ATT. GEN. BARR and LINDSEY GRAHAM - DIPPER and FLIPPER



RAISING THE BULLSH*T BARR


WILLIAM BARR - THE PRESIDENTS PERSONAL ATTORNEY GENERAL
PROTECTING THE SCUMBAG PRESIDENT - NOT THE PEOPLE

  • Everybody knew that Attorney General William Barr’s appearance this morning before the Senate judiciary committee was going to be heated.   Now it proved to be red hot. That’s because of the revelation of a letter written by special counsel Robert Mueller in which he expressed concern that Barr’s four-page summary of the Russia investigation report mischaracterized some of Mueller’s findings. 

  • Mueller told Barr in a phone call that although he didn't think the attorney general's summary was inaccurate, he felt the report was much more nuanced on the obstruction of justice issue than the summary indicated. So cue the tough questions from the Democrats on the committee, who will hammer Barr over this. 

  • If it was allowed they would have called Barr a paid scumbag, the Senate (GOP) hacks put him in place to defeat Mueller’s works and thats exactly what that traitor to truth did.  Hopefully, when they hang T-rump,  leave room on the platform for this asshole on the stage with his own rope…
     
  • He betrayed his country... OH and save space for Graham, Grassley, Gowdy, Nunes, Pence Jordan, Gohmert and Giuliani, I can provide enough rope, we took up a collection called “ THE ROPA DE DOPA”  No problem… We did not hire a king… No one is above the law… neither T-rump nor Lower De Barr…



THE DEATH PENALTY 

After 16 years without an execution, the federal death penalty is being reinstated in the US. Yesterday, Attorney General William Barr directed the Bureau of Prisons to schedule the execution of five inmates after adopting an updated execution protocol. The move represents a dramatic reversal in the recent federal use of capital punishment. 

President Donald Trump has taken on the issue in the past and repeatedly promised to "bring back the death penalty." The executions are supposed to begin later this year, but they'll probably be delayed by legal challenges. There are currently 62 inmates on federal death row, and about 2,600 on death row in the 29 states where capital punishment is legal. 


MORE FROM THE T-RUMP STOOGE

  • And that feeling would be anger.   Barr outraged congressional Democrats after he suggested Donald Trump's 2016 campaign was spied on and said he'll investigate the FBI's actions that led to the Russia probe. Barr didn’t offer any evidence to back up his shocking statement. 

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fumed that Barr was "going off the rails," and other Dems accused Barr of floating the spying claim just to make Trump happy.  Republicans were thrilled at the news, defending Barr as “ an honorable man” and saying it was about time someone looked into how the whole Russia investigation began.

  • The photo above shows the amount of truth in Barr’s statements.  All spoken like a true scumbag follower and defined in the system as a scumbird.  We thought he was describing Donald’s member.

  • Democrats on the House Judiciary committee were livid at Attorney General William Barr after he said he'd release a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report within a week. Chairman Jerry Nadler promised a subpoena demanding more. The Dems also didn’t like that Barr wouldn’t say whether the White House had been briefed on the Mueller report.

  • "I think that's a betrayal to what he promised during his confirmation," Schiff told CNN, referring to Barr's refusal so far to not provide Congress with the full report and underlying evidence. "But it's what he was hired to do, which is to protect the President. The President wanted his own Roy Cohn and apparently he got one. But it is deeply concerning.


THE THREE CORRUPT WISE MEN DOOMED AFTER T-RUMP IS GONE
THE CESSPOOL BROTHERS...


Note:  If this is the best the DOJ had to offer, we are in deep sh*t… The DOJ 

may have been part of the swamp but the Cesspool that replaced the swamp 

is worse than ever…  When they hang T-rump as a traitor save some rope 

for this putz, another traitor, ass-kisser and liar… who betrayed everything

he said when appearing before the Senate. He is a puppet of T-RUMP 



DON’T EXPECT TRUTH,  HONESTY OR LEGALITY 

  • President Donald T-RUMP reportedly told confidants he "finally" has "my attorney general," referring to Attorney General William Barr.  The news marks a sharp contrast between now and two years ago, when the president was reportedly complaining about why "my guys" at the "Trump Justice Department" weren't shielding him from the special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

  • It also appears to bolster criticisms that Barr is functioning more as Trump’s defense lawyer than as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer.

