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Just happens the be the Corrupt AG, Bill "Traitor: Barr

Barr takes control of legal matters of interest to Trump, including Stone sentencing
Barr's intervention in Roger Stone's case wasn't the first time senior political appointees reached into a case involving an ex-Trump aide, officials say.

 

The U.S. attorney who had presided over an inconclusive criminal investigation into former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe was abruptly removed from that 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A person familiar with the matter has confirmed to NBC News that President Trump has now rescinded the nomination of the U.S. attorney, Jessie Liu, for a job as an undersecretary at the Treasury Department.

On Tuesday, all four line prosecutors withdrew from the case against Trump associate Roger Stone — and one quit the Justice Department altogether — after Barr and his top aides intervened to reverse a stiff sentencing recommendation of up to nine years in prison that the line prosecutors had filed with the court Monday.

But that wasn't the first time senior political appointees reached into a case involving a former Trump aide, officials told NBC News. 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 pled guilty to lying to the FBI. While once the prosecutors in the case had recommended up to six months in jail for Flynn, their latest filing now says they believe probation would be appropriate.

 

 

 

The new filing came on the same day Jessie Liu, was removed from her job, to be replaced the next day by a former prosecutor selected by Barr. Liu had been overseeing the criminal investigation into McCabe, who was accused by the department’s inspector general of lying to investigators. McCabe has not been charged, despite calls by President Trump for him to go to prison.

The resignations and the unusual moves by Barr come as Trump has sought revenge against government officials who testified after being subpoenaed by congressional Democrats in their impeachment investigation. In the days since the Senate acquitted him, Trump fired his ambassador to the European Union, a political supporter the president nominated, and had other officials moved out of the White House.

"This signals to me that there has been a political infestation," NBC News legal analyst Chuck Rosenberg, a former U.S. attorney, said on MSNBC. "And that is the single most dangerous thing that you can do to the Department of Justice."

In the Stone case, a new filing Tuesday says the previous recommendation does not accurately reflect the Department of Justice's position on what would be a reasonable sentence in this matter." A nine year sentence "could be considered excessive and unwarranted under the circumstances," the filing says, declining to recommend a specific term and instead asking the judge considers an "appropriate" sentence.

"I've never seen this happen, ever," said Gregory Brower, a former U.S. attorney and senior FBI official. "I'd be shocked if the judge didn't order the U.S. attorney to come into court to explain it."

The interim U.S. attorney for Washington, Timothy Shea, was named by Barr on Jan. 30. His announcement noted it's the largest U.S. attorney's office in the country and highlighted Shea's "reputation as a fair prosecutor."

It didn't mention that Liu had been unceremoniously pushed out. Liu had been picked for a job in the Treasury Department, and normally she would have remained as U.S. Attorney until the Senate voted on her nomination, current and former officials said. Trump has now rescinded her nomination as undersecretary for terrorism and financial crimes.

The revocation of the nomination was first reported by Axios.

The change in the Flynn sentencing recommendation, coming in the midst of the Trump impeachment trial, received less attention than it might have.

On Jan. 7, after Flynn moved to withdraw his guilty plea, prosecutors in the case recommended a sentence that included possible jail time. Their original recommendation was probation, given that Flynn had cooperated in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

But, people familiar with the matter said, senior Justice Department officials pressured prosecutors to reverse course. On Jan. 29, the government filed a new document with the court saying a sentence of probation was "reasonable."

The next day, Barr announced the appointment of Shea, a former federal prosecutor.

The announcement Tuesday that the government would seek a lighter sentence for Stone came just hours after Trump called the recommendation that Stone serve seven to nine years in jail "horrible and very unfair."

"Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice!" he wrote on Twitter.

DOJ spokeswoman Kerri Kupec told NBC News that Barr had no contact with the White House, and that the decision to change the sentencing recommendation was made before the Trump tweet.

That has not stopped critics from questioning a decision by Barr to step into a case involving a longtime friend of Trump who was convicted of lying to Congress for the express purpose, prosecutors made clear at the trial, of protecting the president.

David Laufman, the Justice Department's former counterintelligence chief, on Twitter called it "a shocking, cram-down political intervention in the criminal justice process. We are now truly at a break-glass-in-case-of-fire moment for the Justice Dept."

"The narrative that's been developing for a long time now is that all of these prosecutions of people connected to the president are the product of a hoax or a witch hunt," Brower said. "The president appears to be acting on that belief.

