Report: William P Barr Possible Lead Candidate for U.S. Attorney General….

According to a report in the Washington Post William P Barr is the leading candidate to replace Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General.   Barr previously served as AG under George HW Bush.  The other possible candidate is Rep. John Ratcliffe from Texas.

(Washington Post) Former attorney general William P. Barr is President Trump’s leading candidate to be nominated to lead the Justice Department — a choice that could be made in coming days as the agency presses forward with a probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to multiple people familiar with the deliberations.

Barr, 68, a well-respected Republican lawyer who served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993 under President George H.W. Bush, has emerged as a favorite candidate of a number of Trump administration officials, including senior lawyers in the White House Counsel’s Office, these people said. Two people familiar with the discussions said the president has told advisers in recent days that he plans to nominate Barr.

One person familiar with the discussions cautioned that while Barr is the leading candidate, the decision is not final and the president could decide to pick someone else.  (read more)

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388 Responses to Report: William P Barr Possible Lead Candidate for U.S. Attorney General….

  1. snellvillebob says:

    It was the Washington Post that employed the now deceased Jamal Khashoggi who was and associate with Bin Laden and a member of the Moslem Brotherhood. I think we need an special investigator to look at WaPo ties with terrorists, the CIA and the Global Colonialists.

    Liked by 14 people

    • Jederman says:

      Targeting the Wapo is legit, but why stop with them. In fact I believe it’s long over due and absolutely necessary well before the 2020 campaign spins up.

      Why, why, why, why do they enjoy any press privileges when they’re not really “press?”

      Almost any definition you can find of journalists, the press etc etc describe something entirely different then these obedient, biased, unethical fanatics wandering around in their “journalists” costumes trying to be heavy.

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    • lemmus1 says:

      “I think we need an special investigator to look at WaPo”

      lol …not enough earplugs in the universe to deafen the screams

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  2. This would be a major mistake. How could POTUS do this to himself and us. I hope it is a false leak.

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    • stephenbaze says:

      Agree 100% . DJT should call in others and simply ask them in an interview setting, “what is your opinion of what has transpired with the Mueller sham and Hillary or other DEMs NOT being looked at” ? That is a legitimate question to ask since DJT has made no bones the Mueller sham is a farce. Then and only then can he make a good decision because the answers will define the candidates perspective without asking anybody to do anything !

      Is Muellers team slanted and polluted tremendously and is that even mentioned by the haters ? Use their own tools against them and be done with it, just do it openly as I suggest. Even tape it all for later release if you want, because those are legitimate questions to be asked to make the right decision. Good for the goose and all that kind of thing, Hey ?

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      • lemmus1 says:

        …if he’s actually on the short list, what are the chances that Trump already knows the answers to your questions?

        Answer: imnsho, zero

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    • wageslave231 says:

      I hope this leak is a trial balloon that gets shot down. The President needs someone he can rely on.

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    • Julia Adams says:

      It’s not a mistake. The Deep State is manipulating Trump

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      • steph_gray says:

        To be exact, it’s not a mistake by POTUS Trump.

        It’s meant by controlled opposition to send gullible people on our side into an eat-your-own frenzy.

        And hey, that’s exactly what’s going on right here!

        When we are advised not to pay attention to yellowstream media, it’s not just the teevee stations we’re talking about. The WaPoo and the Slimes have been yellowing the stream with their effluvia far longer than any of the teevee newcomers.

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      • Warrior says:

        Well, trump seems to allow himself to be manipulated. After all he has appointed mostly non trump supporters like John kelly, Kristen Nielsen,mattis,rosenstein, Wray,etc.

        You get what you pay for. Don’t pick trump supporters and you don’t get trump policies. Plain and simple.

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  3. lurker2 says:

    Dear President Trump, we don’t blame you for choosing Sessions, you didn’t know what was going to happen. But please pick a sure thing this time. Don’t take any chances. Please. We’re desperate.

