Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham Discusses His Meeting With AG Nominee William Barr…

The new Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Lindsey Graham, met with U.S. Attorney General nominee William Barr earlier today.  After the meeting Graham answers media questions about their conversation as well as Graham’s reaction to Trump’s prime-time address Tuesday and the news of Rod Rosenstein’s expected departure.

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Senator Graham outlined that AG Nominee William Barr and Robert Mueller are close personal friends for decades. “They’ve been personal friends for over 20 years,” Graham said, noting they worked together previously at the Department of Justice. “His opinion of Mr. Mueller is very, very high in terms of ethics and character and professionalism.”

Graham said Barr’s and Mueller’s wives attend Bible study together and Mueller has attended the weddings of two of Barr’s daughters. “I didn’t know that they were that close personally,” Graham said.

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516 Responses to Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham Discusses His Meeting With AG Nominee William Barr…

  1. Chilidog says:

    So Trump nominates Mueller’s best friend for AG? Unbelievable. At what point do we admit that these are unforced errors? He could have gotten 25 billion for a wall a year ago when the dems would have been forced to negotiate going into an election year. Instead he waited until the dems won congress and have no incentive to negotiate. His instincts often prove correct, but his willingness to accept bad advice is troubling.

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    • Boxerpaws says:

      agree but maybe it’s the ONLY advice he is getting. i support our President 100%..always will but we are certainly in a pickle here.BTW the Dems would never have won the House if the frickin Republican voters hadn’t sat out the mid terms.Turn out matters. It’s how you win.

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      • The Republicans were defending something like 60 seats in the House. Many of these seats were in ‘purple’ districts. The chances of GOP holding onto the House were always very slim. I have yet to see a credible analysis that claims GOP voters did not turn out nationally, rather the opposite. The 2018 midterms had the largest voter turnout in decades.

        In the first two years of office, POTUS DJT was stuck with a Republican majority House that did not support his immigration agenda.

        For the next two years, POTUS DJT is stuck with a Democrat majority House that doesn’t support his immigration agenda.

        On that score, not much has changed.

        What has changed is that the fight over immigration is not occurring between a Republican majority Congress and a Republican President.

        Instead, it’s now occurring between a divided Congress and a Republican President.

        The consequences of this difference are clear. POTUS DJT is inclined to take rather harder line with a divided Congress than he ever was with a Republican Congress.

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        • Pa Hermit says:

          Don’t confuse a “show vote” for a “confirmed vote!” Today, there is neither a Republican Congress nor a Democrat Congress! It is the UniParty Congress. Congress is NOT DIVIDED! They are in lock step/unison with both options we get!

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        • mugzey302 says:

          We still aren’t sure of the level of voter fraud in that election. Judicial Watch has been working in Cali, LA county ~ significant fraud in their voter rolls. These dem states all have auto registration via DMV ~ ideal for fraud, since they allow illegals to drive (!). It’s ALL out of control.

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    • Mark Caswell says:

      It is all about Trump having to deal with the establishment portion of the GOP, especially among the Senators. I think the 25 billion being thrown around is totally without context and is therefore grossly manipulative. If you aren’t going to focus on what the Dems wanted for that 25 billion, it is wrong to suggest that Trump screwed up by not doing that deal. At the time, none of his supporters wanted him to take that deal.

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      • Chilidog says:

        I agree that context matters. My point was that both sides were incentivized to come to the table and make a deal, because neither the dems nor the GOPe had the stomach for a government shutdown. Now that the election is over, the shutdown doesn’t seem to matter. It may not have ultimately been 25 billion and there would have been a lot of strings attached. Some of them unpalatable. But the outcome could have been framed as win – win. This time around we’re in a zero sum game over 5 billion dollars in a 4 trillion dollar budget. It seems like a foolish game to play. Trumps instincts were for a grand bargain. He should make the case at the state of the union for a big deal.

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    • lanahi says:

      We’ve wondered for a long time now just what Mueller is doing and why, some even saying Mueller is a white hat, which seems ludicrous to me. There is plenty of evidence that Mueller is a crook of the worst kind. But there is still that meeting between Trump and Mueller immediately before Mueller was hired as the special prosecutor when he supposedly was given an interview for a job he wasn’t eligible for…

      The best light I can put Mueller in is that maybe he was offered a deal he couldn’t refuse by Trump. Every other theory I can think of goes downhill from there.

