Sunday Talks: Michael Mukasey Discusses Current State of DOJ…

Former U.S. Attorney General under President George W. Bush Michael Mukasey weighs in on Trump’s appointment of William Barr to U.S. attorney general.

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95 Responses to Sunday Talks: Michael Mukasey Discusses Current State of DOJ…

  1. Mr. T. says:

    Yep, Great Choice!

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    • fleporeblog says:

      My hopes are not high given the fact that Barr was the AG for GHB. However, he has said all the right things when it comes to HRC and Mueller. If DAG Rosenstein were to resign once he is confirmed, that would be a very good sign. Time will ultimately tell what Barr does and stands for.

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      • fleporeblog says:

        Anyone has to be better than Sessions!

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        • fleporeblog says:

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          • MaineCoon says:

            It is more than the right time to place the blame at Sessions feet. I still ask: For a man of such great faith (so he has stated), just where was his faith when he undermined his boss, the President of the United States of American and all the citizens who supported him (and also those who didn’t). This is the issue I have and will always have with Sessions. He rejected the man God appointed as his boss.

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            • Noknan says:

              False piety is not faith. Remember Bill Clinton waving his Bible around for the cameras?

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            • GB Bari says:

              I have come to fully believe that Jeff Sessions joined the DJTrump campaign early on with his false staterments of support, for the sole purpose of watching the campaign from the “inside.”

              Then when the time came, he took the opportunity to recuse himself that the Democrats and media gave him after the famous Senate hearing, and allowed the subsequent pre-planned events to lead quickly to the establishment of the Mueller Witch Hunt.

              I now believe he has always been part of the Deep State, regardless of his “nice old southern gentleman” personna.

              I didn’t always feel this way, and defended the concept of Sessions as a white hat for quite awhile. But time has a way of getting the truth to ooze out of the Swamp and up to the surface…

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      • mimbler says:

        My first indication will be if Barr gets bipartisan support in the confirmation hearings.

        To date, the dems appear to have known exactly which appointees were swamp and which weren’t.

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    • stephenbaze says:

      I certainly hope so, and have not given up on DJT and seeing some prosecutions of the many crimes committed by DOJ and FBI.

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  2. Dazza says:

    This stuff has become a growth industry.

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  3. VoteOutIncumbents says:

    Barr is a Bushie. Worked for H.W. who was CIA before being VP. Barr is also ex-CIA. We must stop thinking in terms of Democrats and Republicans. It’s about Insiders and Outsiders. Barr is an Insider. Not any reason to believe he will do anything other than continue the cover-up. Will he aid the coup?

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    • Ghost says:

      Voteoutincumbents:

      Nonsense, Barr was part of the >Reagan Revolution< He stay 2 years into the succeeding administration. Bush didn't immediately replace everyone of Reagan's people. After 2 years of remaining at the request of the transition team, with a promotion to AG to do so, he left and return to private practice.

      The fact that so many don't understand how good Reagan and his team were isn't really all that surprising.

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      • mariner says:

        So was George H. W. Bush.

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        • L4grasshopper says:

          Bush 41 was never part of tne Reagan Revolution. He was VP as a sop to the Establishment to get them to support Reagan. As President, he squandered much of what Reagan had initiated, which was a large reason he did not get re-elected.

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          • GB Bari says:

            41 never bought into Reagan’s common sense economics (that worked quite well while they were in play). 41 called the ideas “Voodoo Economics” and adopted the
            “kinder and gentler America” meme. Didn’t work out well for him, especially when we actually read his lips…..

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        • Yy4u says:

          “Mikhail Gorbachev…in 1987…VP George H. W. Bush distanced himself from his own administration by telling him, ‘Reagan is a conservative, an extreme conservative. All the dummies and blockheads are with him…” from “America’s Ruling Class…” by Angelo Cordevilla. American Spectator, 2010.

          So when the establishment tries to say it is Trump’s tone, Trump was nowhere on the scene. This has been going on more than 3 decades.

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      • Sammy says:

        This about the insider against Trump, Barr is controlled opposition, Trump is only allowed to nominate deep state.

