Monday, April 22, 2019

Poll: Attorney General William Barr didn't fool anyone with his cover up except Republicans

Mod: Disgraced Atty Gen'l Fudge Barr is getting crushed in the press now, and rightly so. But what makes his infamy even more deserved is just how ineffectual his attempts to cover-up Trump's crimes seem today.

Poll: Attorney General William Barr didn't fool anyone with his cover up except Republicans (Daily Kos link) Nearly 6 in 10 Americans still think Donald Trump obstructed justice, according to a newly released AP-NORC poll. Despite Attorney General William Barr's four-page cover up and Trump's weeks-long "total exoneration" tour, fully 58 percent of the nation thinks Trump interfered with the Russia investigation, while 40 percent do not believe that.

In other words, GOP voters and Trumpies believed Barr, but the rest of the population saw Barr's partisan ploy for exactly what it was. In fact, a Civiqs poll last week found that 53 percent of voters think Trump’s Justice Department is deliberately “trying to conceal” information from Robert Mueller’s original report.

Among Republicans, 10 percent more now say Trump is free of wrongdoing (65 this month vs. 55 percent last month) than before Barr issued his report; and 10 percent fewer Republicans say Trump did something unethical, 27 percent, down from 37 percent pre-report.

Other findings:

- 61 percent say the Justice Department has shared too little of Mueller’s report with the public, which suggests that Barr's ploy mostly backfired among everyone but Republicans; 55 percent also say more of the Mueller report should be shared with Congress.

- 53 percent want Congress to continue investigating (45 percent do not).

Trump's job approval rating is 39 percent approve vs. 60 percent disapprove in the poll, nearly unchanged since before the report. Importantly, that means that on the eve of at least some of Mueller’s report finally being released, Trump got no real bump from the Barr report—that's a bad sign for Trump.

Attorney General William Barr's pathetic performance (Chicago Tribune link): The attorney general of the United States is supposed to serve the interests of the American people, not the president. But in his briefing on the Mueller report, William Barr sounded like Donald Trump’s personal lawyer.

The president could hardly have been better served if he had written Barr’s statement himself. Notable in the statement was a significant departure from the carefully parsed conclusion in his March 24 letter summarizing the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller. Then, Barr quoted the report: “The investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.” Thursday, Barr went further, saying, “There was no evidence of Trump campaign ‘collusion’ with the Russian government’s hacking.”

It’s one thing to say the investigation didn’t confirm that something occurred, as Barr’s letter said, and another to say there is “no evidence” that it occurred. The phrase “no evidence” was conspicuously absent from the March 24 letter. If Mueller indeed found “no evidence” of collaboration, why didn’t Barr say so then? Today he appeared to be overstating something he was previously careful not to overstate.

Barr also went to great lengths to defend the president’s furious fulminations against Mueller and his obvious attempts to influence testimony by those connected with him and his campaign. Though “the president was frustrated and angry” at the investigation, Barr averred, in the end he “fully cooperated” with the probe.

Well, cooperation is in the eye of the beholder. Trump refused to submit to an interview with Mueller. Most investigative targets resent being investigated. And why does Barr praise him for doing what any other citizen would be legally obligated to do? The obvious answer: because he is trying to serve the president’s needs and interests.

One thing we’ve learned in the past two years is how hard it is to take a job in this administration without behaving like a Trump lackey. Thursday, Barr had a chance to demonstrate rigorous impartiality and independence. Instead, he ensured that like so many others, he will leave his office with his reputation seriously damaged.

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41 comments:

  1. Even before serious indictments were presented and people began being arrested (djt) did this to try and protect himself and other in his crime family organization smells of (RICO) to me. https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article229517259.html#storylink=topdigest_latest

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  2. Now a station break to report on local news development: https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2009/08/05/officer-involved-in-sierra-madre-shooting-incident-is-back-on-patrol-duty/

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  3. A second round of local news updates: https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2018/09/07/former-pasadena-police-officer-pleads-guilty-to-illegal-sale-of-more-than-100-firearms/

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  4. Republicans are very easily fooled.

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  5. That fat fool, can not fool anyone but more stupid people.

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    1. Trump supporters.. becoming more and more a minority every day.

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    2. It's not so much that they believe Barr. They just don't care what the truth is..

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    3. Barr is owned by the Trump Mafia. He needs to resign

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  6. WHO IS ROY COHN? ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR DRAWS COMPARISONS TO DONALD TRUMP'S FORMER PERSONAL ATTORNEY AND LOYAL FIXER

    https://www.newsweek.com/roy-cohn-william-barr-donald-trump-attorney-1393150

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  7. Lol,DEMOCRATS cannot except the fact that NO ONE liked Hillary!

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    1. Sure, "except." So what does that say about Orange Donald? The guy who got 3 million fewer popular votes?

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    2. Laughing boy is pissing in the wind.

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    3. whataboutism fails here kiddo- Hillary no matter, Trump is ill and no one can contest that, no comparison to anyone else need. That's stands all by itself, indisputably

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    4. Without whataboutism your avg. Trumpy has nothing to say.

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  8. Barr has shown certain law and lobbying firms that he will say or do anything for their clients.

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  9. The AG needs to be disBARRed!!

