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What the Senate must ask William Barr

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What the Senate must ask William Barr

12/7/18

First, it is essential to establish whether Barr has made up his mind about the Mueller investigation. He should be asked directly whether the investigation is legal, constitutional and appropriate.

Second, is Barr aware of any factual basis for investigating Clinton and will he abide by the prior determination of the DoJ that there was not sufficient evidence of wrongdoing?

Third, Barr should specifically lay out his understanding of the appropriate relationship between White House political aides and the Justice Department.

Fourth, Trump has repeatedly insulted and smeared federal courts and judges. Barr should be asked whether he agrees with the president’s comments.

Fifth, Barr was involved in controversial pardons in the George H.W. Bush administration. If Trump attempted to pardon his family members/associates to shield himself from legal harm, what would Barr do?

Sixth, Barr should be asked flat out if he thinks the president can obstruct justice.

Seventh, the Senate should inquire as to Barr’s views on prosecution of a sitting president.

Eighth, senators should ask whether there is any basis for the conclusion espoused by the president and others that voter fraud is a widespread problem.

Ninth, what would Barr do if Trump fired special counsel Robert S. Mueller III before completion of the Russia probe?

Tenth, he needs to be asked about the president’s attacks on the professionalism and integrity of the Justice Department, the FBI and the FISA courts.

Eleven, will you commit to allowing special counsel Robert Mueller to complete his investigation into whether the president’s campaign team colluded with Russians who attacked our electoral system in 2016?
 

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Oh look!! The Witch Hunt minions are creating another "Drama Queen Crisis" for the Grand Buffoon....no one not kissing the Buffoon's ring cannot be allowed at DOJ.

Barr is the NEXT USAG, even after the Lying Left "finds" (aka:"pays' ) his "sex victims" (aka:"BALD-FACED LIARS" ) from the 1950's....deal with it.
 

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What the Senate must ask William Barr



Eleven, will you commit to allowing special counsel Robert Mueller to complete his investigation into whether the president’s campaign team colluded with Russians who attacked our electoral system in 2016?

The first question each Senator must ask themselves is this: Which do they think is more important: A DOJ/FBI that is committed to the rule of law. A DOJ/FBI that is committed to saving their own reputation.

The answer to that question will determine each Senator's position regarding ANY AG nominee.
 

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What the Senate must ask William Barr

Highly partisan questions:

First, it is essential to establish whether Barr has made up his mind about the Mueller investigation. He should be asked directly whether the investigation is legal, constitutional and appropriate.

Sill question. If the investigation wasn't legal, constitutional, and appropriate it would not have been allowed to start.

Second, is Barr aware of any factual basis for investigating Clinton and will he abide by the prior determination of the DoJ that there was not sufficient evidence of wrongdoing?

Well, there seems to be quite a number of "facts" regarding the original "Hillary Server" investigation that tend to indicate a clear bias against a proper investigation which would had torpedoed her chances at what was expected to be a "shoe-in" victory.

Third, Barr should specifically lay out his understanding of the appropriate relationship between White House political aides and the Justice Department.

No need. The relationship is established in law and the Constitution. The Attorney General serves at the pleasure of the President, but the law provides the duties and obligations of the Justice Dept. (28 U.S. Code Part II - DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE).

Fourth, Trump has repeatedly insulted and smeared federal courts and judges. Barr should be asked whether he agrees with the president’s comments.

Silly question. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, Barr does not have to express his. Meanwhile, Trump is not the only person to voice concerns over partisan Judges, as even Senator Schumer's response clearly indicated he thought the Chief Justice was biased and a Republican. It is a simple truism...many judges maintain certain biases, although IMO they strive (in most cases) to control them.

Fifth, Barr was involved in controversial pardons in the George H.W. Bush administration. If Trump attempted to pardon his family members/associates to shield himself from legal harm, what would Barr do?

Silly question. The Attorney General has nothing to do with Presidential pardon powers. They are directly granted by the Constitution, and not subject to review by the Attorney General unless requested by the President.

Sixth, Barr should be asked flat out if he thinks the president can obstruct justice.

Silly question. "Obstruction" is a matter of viewpoint, many people seem to think the President has done this, other's do not. However, as a matter of course no one is "allowed' to obstruct justice.

Seventh, the Senate should inquire as to Barr’s views on prosecution of a sitting president.