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  4. leslievb3 says:

    For someone who claims to be draining the swamp he sure does repopulate with the same swamp creatures. Bush was a globalist,… enough said. Nauseating choice.

    Liked by 9 people

    • Jederman says:

      Agree.

      In addition, stand by for the “press” to go back to their Bush bashing. After a decent 10 minute pause at the end of the HW funeral ceremonies of course.

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    • Yippeekiyay says:

      “Bush was a globalist”

      Thank you leslievb3. That was my very first reaction as well. We need someone like John Ratcliffe who has seen the politicalization of the DOJ and knows what we are up against, in today’s world!

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    • I could be wrong, but maybe it would be prudent to hold off on the concerning until the new Attorney General is actually picked?

      The swamp is on overtime trying to troll, recognize their phale for what it is… 😉

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    • fakenoozisforfools says:

      In conjunction with the announcement of his possible appointment as the new AG, Barr described James “Weasel” Comey as “an extraordinarily gifted man.” Does this sound like a guy who would think it is necessary to investigate Comey’s role in Hillary’s email scandal and the Steele dossier being used to fleece the FISA court? Does someone investigate a “gifted man”? Crikey, Mr. President. Bush didn’t even vote for you and you’re going to consider his AG? That’s a perfect example of thinking inside the box.

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  5. Rob Smith says:

    William Barr? The same William Barr of Iran-Cobtra fame? who called Bill Clinton director Casey’s “fair haired boy” when he informed Clinton of the CIA’s intention to shut the Mena airport operation down, per Terry Reed & John Cummings book, “Compromised: Clinton, Bush and the CIA”?

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    • Carrie2 says:

      Well, we are back to emailing our President that 1) he is not the best candidate, 2) how about a younger replacement more in tune with today’s world and not #41’s, 3) best continue with the temporary AG until a real candidate is found. whitehouse.gov/contact#

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      • whoseyore says:

        Amen!
        We all need to email him with our thoughts. After all, we were the ones who elected him. He must not give into the swamp after he has come so far. If he does, America is DONE! Please Treepers, write to our president and let him know your thoughts.

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      • Carries2,
        “3) best continue with the temporary AG until a real candidate is found. ”
        I would have agreed wit your suggestion but is temp AG doing anything to have any impact? I have not read anywhere and frankly as of today it might be as well be Jeff Sessions still be there. Did I miss any important announcements here or in any other media from the temp. AG? I don’t think so since if Sundance will not have mentioned it then one the treepers would surely have in the comment section. Given the status quo, I think President Trump needs to soon announce someone for AG but I don’t think that will happen until all the new Senators are in place in January.

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      • Carrie2,

        I’m all for emailing President Trump to request that he put a swamp hating killer in the Attorney General’s seat. But I hope we aren’t emailing him with “demands” based on some Washington Compost jeff bezos bullsh!t “report”…

        I would hate to have him thinking his base wasn’t considering the skeezy c_a garbage source!

        Having clearly called “them” out enough to have used the term “fake news” at least 54,321 times that would have to be quite disappointing to him.

        😀 Just sayn 😀

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “Clinton, Bush and the CIA”

      I have that book, but have not read it in 20 years or so. I have posted it here (from an Amazon link) on CTH numerous times this year. Thanks for the reminder.

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  6. Dutchman says:

    WAPO is the source, with unnamed (made up sources).

    Exactly WHAT part of

    F A K E N E W S

    Don’t we understand, …HUH?

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    • steph_gray says:

      Thank you Dutchman!

      I am astounded how hair-trigger the reactions are around here. You would think few of these people have ever carefully read sundance’s analysis pieces and watched how they unfolded over a period of time…

      Uh…wait… 😳 🤦🏼‍♀️

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  7. Ristvan says:

    Lurking Lawyer here. WaPo is not a reliable source, so this. Ould be a trial ballon. Researched Barr before opining. My 2 cents:

    Worked several years in the Reagan White House on domestic policy. A plus.

