Tom Toles for May 02, 2019


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    DD Wiz Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Barr stinks like a rotting fish and Mueller — who has far more experience as a prosecuting attorney, law enforcement officer or decorated war hero (who volunteered for his generation’s war that Trump bowed out on claiming FAKE bone spurs and Barr also avoided serving in) — but is denigrated by a flunky cover-up specialist whose boots he is not worthy of polishing.

    Donald Trump repeatedly chants the mantra, “no collusion; no obstruction.”

    William Barr “summarizes” the Mueller report and echoes his boss: NO COLLUSION and no obstruction.

    Then the actual report is released and, despite heavy redactions, clearly shows at least 140 instances of COLLUSION (collaborative interaction, even if it falls short of criminal CONspiracy provable “beyond a reasonable doubt” … or can’t be charged because of an internal memo from the NIXON Department of “Justice” saying a sitting president (Nixon) can’t be indicted — just an internal memo, NO law, statute or Constitutional provision — and outlines the specific elements of the crime of obstruction and shows how Trump transgressed each element. Mueller clearly proves obstruction, and only punts because of the NIXON DOJ memo.

    Barr is an attorney of notable accomplishment. He should know better, and should remember that Nixon’s first attorney general, John Mitchell, went to jail after Nixon was out of office and couldn’t pardon him, for his role in obstruction and cover up.

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    Dtroutma Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Talking of stink, that’s a big smelt.

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    brwydave Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Shouldn’t that stinking big fish have an orange wig?

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    William Bednar Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Were the Dems the only ones at Barr’s grilling who smelled the three hundred pound smelly rotting fish?

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    superposition  about 1 year ago

    Why is a lawyer who willfully and knowingly distorts truth not disbarred? Why is the ambiguous nature of legal language and idioms which invite misinterpretation still allowed in Congress?

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    Pickled Pete  about 1 year ago

    There is a conspicuous absence of @Radish

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    Cerabooge  about 1 year ago

    Barr’s behavior is a slap in the face to the concept of “rule of law” (and he should have been jailed decades ago), but there is also blame to place at Mueller’s feet. Instead of following the law and indicting Trump, he obeyed a legal opinion from the Office of Legal Counsel. That’s not a court, those aren’t judges, and they aren’t authorized to write laws. Mueller made a cowardly decision.

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    Mr. Blawt  about 1 year ago

    Barr wasn’t forced on our country to tell the truth

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    feverjr  about 1 year ago

    After reading the Mueller Report, I’ve got to ask, where were the questions about General Flynn’s, Steve Bannon’s, Peter Smith’s, Barbara and Michael Ledeen’s, Erik Prince’s connections to Russian intelligence? Are these the continuing investigations that are about to be aborted by Barr? Barr is taking over those investigations that are still active, so they’ll be decided with the same “unbiased” view that he took on the Mueller Report.

    Mitch is shortening the time allotted to review Justice appointments, so the Republican controlled Senate can stack the courts with Trump approved judges in record time. In case Trump isn’t reelected, he’ll face Judges who owe their positions to him. Mitch already stacked the Supreme Court, Kavanaugh is the deciding vote.

    Sinclair Lewis warned us, “It Can’t Happen Here,” well, it’s happening…

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  about 1 year ago

    Apparently you’re allowed to lie to Congress if the President feels Congress isn’t being nice to him.


    Republicans had better hope there’s never a Democratic President willing to take advantage of all these precedents Trump is setting.

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    willie_mctell  about 1 year ago

    Ignoring the fish in the room.

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    Redd Panda  about 1 year ago

    Jim Comey was right…trump eats your soul in small bites, until there’s no soul left.

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