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  • Unprecedented power': William Barr blasts federal judges over nationwide injunctions

    05/21/2019 6:20:42 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 21 | Jeff Mordock
    Attorney General William P. Barr on Thursday railed against federal courts issuing nationwide injunctions blocking President Trump from implementing his policies, saying they wield “unprecedented power.” In a speech before the American Law Institute, Mr. Barr said such injunctions block politicians of all stripes from enacting the voters’ will. “One judge can, in effect, cancel the policy with the stroke of the pen,” he said. “No official in the United States government can exercise that kind of nationwide power, with the sole exception of the president
  • AG Barr to Congress: the President’s NOT your “errand boy”

    05/21/2019 1:49:11 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Independent Sentinal ^ | May 21, 2019 | By S.Noble -
    U.S. Attorney General William Barr dismissed left-wing complaints that he’s President Trump’s attorney. In an interview with the WSJ, he said Democrats have repeatedly moved the goal posts, making note of the 20 endless probes in the House. It’s unjust. “I felt the rules were being changed to hurt Trump, and I thought it was damaging for the presidency over the long haul,” Barr told the Wall Street Journal. It hurts the President’s ability to deal with very dangerous foreign enemies and domestic ones as well. It is the presidency, not the president, that he is defending, Barr told The...
  • Justice Department willing to hand over counterintelligence if Schiff backs off 'enforcement action'

    05/21/2019 1:47:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    Fake News CNN ^ | 5/21/2019 | Laura Jarrett
    The Justice Department is trying to stave off an "enforcement action" against Attorney General William Barr this week, making a rare offer to have the House Intelligence Committee review materials from special counsel Robert Mueller's report if House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff agrees to back down. Last week Schiff said that he would hold a business meeting Wednesday to take an unspecified action against the Justice Department for not providing the committee documents related to Volume I of Mueller's report on links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. The Justice Department had previously offered to show all committee...
  • (Unhinged)Scarborough begs billionaire Tom Steyer to ‘get’ Bill Barr: Get the AG disbarred!

    05/21/2019 8:26:50 AM PDT · by Signalman · 28 replies
    Media Equalizer ^ | 5/21/2019 | Martin Walsh
    MSNBC host Joe Scarborough is pathetically begging billionaire Tom Steyer to “get” Attorney General William Barr and have him disbarred. Scarborough used a chunk of his show, “Morning Joe,” to push his partisan opinions and begged Steyer to take a break from pushing impeachment and instead get Barr disbarred. Here’s Scarborough’s full remarks: Mika, a lot of people might start talking about impeachment. That’s a very long process. I think at the very least, you see all these ads by Tom Steyer talking about impeach President Trump. I tell you, I tell you something that could be done more quickly...
  • Democrats are running out of stunts to pull from impeachment playbook

    05/20/2019 2:21:45 PM PDT · by billorites · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 18, 2019 | Jonathan Turley
    Democratic leaders in Congress proved the perils of “jumping the shark” this month. The phrase comes from the 1977 episode of the television comedy “Happy Days” in which one of its leading characters, the “Fonz,” jumped over a shark in a water skiing stunt in swim trunks along with his signature leather jacket. That moment was viewed as a desperate ratings stunt by a dying television series struggling to keep viewers engaged. Today, the phrase has come to define similar instances of desperation. With the many overhyped political moments of the last two years, it is not clear when the...
  • Michigan GOP congressman says Trump’s conduct impeachable

    05/19/2019 9:16:19 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/18/2019 | ANDREW DESIDERIO
    Michigan Rep. Justin Amash became the first Republican lawmaker to declare that President Donald Trump committed impeachable offenses and that Attorney General William Barr “deliberately misrepresented” special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Amash, whose libertarian views often put him at odds with Trump and his fellow Republicans, posted a series of tweets Saturday afternoon outlining positions that even some Democrats have been unwilling to embrace — an extraordinary development that comes as Democratic leaders face increasing pressure from progressives to launch impeachment proceedings. “Contrary to Barr’s portrayal, Mueller’s report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of...
  • Comey Lashes Out as Another Nadler “Deadline” Comes and Goes

