Friday, April 19, 2019

Trump Roast: The Obstruction Case Against Trump that Barr Tried to Hide

Mod: It is now clear that Mueller has written an instruction manual for Congress on how to impeach Trump for obstruction of justice. This despite all of the previous deceptive lip flap from Fudge Barr. In the end Trump was sunk by his own big stupid mouth, and has now left himself to the uncertain mercy of the United States Congress.

The Obstruction Case Against Trump that Barr Tried to Hide (Politico.com link): For nearly a month, the American public has been under the impression, thanks to a four-page "summary" by Attorney General William Barr, that Robert Mueller could not decide whether President Donald Trump had obstructed justice because of “difficult questions of law and fact.” Barr suggested that the special counsel, after 22 months of investigation, simply couldn’t make up his mind and left it to his boss to decide.

Now that we have seen almost the entire report of more than 400 pages, we know Barr intentionally misled the American people about Mueller’s findings and his legal reasoning. As a former federal prosecutor, when I look at Mueller’s work, I don’t see a murky set of facts. I see a case meticulously laid out by a prosecutor who knew he was not allowed to bring it.

Mueller’s report detailed extraordinary efforts by Trump to abuse his power as president to undermine Mueller’s investigation. The case is so detailed that it is hard to escape the conclusion that Mueller could have indicted and convicted Trump for obstruction of justice—if he were permitted to do so. And the reason he is not permitted to do so is very clear: Department of Justice policy prohibits the indictment of a sitting president.

Mueller still could have reached a conclusion regarding obstruction of justice, but he believed it would be unfair to reach a conclusion that Trump could not rebut in court. How do we know this? Because Mueller says it. If he had reached a conclusion that Trump obstructed justice, Mueller wrote, Trump could not go to court to obtain a “speedy and public trial” with the “procedural protections” afforded to a criminal defendant by the Constitution.

Though Mueller determined there was no “collusion” between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, he makes clear that proving obstruction does not require the existence of such an underlying crime. There are many reasons, including fear of personal embarrassment, to explain why the president might have tried to impede the special counsel’s investigation. “The injury to the integrity of the justice system is the same regardless of whether a person committed an underlying wrong,” Mueller wrote. Moreover, Mueller’s team “found multiple acts by the President that were capable of exerting undue influence over law enforcement investigations.”

But Barr hid these inconvenient facts.

Mod: The rest of the article is available at the link.

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52 comments:

  1. 45 has finally dropped the phony gallant pretenses and is showing that he's a frightened, cornered rat.

    Trump shifts gears, launches attacks on Pelosi
    https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/newspolitics/trump-shifts-gears-launches-attacks-on-pelosi/ar-BBW20bm?ocid=sf

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    1. is it just me or did Trump get an eye lift recently?

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    2. They might have pulled back his forehead.

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  2. THE MUELLER REPORT IS MUCH WORSE FOR TRUMP THAN BARR LET ON
    https://www.wired.com/story/mueller-report-trump-obstruction-of-justice-barr

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  3. Take down drumph and McConnell and the gop.

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  4. Foul mouthed Trump is freaking out.

    Trump Suggests Ex-WH Lawyer Don McGahn Fabricated Evidence in 'Total Bullsh*t' Mueller Report

    President Donald Trump commented directly on the findings released Thursday by Special Counsel Robert Mueller via his favorite social media platform. And he appears to be accusing his former White House counsel Don McGahn of fabricated the notes at the root of some of the most damning evidence of obstruction of justice detailed in the 448-page report.

    Changing the dismissive terminology surrounding the nearly two-year investigation, going from “witch hunt” to now, the “Crazy Mueller Report,” Trump said that “statements made by certain people” are “fabricated & totally untrue.” He then warned “watch out for people that take so-called notes,” claiming that “the notes never existed.”

    Trump added that he did not agree to an interview with Mueller’s team, because he felt some of the statements made about him were “total bullshit.”

    One of the most damning details regarding obstruction is the news that Trump asked Don McGahn to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, but McGahn refused. McGahn’s detailed notes from these meetings support the allegation.

    https://www.mediaite.com/trump/trump-suggests-ex-white-house-lawyer-don-mcgahn-fabricated-evidence-in-total-bullsht-mueller-report/

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  5. It'a all true and (djt) and his crime family & Org. has seen it's last days of sunshine and freedom. https://www.greenwichtime.com/opinion/article/George-Conway-Trump-is-a-cancer-on-the-13779435.php

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  6. That is the smoking gun right there. Mueller thinks Trumpy is guilty but he left it to Congress to DO THEIR JOB and deal with the faulty guidelines of DOJ.

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  7. But, but Benghazi...

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  8. As much as I want Trump gone I don’t think the House should rush into the world of impeachment. The House should first Censor Trump which is a legal process. We need to let all the other investigations come to an end before any real discussions of impeachment take place in the House.

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    1. There are over 20 investigations of everything from money laundering to tax fraud.

      So you want to wait until 2023 or so.

      Is this a new meme coming from Moscow?

