AG William Barr, trying to quash Mueller testimony, offers him a way out

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How desperate are Donald Trump and his attorney general to keep the American people from hearing the uncomfortable truths special counsel Robert Mueller will surely relay during his testimony next week before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees? This is how desperate: On a visit to a federal prison in South Carolina, Attorney General William Barr took time out to send a public message to his old friend, “Bob.”

Barr is as leery of a “public spectacle” where Mueller pretty much destroys Barr’s own fanciful spin about the Russia report as his boss is. Mueller’s testimony, even if delivered in the understated fashion of a dutiful Boy Scout, is going to unmask Barr to millions as a slippery frontman for Trump—a new Michael Cohen-type “fixer” who just happens to be running the Justice Department. Mueller’s testimony is also certain to enrage Trump.

How could the Justice Department find a decent legal rational to “back” Mueller’s potential refusal to comply with a congressional subpoena? Who cares? Barr doesn’t. He’ll make some unfounded, legally unprecedented claim, find some chump attorneys sharing his personal lack of integrity to help him, and worry about defending that bogus rationale in some court down the road. Because that’s the way hatchet man Bill rolls. Of utmost importance is silencing Mueller, if at all possible. And killing the truth, of course—always killing the truth.

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William Stefens
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William Stefens

Barr needs to be impeached!!

Sick of the Con
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Sick of the Con

I do not have faith that Mueller will testify. He has not been a hero yet. He will cave to Barr, just like everybody else.

Rick Bevilacqua
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Rick Bevilacqua

I’m beginning to smell the stench of ‘Republican’ coming from Mueller. I feel so stupid after having pinned my hopes on him and his report. I guess there is a lesson here about ‘hero worship’, and trusting anybody in government to have the balls to speak truth to power. In fact, I beginning to believe that the phrase “speak truth to power” isn’t even a thing. To use kid-speak.

Ava Zuccaro
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Ava Zuccaro
I really don’t think we should use the Republican “tactic” in which every time something occurs that we dislike, it’s a plot or due to leanings. While I certainly agree Democrats are not being aggressive enough, are not a unified front & seem to also be worrying more about optics in elections than justice, as well as the Republicans serving (I use that term VERY loosely) in the House/Senate are at a minimum complicit, maximum self serving traitors, Mueller has an entire career firmly rooted in apolitical reasoning and a belief in Rule of Law. It’s one of the reasons… Read more »
Rick Bevilacqua
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Rick Bevilacqua

I hope you are right Ava. I’m just frustrated watching this evil shit-show in Congress, where everyone sputters and whines but nothing gets done. In the meantime, Trump is free to alienate our allies, spew more lies – now he’s the king of environmental causes – and deconstruct our government. Mueller was a big disappointment – he put his interpretation of the law ahead of the moral imperative. And he let them win, which is a cardinal sin in my book. How can he be satisfied with this outcome?”

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

If we ,who have felt that Mueller would give us the truth , no longer trust Mueller the republic is lost . And we go into the dust bowel of history
as another empire that couldn’t get it right . And we’d deserved it .
…Mueller is responsible to give us the truth . If his truth doesn’t comport with what we’d like to believe, that’s to bad . But it must be the truth .

Elli
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Elli

What is wrong with this administration to have such corrupt people serving. Baar needs to be thrown out of his job. He is a kiss-ass to Trump. Common Dems what is holding you up on indicting this corrupt idiot. THe American people do not need such a DA. We want someone that is for the people and not for moron Trump.