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Mon Jun 15, 2020, 10:56 AM

Bill Barr: "Racist. Bully. Fascist."

From someone who’s known the AG since high school...



Victim of Bill Barr’s bullying slams ‘sociopathic’ attorney general as ‘lifelong racist and fascist’

by Brad Reed
Raw Story, June 15, 2020

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After Barr was nominated by George H.W. Bush to be attorney general in 1991, Lohman said he felt a jolt of post-traumatic stress.

“Could it be,” he wondered, “that the sociopath from my childhood is really about to become the highest legal official in the land?”

Lohman compiled his evidence of Barr’s violent harassment, which he said escalated at Columbia, for a column published for the tiny Florida Flambeau — and that decades-old piece goes viral periodically whenever he flashes “fascist” tendencies as President Donald Trump’s attorney general.

“The amazing thing about the 1991 column – and the reason it has garnered so much attention and interest – is that long before Barr’s current era of dastardliness,” Lohman wrote, “I totally nailed him for what he is today, although he’s taken it to extremes far beyond my wildest imagination: a racist, a bully, and a fascist.”

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“Barr has emerged as one of the truly evil figures of our day,” Lohman wrote. “I have hesitated even to air my childhood grievances with him because they are so trivial and petty compared to the destruction he has wreaked on the vital institutions that sustain our democratic way of life. It started Day One on the job when he squelched the evidence that would bring down a criminal and lawless president. And it peaked last week when he saw fit to sic the might of the American military on a peaceful citizenry whose only offense was to demand an end to racism.”

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https://www.alternet.org/2020/06/victim-of-bill-barrs-bullying-slams-sociopathic-attorney-general-as-lifelong-racist-and-fascist/



Gee, maybe Jeff Epstein could have answered how two people with educations turn out so differently?

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mnmoderatedem Jun 2020 #1
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unas3 Jun 2020 #2
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Poiuyt Jun 2020 #5
Kid Berwyn Jun 2020 #6
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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 11:22 AM

1. disBarr

has a nice ring to it

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Response to mnmoderatedem (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 11:27 AM

3. Donald Barr: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

1. Epstein Had Taken Classes But Ultimately Dropped Out of Two Prestigious New York Universities. Donald Barr Hired Him to Teach at the Famous Prep School

Don't forget: Barr's father hired Epstein at the Dalton School despite the fact that he had no teaching experience, where he made the connections that made him a rich man. Must not have been lost on Epstein that the Barrs had shaped his whole life. https://t.co/TEFSUZlKJN

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) August 10, 2019

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 11:24 AM

2. Barr is all of the above and more.

Far from a servant of the people, he has been a stumbling block in his rantings against the medical opinions and scientific method of battling the Corona virus, a traitor in his overstepping the lawful workings of the courtroom, and downright Nazi-like in his orders to suppress and harass peaceful protesters at Lafayette Square. He should resign immediately! Congress should impeach him immediately!

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Response to unas3 (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 11:36 AM

4. Department for Obstruction of Justice

Stark Contrasts Between the Mueller Report and Attorney General Barr’s Summary

The actual text of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report tells a very different story than what was in summaries produced by Attorney General William Barr in letters to Congress and in a press conference prior to the report’s release. A comparison of the report and Barr’s statements shows that Barr downplayed Mueller’s findings about Russian contacts with Trump campaign associates as well as the damning evidence of the president’s obstruction of justice that Mueller assembled. Following are examples of this gap.


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2. How to Interpret the Evidence of President Trump’s Obstruction of Justice

Special Counsel Report: The report presents facts regarding eleven episodes of potentially obstructive conduct and analyzes whether, in each case, the facts established the three legal elements of an obstruction charge: (1) an obstructive act; (2) nexus to a pending or contemplated official proceeding; and (3) corrupt intent. (Special Counsel Report, Vol. 2, p. 15) In many instances, the report details substantial evidence that each of these elements were established. (Id., Vol. 2, §§ II.B, II.D, II.E, II.F, II.H, II.I, II.J, II.K.) In addition, the report emphasizes that “it is important to view the President’s pattern of conduct as a whole” including “multiple acts by the President that were capable of exerting undue influence over law enforcement investigations, including the Russian-interference and obstruction investigations.” (Id. p. 157)

Barr Statements: Barr’s summary gave the impression that Mueller equivocated on obstruction by laying out the evidence on “both sides of the question.” Barr then went on to present his view that “the report identifies no actions that . . . constitute obstructive conduct, had a nexus to a pending or contemplated proceeding, and were done with corrupt intent, each of which, under the Department's principles of federal prosecution guiding charging decisions, would need to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt to establish an obstruction-of-justice offense.” (Barr Letter, p. 3)

Source: https://www.acslaw.org/projects/the-presidential-investigation-education-project/other-resources/stark-contrasts-between-the-mueller-report-and-attorney-general-barrs-summary/

Roy Cohn lives.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 12:11 PM

5. Racist, bully, fascist

No wonder trump likes him so well.