      So how do we know this is “bad advice”? We just don’t know enough yet. I am certain Trump knows what is going on and we’ll find out the truth later. It also appears to me that Trump does not fall for much bad advice…his own instincts are good, and he usually goes with that. It seems strange that some think President Trump knows less than us and is just a dupe of anyone around him.

      It appears that everything is entering the last stages as far as uncovering corruption is concerned. Prosecutions will soon proceed, uncovering of plots will happen with declas, etc, and Mueller’s job will be coming to an end anyway. There are other issues an AG should be concerned with. One should read Barr’s biography with future issues in mind. Here are a few:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Barr

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  2. Truth seeker says:

    This is pretty frustrating. Why not just name Mueller himself as AG. Pretty much what he seems to be doing anyway. Trump has indeed failed at the most important appointment…. twice now.

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  3. Linda K. says:

    I would guess Trump does not really care about exposing the bad actors in the FBI and DOJ at this point, possibly they have promised to drop the Special Council if he appoints Barr .
    Trump wants to focus on economic and trade issues. He is picking his battles and I can see why. There are simply no white hats to help him with the corruption at DOJ.

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    • Boxerpaws says:

      “There are simply no white hats to help him with the corruption at DOJ.” not buying it. there’s not one person that isn’t corrupt? Get an outsider. PERIOD.

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    • fractionalexponent says:

      Agree, Linda. He’s pushing DOJ/FBI to the back burner.
      While it was on the front burner, a whole bunch resigned, retired and got fired.

      While he was juggling that pot,
      he stirred the North Korea pot,
      the NATO pot,
      the NAFTA pot,
      the Supreme Court pot,
      the Honduran Marathon invasion,
      MOAB’d the CIA Afghan tunnels,
      stopped CIA arming Syrian rebels,
      pushed ISIS into a corner,
      campaigned for candidates,

      Trump’s stove has a dozen burners.
      He gets up early every morning and tends the pots till dark.
      Cheerfully.

      Are there splatters? burns? boil-overs?
      Yes. Certainly. So be it.
      But he’s turned out some pretty damn good meals in spite of everything.

      Will Trump alone save the Republic? It’s doubtful he can.
      It’s our job. If we don’t save our Republic, no one else will.
      It ain’t gonna be easy. It’s gotta get ugly.

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      • Larry Bates says:

        Problem is that DOJ and #DeepState corruption are GameOver issues. They cannot be safely ignored. Having another biased AG will do President Trump and America great harm. Barr should be sidelined away from the AG nomination ASAP.

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      • Linda K. says:

        There is a possibility that Barr is an honest man and the Mueller “friend” thing is to help him get confirmed. Sigh.

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    • Luminary says:

      this is my take as well. he’ll expose the corruption (maybe) at some other time. these other issues are more pressing to him.

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  4. thedoc00 says:

    Based on all learned here and other places on the internet over the past 3 years, Hillary Clinton’s warning, “if he wins we all hang”, takes on a far broader meaning. Hillary was not warning just the Democrat Party operatives reporting to herself and Obama but was issued to both sides of the Swamp, Democrat and Republican. The collusion to stop Donald Trump was (is) not between any particular political entity and foreign interests, it was actually between both major political party’s, aided by sympathetic foreign intervention.

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  5. Bill Hollinger says:

    This news makes me sick. How could Trump not know this? How did he come to choose Barr? Muller is clearly as bad as they come, and Trump appoints his buddy? Is there any hope this is Graham’s effort at defusing democrat opposition?

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  6. Nathan Hale says:

    Might as well add my two cents.

    Perhaps, President Trump learned very early that he could pick anyone he wanted for his cabinet, but none of his picks would make it through the confirmation process. It’s not complicated really. It’s just a reflection on how deep the corruption is in Congress.

    St. Mother Teresa couldn’t get confirmed if PDJT recommended her.