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        • railer says:

          Correct. The Swamp will confirm nothing other than a Swamp-approved nominee. Barr is to be considered Swamp and an active Deep State operative, as is Mukasey.

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        • James Carpenter says:

          Trump (if we supporters are correct and not delusional) knows who and what Barr is.
          And I can only hope he realizes that time is running out for any realistic “MAGA” over the monolithic forces of Deep State.
          On the boat today. I haven’t divined any significant “sea changes”.
          And Sundance is as good a weather reporter/prognosticator as they come.
          Your forecast may vary.

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          • mimbler says:

            I am a Trump supporter, but I differ with you that PDJT knows who and what Barr is.

            Trump’s greatest strength is that he is an outsider

            Trumps greatest weakness is that he is an outsider.

            I truly believe both statements. The weakness of being an outsider is that he doesn’t know these people, and he doesn’t totally know who to trust among the people that do know the insiders. I think some of his previous selections illustrate this.

            IMO, of course,

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “Barr was part of the >Reagan Revolution< He stay 2 years into the succeeding administration."

        I think a lot of the commenters here think that Mr. Barr had a crystal ball to look into the future and see GHWB uttering "NWO" and was suppose to immediately drop anything he was doing for government and return to private practice, or become a recluse and save himself until PDJT came along ~30 years later

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      • Somebody says:

        Bush 41 was actually rather slow with many of his appointments. Maybe it was worry about confirmation? Didn’t the D’s control the senate?

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    • Summer says:

      I don’t even understand why everyone he nominates always has ties to the Bush clan. Can’t try to fish in the same sewer and expect a different outcome. Fool me once…

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      • Ghost says:

        Summer:
        I am not a Bush fan but Ronald Reagan walked out of the oval office in January 1989. Please name for me every non Bush republican administration between then and now you would go to look for talent.

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      • Ned Zeppelin II says:

        I am of the view that our present Deep State was strongly encouraged during the reign of GHWB and the subsequent Oval Office residents were all too happy to nurture it further. That is why it is so entrenched. As bad as he was, Obama inherited a corrupt system.

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    • Sammy says:

      Exactly and this former head is lying through his teeth when says he will do anything.

      First if Flynn was lying was is that they can’t produce the original 302’s, why is that Flynn said he knows the his conversations were recorded,mod why would lie.

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    • Ann says:

      VoteOutIncumbents, you have hit the nail on the head! I keep preaching this, but few are paying attention. All need to remember that W’s two terms actually gave HW THREE terms, as W appointed every one of his father’s cronies. If the Trump administration is filled with Bush loyalists, and the Bush Family has strong ties with the Clinton and Obama mobs are indeed Deep State, how exactly will that Make America Great Again???

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      • railer says:

        We have a Constitutional Republic, and the president’s nominees are subject to the approval of the Swamp as influenced by the known Deep State. No sense whining about that, it is what it is. The president has to work his priorities within that known environment.

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        • James Carpenter says:

          On a “politics is the art of the doable” level, I agree.
          However.
          If “doable” is blocked by Deep State, forcing the issue to light of day might be a last ditch hill to die on.
          If violence erupts (as in first stages of civil war) I hope the targets are members of the 5th column. Pick your name, it’s a target-rich environment.
          Jefferson’s reference to trees, liberty and watering may call us all to a strait more horrific than many imagine.
          Pray that I am mistaken in pessimism.

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      • I would urge people to keep their eye on the ball not the man. I would also counsel that just as it is unwise to fall in love with a stock so too is it unwise to fall unconditionally in love with a President. There is a perilously finite clock on this Drain the Swamp game. Second terms should not be taken for granted. The pressures on POTUS are nothing short of inhuman. I sort of wince at how much punishment this game old guy is taking. It’s like we’ve drafted an aging prize-fighter and he’s giving as good as he gets. Does anyone else feel a little guilty for putting him in the midst of a system that’s so bottomlessly corrupt? We the People had ample foreknowledge of where we were headed: The Fed & Income Tax ’13, Smedley Butler’s War Is a Racket ’35, the NSA Act of ’47, Ike’s ’61 speech, the Patriot Act of 2001.

