintel investigation of Trump: “We’re relying on you to clean this place up…make sure they don’t have an agenda. Will u look into it?”—“I will”
#Barr says “nothing could be more dangerous than political interference” in an investigation. But also says it’s completely fine for a president to fire US attorneys for political reasons “because they’re political appointments” 🤔
#Barr: It would be a crime for president Trump to promise a pardon in exchange for a person not incriminating him in an investigation.
New GOP Judiciary chair Lindsey Graham is pretty frightening with power. He just interrupted Barr hearing to ask him whether Trump has the power to use defense funds to build a wall. Barr demurs. Herr Graham snaps, Look into it and get back to us.
“We need a barrier at the border… It’s not just a law enforcement. problem, it’s a national security problem.”—Barr speaking to his audience of one in the White House. He’s not very convincing but he’s trying. He really wants the AG job.
Gawd, Barr on “religious liberty”: Framers believed in fewer laws & self control and religious values—the underpinning of our system. I believe in separation of church and state BUT I’m concerned when govt power is used to suppress traditional religious communities in our country
Wow new Missouri Senator Donnelly starts off with a splash—of Trumpian attacks and misstatements. He claims the FBI improperly opened CI investigation on Trump b/c they just disagreed on his foreign policy. I suggest he try getting Ukraine’s name right— ditch the Russified “the”
🚨Barr: I don’t know at the end of he day what will be releasable. I don’t know what Bob Mueller is writing. The rules say now SCO will prepare a summary that shall be confidential. AG notifies upon conclusion. What can be gotten out there, I need to talk to Rosenstein [hem haw]
#Barr says Mueller report will go to WHITAKER first, during questioning by Republican Senator John Kennedy who was urging the AG nominee to make public Mueller’s entire final report on Trump-Russia investigation.
Trump-Russia is a scandal whose depth & breadth is like no other in US history. But Republicans—incl Barr—are rushing Mueller to finish. Why? Imagine his report came out in 2yrs…after the next election, a Dem POTUS & Senate = NO pardons + sunlight on their misconduct, corruption
Correction: that’s Josh Hawley, of Missouri, with the Trumpy propaganda and demeanor.
We're so down the rabbit hole of Trump ineptitude, corruption & treason, some are relieved Barr's at least competent. But he won't recuse from Mueller tho cirx would demand it for any other president. A competent partisan may be an even greater danger to rule of law than a hack👇
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