 


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Blatantly, this is Barr and Trump trying to erase the Mueller Report and take out every individual that speaks out against this corrupt, criminal enterprise of an administration and anyone that still supports this is an enemy of the United States Constitution and all that America represents. This is the epitome of the most corrupt period in American history and frankly, it's revolting!

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“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

 

Twitter: @HKTheResistance

 

HipKat, on *** other h***, is genuine, unapoli***tically nasty, and w**** his hea** on his ******. jc856

I’ll just forward them to Bridgett. comssvet11

Seek help. soflabillsfan

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#freerogerstone


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"But, man, you're never going to get any truth from us. We'll tell you anything you want to hear; we lie like hell... We'll tell you any shit you want to hear. We deal in *illusions*, man! None of it is true! But you people sit there, day after day, night after night, all ages, colors, creeds... We're all you know. You're beginning to believe the illusions we're spinning here."

 

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20 hours ago, HipKat said:

Blatantly, this is Barr and Trump trying to erase the Mueller Report and take out every individual that speaks out against this corrupt, criminal enterprise of an administration and anyone that still supports this is an enemy of the United States Constitution and all that America represents. This is the epitome of the most corrupt period in American history and frankly, it's revolting!

LOL.  Moron.

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What does bald-faced lying, deception and corruption look like?  Here it is, in January, 2019, during Barr's confirmation hearing:

 

“President Trump has sought no assurances, promises or commitments from me of any kind, either express or implied, and I have not given him any, other than that I would run the department with professionalism and integrity. As Attorney General, my allegiance will be to the rule of law, the Constitution, and the American people.  That is how it should be. That is how it must be. And, if you confirm me, that is how it will be."

 

And:

 

“I will not be bullied into doing anything that I think is wrong – by anybody, whether it be editorial boards or Congress or the president,” he said. “I’m going to do what I think is right.”

 

God lord above, what a foul, despicable, lying dirt bag. 

 

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They need to free Roger Stone before Amnesty International steps in.

 

Definitely before Bernie Taupin rewrites the lyrics to 'Candle in the Wind' around him. 

 

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In MAGAT world,  the guilty should go free and the innocent are targeted for prison.  

its mob world plain and simple.

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Breaking. Lead juror is an anti-Trump REEEEEsistance leader who tried to scrub her Twitter history but now it's too late. Looks like Roger might get a mistrial and soon Flynn will be off as well.

 

Lead Juror In Roger Stone Case Ran For Congress As A Democrat In 2012

  • The foreperson on Roger Stone’s jury ran for Congress as a Democrat in 2012, it was revealed Wednesday. 
  • Tomeka Hart revealed her role on the jury in a Facebook post defending four prosecutors who quit the Stone case in protest over a revision to the Trump confidante’s recommended prison sentence. 
  • Hart’s social media activity shows she closely followed the special counsel’s Russia investigation, and frequently posted negative stories about President Donald Trump.

 

A former Democratic congressional candidate whose social media accounts are replete with criticism of President Donald Trump came forward Wednesday as the foreperson on the jury that convicted longtime GOP operative Roger Stone at a trial in November 2019.

According to multiple news reports, Tomeka Hart revealed her role on the jury in a Facebook post supporting the four prosecutors who withdrew from the Stone case Tuesday in protest over a revision in a sentencing recommendation for the GOP operative.

Her Twitter feed shows dozens of references to Trump, many of them links to negative stories about the Republican. In a Twitter post on Aug. 19, 2017, Hart quoted a tweet referring to Trump as the “#KlanPresident,” in an apparent reference to the KKK.

 

 


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"But, man, you're never going to get any truth from us. We'll tell you anything you want to hear; we lie like hell... We'll tell you any shit you want to hear. We deal in *illusions*, man! None of it is true! But you people sit there, day after day, night after night, all ages, colors, creeds... We're all you know. You're beginning to believe the illusions we're spinning here."

 

- Howard Beale, Network

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On 2/11/2020 at 8:29 PM, HipKat said:

Blatantly, this is Barr and Trump trying to erase the Mueller Report and take out every individual that speaks out against this corrupt, criminal enterprise of an administration and anyone that still supports this is an enemy of the United States Constitution and all that America represents. This is the epitome of the most corrupt period in American history and frankly, it's revolting!

