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Taco John 02:53 PM 01-09-2019
Schumer calls on Trump to withdraw Barr nomination
By MARIANNE LEVINE 01/09/2019 11:30 AM EST

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday called on the president to withdraw William Barr’s nomination for attorney general, saying the nominee’s previous criticism of Robert Mueller’s probe disqualifies him to lead the Justice Department.

In remarks on the Senate floor, Schumer (D-N.Y.) cited a memo Barr wrote to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last year that criticized Mueller’s Russia investigation. In the memo, Barr wrote that Mueller’s investigation of possible obstruction of justice was “fatally misconceived.” Barr also wrote that Mueller shouldn’t be allowed to “demand” that President Donald Trump be questioned about allegations of obstruction of justice.

“The Senate...should subject Mr. Barr’s views to the strictest of scrutiny next week and I still believe, after the revelations about Mr. Barr’s unsolicited memo, President Trump ought to withdraw this nomination,” Schumer said.

Rosenstein, who oversees Mueller’s probe, previously said the memo had no effect on the investigation. Rosenstein is expected to step down from the DOJ once the new attorney general is confirmed.

Trump has consistently denounced the special counsel’s investigation’s into possible Russian collusion as a “witch hunt.” He also soured on his previous attorney general, Jeff Sessions, over Sessions’ recusal from Mueller’s investigation.

Schumer’s remarks come as Barr heads to the Hill Wednesday to meet with senators ahead of his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings, scheduled for Jan. 15 and Jan. 16.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/...nation-1090380
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petegz28 03:03 PM 01-09-2019
Fuck Chuck
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HonestChieffan 03:08 PM 01-09-2019
Originally Posted by petegz28:
**** Chuck
indeed
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Randallflagg 03:12 PM 01-09-2019
Originally Posted by Taco John:
Schumer calls on Trump to withdraw Barr nomination
By MARIANNE LEVINE 01/09/2019 11:30 AM EST

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday called on the president to withdraw William Barr’s nomination for attorney general, saying the nominee’s previous criticism of Robert Mueller’s probe disqualifies him to lead the Justice Department.

In remarks on the Senate floor, Schumer (D-N.Y.) cited a memo Barr wrote to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last year that criticized Mueller’s Russia investigation. In the memo, Barr wrote that Mueller’s investigation of possible obstruction of justice was “fatally misconceived.” Barr also wrote that Mueller shouldn’t be allowed to “demand” that President Donald Trump be questioned about allegations of obstruction of justice.

“The Senate...should subject Mr. Barr’s views to the strictest of scrutiny next week and I still believe, after the revelations about Mr. Barr’s unsolicited memo, President Trump ought to withdraw this nomination,” Schumer said.

Rosenstein, who oversees Mueller’s probe, previously said the memo had no effect on the investigation. Rosenstein is expected to step down from the DOJ once the new attorney general is confirmed.

Trump has consistently denounced the special counsel’s investigation’s into possible Russian collusion as a “witch hunt.” He also soured on his previous attorney general, Jeff Sessions, over Sessions’ recusal from Mueller’s investigation.

Schumer’s remarks come as Barr heads to the Hill Wednesday to meet with senators ahead of his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings, scheduled for Jan. 15 and Jan. 16.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/...nation-1090380

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Good Lord Schumer is a piece of human excrement.................
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ClevelandBronco 03:16 PM 01-09-2019
Darn it. And I was so sure that Chuck would be totally supportive.

Maybe Trump could ask Chuck for a couple of names.
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Cave Johnson 03:19 PM 01-09-2019
Originally Posted by ClevelandBronco:
Darn it. And I was so sure that Chuck would be totally supportive.

Maybe Trump could ask Chuck for a couple of names.
Anyone qualified that doesn’t have a paper trail suggesting he’ll tank Mueller would be better.
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ClevelandBronco 03:21 PM 01-09-2019
Originally Posted by Cave Johnson:
Anyone qualified that doesn’t have a paper trail suggesting he’ll tank Mueller would be better.
Let's not pretend. Chuck would declare any nominee unqualified.
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Eleazar 03:22 PM 01-09-2019
All just political theater in the post-2013 world of Schumer and Reid's nuclear option.
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Munson 03:27 PM 01-09-2019
Cryin' Chuck gonna cry.
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Donger 03:27 PM 01-09-2019
It would be pretty funny is he becomes AG and then recuses himself...

:-)
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BanHam 05:07 PM 01-09-2019
Schumer is 'catching-on':

> "Mueller 'must be trusted' say GOP taskforce leaders in ending investigation into DOJ"

December 28, 2018 06:32 PM

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/n...-investigation


> South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said after meeting with Barr, who led the Justice Department under President George H.W. Bush, that Barr has a 'high opinion' of Mueller. Barr was spending most of Wednesday on Capitol Hill, meeting senators on the committee before his confirmation hearing next week.

'He had absolutely no indication he was going to tell Bob Mueller what to do or how to do it,' Graham said.

Graham said Barr told him about his longtime relationship with Mueller. Barr and Mueller worked together when Barr was Bush's attorney general between 1991 and 1993 and Mueller oversaw the department's criminal division. Graham said the two men were 'best friends' and have known each other for 20 years.

Their wives attend Bible study together, Graham explained, and Mueller attended the weddings of two of Barr's daughters.


9 January 2019

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...e-Mueller.html
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NinerDoug 05:09 PM 01-09-2019
Originally Posted by Donger:
It would be pretty funny is he becomes AG and then recuses himself...

:-)
Yes it would:


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Cosmos 05:13 PM 01-09-2019
Originally Posted by Donger:
It would be pretty funny is he becomes AG and then recuses himself...

:-)
It would be appropriate.
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