        You can be sure ‘the trillions of dollars at stake’ that SD rightly reminds us of frequently have assembled some terrific push-back. Heck, they’ve had ample time to permeate the System top-to-bottom.

        The primacy of ‘Hillary for Jail’ may be receding in POTUS’ calculus. We cannot know. MAGA folk need to decide for themselves whether the moral imperative of cleaning house exceeds all other possible considerations. Leverage is a dangerous game, almost like an ante at the Swamp Table. I’m still with Trump.

        I’m the first to say there are gaps in my own calculus at the moment. All I can say is that I feel some pretty major ‘known unknowns’ swimming around out there. Maybe this is where faith is called for ’cause we’re not getting another Trump. What’s our alternative? We’ve left it mighty late.

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      • tellthetruth2016 says:

        Sidney Powell would have been GREAT to replace Sessions , But, she would have Never been confirmed because of her outspoken comments on Clintons and the deep state …. Her book was great though and everything she has said is true and we know an honest and truthful personcwith experience could NEVER get confirmed for AG …..

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    • stephenbaze says:

      VoteOutIncumbents , It all remains to be seen, but as you say some of the connections are there. I now realize these elites come in different flavors and not all are swamp creatures. There are even different flavors of swamp creatures and their levels of depravity and psychopathy. Look in Brennans eyes for the proof. Same with A Schiff, Hillary, and many others. Their insanity is obvious for all to see. While some are not so much.

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    • Julian says:

      If that is the case it makes no sense why Trump would select him then does it.

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  4. lawton says:

    Just reading about Barr the one thing he would do is stop Mueller from going into anything but truly Russian related stuff. He wouldn’t have put up with this mess Mueller has been allowed to pull.

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    • Sammy says:

      I am telling he will nothing if the sort, do notice how quite the left was , they know he other plant.

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      • singingsoul says:

        Sammy says:
        “I am telling he will nothing if the sort, do notice how quite the left was , they know he other plant.”
        ____________________________________
        Who suggested Barr to POTUS is much more my interest.
        My instinct tells me Pence had something to do with it..?
        The other is were do we find experienced people as AG ? An experienced person worked someplace from Reagan on in different administrations.
        I am always surprised how POUS supporters are so much smarter than he is.
        Maybe people should give up they life their money and run for President to save this country and have their whole life command through with a fine comb . Have their family investigated their wives or husbands humiliated.
        President Trump is a Gift from God.
        I do not know if I could serve and ungrateful criticizing bunch of people.
        Sometimes I think the DOJ the FBI, media and the government and some voters including those who voted for him want to nail President Trump on the Cross for their own satifaction.
        He does not do this , he should do that and I know better but know nothing because I am not President…!

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  5. Vor Daj says:

    The current state of the DOJ is that it’s a criminal organization and corrupt to the bone.

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      Now it seems as though Trump’s DOJ is investigating Trump’s Inauguration spending.

      Yes, Vor Daj, the DOJ is a corrupt swamp organization.

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  6. peterpan says:

    What POTUS lawyers should push Barr Who will oversee the SC which is a extension of FBI IC investigation which opens as a 4 person conspiracy to collude with the Russians (a very high bar)
    He has to prove it , if by now they cant prove it than he should come out clearly with that report

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  7. ForGodandCountry says:

    Maria: “Do you think he will seek the truth in terms of these investigations (FBI/DOJ corruption) that we’ve been covering all year?”

    Murkasey: “yes, to the extent that he has the authority to do it….”

    Unreal.Talk about a hedged comment!

    Also….

    When will Maria and others finally start saying that the reason for all the dim “investigations” is simply to provide a cover for their own corruption and illegalities…that it allows the liberal press to talk about something….anything….else??

    Maria is smart, but she sure is missing the MAIN point.

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    • Justin Green says:

      Intentionally missing it, is my bet. I’ve all but stopped watching Fox and don’t even hit up Drudge anymore.

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      • GB Bari says:

        I have stopped watching Fox period, other than the clips of interviews posted herein. Drudge has been competely worthless – a total sellout to the MSM – for over a year or more.