Wrong. The entire Mueller investigation was based on faulty premises that only sought to damage Trump, his circle, and was supposed to give enough for the impeachment (it didn't). Mueller knew in the first two days that there was no Russian collusion and now everyone in on it is going to feel the blowback.

 

Devin Nunes on Former Roger Stone Prosecutors: Americans Will Learn of More Actions by Mueller Team Members in Coming Weeks

Let me tell you something else… The lawyers who stepped down today – the prosecutors who suggested seven to nine for Roger Stone – we believe that this is not going to be the only example. We believe there’s other examples of things they did during the Mueller investigation that I think you and your listeners and the American people will be very interested to learn in the coming weeks. As we start to unpeel the onion of what the Mueller team was really doing. Because I would say this, when Mueller was appointed we have to ask ourselves, he walks in the door the first day and he said, “OK, show me all the evidence you got on the Russians?” They’re like, “Bob, sorry we don’t have any Russians here. We don’t have any evidence.” So what the hell did they do for two years? They set up an obstruction of justice trap. And they went after a whole lot of people who have now got sentenced. Some already served their time. And I think all of this has to be called into question now.

They all took their shot at the President and now after this impeachment bonanza his mood has totally shifted and he knows what he has to do. Maybe if you gave up the Morning Joe you'd look at what's really going on.

 


Sack "The Buffalo Range's TRUSTED News Source!"

 

"But, man, you're never going to get any truth from us. We'll tell you anything you want to hear; we lie like hell... We'll tell you any shit you want to hear. We deal in *illusions*, man! None of it is true! But you people sit there, day after day, night after night, all ages, colors, creeds... We're all you know. You're beginning to believe the illusions we're spinning here."

 

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There's little doubt that a mob-boss president occupies the Oval Office.

 

Trump says more than he should've about intervening in DOJ cases

It's as if Trump wants everyone to know about his ability to corrupt the criminal-justice system because it increases the potency of the abuse
 

At a White House event on Wednesday, a reporter asked Donald Trump whether he asked the Justice Department to intervene on Roger Stone's behalf ahead of his sentencing. The president said he hadn't spoken to the department, but he seemed eager to insist he could have.

"I'd be able to do it if I wanted," Trump said. "I have the absolute right to do it."

In case that was in any way ambiguous, the president went further this morning, insisting he can intervene in criminal cases when he wants to, the day after Attorney General Bill Barr said Trump's tweets about Justice Department matters "make it impossible for me to do my job."

Referring to Barr's interview, in which the attorney general said the president "has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case," Trump tweeted on Friday, "This doesn't mean that I do not have, as President, the legal right to do so, I do, but I have so far chosen not to!"

If my thesis from this morning was correct, the attorney general wants the president to lower the volume on this kind of talk, because it has the effect of bringing attention to Team Trump's misuse of federal law enforcement.

But it appears Trump doesn't much care. It's as if he wants everyone to know about the corruption of the system because it increases the potency of the abuse.

The New York Times had an interesting report yesterday, which noted, "For decades after Watergate, the White House treated the Justice Department with the softest of gloves, fearful that any appearance of political interference would resurrect the specter of Attorney General John Mitchell helping President Richard M. Nixon carry out a criminal conspiracy for political ends."

The article added that Trump's "ground-shaking conduct has demolished those once-sacrosanct guardrails."

That's right, and there's every reason to believe the president wants everyone to know it. By bragging about his professed ability to intervene in criminal cases -- whenever he wants, to any extent he wants -- Trump may very well want his allies to know they'll be protected, while simultaneously signaling to his enemies that they'll be hunted.

Those who feared John Mitchell carrying out Nixonian schemes have effectively been told their concerns have come to life -- and a half-century later, there are no longer Republicans on Capitol Hill prepared to tell their president, "No."

A New York Times editorial noted this week, "The Constitution compels the president, among other things, to 'take care that the laws be faithfully executed.' Since Mr. Trump has described that document as 'like a foreign language,' we'll take this opportunity to inform him that this clause does not give him the authority to run the Justice Department like a goon squad at one of his failed casinos."

That's true, though it's also true that the president may not know or care. In fact, Trump appears to have convinced himself of the opposite, arguing as far back as late 2017, "I have absolute right to do what I want to do with the Justice Department."

And in the wake of his impeachment trial, in which the president was acquitted by GOP senators who acknowledged his guilt, isn't it likely Trump is asking himself, "Who's going to stop me?"

 

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