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  7. Firefly says:

    As of 2018, the Barrs’ daughter, Mary Daly, works at the U.S. Department of Justice; she serves as the Trump Administration’s point person on the opioid crisis.

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  8. NJ Transplant says:

    I just hope that Barr didn’t write that letter to Rosenstein in order to get appointed AG.

    if Barr is with Mueller, it is all over.

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  9. iPack says:

    But what about the letter Barr wrote to DOJ?

    I used to be friends with many people decades ago I don’t care for particularly today… Even went to their weddings, b-day parties…

    I see tons of unanswered questions.

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  10. NJ Transplant says:

    Barr and Mueller are in the same social circle – wives in same bible group, attending each others weddings, etc. That doesn’t mean that they have a personal relationship.

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  11. noswamp says:

    So I guess this is what we end up with. Nothing happens to Mueller. HE continues on forever. Barr allows him to go on and on and on, after all its not a witch hunt and DOJ did not, along with the alphabet agencies ILLEGALLY spy on a political campaign, fabricate evidence, and lie about it. Nothing wrong here. And Graham vets him, and makes sure everyone knows this before the hearings begin. If Trumps staffers and his Cabinet do not tell Trump, then they are doing a huge disservice to the country. Unless there is something else going on that we don’t know about. Judging from the opposition by Schumer, maybe there is a card they are holding that we do not see.

    My guess is that Senator Graham is compromised and making sure the new AG does not upset the apple cart. Yet he is backing Trump strongly on the wall. (For show or his people in SC I think). Something is not right here. In fact he went to Whitacker and made sure that Whit knew that he was not to remove Mueller or intefere with his phoney investigation. Neutered him right out the gate. He is chair of judiciary, I don’t know what that means in this context but apparently it is something that Whit is deferring to.

    CTH, wth is going on?

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    • Zorro says:

      Ongoing cover-up of institutional corruption.

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    • lanahi says:

      “If Trumps staffers and his Cabinet do not tell Trump, then they are doing a huge disservice to the country. Unless there is something else going on that we don’t know about.”
      This is what I was talking about before. Someone should TELL Trump, make HIM aware of the issues…unless there’s something else we don’t know about!
      OF COURSE there is something else we don’t know about! There is with all of this. But we don’t know half of what Trump does about it!
      Whatever else is going on, we can count on the probability that Trump knows far more than we do about what is going on.

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      • aarmad says:

        Certainly President Trump knows more, but unfortunately he knows there is not much more he can do. Most of Washington is against him. The swamp, the media, the establishment, and the doj/fbi. It is systemic. Most would have folded by now, but the President is still getting some things done. It irks me there are not more who will step forward and expose the corruption. It won’t happen, there is too much money to be made, Too much power to be wielded. God Bless the USA!

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  12. Unknownsailor says:

    To really get something done to drain the Swamp Trump needs to appoint Joe DiGenova, it would take Joe less than a day to end the Mueller probe, and get all the people we want to see indicted charged with the crimes we all know they committed.

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  13. noswamp says:

    appoint Joe DiGenova as SC? He is just about the only guy that I would trust 100 percent. Then have him go after Dems the entire time of Trumps Presidency. This criminal cover up of the dems has to stop, maybe with him as SC, it will.

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  14. PocaMAGAjunta says:

    What other possibilities are there?

    Either Mueller is a white hat, or Barr is the knife in the president’s back.

    Either best friends Mueller and Barr will attempt to destroy each other’s credibility or together they will take down either the President or the former Obama Administration.

    What if it Mueller’s findings determine that the dirty Russians played both sides? What if the narrative becomes the President and the Obama Administration are both guilty of interacting with Russians to influence the election? Could / Would the deep state sacrifice their own in conjunction with framing the President in order to regain control of the Presidency?

    Perhaps the globalist plan will be accelerated by using the situation to marginalize both parties, and to finally put an end to all this silly divisiveness.

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  15. Lactantius says:

    I have long wondered what the “deep swamp” establishment is “supposed to do” when they are exposed. In the grand scheme of prognostication, I suppose that POTUS is destined the enter the Capitol Building and push the pillars over and crush all of the establishment baddies into a blubbering hulk of slime.