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        • Michael Todaro says:

          Drudge jumped the shark many months ago. Fox has become unwatchable. Cavuto, Napolitano, Rivera, Williams are obnoxious as hell. Even Carlson turned against DJT. I often wonder how many have been threatened or bribed. Prosecuting Clinton Crime Syndicate is like prosecuting the Gambinos. Witnesses die. MAGA/KAG !

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  8. linda4298 says:

    This confirmation hearing will be like kavanaugh, they will scream, yell bring out his school friends, whatever, make it up, let’s see if he gets confirmed.

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    • Ann says:

      When dealing with the Uni-Party and Progressives, who are all about money and power and not about America, I try to remember that they create theater and feed us bread crumbs so we will root for the “good guy” who almost always turns out to be their “intended” pick.

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      • singingsoul says:

        Reflecting on the unethical government and deep state, they are Americans they were raised in American homes by American parents . They went to church they could have been going to Church or Synagogue with any one of us.
        They could have gone to school with our children . They could have served in the military with our kids or anther relatives.
        These criminals are ours they carry names we heard all our lives.
        We voted for some of them and we supported them.
        How could those raised in our homes our churches our schools go so wrong..???

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    • Zorro says:

      They will probably bring in Blowsy Two Door Ford to testify against Barr. Why not, nothing happened to her or the Demosocialists for the scam they pulled on Kavanaugh.

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    • Finbar O'Shaunnessey says:

      Because it worked so well for them the first time?

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  9. Shelley Keith Childs says:

    A comment by Mark Wauck on his article ‘Mueller’s ‘Enterprise’ Witch Hunt’ published today at American Thinker:

    “Barr may assure the Senate that he will allow Mueller to do his job, but if he discovers–and his public comments suggest that that “discovery” could come VERY quickly–that Mueller is not in fact doing his job in an ethical way, Barr will not be bound. His oath of office will trump 🙂 any assurances that would have been nuanced assurances to begin with.

    In the pecking order of the legal world, Mueller, Comey, Rosenstein–those guys are pygmies compared to Barr. The guy was head of OLC, DAG, AG and huge in private practice as well as top lawyer for Verizon. He’s not going to defer to a crew of shady prosecutors.

    As for the Senate impeaching him for doing his duty, good luck with that. For starters, this is a very different GOP Senate now–with Corker, Flake, and McCain all gone, and the new GOPers owing Trump for their elections.

    I’m not saying it’s a totally sure thing, nor that it will be pretty. And maybe I’ll be proven wrong. We can compare notes later.”

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    • Justah says:

      It absolutely will take someone who knows how the DOJ is set up and operates to navigate the mine field – Barr knows all that. He has also been out of it for decades and is unlikely to have any “buddies” he wants to protect. The fact that Barr worked in the Reagan & Bush I administrations is no reason to dismiss him. He just needs to be a Patriot and follow both his Oath of Office and the US Constitution.

      My hope is that AG Barr understands that the Rule of Law has to come back and that hiding the Corruption in the DOJ (FBI is a part of DOJ) in order to “save the institution” will NEVER work …… we know too much already. A clean sweep and jail time is the only savior.

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      I respect Wauck a lot. Hope he’s right.

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    • bofh says:

      “For starters, this is a very different GOP Senate now–with Corker, Flake, and McCain all gone, “

      Still got the hags from Maine and Alaska, and now Romney as well. Plus ingrates like Tim Scott and Marco Rubio, together with any number of other GOPe unreliables. Sorry, but it’s hard not to be pessimistic about the Senate improving any time soon..

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    • Farmer John says:

      The Senate does not impeach; the House does. The Senate conducts a trial after the House impeaches.

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  10. lewfarge48 says:

    To me one big problem with Mukasey- he keeps saying Flynn lied – TO MY KNOWLEDGE WE HAVE NEVER SEEN ANY PROOF that Flynn lied – just because he accepted a plea agreement is HORSE SHIT – it does not prove anything !

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  11. trapper says:

    High step, high step, and sing it … everything old is new again.

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  12. LULU says:

    I cannot bear to watch this weaselly little man.

