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Wed May 29, 2019, 03:57 PM

 

Side-by-side comparison of Barr and Mueller's statements about Russia probe looks very bad for Trump

CNN’s Brooke Baldwin on Wednesday showed a devastating side-by-side comparison of statements made by Attorney General Bill Barr and former special counsel Robert Mueller about the results of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

In the middle of a panel discussion in which former FBI agent Asha Rangappa accused Barr of “lying” about Mueller’s final report in his four-page summary released two months ago, Baldwin decided to show side-by-side video clips of Barr and Mueller describing the special counsel’s work to let viewers judge for themselves.

In the first clip, Barr stated that there “was no evidence of the Trump campaign collusion” with the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 election, whereas Mueller said that “there was insufficient evidence to charge a broader conspiracy.” In the next clip, Barr claimed that “the evidence developed by the special counsel is not sufficient to establish that the president committed and obstruction of justice offense,” whereas Mueller said that “if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.”

Rangappa also point out that Barr tried to claim that Mueller’s decision not to charge Trump with a crime was not based on DOJ policy against indicting a sitting president, whereas Mueller emphasized that the DOJ’s policy about indicting the president was a crucial factor in his final decision.


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Reply Side-by-side comparison of Barr and Mueller's statements about Russia probe looks very bad for Trump (Original post)
Vidal May 2019 OP
malaise May 2019 #1
renate May 2019 #3
malaise May 2019 #5
Vidal May 2019 #7
uponit7771 May 2019 #4
renate May 2019 #6
Scurrilous May 2019 #2

Response to Vidal (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 03:58 PM

1. Today was way more important than people realize

Did I get everything I wanted - no - but I got more than I expected.

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Wed May 29, 2019, 04:39 PM

3. It feels like a tipping point to me in terms of the media

Not just CNN and MSNBC but the networks that only carry half an hour of evening news will be able to show a montage like that. It won’t just be opinion any more. Even the least political news sources have something to sink their teeth into now.

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Response to renate (Reply #3)

Wed May 29, 2019, 04:45 PM

5. Precisely

and Mueller gave them the perfect line - it is already the headline around the globe and I expect this line to be the led on network news this evening.
'If we had confidence the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so'

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/may/29/trump-news-today-live-roy-moore-alabama-mueller-democrats-2020-latest-updates

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Wed May 29, 2019, 05:08 PM

7. Great point

 

this will get a lot of publicity and will have a lot of staying power. Bad publicity for Trump.

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Wed May 29, 2019, 04:41 PM

4. +1, FAUX News is making it obvious they do NOT want the investigations but welcome impeachment VOTE

... right now so the senate can say Red Don is all good.

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #4)

Wed May 29, 2019, 05:00 PM

6. in other words, "don't throw me into that briar patch"

Or "methinks the lady doth protest too much." When have Republicans (since 2016) said what they really thought? If their lips are moving, THEY ARE LYING. They DO NOT want impeachment.

Clinton's impeachment backfired because it was so obviously crap. Impeaching a president who's in thrall to a foreign adversary is entirely different.

I think that after today, the Democrats who, for whatever reason, think that impeachment is what Republicans want will have to go ahead with it anyway. Force those Senators to betray their country, in broad daylight. Let's see how that works out for them.

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 04:09 PM

2. K&R

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