    05/18/2019 4:50:52 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 13 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Jabba The Nadler keeps setting deadlines, and they just keep getting ignored. – House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler is very fond of “deadlines.” Unfortunately, he doesn’t appear to realize he has no authority to enforce most of them. Oh, wait, before we get into this, watch Nadler smack his way through a breakfast interview with Democrat activist John Harwood, if you can stand it.: For those of you who still like to read stuff, here is the transcript, courtesy of Rush Limbaugh: NADLER: (restaurant noise) (lips smack) It’s… I mean, the right…...
  • Former FBI official defends investigation of Russia probe's origins

    05/17/2019 1:37:52 PM PDT · by Innovative · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 17, 2019 | Sam Dorman
    Attorney General William Barr's investigation into the Russia probe's origins is "entirely appropriate" and brings hope for finally getting to the bottom of a controversy that has dominated the country's attention for two years. Those were some of the main assertions Chris Swecker, former FBI assistant director, made during a Friday interview on "America's Newsroom." His comments came after a Fox News interview in which Barr said Americans should be concerned about whether "government officials abused their power." Noting how invasive FISA surveillance was, Swecker said it was "entirely appropriate" for the DOJ to look into the use of that...
  • Barr says review of Russia investigation raising more questions, calls Pelosi claim(trunc)

    05/17/2019 12:26:40 PM PDT · by Mariner · 20 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo ^ | May 17th, 2019 | LUKE BARR
    In his first television interview, Attorney General William Barr said his initial review of the origins of the Russia probe has produced more questions than adequate answers. "It wasn't handled in the ordinary way that investigations or counter intelligence activities are conducted. It was sort of an ad hoc small group. Most of these people are no longer with the FBI or the CIA, or the other agencies involved," Barr told Fox News' Bill Hemmer in the interview that aired Friday morning. The attorney general said that he wouldn't "speculate" if there was "spying" on the Trump campaign as President...
  • Chris Wallace: AG Barr Is Protecting This President And Advocating For His Interests

    05/17/2019 1:09:43 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 94 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 5-17-2019 | Tim Hains
    "FOX News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace reacts to Attorney General Bill Barr's interview with FNC's Bill Hemmer. (snip) CHRIS WALLACE, FOX NEWS: As somebody who does interviews for a living, when you watch somebody else do interviews you always say, "Well gee, I would have asked or what about?" .... And what really comes across to me most of all is that for two years Donald Trump sat there and said, "I don't have an attorney general. I don't have somebody out there looking for an (sic) protecting my interests." He clearly has that now with Bill Barr. Not saying...
  • Read the Key Quotes From William Barr Interview on Fox News

    05/17/2019 7:28:33 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 50 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update, Part II (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Here are the highlights from AG William Barr’s interview with Bill Hemmer on Fox News Friday morning. This is a big deal.: “This [The FBI spying on the Trump Campaign] was handled at the very senior levels of these agencies. It wasn’t handled in the ordinary way.” “We have a number of investigations underway.”
  • Mueller’s House testimony likely off until at least June

    05/17/2019 4:40:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/17/19 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    House Democrats are backing away from plans to hold a blockbuster hearing this month with Robert Mueller after talks stalled out with the special counsel and his representatives. Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and a senior Democratic committee aide told POLITICO on Friday that there’s no Mueller hearing planned for next week, though that could also change at a moment’s notice if the special counsel said he’s ready to testify. “I would assume not,” Nadler replied when asked whether Mueller would be appearing before the upcoming Memorial Day recess, which starts next Friday. A Judiciary staffer later added, “Mueller could...
  • Maxine Waters labels parts of Trump's immigration plan 'very racist'

    05/17/2019 11:34:54 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 17-05-19 | Diana Stancy Correll
    Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., lambasted President Trump’s immigration plan and labeled portions of it “very racist.” “There should be comprehensive immigration reform and not immigration reform that is based on exciting and inciting those people who have negative thoughts about others coming across our border and basically working to use that information to promote himself in a campaign,” Waters said during an interview with CNN Friday morning. “And I think some of that is very racist. It is not keeping with what this country is supposed to be all about.” President Trump rolled out his new immigration plan on Thursday,...
  • About That January 6 Meeting Barr Referred To…