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 01:50 PM

6. Demented Donnie thinks, "I'm in control."

He has no clue Barr works for a higher power.



Bill Barr: The “Cover-Up General”

“At the center of the criticism is the chief artic­ulator of Bush’s imperial presidency,” we reported in 1992, “the man who wrote the legal rationale for the Gulf War, the Panama invasion, and the officially sanctioned kidnapping of foreign nationals abroad.”


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SON OF THE CIA

It was 21 years ago, in 1971, that I first encountered William Barr. Both of us were working for the CIA at the time, he as a novice China analyst, I as a member of the agency’s Vietnam task force. Jovial and un­assuming, he took his cues easily from an overly politicized office chief. It was a to­ken of things to come.

Three years before, we had brushed shoulders unknowingly on Columbia Uni­versity’s roiling campus. Both of us were on the other side of the barricades as antiwar demonstrations there blasted our genera­tion into a decade of rage. Barr, a conserva­tive student spokesman, preached tough­ness to the university administration, of which his father, then dean of the engineer­ing faculty, was a leading light. Years later, this same damn-the-torpedoes zeal would commend Barr to his ultimate father figure, George Bush. When Cuban refugees penned up at an Alabama prison rioted and took hostages in the summer of 1991, depu­ty attorney general Barr ordered the place stormed. Soon afterward, Bush tapped him for the attorney general slot itself.

Barr first met Bush in the CIA. In 1976, having shifted to the agency’s legislative office, he helped write the pap sheets that director Bush used to fend off the Pike and Church committees, the first real embodiments of Congressional oversight of the CIA. Intimates say the experience was for­mative for Barr, turning him into an impla­cable enemy of congressional intrusions on executive prerogative.

“The most radical period I had probably was when I was sort of a moderate Republi­can,” he later acknowledged. Sure enough, Barr stayed safe within conservative clutch­es even after leaving the agency in 1977. Armed with a night-school law diploma, he asked for — and got — Bush’s backing for a clerkship appointment to Malcolm Wilkey of the Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. Years later, as attorney general, Barr would name Wilkey to investigate the House Banking scandal. Wilkey repayed the favor with a wrenchingly partisan in­quiry. Feeding the press overheated charges of wrongdoing, he scored points off the Democratic Congress just as the adminis­tration itself was being pilloried for its failed economics.

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https://www.villagevoice.com/2019/04/18/attorney-general-william-barr-is-the-best-reason-to-vote-for-clinton/



So, who’s zooming who, Vlad?

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 01:54 PM

7. K&R

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 03:12 PM

8. Alfa Bank

Russian Oligarchs have great legal teams because they can afford them, like Barr’s firm.



Should William Barr Recuse Himself From Mueller Report?

Legal Experts Say Attorney General's Ties to Russia Are Troubling


BY CRISTINA MAZA
Newsweek, 04/15/19

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This much is known: On Barr's public financial disclosure report, he admits to working for a law firm that represented Russia's Alfa Bank and for a company whose co-founders allegedly have long-standing business ties to Russia. What's more, he received dividends from Vector Group, a holding company with deep financial ties to Russia.

These facts didn't get much attention during Barr's confirmation hearing, as Congress was hyperfocused on an unsolicited memo Barr wrote prior to his nomination, which criticized the special counsel's investigation—and whether he would release an unredacted Mueller report to Congress. Much of the information is public, but it has so far been unreported in relation to Barr.

Still, Barr's potential conflicts could face further scrutiny as Democrats in Congress fight to have the Mueller report released to the public.

By the time you read this, the report may indeed be in the hands of Congress. But legal battles are expected over how much of the document will be redacted to protect grand jury material and other information. And no matter what appears in Barr's color-coded version of the report, his motives will continue to be questioned.

"All of this raises the need for further inquiry from an independent review, not a Department of Justice investigation," Michael Frisch, ethics counsel for Georgetown University's law school and an expert in professional ethics, tells Newsweek . Scott Amey, general counsel at the Project for Government Oversight, says that Barr is probably playing within the rules. But that doesn't mean he shouldn't recuse himself.

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https://www.newsweek.com/so-many-conflicts-so-little-time-1396435



Bet Barr a bucket of donuts he came back to government service less to help Dim Donnie the Money Launderer and more to “help” his own fortunes.

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