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  13. highdezertgator says:

    “Look, it is frustrating not knowing things.” Rex
    FTA https://quodverum.com/2018/12/348/clintons-in-the-crosshairs-message-delivered-shots-fired.html
    Rex – A Last Word
    Quote “Look, it is frustrating not knowing things.
    We want confirmation of our theories, as well as justice for our anger.
    We get frustrated and angry when we don’t have these needs met. And tired, at the time we are being forced to wait.
    The reality? We all need to get used to the fact, that there is always going to be a gap between what we think we know – and what is actually happening.
    And rather than mongering in doom, try using logic. Why? Being logical provides gives us better answers than doom-mongering, about what we don’t know.
    We would all love to know what is happening, when events will occur and how Trump and his people are defeating America’s enemies. But that would give the same enemies valuable information.
    So in these moments of frustration, be logical. Events are moving in the right direction. Enjoy the show.” end Quote
    Hat tip to Treeper NUTHA-VYOO for linking this earlier today.

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  14. Paul Gallant says:

    Whoopee Yeh right! si ….The Bush funeral was interesting. Skull & Bones meets MAGA and shakes hands. Corrupt DOJ/FBI are just small potatoes, their just the cowboys who work for the Ranch Owners, the real deep state, the Globalist Deep State. There will be just be enough justice to keep the heartland from marching into DC with pitchforks. Don’t count on AG Barr. Movies like “unforgiven” condition us for justice in this life. In real life, Clint Eastwood gets shot when he entered the saloon. The real deeps state is building 3 unbelievably effective and deadly military empires. The Good guys control one of them, for now. Justice! you want Justice? Only when the King of Kings rises from sitting at the right hand of the Father and returns. By the way isn’t Maria Sara Bartiromo a member of The Council on Foreign Relations? Hegelian Dialectic

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    • ristvan says:

      A few thoughts, some directed at Eeyore Treepers.
      1. Barr was a Reaganite, not a Bushie. PDJT made a VSG choice based on lots more info than any here have. I trust his choice.
      2. Most of what PDJT wants to accomplish (as he articulates in his rallies) does NOT involve draining the swamp. It involves circumventing the swamp to MAGA. Examples include the tax bill, USMCA deal, NoKo reset, current China trade confrontation. And on other stuff he is winning peripherally, example the ACA unconstitutional decision BASED on part 2 of Roberts ingenious 2012 opinion now that Trump’s new tax bill invalidates the rationale of Roberts part 3.
      3. Where there are Swamp/PDJT agenda intersections, PDJT seems to have the upper hand. Most recent examples just this past week:
      A. The wall and shutsown and Pelosi/Shumer/Trump Oval office MSM video.
      B. The Judge Sullivan demand to SC concerning Flynn, where SC DID NOT comply.
      C. Cancel the WH press corps Christmas party. What are Acosta and Ryan going to do?

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      • G. Alistar says:

        Yep, I hear ya and like it but….still, when I hear Comey and Strozk testify I just wanna jack slap ‘em. Adam Schiff, Hillary and Obama…well I just pray and thank God that His Justice will prevail. Nancy and Chuck too.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “It involves circumventing the swamp to MAGA.”

        That is a brilliant strategy which must be driving the swamp BONKERS. The cesspool that we know of as Washington, District of Corruption did not get that way in 10 or 20 years and corruption is not going to be totally eliminated (although it could be cleaned up a little at a time). Joe Sixpack out in Flyover USA knows most of the politicians are not looking out for the voters that elect them, he just does not know how bad it really is.

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      • Ghost says:

        Ristvan:
        I remember Barr version one when he was a Reaganite superstar who dealt deftly with the press back in the day. I think it will hard for the Senate not to confirm a previous republican A.G.

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      • mtk says:

        Eeyore Treepers… Are a good thing for CTH. Yes, I know it is counter to popular wisdom.

        As such allow me to pen an observation, solidified over the past year. The observation being is Eeyore’s are on the train all the same. And are rejecting emotional reactions. We are trying to say something, trying to add to the discourse. Which I’ll try to summerize through an abstraction that seeks to identify the crux of the issue.