    Was Acting AG when 125 violent Cuban prisoners awaiting extradition (Muriel sequela) rioted, took nine hostages. Barr ordered FBI and others to (armed) counterattack. Result, all hostages freed, several Cubam criminals dead. Tough hombre. So Bush made him AG from Acting.

    After leaving Bush 41 admin went to be senior corporate exec for 14 years (GTE, acquired by Vweizon. ‘Retired’ in 2009 and became of coinsel to Kirkland and Ellis, the same law we used at BCG back when I was a very senior BCG partner. Corporate exec, NOT swamp. Trump kind of guy.

    in my opinion would be a GOOD Trump choice, for three reasons:
    1. His recent comments are more Hillary to be investigated, and Mueller charter was too broad.
    2. AG is a senior exec under PDJT. Not a doer as much as an exec making sure his direct reports and their direct reports DO what he and PDJT want done. Exactly what DoJ needs to root out deep state. Barr is a legal Wilbur Ross.
    3. No way given this weeks GHWB circus Barr would not get approved by Senate. Remember there are at least 6 more than just shakey GOPe Senators in the upcoming 116th session.

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    • Palafox says:

      Thanks for your 2 cents. Good perspective and food for thought.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      Thanks for your analysis. Most people us Treepers would like in that position would not be able to pass Senate confirmation. As the late William F. Buckley, Jr. famously replied when asked who to vote for, he said, “The most conservative person that can WIN the election”.

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    • railer says:

      He’s not currently connected to the Swamp, although he clearly knows the Swamp creatures. He’s a compromise, and will likely compromise with people who deserve the rope. It’s all about who can get confirmed by the Swamp, and the Swamp won’t confirm a hanging judge.

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    • Jan Phillips says:

      Thank you for the information, Ristvan.

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    • Daniel M. Camac says:

      Ristvan, Thanks for doing all the heavy lifting. I’ve been impressed with Ratcliffe’s remarks in several interviews but knew absolutely zero about Barr until now. I just hope VSGPDJT makes a confident selection. I don’t know how he survives in that cesspool called D.C. but he’s done pretty well so far.

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    • Truenative says:

      I think most of us think the DOJ and FBI don’t need a manager, they need a house cleaner. By my calculation this guy was around when the DOJ political seeds were planted. 41 was a good man. But he liked big government, and big government types tend to protect the institutions, not reform them. I’m sure he knows Mueller too.
      Risky is an understatement.

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    • lemmus1 says:

      …exceptional, value laden commentary

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    • Ristvan,
      Good points all.
      Not knowing Barr, perhaps POTUS is convinced that Barr knows the ins/outs of the Swamp far better than an outsider. And if he worked with/supervised Mueller he would have superior understanding of how to outsmart Mueller too.

      The real issue is not so much Barr’s expertise but his heart. Will he give his all for Pres. Trump AND have the wit to outsmart the den of thieves that infest DC? I don’t think we can assess that from afar, though certainly Barr’s recent articles spark hope. POTUS has shown himself to be a good judge of character in the main, it is just the wiliness and sheer number of his opponents and the superior tactics available to bureaucrats and gov’t lawyers that are hard to defeat.

      But POTUS is a man of steadfast determination and courage; that gives me hope.

      I’ll be praying for GOD to ensure that the right AG is appointed.

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    • Flight93Gal says:

      Ristvan,

      DiGenova said recently that he knew who the selection was and that when announced the name would generate “great fear by all in DOJ/FBI” who are engaged in swamp tactics. (paraphrasing).

      Does this fit Barr in your opinion, since you know his abilities, behavior and aggressive pursuit of truth–irrespective of party affiliation?

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    • Ristivan…………thought your observations were worthy of passing along to others. Hope you don’t mind but I posted your comment over at Powerlineblog….gave you credit for your “2-cents”…………………

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    • LULU says:

      Interesting Comments. Especially #2. Do we know who BCG is?