  • Barr tries to (re)explain what he was doing with four-page letter.  Now that we know that Mueller took issue with the way that Barr described the report in his summary letter on March 24, the AG sought to re-classify what he meant to do with the letter.  He compared it to offering a verdict in a trial, with the transcript of the proceedings (the Mueller report) to come out later. Barr said that public interest was such -- and the stakes were so high -- that he felt the need to offer the summary or verdict immediately after receiving the report.

  • To hear Barr tell it then, what happened with his letter was all a big misunderstanding. ("We were not trying to summarize the report," Barr told the Judiciary committee on Wednesday.) It was never meant to fully categorize the nature of Mueller’s investigations, according to Barr; that misunderstanding is why Mueller wasn't thrilled with Barr's letter.
  • Barr blames the media for Mueller’s reaction to his letter  Asked what, specifically, Mueller took issue with in his four-page summary letter, Barr said that the special counsel was unhappy with the description of obstruction as it relates to the President; “ he press was reading too much into it,”Barr said of what he took from the phone conversation with Mueller on March 28.

  • But that's not at all what Mueller said in the March 27 letter to Barr, which was released Wednesday morning. There's no mention of the media in that letter. In fact, Mueller seems to directly criticize Barr's handling of the letter.
    Wrote Mueller:  
    “The summary letter the Department sent to Congress and released to the public late in the afternoon of March 24 did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this office’s work and conclusions," Mueller wrote. “ here is now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation."

  • The difference between “firing" and "removal for conflict" Barr tried to thread a very narrow needle in explaining why President Trump telling then White House counsel Don McGahn to get rid of Mueller was not obstruction of justice. Barr claimed that T-RUMP never told McGahn to “ fire" Mueller but rather to remove him from his position due to alleged conflicts of interest. 

  • The difference, according to Barr? Firing Mueller would eliminate the special counsel while removing Mueller for cause would ensure a new individual would be named to carry on the special counsel investigation. Therefore, no obstruction! That’s slicing the onion very, very thinly…

  • One more thing: In May 2017, the Department of Justice made clear that Mueller had no ethical conflicts and was perfectly capable of overseeing the special counsel investigation. A month later, Trump told McGahn to remove Mueller for conflicts of interest. So, how did Trump not already know that the DOJ had said no such conflicts existed?

BARR HAS “QUESTIONS” ABOUT THE ORIGINS OF THE FBI COUNTERINTELLIGENCE PROBE.
  IF YOU BLINKED, YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED THIS EXCHANGE BETWEEN GRAHAM AND BARR:

GRAHAM: "Do you share my concerns about the counterintelligence probe and how it was started?"

BARR: “Yes.”    

  • Big deal. Barr’s agreement with Graham means that the attorney general is now at odds with both the FBI and the Mueller report, which made clear that the counterintelligence probe began after the Australians approached the US following the release on WikiLeaks of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee to tell them that a one-time T-RUMP aide named George Papadopoulos had told an Australian diplomat that the Russians had dirt on Hillary Clinton.

  • Barr’s statement on Wednesday puts him -- or at least potentially puts him -- much more in line with Trump, who has repeatedly claimed that the counterintelligence investigation was based on an opposition research document put together by former British spy Christopher Steele.  (Steele’s work was paid for, at times, by the DNC and the Clinton campaign.)

  • Barr won’t be apologizing for saying “spying".  Last month, in a Capitol Hill hearing, Barr said that he believed "spying" had occurred on the Trump campaign in 2016. Controversy followed, as national security officials insisted that the AG referring to the legal use of a FISA warrant to surveil Carter Page was deeply irresponsible.

  • On Wednesday, Barr refused to back down from the use of that word -- insisting that "spying is a good English word that in fact doesn't have synonyms because it is the broadest word incorporating really all forms of covert intelligence collection." Challenged by Sen. Sheldon WhiteHouse (D-Rhode Island) as to whether the term "spying" is used commonly in the Department of Justice, Barr retorted: "It's commonly used by me."