    It is amazing....The righteous, fake.patriots stand and claim this/that yet, dismiss the placement of this lap dog. A true patriot cannot dismiss this orchestrated BS.

    Barr is NOT Trump's personal attorney....dummy up!!

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  10. As they say a new week and a new set of problems that (djt) creates, this time he has backed himself into the ropes of a political boxing arena. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/22/trump-sues-to-block-subpoena-from-house-democrats-seeking-information-on-his-finances.html

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  11. Congress not beginning impeachment hearings sends a double signal to foreign countries that they can interfere with our elections, and as long as the candidate wins he can obstruct any investigation into it and no one will do anything.

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  12. Inside The Mueller Report, This Man Found A Photo Of His Dad Being Used By Russians

    https://www.npr.org/2019/04/21/715765240/inside-the-mueller-report-this-man-found-a-photo-of-his-dad-being-used-by-russia

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  13. (djt) trying to circle the wagon's because he is under attacking on all 14 sides, will wonder's never cease? https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/04/donald-trump-mueller-report-referral-investigations?verso=true

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  14. I've warned that impeachment talk is dangerous, but the time has come: Laurence Tribe

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/apos-ve-warned-impeachment-talk-071509556.html

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  15. Jeremy Bash: Trump's only way out is to resign and let Pence pardon him

    https://www.msnbc.com/11th-hour/watch/jeremy-bash-trump-s-only-way-out-is-to-resign-and-let-pence-pardon-him-1499327555976

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  16. Mitt Romney says he's 'sickened' by Trump's 'dishonesty and misdirection' after reading the Mueller report

    https://www.businessinsider.com/mitt-romney-sickened-trump-behavior-mueller-report-2019-4

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  17. REPUBLICAN GROUP WILL RUN AD ON FOX NEWS URGING GOP TO HOLD TRUMP ACCOUNTABLE: ‘NO EXONERATION, DEFINITELY OBSTRUCTION’

    https://www.newsweek.com/republican-group-will-run-ad-fox-news-urging-gop-hold-trump-accountable-no-1400970

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    1. Must be a fringe group. Imagine a modern Republican putting the country first before a mobster. Very difficult to do these days.

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    2. Most of them took money from the Russians. The GOP is corrupt to its core.

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  18. EMERGENCY!!! Nancy Pelosi is frantically making emergency conference calls to all her minions.
    Pop your corn and sit back in your easy chair; the imploding begins.

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    1. The Democrats in the House are trying to decide if they should go ahead and impeach Trump. Based on the information provided in Mueller’s report they really don’t have much of a choice. If they go ahead with this it will only be with reluctance. But somebody has to stand up for America, and it sure as hell isn’t going to be the likes of you.

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    2. 2:00 reminds me of a 1960s hippy. They hated America, too.

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    3. Again, a discussion about why articles of impeachment based upon the Mueller report are vitally necessary.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-q67HwUOe0

      This is the documentary film by Jack Bryan that Elizabeth is referring to.

      https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/05/donald-trump-russia-documentary-active-measures-jack-bryan

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    4. It gets better: Rachel Maddow hones in on Volume II of the Mueller report the day after its release and shows why it could serve as a roadmap to prosecution after Trump leaves office.

      https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/mueller-report-outline-for-prosecution-1500227139994

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  19. Oil spikes to 6-month high after Trump crackdown on Iran

    https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/440065-oil-spikes-to-6-month-high-after-trump-crackdown-on-iran

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  20. Lol, the 1960 "hippies" are running the place, where the heck are you, stuck in the 40's? You are the people that spit on us rainbow children.
    The Dems stand for filling their pockets full of cash, raise those taxes.
    The Dems are the elites of the day, can't have Donald J Trump show them up with his relations of the common people ( yes, even as a billionaire) and the Liberalized Dems with their better than thou attitudes.
    So when the moon is in the seventh house, and Jupiter ....this is the dawning of Aquarius and Donald J Trump will reign the next six years.

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    1. Diaper Don the free love draft dodger that sides with America's enemies? Sounds like a '60s hippy to me.

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    2. Trump, a gold plated billionaire not elite?

      You’re a fraud. Just like him.

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    3. Trump is trust fund trash.

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  21. Trump likes to dish it out but he can't take it.

    He is a cry-baby wimp.

    He gets angry when he doesn't get his way.

    He can't stand the idea that the Democrats are going to investigate him.

    They have a lot of gall to ask for his tax returns and his financial records.

    It's been a one-way street for him up 'til now but that is about to change.

    Diaper Don will be dragging around a big load...

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  22. Awe, you are just mad that he, djt, left the Democratic Party when he realized that the majorities were being screwed by all talk, no action left leaning frauds. MAGA.

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    1. Strom Thurmand left the Democratic Party, George Wallace left the Democratic Party, David Duke left the Democratic Party. As did Donald Trump. You are welcome to them all.

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    2. Trump is all talk no action:

      Said he build the wall - fail
      Said Mexico would pay for it - fail
      Said he share his tax returns - fail
      Promised lock Hillary up – fail
      Promised to repeal Obamacare – fail

      I regret voting for him

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  23. While the pied-pipper wales away on the confounded lawyers trying to put up a walled in defense for his criminal organization. https://www.sgvtribune.com/2019/04/22/how-the-fight-over-the-full-mueller-report-could-lead-to-impeachment/

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