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Lowering the Barr
Author: BobR    Date: 02/12/2020 15:04:00

Late last year, perennial rat-fucker and tRump buddy Roger Stone was convicted on 7 counts, including Obstruction of Congress. The prosecution requested a sentence of 7 years, despite being able to request up to 50. This seemed light to most people, especially considering Stone's long history of subverting the Constitution (and law) for personal and political gain.

Attorney General Bill Barr had other ideas. At tRump's apparent request (a day after he tweeted that the sentence was "a miscarriage of justice"), he stepped in and overruled the attorneys under his purview, and requested a greatly reduced sentence. All four federal prosecuters resigned in protest. Ultimately, it's still up to the judge in the case to decide on the actual penalty.

This isn't the first time the AG has stepped into cases at the behest of tRump, and in most cases to protect tRump's friends and co-conspirators, and punish those who dare to cross him:
The U.S. attorney who had presided over an inconclusive criminal investigation into former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe was abruptly removed from the job last month in one of several recent moves by Attorney General William Barr to take control of legal matters of personal interest to President Donald Trump, according to multiple people familiar with the matter.

A person familiar with the matter confirmed to NBC News that Trump has rescinded the nomination of Jessie Liu, who had been the U.S. attorney for Washington, D.C., for a job as an undersecretary at the Treasury Department.

Liu also supervised the case against Trump associate Roger Stone.

[...]

Senior officials at the Justice Department also intervened last month to help change the government's sentencing recommendation for Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. While the prosecutors had once recommended up to six months in jail, their latest filing now says they believe probation would be appropriate.

The ideal of the Attorney General's office is that it is a non-political entity tasked with protecting our nation's laws. The AG himself is supposed to be the nation's top prosecutor, taking on the bad guys regardless of their political affiliation. Barr has so subverted that ideal that - like tRump - one wonders how much lower he can go. It's too far already, and though I know it will never happen, he needs to be forced out. A conviction for obstruction (ala John Mitchell) would be better

 
 

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Comment by wickedpam on 02/12/2020 15:46:56
Morning

Comment by Raine on 02/12/2020 16:04:50
I cannot even begin to describe how I feel today.

I am really scared. I know we were told it would get worse -- but ...

anyway.

Good Morning, friends.

Comment by Raine on 02/12/2020 16:41:19



From the article:
Perhaps the most unusual public episode in Mr. Ray’s career came in 1997 when he arranged a City Hall meeting for Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

Earlier in the 1990s, Mr. Ray became close to Mr. Kerik, whom Mayor Giuliani had appointed as New York’s City’s correction commissioner and later named the police commissioner.

Mr. Ray was the best man at Mr. Kerik’s wedding and paid for part of the celebration; a short while later, Mr. Kerik helped Mr. Ray get a $100,000-a-year job with a construction company, Interstate Industrial Corp. Part of Mr. Ray’s responsibility was to help the business get a license from city regulators, despite allegations it was tied to organized crime.

But Mr. Ray and Mr. Kerik had a falling out in 2000, around the time of the racketeering indictment, and Mr. Ray began cooperating with prosecutors investigating Mr. Kerik, who ultimately pleaded guilty, first to state and then later to federal charges stemming from the renovations and his efforts on behalf of Interstate.



Comment by Raine on 02/12/2020 16:47:25
Quote by Raine:



From the article:
Perhaps the most unusual public episode in Mr. Ray’s career came in 1997 when he arranged a City Hall meeting for Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

Earlier in the 1990s, Mr. Ray became close to Mr. Kerik, whom Mayor Giuliani had appointed as New York’s City’s correction commissioner and later named the police commissioner.

Mr. Ray was the best man at Mr. Kerik’s wedding and paid for part of the celebration; a short while later, Mr. Kerik helped Mr. Ray get a $100,000-a-year job with a construction company, Interstate Industrial Corp. Part of Mr. Ray’s responsibility was to help the business get a license from city regulators, despite allegations it was tied to organized crime.

But Mr. Ray and Mr. Kerik had a falling out in 2000, around the time of the racketeering indictment, and Mr. Ray began cooperating with prosecutors investigating Mr. Kerik, who ultimately pleaded guilty, first to state and then later to federal charges stemming from the renovations and his efforts on behalf of Interstate.

this was written last year.

The Stolen Kids of Sarah Lawrence What happened to the group of bright college students who fell under the sway of a classmate’s father?


