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Trump's AG Bill Barr has a history of cover-ups - and he just struck again

Thom plus logo Back in 1992, the last time Bill Barr was U.S. attorney general, iconic New York Times writer William Safire referred to him as "Coverup-General Barr" because of his role in burying evidence of then-President George H.W. Bush's involvement in "Iraqgate" and "Iran-Contra."

General Barr has struck again - this time, in a similar fashion, burying Mueller's report and cherry-picking fragments of sentences from it to justify Trump's behavior. In his letter, he notes that Robert Mueller "leaves it to the attorney general to decide whether the conduct described in the report constitutes a crime."

As attorney general, Barr - without showing us even a single complete sentence from the Mueller report - decided there are no crimes here. Just keep moving along.

Barr's history of doing just this sort of thing to help Republican presidents in legal crises explains why Trump brought him back in to head the Justice Department.

Read more here.

-Thom

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Irving Washington 3 weeks 3 days ago
#1

In Barr's term paper theorizig that presidents can't be indicted -- he shows ignorance of the PRECEDENT of a sitting president being arrested. 1872, President Grant was arrested for speeding in Wash. DC. Check it out -put 'president Grant arrested' on google and get lot of sources, including Washington Post.

No More Presidential Immunity!

Thom plus logo When Richard Nixon committed multiple Felonies, including accepting bribes in cash in the White House, Jerry Ford chose to pardon him.

When Ronald Reagan committed treason in 1980 to get elected, Attorney General Bill Barr shut down the investigation in 1992 with five pardons.

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