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      • Ristvan says:

        BCG is Boston Consulting Group. Top Fortune 1000/government strategy consulting firm in the world. I personally helped save Harley Davidson, for example, in 1977 and still ride. BCG is very quiet and deliberately behind the scenes unless you are a senior Fortune 1000 exec, never discusses recent clients, and now does over $2billion in annual revenue. My biggesr contributions were as a global rainmaker, as worldwide head of one of the very first practice area subspecialties, and doing all the legal legwork to convert from partnership to an ESOP. When I left was the single largest shareholder, but had to sell my stock back to BCG at the ESOP price that year.

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  8. jmuniz1 says:

    I dont believe the Washington Post. I belive its going to be Matt Whittaker.

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  9. RH says:

    Mattis – A Democrat
    Kelly – A Democrat
    Nielsen – A Democrat
    Tillerson – A Democrat

    How come Trump cannot find any MAGA candidates for anything?

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    • Jared & Ivanka = liberal advisors

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    • Suzanne says:

      I would agree with you on all but Mattis. They refer to him as Mad Dog for a reason

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    • Successful Loser says:

      These people are somewhat decent, not like the bozos Obama hired or the demonrats terrorizing the halls of Congress. And what about those Repukans like Ryan, Mull, and Turtle. I’d want a politician, with lots of common sense, and sticks to the Constitution like glue. At this point I don’t care what party they dance with.

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    • nightmare on k st says:

      Kris Kobach can use a job

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      • lemmus1 says:

        …the reality is that Kobach could not win Senate approval even if Trump waited until the new Senate is seated …easy virtue signaling for the RINOs …and THAT is #1 on the AG checklist for Trump …so forget Kobach

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    • glissmeister says:

      They are MAGA. But they are not Republicans. Look what happened to the Republicans he started with. Provincial. Weak. Too conflict averse. Paralytically orthodox.

      GWHB. Another archetypical provincial. How frequently provincials confuse “good manners” with “good judgement.” How frequently they confuse orthodoxy with fidelity.

      Patricians and their wannabees are supremacists; better than you because.

      Just because they want to stay polite and be nice about it doesn’t change the fundamental evil in their predisposition.

      It’s a fundamentally anti-American, elementally European mentality — a kinder, more gentle ruling class. This beltway oligarchy has been on display for the last several days.

      Our nation’s founders were the Trumpists of their era just as Trump is a champion of the values that founded our nation.

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      • breener says:

        Perfectly stated !

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      • lemmus1 says:

        …we tend to forget that Trump doesn’t fit any political label …he registered as and supported Dems when it was beneficial for him to do so …he ran on the Reform ticket in 2000 …and he ran as a Republican in 2016 because it was the only open path with full ballot access …he is above all an economic conservative with a populist pragmatist streak …it’s called MAGA, not republican, not democrat …he will use whatever best serves his purpose and damn the labels …imnsho

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      • Alligator Gar says:

        Please define exactly what geographic location and personal characteristics (other than manners) that you consider to be ‘provincial’ in today’s America? Because there are oligarchs in America, do you limit your use of ‘patrician’ to that class (Rockefeller-level power, money, and influence)?

        I dislike the snobbery and elitism of dividing Americans into ‘plebians and patricians’ for Jacksonian reasons with a large dose of Jefferson added for architectural and analytical structure.

        I pray this country never starts down the road to Rome and its social and societal inequalities of opportunity and attendant brutalities.

        A country without liberty is not worth saving.

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      • LULU says:

        glissmeister, one of the best Comments I’ve seen here.

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    • Buck says:

      You left off the Sec of Treasury.
      At least Globalist Gary is gone already or that’d be another.

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  10. jack says:

    Well, I guess Sundance and others are going to researching this person to see if his background lends itself to “swamp” creature or “WING MAN” for Trump!

