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Why the Democrats Canít Nail Bill Barr
The Atlantic Magazine ^ | July 28, 2020 | Russell Berman

Posted on 07/29/2020 6:35:09 AM PDT by libstripper

The long-awaited testimony of Trump’s most powerful Cabinet member yielded more venting than questions, and few answers. There’s a reason for that.

House Democrats have been waiting for more than a year to grill Attorney General Bill Barr, a man they’ve accused of all manner of professional misconduct—including repeatedly and inappropriately intervening to protect President Donald Trump and deploying federal agents to incite violence in American cities.

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barr; hearing; houe; nadler
I even the Atlantic can't find anything helpful to them in Nadler's fiasco yesterday, we can all rest assured that it was the legislative equivalent of riding a motorcycle into a wall at 100 mph.
1 posted on 07/29/2020 6:35:09 AM PDT by libstripper
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Bill Barr is telling the truth....that’s why they can’t nail him!!!


2 posted on 07/29/2020 6:53:41 AM PDT by ontap
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Democrats have a model for effective congressional oversight: last year’s impeachment hearings against Trump. Though the Senate did not remove the president from office, House Democrats showed how televised hearings could bring to light government conduct that had previously been shielded from public view. The charges were focused, not a hodgepodge of serious but largely unrelated scandals. Democrats turned the initial questioning over to skilled litigators and gave them time to ask witnesses detailed questions and follow-ups. Lawmakers then had their own opportunity.

Democrats departed from that format today. Only the politicians asked questions, and they had only five minutes each to do so. Many of the committee’s senior Democrats chose to use their limited time not to seek answers from Barr but to make speeches. “Reclaiming my time” quickly became the anthem of the day. “This is a hearing,” the attorney general complained at one point. “I thought that I was the one who was supposed to be heard.”

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Yet there was little of the sharp, focused questioning that Democratic senators such as Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kamala Harris of California, as well as Republican John Kennedy of Louisiana, have deployed successfully against Trump officials and nominees. Instead, Democrats found themselves hamstrung by the sheer volume of their grievances—a result of the administration’s successful stonewalling of congressional oversight during the year and a half since Republicans lost their House majority. From the Robert Mueller report to the Stone case to the removal of federal prosecutors to the most recent civil-rights protests, lawmakers simply had too much to get off their chest and not enough interest in hearing what Barr had to say about it all. When Representative Hakeem Jeffries of New York asked the attorney general what he’d do if Trump lost the election in November but refused to leave office in January, Barr replied: “If the results are clear, I would leave office.” It was a vague and evasive answer, but there was little follow-up.


3 posted on 07/29/2020 6:54:22 AM PDT by Yo-Yo ( is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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The bigger question: Why won't Barr nail the Democrats?

As of this morning, he has been Attorney General of the United States for 514 days.


4 posted on 07/29/2020 6:54:41 AM PDT by SkyPilot ("I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6)
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Yes, exactly.

The entire premise of the article is that AG Barr is bad. We just cannot exactly say why.

The author just knows he is bad.

Orange man bad! /s

5 posted on 07/29/2020 6:56:09 AM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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Wow, the Atlantic admits the Democrats failed miserably.

Cool.


6 posted on 07/29/2020 6:57:30 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Prediction: G. Maxwell will surprise everyone by not dying anytime soon.)
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They don’t have to convict him. The process is the punishment. Impeach him already.


7 posted on 07/29/2020 6:57:32 AM PDT by Cboldt
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The author writes: "But the result today was an oversight hearing that was mostly a venting session, leaving a long and growing list of questions unanswered.

That long list of unanswered questions are based on false premises. Democrats' lives are based on false premises. They should be ignored and excluded from every aspect of American life.

8 posted on 07/29/2020 7:00:32 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA ("War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength." - George Orwell, 1984)
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This is the biggest load of manure in print I’ve read in a while. The author even manages to promote Willie Brown’s mattress in the process. Journalism isn’t just dead, it’s Decomposed and infested with maggots.
9 posted on 07/29/2020 7:10:13 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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The long-awaited testimony [...] yielded more venting than questions...

Even that hyper-liberal bastion propaganda rag The Atlantic had to admit it was just a Dem pile-on of the AG. How many actual questions did the Dems ask?

10 posted on 07/29/2020 7:27:35 AM PDT by jeffc (I'm a Patriot, and the media are our enemy)
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deploying federal agents to incite violence in American cities.

Embarrassingly stupid.

11 posted on 07/29/2020 7:28:06 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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You’d think that the public beating the Democrat/Leftists went through yesterday would embarass them ... but it won’t because they have absolutely no sense of propriety. Oh, they’re angry for sure over Jordan’s opening statement and riot video (i.e., a figurative bear trap that snapped closed with great force on the Democrat/Left Party’s “Nads”) but anger is the normal state of emotion for Democrats/Leftists anyway.


12 posted on 07/29/2020 7:33:03 AM PDT by glennaro (Mask-wearing maintains fear, but because it's ineffective it helps spread the virus & build immunity)
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Nah, just completely biased.

Hence the whole mag is described as “An American lifestyle magazine”. (from wiki)

They don’t cover anything news-worthy, only let partisan hacks venting their opinions.


13 posted on 07/29/2020 8:05:28 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = USSR; Journ0List + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey)
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You’d think that the public beating the Democrat/Leftists went through yesterday would embarrass them ...

Democrat/Leftists are incapable of shame or embarrassment.

The hearings are designed to get clips for MSM to manipulate the narrative

14 posted on 07/29/2020 8:08:47 AM PDT by Popman
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The simple explanation is they are just effing stupid. None would want to debate a 17 yo Ben Shapiro and there is not a Democrat in the country that would debate Mark levin


15 posted on 07/29/2020 11:31:01 AM PDT by genghis
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Although they almost denied Mr. Barr a 5 minute bathroom break, he still managed to urinate on them for about 5 hours.


16 posted on 07/29/2020 9:10:56 PM PDT by jdsteel (Americans are Dreamers too!!!)
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