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William Barr Says Trump’s Tweets Make AG Job ‘Impossible’. Real Criticism Or Ruse?

Are you "prepared for the ramifications" of your remarks, Mr. Barr?

Are you "prepared for the ramifications" of your remarks, Mr. Barr?
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9 comments on “William Barr Says Trump’s Tweets Make AG Job ‘Impossible’. Real Criticism Or Ruse?

  1. Barr to Trump (via ABCNews): “Hey, dumba**, I can’t do my job, which is to cover your large behind, if you insist on blowing my cover every time I try to fix one of your messes.”

    • The Empty Wheel blog has a good take on Barr’s phony cri de coeur, including a few questions that any competent journalist would have asked: 1) how could you (AG Barr) ever justify overriding line prosecutors on a sentencing recommendation that deviated from guidelines; 2) have you ever done so in the past; 3) how could you (AG Barr) be –- as you claimed to be — surprised that prosecutors resigned given that this action is unprecedented and not justified by sentencing guidelines; and 4) do you (AG Barr) believe sentencing guidelines were too harsh and should be amended downward, even while you malign DAs around the country for advocating lesser sentences?

  2. Sorry, no sympathy for the Devil

    Please allow me to introduce myself
    I’m a man of wealth and taste
    I’ve been around for a long, long year
    Stole many a man’s soul and faith
    Pleased to meet you
    Hope you guess my name
    But what’s puzzling you
    Is the nature of my game

  3. Total setup. There is unrest at DOJ and this is the way to try to tamp that down, protect trump from the abuse of power (again) charge, and just plain try to fog up the rouge nature of his (their) tenure.

    Barr has zero credibility and is not finding “religion” now.

    If it is truly impossible he should have resigned as anyone with integrity would do (or I guess they would not have taken the job in the first place so maybe this really isn’t an option).

    Just another day of the
    trump machine at work……….

  4. Mr. Oxygen

    He is a poser therefore it is a ruse.

  5. Or, “constant background commentary that undercuts me” maybe refers to our currently free press?

    • That’s what I was thinking. Barr isn’t referring to Trump’s noise, he’s referring to the noise of the press shining a light on his/their actions

  6. At any rate, for every competent person who leaves government, there is no dearth of grifting hacks eager to take their place.

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