    I know Trump has to check with the RAT GOPe to see if they will back his pick. So there must be a lot of behind scenes stuff going on. And maybe GOPe slim will not back Trump’s Bulldog A.G.

    This is IMPORTANT for Trump to get the A.G. spot right this time, he might not get another chance. And he should go to “safe” location with trusted people to vet this people (away from “listening ears” … and be careful of spy’s posing as “friends”.

    I’m sure we all are worried Trump will be forced to pick a “rat” that will be a secret “never-Trumper”. I hope not, we hope not!

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  11. bulwarker says:

    With choices like Wray, Nielsen, Kavanaugh, and now possibly Barr it’s almost like JEB! won.

    Another Bushie would be a huge mistake, and President Trump will only have himself to blame.

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  12. E.jay Miller says:

    I got sick to my stomach when I heard the “news” that Trump has reportedly chosen Bill Barr for AG. Here’s a quote for you to digest if you can:

    “Last month, Barr co-wrote a piece with two other former attorneys general calling Sessions an “outstanding attorney general.” and here’s a quote from the end of the piece:

    “He [Sessions] has acted always out of concern not for his personal legacy but rather for the legacy of the Justice Department and the rule of law. We salute him for a job well done.”

    Jeff Sessions has done more to erode and destroy “the rule of law” than any Attorney General in History including Eric Holder. His inaction and covering for / protection of the Criminals from Obama and Hillary down through their minions in the bottom of their own stinking slime puts the Full Lie to William Barr’s misguided and disgusting glow-plug for the little man traitor to We The People.

    I’ve been a ‘yuge’ supporter of DJT since he came down the escalator, but If Trump picks this slime ball he will have dropped the ball and failed at the most important pick of his Cabinet, TWICE.

    He should pick Joe DiGenova, period.

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  13. Suzanne says:

    Dear President Trump,
    Please appoint the biggest pri*k lawyer in the world to this position. You will need him and heaven knows WE need him.
    Respectfully,
    A Trumpkin from day #1

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  14. Disgusted says:

    If he was attorney general already during my lifetime, shouldn’t his name sound familiar as does Collin Powell, etc. Never heard of him. Not inspired at all. We need a big gun .NOW!

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    • dd_sc says:

      Prior to Pres. Bill Clinton, AG was a fairly anonymous position (Reagan had 3, do you remember them all?). Wasn’t until Janet Reno that DOJ became activist and the AG grabbed a lot of headlines.

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      • lemmus1 says:

        Wako Reno …there’s a name out of my nightmares

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      • Donna in Oregon says:

        Infamous once children were murdered. Bar is extremely low on the ethics scale. Borders on morally reprehensible in most cases.

        After 9/11 these agencies were going to be split. We should have done it when we had the chance.

        Great idea still.

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  15. For Eyes says:

    When realtors have you for a day to show you homes, they never schedule the best one first.

    I hope the analogy holds on this trial balloon.

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    • For Eyes says:

      WAPO:

      “As attorney general in the early 1990s, when crime rates were far higher than they are today, Barr advocated a get-tough approach and sending repeat offenders to prison for long sentences. That viewpoint could come into conflict with efforts by the White House and in Congress to scale back some prison sentences as part of an effort to reform the criminal justice system.

      At that time, Mueller led the department’s criminal division, reporting directly to Barr. The two worked together on the multiyear investigation into the 1988 terrorist bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.”

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  16. Bogeyfree says:

    If PT picks Barr, a Bush guy, then IMO he is sending the message of uncle and will we will never see justice.

    It means to me, he has sold out his base and the whole drain the swamp was nothing but BS. It means to me that he was only interested in clearing his name from the Russian Collusion and in the end may have made this deal in exchange for no impeachment charge from the House.

    If this is the case then IMO his 2020 run is over and frankly this republic is lost as we knew it.

    I pray he goes with someone who is disgusted with the fraud, corruption and crimes that have been committed over these past 8 years and will not stand by idle and allow these crimes to go unpunished.