 UNDERSTANDING BARRSHIT

  Try to follow Barr’s logic on the Mueller letter - TERMED BARR-SH*T

  • The facts are these: More than a week after Barr received Mueller’s letter expressing concern about how the AG’s summary letter had characterized the obstruction evidence -- and talked to Mueller on the phone about it -- he appeared before Congress. And he had this exchange with Florida Democratic Rep. Charlie Crist:

  • Rep: Crist:  Reports have emerged recently, General, that members of the special counsel’s team are frustrated at some level with the limited information included in your March 24 letter, that it does not adequately or accurately portray the report’s findings. Do you know what they are referencing with that?

  • No, I don’t.  Asked about that moment on Wednesday, Barr explained what looks like willful obfuscation -- basically -- this way: I didn't know what specific "reports" Crist was referring to or who on the special counsel's team he was talking about. Therefore, my answer is accurate.

  • Which is, well, whoa. Or, better put, it is a hugely legalistic answer to the question of whether Barr misled Crist and the broader country. Common sense dictates that, when asked about whether he was aware of any frustrations from the special counsel regarding his four-page letter, the letter from Mueller — and their subsequent phone conversation — would jump immediately to mind.

  • Barr can make a lawyerly argument that he didn't understand what Crist was specifically referring to in his question. But that doesn’t pass the smell test.  It did however score a 10 on the suck test, same one we use for T-RUMP since his remarks always suck a ten.

  • Barr made clear he did not “exonerate” T-RUMP on obstruction.   Pressed on his critical decision not to charge Trump with obstructing the Mueller probe, Barr made a bit of news. Here's what he said: "I didn't exonerate. I said that we didn’t believe that there was sufficient evidence to establish an obstruction offense.”  

  • That's broadly in keeping with how the Mueller report described its own findings on Trump and obstruction, writing this:"(I)f we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, we are unable to reach that judgment. ... Accordingly, while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”

  • All of that is VERY different than how Trump himself has described the findings of the Mueller report and what Barr decided after reading it. "No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!,” T-RUMP tweeted on March 24.

  • California Sen. Kamala Harris asked Barr a simple question: Did anyone in the White House ask or suggest that he open an investigation into a person or people?   Barr was taken aback, asking Harris to repeat the question. He then said he wasn’t entirely sure what she meant by the word "suggest."  All of that potentially suggests -- ahem -- that someone in the White House has either asked or suggested that Barr and the DOJ look into a matter. Which is interesting, to say the least.  Regardless he answered as just another T-RUMP scumbird.



LINDSEY “AKA THE FLIPPER”  GRAHAM

LINDSEY GRAHAM SHOWS HIS PRO-T-RUMP PRICKLY COLORS

Washington (CNN)Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of President Donald Trump's strongest allies on Capitol Hill, declined on Monday to condemn the President over his racist tweets against several minority members of Congress, instead calling them a "bunch of communists."

Graham's comments, which were later tweeted out by Trump, are the latest example of congressional Republican alignment with Trump in the face of fierce controversy.

"Well, we all know that (New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) and this crowd are a bunch of communists, they hate Israel, they hate our own country," Graham said during an appearance on "Fox and Friends." "They're calling the guards along our border, the border patrol agents, 'concentration camp guards.' They accuse people who support Israel of doing it for the Benjamins. They're anti-Semitic. They're anti-America." 

Trump tweets racist attacks at progressive Democratic congresswomen

Asked by co-host Steve Doocy if he thinks Trump "went too far" with his comments, Graham, who represents South Carolina, said the President should "aim higher" than the personalities of the congresswomen and instead talk about their policies. 

"You don't need to -- they are American citizens. They won an election. Take on their policies," he said. 

Graham added that if the group of lawmakers are made "the face of the future" of their party, "You will destroy the Democratic Party."

Shortly after Graham made the comments, Trump shared them in a tweet, writing, "Need I say more?" 

On Sunday, Trump, without naming the lawmakers, implied in a series of tweets that the group of freshman House Democrats that includes Ocasio-Cortez, Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, weren't born in America and sarcastically suggested, "they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."

Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib and Pressley are natural-born US citizens, while Omar was born in Somalia and immigrated to the US when she was young. Omar became a citizen in 2000 when she was 17 years old, according to The New York Times. 