    05/17/2019 12:22:00 PM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 49 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    <p>Hemmer: Republicans have said for months that Brennan, Clapper, maybe Comey have had it in for Trump. Do you believe that’s the case?</p> <p>Barr: “Again, I’m not gonna speculate about their motives.”</p>
  • Smoking Gun Ohr Emails [Weekly Update]

    05/17/2019 2:21:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 17, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Bruce Ohr and State Department Official Discuss Targeting Trump Nellie Ohr Deleted Emails Exchanged with DOJ Husband Bruce Ohr Documents Suggest Mueller Let His Anti-Trump ‘Pit Bull’ Weissmann Run Special Counsel Hiring It’s Time to Investigate the Investigators Bruce Ohr and State Department Official Discuss Targeting Trump To the fomenters of the coup against Donald Trump in the CIA, FBI and DOJ, we can add at least one high-ranking State Department official. We have released four pages of documents from the U.S. Department of Justice showing a conversation between former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of...
  • Barr: FBI's 'Very Unusual' Steele Dossier Use Against Trump to Be Investigated

    05/17/2019 11:25:10 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 11 replies
    NN ^ | 17-05-19 | Jay Greenberg
    Attorney General Willaim Barr has said the FBI's use of the unverified Steele Dossier as counterintelligence against Donald Trump's presidential campaign was "very unusual" and will be investigated.AG Barr said during a Fox News interview that aired Friday that "we're gonna have to look at" why the Bureau used a piece of opposition research from a rival campaign to spy on Trump's team.Barr described the move by officials to rely on the salacious document as "strange" given the "number of clear mistakes" in the anti-Trump dossier.
  • “Treason!” – Barr Finds “Government Power Was Used To Spy On American Citizens

    05/17/2019 10:21:23 AM PDT · by blam · 24 replies
    In his first pair of interviews since being sworn in, Attorney General Barr told Fox News and WSJ that he was pursuing the investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe – an investigation he has tasked John Durham, the US Attorney from Connecticut, with leading – because Americans need to know whether the government “put a thumb on the scale” to try and undermine President Trump both during the campaign and during the first two years of his term, just like “we need to ensure that foreign actors don’t influence the outcome of our elections.” Separately, he told WSJ...
  • It’s the right time for John Durham Origins of Russia investigation must be known

    05/16/2019 7:18:38 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 23 replies
    It is crucial that the origins of the Russia investigation involving members of the Trump campaign be known. What was the impetus of the two-year probe into those in Trump’s sphere? Why were Trump associates spied on? Why was a document paid for by Democrats, using Russian resources, used in a FISA court to justify surveillance of Trump’s team? To answer these questions and more, Attorney General William Barr has appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham to conduct an inquiry. As the Associated Press reported, the inquiry will focus on whether the government’s methods to collect intelligence relating to the Trump...
  • Obama’s intelligence chiefs Brennan and Clapper claim they told James Comey NOT to use ...

    05/15/2019 2:13:06 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 194 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 15, 2019 | Geoff Earle
    Obama’s intelligence chiefs Brennan and Clapper claim they told James Comey NOT to use the golden showers dossier to get eavesdropping warrant on Trump campaign aide High-level former aides are squaring off on who pushed to include the unverified dossier in a surveillance warrant application Emails refer to the dossier as 'crown material' Former CIA official says former CIA Director John Brennan and former NSA chief James Clapper argued against Official said former FBI Director James Comey pushed for it Comey briefed Trump on the contents of the dossier and its salacious unverified claims about his alleged conduct in Moscow...
  • Barr Trolls Pelosi at the Capitol: ‘Madam Speaker, Did You Bring Your Handcuffs?’

    05/15/2019 12:58:52 PM PDT · by tje · 52 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 15, 2019 | David Rutz
    Attorney General William Barr asked Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) if she brought "handcuffs" for him Wednesday at the Capitol, following her accusing him of lying to Congress earlier this month. According to multiple reporters, Barr approached Pelosi following the National Peace Officers Memorial Service in Washington, shook her hand, and asked, "Madam Speaker, did you bring your handcuffs?" Pelosi smiled and said the House Sergeant at Arms was present if an arrest was necessary, to which Barr laughed and walked away.