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    • Little Berkeley Conservative says:

      Sold out his base……….
      Where have I heard that before? 🤔

      Romney has been great at the SOS position, you think?

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    • Rita Camp says:

      Bogey – A person like you describe would be ideal. The problem is that there are few people in DC who are that honourable. (I worked there for 34 years.) Sad, isn’t it?

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  17. Ospreyzone says:

    The good and not-so-good regarding William Barr:

    – Barr is an avid bagpiper and has played competitively in Scotland with a major American pipe band. – CHARMING ATTRIBUTE
    – Barr was the son of Columbia University faculty members Mary and Donald Barr – RED FLAG
    – Barr received his bachelor’s degree in government in 1971 and a master’s degree in government and Chinese studies in 1973, both from Columbia University – RED FLAG
    – From 1973-77, he was employed by the Central Intelligence Agency. – RED FLAG
    – Barr was in private practice for nine years with the Washington law firm of Shaw, Pittman, Potts and Trowbridge, specializing in global sourcing – RED FLAG
    – Barr wrote advisory opinions justifying the U.S. invasion of Panama including an opinion that the F.B.I. could invade foreign soil without the consent of the host government to apprehend fugitives wanted by the United States government. – RED FLAG
    – After his tenure at the DOJ, Barr spent 14-years as a senior corporate executive, retiring from Verizon Communications. – RED FLAG
    – Barr became an independent director of Time Warner in July 2009 – RED FLAG

    In summary, until I see a little more balance I’ll be siding with suspicious cat.

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  18. Bogeyfree says:

    It may be time to bombard whitehouse.gov with letters of no confidence in Barr.

    He would be a huge mistake IMO. We need an ass kicker and not a PC Bushy!

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  19. curtmilr says:

    Anyone related to the Bushes in any way is not trustworthy.

    Ratcliffe is rock solid!!

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  20. bulwarker says:

    Barr supported Obama’s nomination of Eric Holder as AG. Enough said…

    “Mr. Holder’s principal vulnerability was that he had facilitated the pardon given by President Clinton eight years ago to Marc Rich, a financier who fled the country to avoid prosecution. But the endorsement of Mr. Holder by many in law enforcement and many notable Republicans, including William Barr, the attorney general under the first President Bush, made it difficult for Republicans to mount a campaign.”

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      This IMO should seal it for most MAGA followers. Anyone who supports Holder IMO MUST be swamp material. Sure seems like another trap is being laid on PT.

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      • steph_gray says:

        Out of curiosity I just looked up that vote. DuckDuckGo says it was Feb 2, 2009. There were only 75 votes!

        54 D’s voted Yea, 0 Nay
        19 R’s voted Yea, 21 Nay
        3 were there who did not vote

        One of the great results of VSGPDJT’s administration has been that the public is starting to look at these things.

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  21. Ben D says:

    From the WaPo article… “The current acting attorney general, Matthew G. Whitaker, had also hoped to be nominated for the job, according to people familiar with the internal discussions.”

    Let’s not rule Whitaker out yet…

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  22. nccosmiccurmudgeon says:

    Since Diogenes has not found his “honest man” yet; perhaps we should look towards the JAG Corps for an AG. With respects to the other services, it seems the Navy has a particular penchant for ensuring that everyone follows the “Plan of the Day”.

    Somehow, “Good Orderly Direction” needs to be returned to our government. One way or another.

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  23. MAGAbear says:

    For a moment I thought he it was former rep. Bob Barr, LOL!

    Just put suspicious cat in for AG………he’ll (cat)nip spygate right in the bud. 😉

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  24. WiVoter says:

    If President Trump nominates Barr as AG he can forget being reelected in 2020. Why should we vote for a man who lets the Bushes pick his cabinet. Makes me suspicious of Judge Kavanaugh too.