No, the Justice Dept. has already issued their determination: https://www.justice.gov/olc/opinion...enability-indictment-and-criminal-prosecution

Eighth, senators should ask whether there is any basis for the conclusion espoused by the president and others that voter fraud is a widespread problem.

NO. The jury is STILL out on this issue, with possible evidence that voter fraud or voter corruption occurs on a fairly regular basis at some level in various areas of the nation. How major an issue remains to be seen.

Ninth, what would Barr do if Trump fired special counsel Robert S. Mueller III before completion of the Russia probe?

NO. If it is within Presidential authority to order an end to the investigation, then it is his job to follow that order. CONGRESS can always appoint one of their own if need be.

Tenth, he needs to be asked about the president’s attacks on the professionalism and integrity of the Justice Department, the FBI and the FISA courts.

No. Again he serves at the pleasure of the President. The President does not lose his right to opinions just because he is the President.

Eleven, will you commit to allowing special counsel Robert Mueller to complete his investigation into whether the president’s campaign team colluded with Russians who attacked our electoral system in 2016?

NO. That would tie his hands in the event he honestly believes the "investigation" has lost either merit or it's way and become a runaway situation.
 

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Lol. To a Trumpist such as yourself ... certainly.

To America writ large, not so much.

Bull****. Americans are sick of your precious blatantly corrupt, Witch Hunt.
 

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Oh look!! The Witch Hunt minions are creating another "Drama Queen Crisis" for the Grand Buffoon....no one not kissing the Buffoon's ring cannot be allowed at DOJ.

Barr is the NEXT USAG, even after the Lying Left "finds" (aka:"pays' ) his "sex victims" (aka:"BALD-FACED LIARS" ) from the 1950's....deal with it.

It's fun to think just how bad 2019 will be for Trump and all those who worship him.
 

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What the Senate must ask William Barr



Eleven, will you commit to allowing special counsel Robert Mueller to complete his investigation into whether the president’s campaign team colluded with Russians who attacked our electoral system in 2016?
So, just a litany of questions directed at attacking Trump, rather than how he'll perform his duties as AG.
 

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Lol. To a Trumpist such as yourself ... certainly.

To America writ large, not so much.

what's the current make up of the senate?

what will it be when Barr is being considered?

end of story
 

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Bull****. Americans are sick of your precious blatantly corrupt, Witch Hunt.

They cannot get over their loss. They need to slake their butt hurt over that loss. none of them can really tell you what losses they suffer by Trump being in office objectively but we will get silly claims about "how Europe views us" etc.
 

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It's fun to think just how bad 2019 will be for Trump and all those who worship him.
Worst case of mental masturbation I've seen in a long time.
 

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Bull****. Americans are sick of your precious blatantly corrupt, Witch Hunt.

If yoouns doint like Trump, yoouns is not true 'Mericans!
 

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So stop looking in the mirror.

There'll be less splash that way.
"I know you are but what am I?" is the best you can do? Need a towel? :lamo
 

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Well I am so far rather unimpressed with Barr's testimony in hearing.

I was willing to give him the benefit of a doubt and wait till he appeared. But I have a hard time understanding what he is doing standing for this position.

In the first place, I have a real hard time with Barr's "i am just trying to help you guys out" perspective on what he is doing here. There is no circumstance where "just trying to help you guys out" makes any sense at all for the job of AG.

Second, the guy got slam dunked into the job the first time around when the AG of that time decided to run for a Senate seat.

Third, the bulk of his experience is by far as a corporate attorney. He sounds like every corporate attorney I have ever known in that they tend to be meticulous and detailed with regard to corporate law and just way way unimpressive everywhere else. Nobody is asking Barr any questions about his corporate background. Why the heck would they?

Fourth, he is incredibly out of touch with current realities facing the Justice Dept...just out in left field.

Lastly, he does not have a prosecutorial perspective and it shows. He was not in a prosecutor's office or position for very long in his career and little of it appears to have rubbed off on him. Even Sessions, legal perspective was still the perspective of the prosecutor.

So I have no idea what he is doing and his own "just here to help you guys out" attitude is entirely wrong for this job. Just because we have all this other crap going on does not mean the Justice Dept should not have a real AG at its head. Whittaker is a hack. I am not saying Barr is a hack. If you needed a corporate attorney he might be a great choice.

I am inclined to think Barr will sail through just because the GOP still has a majority in the Senate. But I have no earthly idea what he is doing standing for this job nor why he was chosen for it. His attitude appears to be "I got nothing better to do at the moment".
 
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