        Call it a view from the moon if you must by establishing some talking points.
        (Please Note: the compressed language is built around a working understanding of the large picture as discussed over many months of developments in this saga.)

        TP#1… The very overt observation that elements within the govt are HELL bent on preventing an honest airing of what went down with regards to the FISC abuses aka the weaponization of the IC against a political opponent, the frame job on OUR President via the ‘small group’ aka FBI/DOJ aka ‘muh russia’ aka ‘Mueller’, the whitewashing the CF and HRC obvious abuses of public trust, the corrupted elements within govt that are the antithesis of the ‘Will of the People, the stacked deck of Globalism interests that intersect directly against ‘main street’ through DC lobbying efforts and the list grows beyond ability enumerate them all. Such that TO DO SO MOVES ME FURTHER FROM MAKING MY POINT. Oh, I forgot one more observation to add that tops off the aligned interests against MAGA.
        The exposure of a fourth branch govt that provides hodiwinking services to the highest bidder aka the MSM.
        It is not a narrow brush I am painting with.
        The point is, ‘when does this whole ball of wax come home to roost, aka What is its aim.

        TP#2 The lies, the lies and just when you can’t possible see Truth any more, more lies come forth.

        TP#3 If I continue the more this becomes an rant of no merit.

        Therein is my observation that Eeyore’s are trying to say something to the wider community, and are hamstrung by having to walk a fine line.

        I am going to express it in terms of an argregate observation to the many dislocated talking points Eeyore’s are observing within the CTH family. A congealing hypothesis so to speak.

        Brace yourself, here it is…

        “In a culture that is is able to propagate the LIE over JUSTICE, at what point does the lie provide the PROBATE To INVALIDATE YOU.”

        Read that very carefully, they are not minced words, they where very specifically chosen.

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      • Has the USMCA bill passed through congress yet? If not, when?

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      • Ristvan,
        You are spot on in pointing out that Pres. Trump’s focus is on GETTING STUFF DONE. Confronting the “swamp” directly is a tactic to be used when it helps accomplish the goals of MAGA, particularly in unleashing the economic strength and potential of the USA.
        But it is only a tactic–not the goal. I believe that POTUS knows how very dangerous these embedded self interested forces are, but Pres. Trump also understands that he could be in quicksand if his only approach was to take on the swamp. Misdirection and battles galore would ensue, without improving our country.

        Instead, Pres. Trump is executing a complex strategy to revive the growth and vigor of our country. Citizens benefit from these exertions, and many will be convinced by the results of principled realism.

        Fighting the lies of the media, hollywood and “Deep State” is a generational war. POTUS’s work in office helps in that effort, particularly by giving us the economic boost to offset the corrupt financial entanglements and power of the so-called elite–similar to Pres. Reagan. Reagan’s work in the eighties unleashed a 20+ year economic expansion (except for the brief recession because of Bush 41’s new taxes and aftermath of the S&L crisis).

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  15. HickTick says:

    Well I listened to a interview with Joe Degenova sp and he said Barr was excellent choice , so I trust Joe , he knows what he is talking about .

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  16. Heika says:

    Not sure if anyone has put this up but have a read of this stunning ‘shopping list’ of Comey’s crimes and abuses of power by Johnathan Turley. I have not see such a crisp summarised and chronological account. And this is only what is out there in PUBLIC, proven and admitted by himself! When lined up like this, it is mind blowing that he is still walking the streets. The DOJ, Rosenstein’s insane behavior since is mind-blowing. What a mess the DOJ has become. FBI being employed under the DOJ as Sundance reminds us.

    https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/421530-no-glory-in-james-comey-getting-away-with-his-abuse-of-fbi-power

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    • G. Alistar says:

      Great article and looking at the comments on “The Hill” web page below….I think the people are starting to get it. Two years ago there was nothing but dirt in the comments. Now, over half of the comments are supportive of Turley’s article.

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  17. trapper says:

    I just got it. Holy smoke! We watch things a world away, but when they get close to home we forget everything we learned. A pick for AG the establishment can live with. Heh heh. Xi is not the only one who can do Panda Mask.