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  25. benifranlkin says:

    All I know it I want duplicitous Rosentstein gone gone gone as Deputy AG or anything else at the DOJ. If Barr gets the nod I’m gonna feel real bad if he keeps Rosie on and real good if he gives him the boot.

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  26. rashomon says:

    For another analysis: William Barr, the Bush clilque and their friends at Dope, Inc. by Anton Chaitkin. In short, in the drug trade he attacked the street gangs and the third tier pushers while letting the top dogs and their money launderers — the global drug trade — remained safe and sound…as we well know today.

    https://larouchepub.com/eiw/public/1994/eirv21n42-19941021/eirv21n42-19941021_029-william_barr_the_bush_clique_and.pdf

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  27. Reality says:

    OMG.
    Another triumph in picking people who hate the Don’s politics, he’s pure Admin State.
    Ratcliffe from Freedom Caucus is far superior, at least he has something in common with PDJT’s politics.
    Does the Don want to be impeached?

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    • George1 says:

      That is what I worry about. The President may be allowing himself to be impeached/indicted with this pick. At the very least with Barr we get no justice for any of the coup conspirators much less anyone higher up.

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  28. Hittman says:

    He would be a bigger mistake than Sessions was. Has swamp rat spell all over him. Trump has one more chance to get it right or risk losing a lot of his support as well as kissing the rule of law goodbye.

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  29. jus wundrin says:

    In my opinion:

    Find a conservative state AG for the job, an outsider that has no ties to DC. They should be picks for every open position from now on.

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  30. trialbytruth says:

    That it all is lost. I am writting a letter to the President right now to let him know just how much faith I have lost in him and his ability to deal with these powerful swamp creatures.

    Dear Mr President

    Pleasemake the pick that you think will serve your purposes best.

    Regarding all your upcoming picks please refer to this advice.

    Jim

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  31. Crawler says:

    The WAPO? The Hill? Seriously?

    “…according to multiple people familiar with the deliberations”…”One person familiar with the discussions…”

    Lie to me once media, damn you,…I don’t believe, and never will believe, anything from those two Pravda outfits.

    Maybe President Trump is just playing his well-tuned media fiddle again, forcing them to laud the late President G.H.W. Bush and his cabinet picks one more time.

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  32. King Arthur says:

    Looks like a deal has been cut….Mueller The Republican ends his pointless excursion of process crimes and agrees not to indict Don Jr for some ridiculous impasse and dials down his asinine report. In exchange for the DOJ and the deep state to remain murky and well…Deep.

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  33. jkcinsalem says:

    Considering the source, I think it’s fake news.

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  34. covfefe999 says:

    A glimmer of hope.

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    • All Too Much says:

      I’ll take him or Ratcliff.
      Both seem to have their heads on straight.

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    • All Too Much says:

      From the NYT story.

      “You can be disappointed [about Trump’s purported direction to Sessions to go after H Clinton], but don’t be surprised,” said Karen Dunn, a former prosecutor and White House lawyer under President Barack Obama who advised Mrs. Clinton during her campaign. “This is exactly what he said he would do: use taxpayer resources to pursue political rivals.”

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  35. TomR,Worc,MA,USA says:

    Please God no, another establishment crony brought it who’s default positions is going to be to “protect the institutions of the FBI/DOJ. We need Joe Digenova.

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  36. Doug Amos says:

    Yellow vest time in America! Find some hard asses. Election fraud, immigration fraud, philanthropist fraud, union fraud, FISA fraud, media fraud; it’s all fraudulent. Can you please put at least somebody in handcuffs or is it time for all conservatives to spend a week in Washington?

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  37. Lo says:

    Waiting on the Swamp being drained!

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  38. red6242 says:

    If Trump picks him he is not the smart guy many have thought and he deserves to lost in 2020 and have the swamp destroy him. He would be spitting in the face of all the people who helped elect him if he doesn’t pick a AG that he would bet the life of all of his family that he would go after all in the swamp. If Trump does this he deserves everything bad that happens to him, this is simple, pick someone you can trust to do the right thing 100% and for sure don’t take the advice of anyone around you who has been advising you in the past.