Omar and Tlaib have all stirred controversy in the past for comments they made that some described as anti-Semitic. Omar came under intense scrutiny earlier this year for a number of comment she made, including ones suggesting Republican support of Israel is fueled by donations from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a prominent pro-Israel group. Omar later apologized for the remarks.


CODE NAME “ FLIPPER”

Graham, the chairman of the Judiciary committee, has stood out over the first two-plus years of Donald Trump's time in the White House for his drastic about-face on the President. 

The South Carolina Senator went from calling T-RUMP a "kook" who was unfit for office during the 2016 GOP primary to being one of the President's biggest advocates and allies in Congress.

Graham kept up his pro-Trump work during his opening statement on Wednesday. He incorrectly said that Mueller asked Barr to make a conclusion about whether or not Trump had obstructed justice in his actions related to the special counsel probe; Mueller did not do that at all -- simply not making a recommendation of his own about Trump and obstruction, noting that the Office of Legal Counsel made clear a sitting president could not be charged.

Then Graham turned to a favorite subject of the President: The text messages -- badmouthing Trump -- between then-FBI official Peter Strzok and Lisa Page during the 2016 election. Graham promised an investigation into those text messages as well as into the origins of the FBI’s counter-intelligence probe -- up to and including questions about the FISA warrant granted the FBI to surveil Carter Page. 

As many people on Twitter quickly noted, if name-calling T-RUMP during the 2016 election was a crime, then Graham himself would be in jail right now.  One example from February 2016: "Donald Trump is not a conservative Republican. He's an opportunist. He's not fit to be President of the United States


(CNN)  No one has been a bigger convert on President Donald T-RUMP than Senator and Scumbird Lindsey “  The Flipper” Graham.  

Lets put that in street verbology or what we call “ telling it like it is”.  Thats when they change sides for their own greed and bring a level of deceit to a new low, very low, deeper and colder than the arctic ocean and further down than sinking whale shit.

The most power man in the Senate is making his move, it’s been evident for a year and the person most likely to be in jeopardy is VP Michael Pense because he is considered a weak ass-kissing do nothing, wimp.  

Pense is the consummate follower and most tasks he has been assigned to have failed, gotten nowhere and in some cases ignored and laughed at just like T-RUMP.

T-RUMP sees Pense as the errand boy for events and occasions he personally does not care to attend, and it’s convenient, so he can send the clone. Especially if there is good weather forecast and good Golf days at Mar-a-lago. It’s easy for him to get T-Times.  He’s got pull and Pense is happy to ride on Air Force two.

T-RUMP sees that as weakness and for 2020 will need to strengthen his ticket and get rid of the laughing fools like Pense, Pompeo, Bolton, DeVos, McMahon, Carter MNuchin,   all of whom have nothing, accomplished nothing, ate up air miles doing and significantly not making one iota better.   We should fill them all with helium and let them float those air miles.


HOW LINDSEY GRAHAM WILL DO THE SIX-STEP PROCESS:

  • Identify the position desired.                             VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
  • Define target area for attack                           TRUMPS ANAL AREA BETWEEN THE CHEEKS
  • Removing the opposition from that area         REMOVING PENSE’S HEAD FROM SAID ASS WITH CROWBAR
  • T-RUMP will find new job for Pense                 DIRECTOR OF NON-CHRISTIAN ACTIONS, LBGT, MUSLIMS, ETC 
  • Chap sticking your lips up for your next job    BELCHING PARTY BULLSHIT FOR T-RUMP 
  • Admiration for his leadership                           KISSING DONALD’S ASS BETTER THAN MIKE PENSE 

ACHIEVING A GOAL AS ANOTHER OF THE TWO-FACED SCUMBAGS
 THIS COUNTRY REALLY DOES NOT REALLY NEED......


THE ALTERNATIVE
If it appears that T-RUMP is in trouble, Graham can simply keep his job as a major obstructionist like Nunes, former do-nothings like Ryan who did nothing, no bills under him except a tax break that screwed the middle class again,  Gowdy, Isa, soon Jordan, and still be the police chief of the Republican-nots and continue to  keep all those in the Senate dancing to the most popular tune in the Senate. 

It’s the Famous Republican Obstructionist “ Two-Step” version of the Mambo.  Thats one step forward by the Democrats and two steps backward by the GOP.  The Grand Old Putze’s of the REPUBLICAN-NOTS party.  

