• 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…


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. 


  • 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.



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 that T-RUMP  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, William Barr, another two-faced traitor, ass-kisser and liar… who betrayed everything he said when appearing before the Senate. He is a puppet of T-RUMP 


  • 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?


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."


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

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