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banyon 03:58 PM 02-13-2020
Barr: Trump tweets on cases make it ‘impossible’ to do job
BY MICHAEL BALSAMO ASSOCIATED PRESS
FEBRUARY 13, 2020 03:48 PM


FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020. file photo, Attorney General William Barr speaks at the National Sheriffs' Association Winter Legislative and Technology Conference in Washington. Attorney General William Barr took a public swipe Thursday at President Donald Trump, saying that the president’s tweets about Justice Department prosecutors and cases “make it impossible for me to do my job.” Barr made the comment during an interview with ABC News just days after the Justice Department overruled its own prosecutors. they had initially recommended in a court filing that President Donald Trump’s longtime ally and confidant Roger Stone be sentenced to 7 to 9 years in prison. But the next day, the Justice Department took the extraordinary step of lowering the amount of prison time it would seek for Stone.
FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020. file photo, Attorney General William Barr speaks at the National Sheriffs' Association Winter Legislative and Technology Conference in Washington. Attorney General William Barr took a public swipe Thursday at President Donald Trump, saying that the president’s tweets about Justice Department prosecutors and cases “make it impossible for me to do my job.” Barr made the comment during an interview with ABC News just days after the Justice Department overruled its own prosecutors. they had initially recommended in a court filing that President Donald Trump’s longtime ally and confidant Roger Stone be sentenced to 7 to 9 years in prison. But the next day, the Justice Department took the extraordinary step of lowering the amount of prison time it would seek for Stone. SUSAN


WASHINGTON
Attorney General William Barr took a public swipe at President Donald Trump on Thursday, saying that the president’s tweets about Justice Department prosecutors and cases “make it impossible for me to do my job.”

Barr made the comment during an interview with ABC News just days after his Justice Department overruled its own prosecutors — who had recommended in a court filing that Trump’s longtime ally and confidant Roger Stone be sentenced to 7 to 9 years in prison — and took the extraordinary step of lowering the amount of prison time it would seek. The department didn't offer an amended number.

Barr himself has been under fire for the Justice Department action, and Thursday's comment served as a defense of his own integrity. He is a Trump loyalist who shares the president’s views on expansive executive powers.


The remarks, made so quickly after the decision to back away from the sentencing, suggested that Barr was aware the reversal had chipped away at the department's historic reputation for independence from political sway. But he stopped short of acknowledging wrongdoing by anyone.

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banyon 03:59 PM 02-13-2020
Mods: Delete/merge as I'm #2
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Donger 04:01 PM 02-13-2020
Originally Posted by banyon:
the department's historic reputation for independence from political sway.
No way.
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BucEyedPea 04:03 PM 02-13-2020
Well, I don't disagree with Barr here. Trump's impulsive words do not help in such cases.
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BucEyedPea 04:04 PM 02-13-2020
Within minutes of each other the same thread.

https://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=329278
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LiveSteam 04:05 PM 02-13-2020
Then resign
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banyon 04:06 PM 02-13-2020
Originally Posted by LiveSteam:
Then resign
For once we agree.
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BucEyedPea 04:13 PM 02-13-2020
Originally Posted by LiveSteam:
Then resign
It doesn't help Trump either--in this hyper-partisan anti-Trump environment. These seething, spiteful vipers will gnaw at the slightest act by him.

I don't consider it an abuse of power or illegal but his first amendment right. But with freedom comes responsibility as to when it's better to speak or not speak. I can forgive it because he's a novice in such matters. However, I think Barr has to say something.
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Donger 04:15 PM 02-13-2020
Originally Posted by banyon:
For once we agree.
You mean Trump, right?

:-)
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banyon 04:17 PM 02-13-2020
Originally Posted by Donger:
You mean Trump, right?

:-)
Either or Both.

I was no fan of Sessions, but he was not enabling this type of cronyism.
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JohnnyHammersticks 04:23 PM 02-13-2020
HeY gUisE, TrUmP iS FinIsHeD. tHiS TiME I meAn iT
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stevieray 04:28 PM 02-13-2020
Great thread, pavlov's dog.
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Donger 04:39 PM 02-13-2020

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IowaHawkeyeChief 05:13 PM 02-13-2020
Prosecutors recommendations were over the top and the Judge was blatantly biased in this trial based on her restrictions and actions during the trial... Stone was charged after an unlawful IC investigation and this is fruit from the poisonous tree... Trump has every right to question the above, however, it may not be helpful. Barr, on the other hand, is making sure that the Durham investigation finality is not tainted by standing up to the President. This is not what the left thinks it is...
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Lex Luthor 05:18 PM 02-13-2020
Originally Posted by IowaHawkeyeChief:
Prosecutors recommendations were over the top and the Judge was blatantly biased in this trial based on her restrictions and actions during the trial... Stone was charged after an unlawful IC investigation and this is fruit from the poisonous tree... Trump has every right to question the above, however, it may not be helpful. Barr, on the other hand, is making sure that the Durham investigation finality is not tainted by standing up to the President. This is not what the left thinks it is...
You should really try getting Trump's dick out of your mouth at least once in your life.
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