He’s in a winning position because in the back of my mind I think, he’s cunning and smart enough to know when the ship is sinking, it is a really bad choice to pick the life boat with termite problems like this story I did about a rescue off the Santiago Gulf North Shore of Cuba, Florida Straits. 


THE OPPOSER 2015
Way back in 2015, when the South Carolina senator was challenging the billionaire businessman for the Republican presidential nomination, Graham said this of T-RUMP  “You know how you make America great again? Tell Donald Trump to go to hell." And, oh yeah, Graham also called T-RUMP a “race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot." That was till his personal glory, power and wealth came into being, then the scumbag flipped.

THE SUCCULENT  2019
Fast-forward to the here and now. "To every Republican, if you don't stand behind this President, we're not going to stand behind you," Graham said in South Carolina recently. "This is the defining moment of his presidency. It's not just about a wall. It's about him being treated different than any other president." (In 2017, Graham said he was “ he happiest dude in America right now," adding: "We have got a President and a national security team that I've been dreaming of for eight years.")

On Thursday morning, we got hard evidence that proves a) why Graham is playing so nice with Trump and b) that it's working. A new Winthrop Poll shows that almost three in four Republicans and Republican leaners (74%) approve of the job that Graham is doing in the state. That’s similar to Trump's 82% job approval rating among South Carolina Republicans in that same poll.

GRAHAMS FRIEND McCAIN
Graham’s 180-degree turn on T-RUMP has been particularly pronounced of late, as he has carefully calibrated his responses to the President's attacks on the late John McCain -- Graham's best friend in the Senate. After taking heat for his lackluster original response to Trump's attacks, Graham was more full-throated in his response on Wednesday; "When it comes to criticizing Sen. McCain and his service, I think that’s a huge mistake," Graham said of Trump.


JOHN McCAIN
John McCain is an American hero, Graham said.  “ He was one of the most consequential Senators in the history of the body. Nothing will ever change that. When he received the dossier he turned it over to the FBI, it’s what he should have done. He didn’t turn it over to the press. Other people did”. 

So he’s my friend. I told President Trump that when it comes to John McCain I think he acted responsibly. He’s an American hero and nothing will ever change that in my eyes. I want to help this President, I want him to be successful. I will help him where I can but pushback when I need to. When it comes to criticizing Senator McCain and his service I think that’s a huge mistake.”  


ITS NOT A FRIGGEN JOKE ANYMORE:
“I’m from the federal government; I’m here to help,” he said — a Ronald Reagan joke that has been Graham’s preferred icebreaker for years. But after a few minutes of breezy repartee, his tone assumed an edge. “To every Republican, if you don’t stand behind this president, we’re not going to stand behind you,” he said. As the room fell silent, Graham’s voice grew soft, even grave. “This is the defining moment of his presidency,” he said. “It’s not just about a wall. It’s about him being treated different than any other president.”

He continued: “This is a fight between the people who are so smart and the rest of us.” Heads bobbed over unfinished plates of function-room meat drowned in barbecue sauce. The continuing debate over the border wall, he went on, was not just over funding for a barrier, in the same way that the brawl over Brett Kavanaugh, whose Supreme Court appointment had been delayed over allegations of sexual assault, was not merely about a judge.


SUPER SLICK MOVE

“ Graham’s approval has benefited from his defense of, and alignment with, President T-RUMP " Winthrop Poll director Dr. Scott Huffmon said. "While Graham's numbers used to lag those of other Republicans among GOP identifiers, since he has taken up the President's banner on most every issue, his approval among Republicans in South Carolina has steadily risen."

Graham admitted that his embrace of Trump is politically motivated in an interview with The New York Times' Mark Leibovich. “If you don't want to get re-elected, you're in the wrong business," he said.   Graham is, undoubtedly, focused on his political future.  He's up for re-election in 2020 and, unlike in his past fights for a new term, there doesn't appear to be significant conservative forces amassing to challenge him in next year's GOP primary.


YOU CAN DISLIKE — OR HATE -- GRAHAM’S KISSING UP TO TRUMP
YES HE’s A FLIPPER,  BUT WHAT YOU CAN’T DEBATE IS THIS… IT’S WORKING

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