Barr Subject To New York State Prosecution If He Interferes With SDNY Investigation

Attorney General William Barr says he is working to prepare Robert Mueller's Russia investigation report to be released to the public, with redactions.

Per the recent post, Barr’s links to Jeffrey Epstein get messier, U.S. attorney general Bill Barr will not recuse himself in Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking and conspiracy case. There are family connections between Barr and Epstein — Epstein was employed by Barr’s father. There are longtime connections between Trump and Epstein, including being the lone males partying together with 28 women they lured in with a “calendar girl” competition at Mar-a-Lago.  So there is very good reason why Barr should recuse himself from this investigation, and very good reason to be concerned about improper interference if he gets involved.

If Barr orders SDNY to not investigate Trump in association with this matter, presumably there would be the threat of termination, or other penalties, for noncompliance with such an order. There would be a benefit to following such an order — continued employment, or at minimum, avoidance of a penalty. This would be a violation of NY State law:

Article 200 – NY Penal Law

200.20 Rewarding official misconduct in the second degree.

A person is guilty of rewarding official misconduct in the second degree when he knowingly confers, or offers or agrees to confer, any benefit upon a public servant for having violated his duty as a public servant.

Rewarding official misconduct in the second degree is a class E felony.

Notice that this law references “a person” without any qualification. That would include a nonresident operating from outside the state. This law also references ” a public servant” without any further qualification, so that would include employees of the federal government operating within New York State.

According to this recent post:

CNN is reporting that the investigation being conducted into the Trump Organization by U.S. attorneys in the Manhattan District of New York appears to be wrapping up with no charges whatsoever. … In fact, there has been no contact between the U.S. Attorney’s office and officials at the Trump Organization for over five months.

It doesn’t appear that the investigation into the Trump Organization has wrapped up after finding nothing wrong. It appears that, five months ago, the investigation was simply halted,…

Five months ago when when William Barr was confirmed as attorney general.

If Barr ordered these attorneys to back away from their duties the same law applies.

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neil cosentino
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neil cosentino

We still do not know who the bag men were?

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico
You can bet his lawyers are complicit with anything Trump does , especially the Epstein case . They all knew ,and many were part of it . Sooner or later it will all come out . …You’ve heard the saying “ hell to pay when thieves fall out” !! That’s why Trump called Cohen a rat . That’s the vernacular of the ……MOB ….Mob look alike , dress alike , act alike , Trump ,Al Capone ,John Gotti , Roy Cohn , Paul Manafort , Al Dershowitz , Star , Epstein.. You can bet , if they defended Epstein, ..they… Read more »
Allan
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Allan

So he drained the swamp only to allow the vermin to proliferate.

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico
No , no, no no , —/Trump created the biggest US government swamp , in the history of the republic. All those gators , Navigators , Litigators , Mittagators , Writagators Pittagators , Quitagators , all designed to cheat the American public , for the good of Trump and his family only . .. Lying and cheating , basically stealing, in plain sight , with the help of his Republican Senate , and what he calls his “general’s and military” . …This guy is below a louse . He thinks laws don’t apply to him … Look at what he’s… Read more »
Allan
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Allan

The spineless audacity of the GOP will truely be revealed closer to the next election when the polls (ratings) clearly show he’ll lose.
Like a bunch of rats cowering in the shadows to openly scuttling around in all directions looking for a safe haven.

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

…Well ,it’s long past time . Maybe (Low )Barr ,has partaken of the fruits of the club Lolita also . …We will find out soon , because it appears the avalanche has begun.
…Bars wife …didn’t look happy ,at his
confirmation hearings . ??
…I wonder if a scab has been picked ??

Michael owens
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Michael owens

He doesn’t care!. Why should he, trump will pardon him.. Trump and his cronies, have gotton away with heaps. For them theres nothing to fear, as the Dems blow a lot of hot air about crimes!!!!, but dont do anything?? Ffs

Impeach trump
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Impeach trump

None of us trust the politicians and now we don’t trust our own government which includes the prosecution-WHEN will there be any trust in anyone in this swamp, trump is a liar that never stops and no one is seeking justice for any of this….

Dale
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Dale

Seriously? Some of the biggest Democrats on record may go down with Epstein & you think Barr wants to stop it? This case was probably reignited by Republicans looking to embarrass Democrats. I think you all need to tone down the TDS long enough to realize what really may happen here. The MSM of course is going to try & twist this into a Trump problem, but it is Bill Clinton & other Dems that are probably sweating the most.

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

They are not running , so what does that mean to the election???

Hawk
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Hawk

28 times Bill Cliton flew with Epstein it is all logged on flight records that’s all I got to say!

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

…No one denies that , but Clinton is not running.
Trump a good friend to Epstein, is worse , and he is running!!!

Debdee
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Debdee

Evertyone is entitled to interpret what they hear but is seems many are so jaded they continually focus on the negative or spin a negative assumption. Mostly this is due to immaturity, failure to have enough life experience to readily understand and not condemn. Along with those selfserving to mock the truth. Please read about Cuba and Argentina people who were tricked into the way of life they have. They thought they knew better too.

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico
.. I’d dare say , I’ve been around longer than you have and I’ve seen more over my 80 odd years . …In politics if it looks like a dog ,barks like a dog , Bites like a dog ,,, it’s a dog. ..If you think all those women lied , or everything Trump has said it done is OK , well I don’t think so . If you think Trump would allow 95 percent of his base into or on his property, your dreaming …If you think that’s drivel , time will tell . There are some indisputable truths… Read more »