Why AG Bill Barr's Trump 'rebuke' is so hard to take seriously

.@MaddowBlog: Why AG Barr's Trump 'rebuke' is so hard to take seriously

2/14/2020 6:32:00 PM

.MaddowBlog: Why AG Barr's Trump 'rebuke' is so hard to take seriously

For Bill Barr, Trump's tweets about the Justice Department are not themselves the problem. It's the effects of the tweets that are the problem.

incredulousinterpretation, which suggests Barr's apparent rebuke wasn't a sincere effort to restore propriety to the federal justice system, but rather, was the attorney general's way of telling the White House that Trump is making it more difficult for Barr to corrupt the federal justice system.

2 ex-Green Berets sentenced to 20 years for Venezuela attack Protests in Beirut amid public fury over massive blast FAA employees who oversee airplane makers report pressure

Even stripped of all context, taking the attorney general's words at face value is difficult given his strained credibility andunfortunate track recordof saying things that tend to fall apart under scrutiny.But the closer one looks, the more difficult it is to take the attorney general's apparent concerns seriously. Barr said yesterday that he's finding it difficult to do his"job," which necessarily raises the question of exactly what he considers his job to be. Because if the attorney general believes he has a responsibility to use the levers of power to advance Trump's political interests, the president's tweets are only inconvenient insofar as they help expose possible corruption at Main Justice.

Barr appears to have intervened in multiple cases in order to help the president and his associates. The more Trump brags about this, the bigger the controversy, and the harder it is for the attorney general to keep helping the president and his associates.

By this reasoning, Barr wants Trump to stop tweeting about the Justice Department and ongoing criminal proceedings becausehe prefers less scrutiny of his misuse of federal law enforcement. The attorney general wants his actions to unfold in the shadows, and the tweets make the entire scheme obvious.

For Barr, Trump's tweets are not themselves the problem. It's the effects of the tweets that are the problem. Read more: MSNBC »

Furry llama brings touch of Zen to protesters and police in Portland

In Portland, Oregon, where anti-racism protests have sometimes turned violent, a furry llama stands out from the crowd to bless demonstrators and law enforcement with soothing hugs.

MaddowBlog ....because it doesn’t fit your BS narrative. MaddowBlog Not serious. I feel he thinks average Americans are stupid. It's easy to see that he does what ever the president wants, no matter how unethical. the interview was all a ploy to convince us otherwise. Not buying it! MaddowBlog Barr is a big time Trumper and a liar! Remove!

MaddowBlog Barr looks like a child being chastised by a harsh parent in this pic. Guess he has no pride to stand up the Bully. Barr is doing bidding of 45, not fooled by his words. MaddowBlog Oh, now he’s signaling “talk to the hand”. MaddowBlog Yes master. MaddowBlog Obama and Eric Holder gun runners is ok 🤣🤣🤣

MaddowBlog MaddowBlog When Barr and Trump start agitating for a Constitutional amendment to remove term limits on the president, it's time for the revolution to start. MaddowBlog Seems to me like LowBarr and MoscowMitch are being at least halfway serious. Ask any criminal, if your buddy is on social media talking about the crimes you're trying to commit, it makes it a lot harder to get away with it.

MaddowBlog Barr and Trump is another reason for the decline in America's justice but not the root cause. The ones that claims to justice is .ore likely to abuse justice. Remember, ever Apple has a seed unless it's engineered by a artificial motive. Be real O' fake face! MaddowBlog Barr is the faithful hatchetman to Trump's Caligula for profit. Both want to destroy American democracy and are enemies of all in America. VoteBlue

MaddowBlog MaddowBlog Barr looks like a whipped dog! He’s bowing to trump the king of the republicans.

Besieged AG Barr knocks Trump but still backs plot to help convicted Trump aideIn a rare rebuke, Attorney General Bill Barr admits Trump makes his job harder by tweeting, but still stands by helping convicted Trump aide, Roger Stone. MSNBC’s Ari Melber reports on why Barr is trying to quell the bipartisan firestorm over stepping in to “take charge” of the Stone case by reducing his sentence and why Barr is essentially saying he backs the plan but just don’t admit it on Twitter. lovetogive2 AriMelber You should let the BBCNews know this, as their reporting is channelling Lou Dobbs. AriMelber Why did bill Barr's father hire Jeffrey Epstein to teach children when Epstein didn't have a degree? Could Epstein have blackmailed the Barrs (father and son) into it back in the 80's? Does Trump now hold that blackmail? Is that why Epstein was 'suicided'? Hmmmm AriMelber This is a bit more like it. Earlier it was Barr v Trump. These crooks are all in the loop.

Trump tweets about Barr interview after AG complains about Trump tweetingThe president asserts that he has a “legal right” to ask the attorney general to intervene in a federal criminal case. Demonstrating who's boss Hot doggie! now we aren't getting anything outta barr today. They both need to RESIGN!

Attorney General Bill Barr says Trump's tweets 'make it impossible for me to do my job'Attorney General William Barr said President Donald Trump’s tweets and public comments about the Justice Department and ongoing cases make his job “impossible.” So, resign. Whatever man. 😡Cry me a river. No one believes this. By 'do my job' he means be a snake and keep a low profile, increasing the power of the executive dept from the shadows.

Barr takes swipe at Trump, says tweets are making it 'impossible to do my job'AG Barr on Thursday has issued a public admonishment of President Trump, telling ABC News that the president's tweets about US Justice Dept. matters 'make it impossible for me to do my job.' Oh please this was obviously a propaganda ploy. The indifferent reaction from both Trump & LindseyGrahamSC just confirms it. Has the media learned nothing? Way to be complicit in propaganda with your softball interview abcnews FascistTrump GOPPropaganda BarrMustGo Pathetic ResignAG Impossible for you to do your job What job is that? Doing what tRump tells you to do?

Barr tells Trump to stop tweeting about Stone case; juror calls it 'appalling'Attorney General Barr tells Trump to stop tweeting about Roger Stone case, saying in an ABC interview that the tweets 'make it impossible to do my job' The Banana Republicans Like he was doing it to begin with, smh

Barr: Won't be 'bullied' by Trump on Stone case; jurors appalledNancy Pelosi accused President Donald Trump of abusing his power and interfering in the criminal case of his convicted friend and adviser Roger Stone Dose anybody take this woman seriously anymore Nutsy PELOSI Esa Pelosi si que jode.