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  18. k4jjj says:

    The idea that President Trump can circumvent draining of the corrupt swamp and still achieve MAGA is nonsense. There are two inseparable key pieces to the success of the American experiment. Our founders brilliantly understood this.

    First, There must be LIBERTY to achieve your personal best and your economic success. The second piece is also mandatory. You must be able to keep what you work hard to achieve through a solid system of LAWS, RIGHTS AND PROPERTY PROTECTIONS. There must be certainty of law….a system of reliable LAWS, not of MEN, who are endlessly corruptible.

    America fails completely if a corrupt legal system bullies you, strips you of your rights and takes all your wealth away in spite when you don’t “play ball” with organized crime mobsters. We have lost that key second piece with so many criminals infesting Washington DC.

    America collapses and fails if this massive DC corruption is not controlled.

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  19. merrly says:

    I don’t trust anyone for AG anymore. There are so many insiders – they’re everywhere. All tied to each other. The only one I would trust is Joe Di Genova.

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  20. Haveaspine says:

    Bad Omen. You don’t hear the D-Rats Barr bashing like they did with Whitaker.

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  21. montanamel says:

    I wonder if AI (computer simulating human mind, ie: sorting out right from wrong, etc) has progressed far enough to load all our laws into one and posing questions “to it” for clear-cut answers of yes or no, right or wrong, do it or not type?
    Just thinking here…when we have a “shortage” of trustworthy humans to ask such “final recourse” type questions…our judges are infested with “political position speak” and/or outright corruption. The “record” of “reversals by higher courts” should somehow be factored into our system…ie: 9th and certain “named judges” known for being permanently bent in one way only!…

    As for Barr…. anymore, it seems like all we can do (as Joe sixpack’s) is “pay our money” and watch the nags run around the track… Sometimes there is a wreck and a shot rings out…sometimes there is a foul that changes how things “originally looked”… Most of the time, we end up with shredded paper confetti on our shoes…or, spelt beer on our socks… Check-6

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  22. Donna in Oregon says:

    True Character……This Michael Mukasey…..Birds of a feather, Leopards don’t change their spots: Barr is another piece of Swamp Shiite. Old Swamp Shiite (from the Father of the New World Order and 30 years of NAFTA, Read My LIps GHW Bush).

    MICHAEL B. MUKASEY

    For a hint of why a Donald Trump presidency would imperil our national security, consider just a couple of Trump’s suggestions for protecting us against Islamist terrorists.

    He would start with a “temporary” ban on the entry of alien Muslims into the United States until “our leaders can figure out what the hell is going on.” This prescription overlooks that many people already have figured out precisely “what the hell is going on” — that we face a supremacist movement based in Islam that is intent on destroying Western civilization — and have intelligent suggestions for dealing with it. Moreover, Trump’s proposal would assure the enmity of all Muslims, including those whose support we need if we are to prevail.

    Even assuming an infallible way to identify who is Muslim, the proposal is both under- and over-inclusive. It is under-inclusive because it does not address potential terrorists who have U.S. passports or residence permits, or are already here, or may threaten us abroad; it is over-inclusive because it bars the huge majority of Muslims who are not potential terrorists.

    Trump says he would order the military to kill the families of terrorists. That would be a direct violation of the most basic laws of armed conflict, which require that deadly force be used only when required by military necessity, under circumstances that allow distinction between military and civilian targets, and when incidental damage to non-military targets is proportional to the military advantage gained. A military that adhered to the laws of armed conflict would necessarily disobey such an order; if it followed the order, both the person who gave it and those who followed it would be subject to prosecution for war crimes.

    We have already suffered seven years of feckless leadership that has invited the contempt of our enemies and the distrust of our friends. We remain the world’s strongest power and can recover; but to inspire the respect that creates fear and trust when and where each is necessary, we will need a president who summons our strength with a reality-based strategic vision, not one who summons applause with tantrums and homicidal fantasies.

    — Michael B. Mukasey served as U.S. attorney general from 2007 to 2009 and as a U.S. district judge from 1988 to 2006. He has advised the Jeb Bush campaign on national-security issues.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2016/02/15/conservatives-against-trump/

    PS Andrew McCarthy is right in there with all the other haters in this article.

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