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  39. covfefe999 says:

    “There is nothing inherently wrong about a president calling for an investigation,” said William P. Barr, who ran the Justice Department under President George Bush. “Although an investigation shouldn’t be launched just because a president wants it, the ultimate question is whether the matter warrants investigation.”

    Mr. Barr said he sees more basis for investigating the uranium deal than any supposed collusion between Mr. Trump and Russia. “To the extent it is not pursuing these matters, the department is abdicating its responsibility,” he said. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/14/us/politics/trump-pressure-clinton-investigation.html

    You have to admit this is good. Barr thinks Clinton should be investigated.

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  40. icthematrix says:

    Losing small bits of confidence weekly in our President’s ability to resist the tentacles pulling him down. He must resist tepid advice from those who go along to get along.

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    • LULU says:

      The Washington Post will never every cause me to lose even a small bit of confidence in our President… We hear from them what WaPo and Bezos want us to hear. Their goal is to separate the President’s base from him. A read of this thread tells us that is working pretty well. Or we have really had a troll invasion.

      I’ll hold my fire until the nominee is announced by the President himself. Not crazy about a Bushie AG, but need to know more. And he is a rumor at this point, not a nominee.

      We have seen fake media trial balloons before. The enemedia seem to have sized up our penchant for going publicly berserk whenever they make us believe our chosen President is straying. He usually ends up doing just fine, the media and us notwithstanding.

      We don’t really have to be Charlie Brown every time someone taunts us with a football.

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  41. Honest Abbey says:

    Bush 41’s own son, Bush 43, stood clear of William Barr. Doesn’t that speak volumes?

    What is President Trump thinking?!?!

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  42. Janeka says:

    I call bullsh*t.. Since when has PDJT advocated for any high ranking cabinet position that has ties to other political “camps”.? He’s done with the required political favor appointments. He wants true leaders, people that know what is going on not chair warmers.. The use of anonymous sources while typing up their political entertainment columns is getting tiresome..

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  43. Robert Smith says:

    Who knows what’s up? But because it’s from the Washington Post I am skeptical. So I’ll wait until there is an official affirmation or denial of such a move.

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  44. jackphatz says:

    I still feel that unless Trump names a ‘Chris Christie type’, we will achieve nothing in the way of justice against those who have done the country wrong. Every AG around the country is always billed as “tough but fair”. They are never billed as being lackluster or weak in their approach.

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  45. Nick Panos says:

    Make the Senate turn down Joe DiGenova. DiGenova would wear it as a badge of honor. If President Trump’s nomination passes the Senate too easily, we’ll always wonder who we could have gotten. It’s possible that Barr is a stalking horse to make Ratcliffe look better. Good thing we haven’t heard Gowdy’s name thrown into the mix.

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  46. golfmann says:

    Steering leak…
    I’m with you, cat.

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  47. Donna in Oregon says:

    If Mr. Whitaker is replaced by another AG, I hope POTUS replaces DAG Rosenstein with Mr. Whitaker.

    Mr. Rosenstein is tainted and dirty. He stinks of Swamp odor.

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    • California Joe says:

      Absolutely! Rosenstein has to be fIred and replaced by Whitaker. Rosenstein did everything in his power to destroy President Trump starting with appointing the special counsel. Sometimes people that look like a rat really are a rat!

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  48. Greg Jarrett on Lou Dobbs’ show:

    As for William Barr, yes unquestionable integrity, a fine reputation, great experience – he brings gravitas to the job but he is an establishment figure at a time that I think we need a disruptor as Attorney General,” Jarrett said, adding, “Somebody who would vigorously go after corrupt officials at the FBI and Department of Justice who were abusing their positions of power and attempting to undermine democracy.”

    Jarrett then concluded, “I’m afraid Barr is not that guy.”

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