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How Barr Is Weaponizing The Justice Department To Help tRump Win

Former DOJ officials spoke about the attorney general’s efforts to undermine voting and his potential to unleash an “October surprise.”

ON AUGUST 13, a day after President Donald Trump again charged that Democrats’ efforts to expand mail-in voting due to the pandemic will create “the greatest rigged election in history,” U.S. Attorney General William Barr too made unfounded and conspiratorial-sounding claims. Barr told Sean Hannity on Fox News that Democrats’ drive seeking to expand mail-in voting could raise “serious questions about the integrity of the election,” were “grossly irresponsible,” and “reckless.”

That was hardly the first time they seemed to agree. In a July House Judiciary hearing and in a June interview with Fox News, Barr joined Trump in his monthslong and spurious attacks on voting by mail. He told Fox that voting by mail “absolutely opens the floodgates to fraud,” adding, without evidence, that “right now a foreign country could print tens of thousands of counterfeit ballots.”


“Barr has admitted he has no evidence of widespread mail-voting fraud,” former federal prosecutor and former senior official at Homeland Security Paul Rosenzweig told me. “All he is doing is trying, unsuccessfully, to give Trump a basis for challenging the election. This is not the job of the Attorney General.”

Barr has violated numerous fundamental norms as attorney general, using his sweeping powers to carry out actions and judgments that are politically beneficial to the president’s reelection campaign. Many former Justice Department officials say Barr’s actions and public statements are increasingly aimed at helping Trump’s political interests and friends, leading to an unprecedented politicization of the department by the nation’s top law enforcement officer. A DOJ spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment on Barr’s actions and views for this story.

Now, with under 70 days to the presidential election, the actions that pose the most consequential harm are those that threaten a free and fair election — especially Barr’s work to undermine, rather than uphold, voting rights and to publicly accuse Trump’s enemies.

“Barr has utterly and completely trashed the norm of DOJ separation from politics,” Donald Ayer, a former deputy attorney general who served in the George H.W. Bush administration just prior to Barr’s first stint as AG, told me. 1


A fireman and a clown walk into a brothel, a little history that led to Toronto's police reform

The Liberal plot


John Fugelsang, you could say


100 years ago today, the US approved the 19th Amendment, protecting women's right to vote.

But the battle for equality is FAR from over

After 100 years, the same issues that women were grappling with back then — voting rights, inequality, racism and sexism — are very much behind the social upheaval we’re seeing now, says Kim Churches, CEO of the AAUW, in this op-ed for Know Your Value.

Tuesday marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. When the words “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged … on account of sex” were added to the U.S. Constitution on August 18, 1920, it seemed that, at long last, women got what they deserved.

But looking back through a century-long lens, this clearly was just another step on a rocky path to equal rights and women’s empowerment — a journey that continues today. After 100 years, the same issues that women were grappling with back then — voting rights, inequality, racism and sexism — are very much behind the social upheaval we’re seeing now.

The 19th Amendment is often thought of as the one that gave women the right to vote, but the fact is that it did not deliver on that promise. Though scores of Black activists (formerly enslaved Sojourner Truth, journalist Ida B. Wells and educator Mary Church Terrell, to name a few) all played critical but largely unacknowledged roles in the fight for women’s suffrage, the amendment was far from inclusive. Native Americans and Chinese immigrants were not granted voting rights. Black women were subjected to Jim Crow laws and not fully enfranchised until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed a full 45 years later.


John Fugelsang's response to repugs bitching that John Kasich is not a true republican


Pennsylvania Wants Votes Postmarked On Election Day To Count After USPS Warns Of Delays

Source: Forbes

Pennsylvania asked the state’s Supreme Court in a court filing Thursday to extend the state deadline for mail-in ballots amid controversial changes at the U.S. Postal Service under new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, and after the USPS warned Pennsylvania and other states that ballots sent in too close to the deadline might not be delivered in time—and not get counted.

“The recent letter by the Postal Service’s General Counsel makes the threat to Pennsylvanians’ right to vote unmistakably clear and concrete,” the Pennsylvania filing notes..”

Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2020/08/14/pennsylvania-wants-mail-in-votes-postmarked-on-election-day-to-count-after-usps-postal-service-warns-of-delays/#29dd666c7396

This goes along with the news posted with Michigan getting the same warning from USPS. As I understand it this warning has gone to other states also. They are weaponizing the USPS.

I see tRump has all his buddies on twitter, including that failed actor james wood, getting a trend

going for him to win the Nobel Peace prize, something he's been trying to get for 3 years now. I'm thinking Israel & the UAE just did the peace deal to help tRump out for Nov.

How the extinction of a species affected whiskey production

So tRump is tweet storming this morning about Bill Maher, guess he didn't like the eulogy

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