Comment by wickedpam on 02/12/2020 16:49:02
Its wrong to stab co-workers, right?

Comment by TriSec on 02/12/2020 16:54:02
Greetings, comrades!

TriSec back at his desk after a lengthy odyssey. I was able to meet up with Mondo for breakfast one day on the road.

All family business has been completed and updated in South Florida; and I even managed two days at Disney on the way home!

But - back to the frozen tundra of home. It's some months now before I shall be warm again.

In any case, still don't like Bernie. Never liked Warren. Biden is a has-been.

Go for Pete!

Mass votes on Super Tuesday. I'm still contemplating crossing the line and pulling a Republican ballot, specifically to vote for former governor Bill Weld. It would be a hoot if Trumpy-trump lost the GOP primary here, wouldn't it?



Comment by Raine on 02/12/2020 17:01:27
Quote by wickedpam:
Its wrong to stab co-workers, right?

Uhm, well, generally it is frowned upon!

Comment by Raine on 02/12/2020 17:04:19
Quote by TriSec:
Greetings, comrades!

TriSec back at his desk after a lengthy odyssey. I was able to meet up with Mondo for breakfast one day on the road.

All family business has been completed and updated in South Florida; and I even managed two days at Disney on the way home!

But - back to the frozen tundra of home. It's some months now before I shall be warm again.

In any case, still don't like Bernie. Never liked Warren. Biden is a has-been.

Go for Pete!

Mass votes on Super Tuesday. I'm still contemplating crossing the line and pulling a Republican ballot, specifically to vote for former governor Bill Weld. It would be a hoot if Trumpy-trump lost the GOP primary here, wouldn't it?

I am really happy Amy Did so well last night.


Comment by wickedpam on 02/12/2020 17:06:49
Quote by Raine:
Quote by TriSec:
Greetings, comrades!

TriSec back at his desk after a lengthy odyssey. I was able to meet up with Mondo for breakfast one day on the road.

All family business has been completed and updated in South Florida; and I even managed two days at Disney on the way home!

But - back to the frozen tundra of home. It's some months now before I shall be warm again.

In any case, still don't like Bernie. Never liked Warren. Biden is a has-been.

Go for Pete!

Mass votes on Super Tuesday. I'm still contemplating crossing the line and pulling a Republican ballot, specifically to vote for former governor Bill Weld. It would be a hoot if Trumpy-trump lost the GOP primary here, wouldn't it?

I am really happy Amy Did so well last night.


Same for Amy. She's grown on me really.

I feel bad for Biden, he's still Uncle Joe to me. And this is exactly what the Trashhole wants and that hurts my heart.

Comment by wickedpam on 02/12/2020 17:07:14
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Its wrong to stab co-workers, right?

Uhm, well, generally it is frowned upon!



You may have just saved a gaslighting mangers life today.

Comment by Raine on 02/12/2020 17:15:15
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Its wrong to stab co-workers, right?

Uhm, well, generally it is frowned upon!



You may have just saved a gaslighting mangers life today.

I for one want you to remain out of jail.

Comment by wickedpam on 02/12/2020 17:18:55
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Its wrong to stab co-workers, right?

Uhm, well, generally it is frowned upon!



You may have just saved a gaslighting mangers life today.

I for one want you to remain out of jail.



He'd have deserved it right now. Trying to say I did something that I didn't, when the issue was his old district managers who's his buddy.

Comment by Raine on 02/12/2020 17:19:07
Jim Jordon really needs to resign from office.

Adam DiSabato, a former captain of the OSU wrestling team during the late 80s and early 90s, told members of the House Civil Justice Committee that Jordan and other team officials knew about open-shower team facilities that facilitated sexual harassment and abuse of team wrestlers​, an allegation Jordan has denied.

He also said Jordan called him repeatedly in July 2018, after media outlets quoted his brother, Michael DiSabato, saying Strauss’ abuse was common knowledge to those surrounding the wrestling program, including Jordan.

“Jim Jordan called me crying, groveling… begging me to go against my brother…That’s the kind of cover-up that’s going on there,” he said.

“Are you guys going to do what you’re voted to do?” he told lawmakers later. “That’s the only reason I’m here.”

Jordan, an assistant coach for the wrestling team at OSU from 1987 to 1995, has denied knowledge of lewd behavior at university facilities. Adam DiSabato is among the former OSU wrestlers who have filed lawsuits against the school alleging it ignored Strauss’ abuse.