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Okay I’m sitting here with a terrible sinus cold and a throat torn up from coughing, and I guess if I’m already suffering I might as well watch the #BarrCoverUp #Propaganda press conference.

Talking heads said Billy-boy would stick to process, but he’s already spinning content.
“No collusion by any Americans in IRA [the Internet Research Agency, a Russian troll farm] by any American.” Um, okay, Billy, but that’s not the same as no one associated with the campaign coordinating with any Russians.
He’s talking about Wikileaks now. Says publishing the leaked emails would not be criminal unless the leaker also participated in the hacking. I’m no lawyer, but this seems like a shady way to let Roger Stone off the hook. #Propaganda #BarrCoverUp
What does “no underlying collusion with Russia” even mean? NB: the Russian government of course distances itself from the activities of IRA and Guccifer2.0—in the same way the “rebels” in Donbas are “not the Kremlin.” Plausible deniability is part of the authoritarian playbook.
Billy-boy shifts to excoriating the media and brazenly lying that Trump was cooperative with the #MuellerInvestigation. I’d be surprised that Barr can do this with a straight face, but only seems to have three face expressions: boring, boringer, boring with scolding. #Propaganda
The upshot: this #BarrPressConference is clearly #Propaganda meant to establish a pro-Trump narrative ahead of the release of the redacted #MuellerReport, as Democratic leaders and resisters understood that it would be.

The Q&A was short, and Barr testy enough to actually raise his voice, pulling rank when asked why Mueller wasn’t there to say “He made the report for me as attorney general.” He bristled at the suggestion he’s protecting Trump, which he obviously is. #Propaganda #BarrCoverUp
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