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William Barr as new Attorney General

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President Trump has nominated William Barr as Attorney Barr.
 

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When he does attack him, will he call him William or Bill?

Oh something cute, like "BS Billy" or something like that.

I'll bet Lindsay Graham is weeping like a baby right now. All his Trump ass kissing to get that job and it didn't pay off.
 

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Oh something cute, like "BS Billy" or something like that.

I'll bet Lindsay Graham is weeping like a baby right now. All his Trump ass kissing to get that job and it didn't pay off.

Sessions gave up a safe seat to be Attorney General, and he is out of a job and he could have been a senator today. Graham is not that stupid!
 

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Chump bases his confidence in his nominees on his assessment of their loyalty to him. Loyalty to Chump requires a willingness to embrace Alternative Facts and promote an Alternate Universe. IOW, tell lies with a straight face ... and tell them often!

William Barr, for who knows the specific underlying reasons, appears ready to dive into a sewer for Chump. Going into a sewer for Chump turns you into a scumbag!
 

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I'll bet Lindsay Graham is weeping like a baby right now. All his Trump ass kissing to get that job and it didn't pay off.
Graham is a pretty straight shooter, relative to many of his colleagues, and has been working with Trump where he believes progress can be made. As Trump responds best to flattery, Graham does manipulate him with praise and promises of greater Trump love from his base. I have no doubt whatsoever that if Trump asked Graham to become AG, Graham would use any excuse he could think of to decline. Only an idiot would want the job after watching Trump’s efforts to usurp the Constitution almost daily.
 

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There are three paths that people take in the course of working with Trump in any capacity:

1)Be corrupt
2)Be corrupted
3)Be humiliated

Which is most likely to describe Barr?
 

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President Trump has nominated William Barr as Attorney Barr.

I don't know anything about the man, except that he held that job before.

I have to wonder what he'll be thinking when he sees the culture of the top rank of the DOJ and FBI and compares it to what he knew way back when.
 

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I don't know anything about the man, except that he held that job before.

I have to wonder what he'll be thinking when he sees the culture of the top rank of the DOJ and FBI and compares it to what he knew way back when.

Likewise new boss vs old, eh? That should be fun too.
 

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While Dick Thornburg was the AG when I was hired by the DOJ, Barr came in right after that and I was given two commissions-the second being signed by Barr. He had a really good reputation-by career DOJ attorneys on both sides of the Aisle.
 

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Likewise new boss vs old, eh? That should be fun too.

shrug...

Doesn't really matter what he thinks of the new boss, though keep in mind that Barr agreed to take Trump on as his new boss. Barr has a job to do regardless what he thinks of Trump.

Will he do his job? I hope so.
 

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shrug...

Doesn't really matter what he thinks of the new boss, though keep in mind that Barr agreed to take Trump on as his new boss. Barr has a job to do regardless what he thinks of Trump.

Will he do his job? I hope so.

One might assume that if he is announcing Barr, that he's already offered it and was accepted. With Trump anything is possible.
 

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Barr is a staunch conservative. Believes Roe v. Wade is a wrong SCOTUS decision. Believes the answer to crime is expanding prisons and lengthening sentences.

Believes investigating Uranium One is more important than investigating whether Trump conspired with Russia. Argued against Net Neutrality.

Barr is known as a strong defender of Presidential power. A longtime member of the Federalist Society. You get the idea.
 

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One might assume that if he is announcing Barr, that he's already offered it and was accepted. With Trump anything is possible.

cable news shows are all saying Barr is in. One of my better friends from Law School worked with him at a big DC firm-a guy who was in my brother's wedding was at the same firm and ended up being head of the bureau of prisons when Barr became AG. One's a Democrat-the second guy was a Bush loyalist, Both had nothing but good things to say about the guy. He was the first AG I really worked under and I think he was probably the best of the Senate confirmed ones though Keisler was the best of all. Ashcroft was good, Reno was decent for the most part, as was Mukasky, Holder and Gonzo were a bit lower IMHO
 

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Barr is a staunch conservative. Believes Roe v. Wade is a wrong SCOTUS decision. Believes the answer to crime is expanding prisons and lengthening sentences.

Believes investigating Uranium One is more important than investigating whether Trump conspired with Russia. Argued against Net Neutrality.

Barr is known as a strong defender of Presidential power. A longtime member of the Federalist Society. You get the idea.

you were expecting someone who believed as Reno did coming from Trump?
 

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One might assume that if he is announcing Barr, that he's already offered it and was accepted. With Trump anything is possible.

yawn...

I think that is one assumption that won't make an ass out of anyone.
 

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yawn...

I think that is one assumption that won't make an ass out of anyone.

I was flipping through the various "news" shows and most seem to think it was a shrewd move. Barr was a major league Bush I supporter. He also had a great reputation as an AG
 

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you were expecting someone who believed as Reno did coming from Trump?

Trump nominated exactly what I would expect from him. Someone only slightly to the left of Erdogan.
 

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Trump nominated exactly what I would expect from him. Someone only slightly to the left of Erdogan.

Barr was a Bush loyalist. last I checked, Trump ran against that establishment.
 

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Barr was a Bush loyalist. last I checked, Trump ran against that establishment.

I suppose it could have been worse. A Fox news anchor or Jeanine Pirro.
 

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Trump nominated exactly what I would expect from him. Someone only slightly to the left of Erdogan.

One thing I didn't expect was someone who, well has a reputation of being professional. I don't think there will be anybody else who Trump might pick that would give me less feelings of trepidation that Barr. I think he would be independent, and I feel he has a sense of duty to the U.S. rather than to Trump.
 
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