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Wed Apr 17, 2019, 11:02 PM

 

Nancy should have the House Sergeant at Arms arrest Barr at his press conference and frog march...

him to a cell in the basement for lying to Congress.

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Reply Nancy should have the House Sergeant at Arms arrest Barr at his press conference and frog march... (Original post)
PeeJ52 Apr 2019 OP
Karadeniz Apr 2019 #1
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 2019 #2
RockRaven Apr 2019 #5
C_U_L8R Apr 2019 #3
RockRaven Apr 2019 #7
SlogginThroughIt Apr 2019 #4
UniteFightBack Apr 2019 #6

Response to PeeJ52 (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 11:16 PM

1. Won't happen, but I'd LOVE to see it!!!!❤

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Response to PeeJ52 (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 11:24 PM

2. Somehow I doubt she has the authority to do that.

And to suggest that she does, is irresponsible.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 11:37 PM

5. Inherent contempt powers would allow the House to arrest/detain, try, and punish Barr

and considering he is AG and the more commonly (these days) contempt statute would be prosecuted through the DOJ... well, you see the problem with going the normal (these days) route.

That said, even exercising inherent contempt would not play out *exactly* in the manner the OP described. But the House *could* go through the contempt process, and the House Sergeant at Arms *would* therefore be able, legally speaking, to arrest/imprison Barr. And it is (apparently) unpardonably by the POTUS.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contempt_of_Congress#Inherent_contempt

Whilst these powers have not been used in nearly a century, they do exist, and *could* be used. The question is whether the reward of doing so is worth the risk... and we've already seen a hesitancy to lay down markers on impeaching Trump, with the same question being the issue.

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Response to PeeJ52 (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 11:27 PM

3. I'd like to see Rosenstein break rank

and let it fly on live tv at this contrived press conference. Just do it.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 11:43 PM

7. He is a self-interested toad. He appointed Mueller to remediate his reputation after his memo

was used to justify firing Comey and Trump/Sessions redirected that blowback in his direction -- he was totally willing to write such a memo, he was totally willing to participate in firing Comey, he just didn't want to *take the blame* for Trump's decision.

He was able to rehab his own rep by appointing Mueller because Sessions had recused himself. But that ship has sailed. Now that Barr isn't recused, and Rosenstein got what he wanted by shifting responsibility for whatever happens off onto Mueller and Barr, Rod is back to being a disgusting GOP toady.

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Response to PeeJ52 (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 11:34 PM

4. Isn't his jurisdiction only in the chamber?

 

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Response to PeeJ52 (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 11:43 PM

6. Yeah man! I want some of what you're having!

 

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