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    2. Thank you 7:01!!!
      Yes and his supporters, including crazy FOX, need to see more evidence. I'm waiting for the 9th Circuit Court, and btw who wants that crazier than crazy vp as pres?
      A worse mess....

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  9. “The conclusion that Congress may apply the obstruction laws to the President’s corrupt exercise of the powers of office accords with our constitutional system of checks and balances and the principle that no person is above the law.” - #MuellerReport

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  10. My guess is Trump is screaming at Barr this morning. "I thought you said this would make all that b**sh** go away!!" So it goes at the White House these days.

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  11. Barr is a Political Hack. How do these swamp creatures continue to put there careers on the line for their Criminal and Chief? The Republican Party is complicit in Obstructing Justice by allowing this BS to continue. There is going to be no accountability as long we have a totally corrupt Republican Senate Majority.

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  12. But, but Hillary’s emails...

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  13. So he obstructed what? An illegal investigation that found nothing.

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    1. You need to get off the Fox News crack, dude. You sound like a cult member.

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    2. Lol so many of his top men in jail.

      Found nothing?

      Weak troll

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  14. Stay focused on the mueller report. That way When the doj inspector general report comes out next month regarding how the hoax was started and comey et all get prosecuted more people will pay attention.

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    1. You know this is fantasy nonsense made up to fool the emotionally vulnerable, right?

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  15. Amazing article from Politico today on the many and various ways that the Democrats in Congress and the House exploit inorder to get out of any work creating legislation that will make a real change in America; thanks for another belly laugh today with this article.

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  16. Ha, the Democrats are still looking for a crime! For two and a half years, the Democrats have been looking for a crime! GAME OVER.

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    1. They found plenty. Adjust your head foil.

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  17. Nadler,Schiff and gang of Dims have put out supoena for full Mueller report unredacted from Grand Jury material etc. So that they can read the report, AGAIN.
    Taking their cue from Pelosi when she said we must pass the bill, before reading the bill! Nadler said we need to do this inorder to keep us from the real important work in Congress; like HealthCare and the 2020 Presidential election.

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    1. Trust me, they can multi-task.

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  18. Multi-task? It has been almost three years! When will they begin?
    What have the Democrats done in the last three years? Socialism is not in the American soul.

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    1. I’m not sire if you recall, but for most of the Trump administration both Houses of Congress and the White House were under the control of the GOP.

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  19. Justice is coming for the criminal deep state that tried to overthrow president trump who is a duly elected president of the united states. This was a coup attempt by the obama admin and hillary clinton and james comey. The democrats and criminals who pushed this russia hoax and lie will pay for this treason against the american people.

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    1. You are living in a fantasy world. A kind of an extreme reactionary 1930s one.

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    2. Trump was right about the deep state except for the part that it actually consists the few Trump hired employees in the White House who refused his orders to commit obstruction crimes for him.

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    3. If it was a hoax why so many of his henchmen plead guilty and go to jail?

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    4. You cant obstruct justice when there was no crime in the first place. The dossier wasn't real and this was a take down attempt by the Left. Trump committed no collusion so there can be no obstruction of justice.

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    5. Now that is funny. But do you know what is even more fun? If Trump had managed to keep his big fat mouth shut he would now be off the hook instead of facing censure by the House. But being an emotional infant he just couldn’t manage to do that.

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  20. 9:59am A never Trumper i suspect!

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    1. It was a well written, sensible comment. So yes, it probably was.

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  21. Mod: can we get a Russian hit count? Trolls are out in force today.

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  22. Neit, you are living in a fantasy world.
    The majority of the United States and world is living in the Holly Week and celebrating rebirth and innocence; including the United States President.

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    1. 12:54, whatabout the ‘innocence’ of paying off that stripper ?

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  23. Russia, Russia, Russia. No, wait. Collusion, Collusion, Collusion. No wait. Obstruction, Obstruction, Obstruction. No wait.
    Two more years of stretching this out, pretty good gig for lazy A$$ Democrats.

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    1. Denial Tourrettes?

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    2. 1:32 - Lying Tea Party scumbag.

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    3. 1:32 uneducated idiot

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  24. Here is living proof the RNC, GOP and the Republican party are screwing the sheet out of everyone in America now days. https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/articles/2019-04-19/syphilis-is-invading-rural-america-and-a-fraying-health-safety-net-is-failing-to-stop-it

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  25. A hostile foreign military launched a massive cyberattack on America in 2016, and Trump kisses the ass of that country’s leader every chance he gets.

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  26. Whatt? Barrack Obama gave rural America syphilis.

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  27. Obama’s corrupt FBI, DOJ, and Intelligence agencies all used hillary clintons phony and fake dossier to illegally spy on trump and the trump campaign.

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    1. Somebody change 4:05’s diaper.

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    2. 4:05, does mommy know you’re on the computer?

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    3. Lol
      Dossier funded by republicans

      FBI all republicans

      Fake post

      Low budget trolls still assigned to this blog for some reason

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  28. What about Grover Cleveland ? Ewwwwwww.

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  29. I am glad to see more of America are waking up to witness the fall of a phony person (djt) and his crime family & associates in 2019.

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