Skip to comments.Attorney General Barr Won't Recuse Himself From New York Case Against Epstein: Official
Posted on 07/09/2019 8:38:57 AM PDT by tcrlaf
U.S. Attorney General William Barr will not recuse himself from involvement in the new indictment unveiled this week by federal prosecutors in Manhattan charging financier Jeffrey Epstein with sex trafficking, a Justice Department official said Tuesday.
The official added, however, that Barr has been and will remain recused from overseeing the department's review into how federal prosecutors in Florida, including now-Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, previously reached a plea deal with Epstein that has since come under scrutiny as being too lenient.
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What did the announcement say?
I read where Barr recused himself yesterday?
Barr’s father hired Epstein for his first job back in 73. Teaching math at a private Manhattan high school called Dalton.
Yesterday, Fake News?
Paula Reid @PaulaReidCBS
JUST IN: Attorney General William Barr will not recuse himself from Epstein case in SDNY, after consulting with career ethics officials. But he remains recused from the review of the previous Epstein case in Florida due to his prior association with Kirkland Ellis. @CBSNews
11:27 AM · Jul 9, 2019
“The official added, however, that Barr has been and will remain recused from overseeing the department’s review into how federal prosecutors in Florida, including now-Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, previously reached a plea deal with Epstein that has since come under scrutiny as being too lenient.”
Again, Trump has “hired someone” who has skeletons in his closet. I just wonder who vets these people? Trump’s appointees have been, in the main, a passel of $hit, e.g. Sessions, Tillerson, McMaster, Rancid Penis, Tom Price, Chris Wray, the A$$hole who is now running the FED, the list is pretty much endless! I’m even worried about Gorsuch, he’s beginning to look like another Roberts!
Has no one posted here that Ross Perot died ?
Read the article above. There are two investigations regarding Epstein. There is an investigation into the sweetheart plea deal Epstein received in Florida a few years ago. Apparently, Barr became affiliated with the firm that was involved in that deal sometime after the deal was done, so he is recusing himself from that investigation. Barr is NOT recusing himself from the criminal investigation and prosecution currently under way in New York.
Skeletons? Don’t think so. Recusing yourself where there is a obvious reason to do so is the lawful thing to do.
Aye, he be Moby Dick and a great white whale he be!!!!
It’s beginning to look like there’s no one in DC that doesn’t have skeletons in their closet and unfortunately, there’s no way Trump could have appointed a bunch of unknowns with zero experience, regardless of whether or not they might have actually been able to do a better job.
You're probably right and we'll know for sure if he begins wearing a demented grin.
“”” His recusal in that review stems from Barr’s prior work with the law firm Kirkland & Ellis. Acosta also previously worked at the firm. “””
A very loose connection to Acosta but that’s called CYA. The good news, I hope, is that he’ll be able to oversee the sex trafficking and possibly child rape investigation.
May justice prevail.
Barr's smart enough to know what's going down and why...
Remember the big FBI sting on the massage parlor run out of a small strip mall? That was to 'get Trump'. There were bigger fish to fry within miles of the place - what the FBI was after (choosing a place close to where Trump lived) was people who might know Trump and be squeezed.
The coup didn't work - this is phase two. (Notice how they will NOT go after Bill Clinton who rode on the Lolita Express WITH YOUNG UNDERAGED GIRLS ON BOARD OVER TWENTY TIMES.
Barr's conflict of interest is with the perceived bias towards protecting of the reputation of the firm that was hired by Epstein, not due to any association with Epstein directly.
Thank God for Barr...
You really dont have a clue as to what you are talking about.
1. Barr is NOT recusing. Did you even read? The only thing hes distancing himself from is the years old plea deal because he was associated with the law firm that handled that plea deal. This is professional ethics 101.
2. Gorsuch is conservative, period. Only brain dead imbeciles would think otherwise, and only because they read the headlines and let the media tell them how to think. While it is true that Gorsuch sides with liberal justices in 4 cases, in each of those cases it was to limit the power of government. One was in an Indian treaty on hunting rights, the others were in criminal justice cases where Gorsuch, LIKE SCALIA, takes a dim view of vague laws.
Its pretty clear that you have zero legal training, and probably cant understand the difference between an outcome and the reasoning that gets to that outcome.
Read Gorsuchs opinions in Hammond and Davis. He cites to original intent, Natural Law, the Constitution and Blackstone. Liberal justices dont do that. Just because he reached the same result, doesnt mean he thinks like they do.
The liberals sided with the criminal because they are pro-criminal. Gorsuch doesnt want the government taking peoples liberty and writing vague laws to do so. Scalia thought exactly the same thing.
In criminal justice cases, Gorsuch is going to be more cautious when it comes to government power, and thats a good thing.
Gorsuch sided with THOMAS more than any other justice and its clear that he aligns most closely with him.
Id take 3 more Gorsuch type justices on the court in a heartbeat.
Trump didn’t hire someone with skeletons in his closet. Acosta was specifically asked about the Epstein sentencing at his confirmation hearing. There had been no new evidence discovered about Epstein. The renewed interest in the case has to do with the #MeToo movement and the Miami Herald re-reporting on the case.
From what I’ve been reading over the last few days, Acosta was told by the FBI (the Mueller FBI) that Epstein was going to be a protected informant against Bear Sterns and that’s why he was given that ridiculous sentence.
Roberts and Strzok bought their demented grins at that same store.
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