    But there is also reality. Right now, I guess, the assumption is that the establishment has corrupted its minions to the core and nobody can rise to a level of honor and actually do the right thing. Bob Barr included.

    Charles Péguy (1873-1913) wrote: “Everything begins as a mystique, and ends as a politique.” The political ideology of today has two extremes: Pure socialism on the one end and a complete transformation of our spiritual and cultural lives to restore the republic on the other end. We consistently fail or refuse to address the ethical issues involved in either ideological day dream.

    President Donald J. Trump may not even know how to play chess. He is a self-educated man in that he has been highly successful in his chosen way of life and he has developed a thick skin by sticking his chin out and strutting his stuff. Donald J. Trump went to a military high school where he likely learned the art of self-discipline. Then he entered one of the greatest of battlefields by taking on development in New York City, There he honed the process of listening to his instinct and his gut. Like a successful prize fighter, he got knocked around, but he learned how to last the round and come back when defeated.

    President Donald J. Trump engages meaningfully with many people, because he actually listens and considers on a very human level. He is an extrovert who expresses enthusiasm, warmth, and excitement. He is all energy, very assertive and gregarious. He can be agreeable, ruthless, soft-hearted, trustworthy, irritable, suspicious, kind and empathetic. He is conscientious, orderly, motivated, determined, self-disciplined, careful and systematic.

    What the detractors and haters of President Donald J. Trump focus on is his lack of humility. They see it as emotional immaturity and even a form of developmental imbecility. They are reactionary to President Donald J. Trump’s pro-active moves. They highlight the negative and demand personal satisfaction for what annoys them.

    We are not entering into the Armageddon battle of the end times where the result will either be adhering to personal rights and responsibilities of mankind or the social harmony of idealism where the general will is guided by peace, temperance and dignity.

    The establishment, Uniparty, deep swamp will not be vanquished. So put away your notions that it will.

    President Donald J. Trump is acting according to how Donald Rumsfeld laid it out:

    Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns—the ones we don’t know we don’t know. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones.

    But know this: there are also things which we intentionally refuse to acknowledge that we know.

    The DemonizingRats, the establishment, the deep swamp and the Uniparty know their transgressions, lies, awful practices and malfeasance have to be covered up because they far exceed the scope of mere scandal.

    Should President Donald J. Trump be elected to a second term of office, he could take on the role of the proverbial bull in the china shop and expose the corruption of the establishment movers and shakers and scoundrels. That, of course, would be an open invitation for his well-timed demise.

    We have a system full of emulsifiers, polyglycerol, fructose, artificial colors, transfats, stuffed shirts, creeping mange, synthetic honor and little substance. We also have half a voting population which will believe anything that arouses them such as free health care, endless heart transplants, highs without lows, pats on the back, applause and pleasure at every turn.

    All we on the right have is the vote and everything to lose.

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  16. Pale rider says:

    Barr, are you freaking kidding me??
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Barr#Deputy_Attorney_General
    Everything about this guy screams swamp, rosenstein 2.0. I don’t buy we have to settle, elections especially trump being elected, have consequences.
    Maybe he is a decoy? please no more of this crap.

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  17. Oldskool says:

    Barr is being praised by all the wrong people. When that happens it means it’s never good for us. Will be as good about cleaning up the DOJ as Christopher Wray is with the FBI…useless.

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  18. Doppler says:

    Entrenched Deep State weaponizes state of the art foreign surveillance capabilities against domestic threats to its non-transparent control, and uses DOJ/FBI/CIA/Congress to cover it up;

    $22T national debt continues to grow $1T per year through boom economy, full employment, and “conservative” government, as reversing course away from globalist enrichment/sovereignty branded as racist science denial and fundamental economic ignorance;

    Open borders and sanctuary policies allied with drug and human-trafficking organizations allow millions of illegal immigrants, invited in by leftists and granted affirmative action rights, opposition branded racist and immoral;

    American people through greatest generation branded as evil;

    Assertive male leadership branded as toxic;

    America first trade policies branded as fascist;

    Nationalism branded as the opposite of Patriotism (Marxism’s tortured rationale for why the masses fought for their own countries in WWII instead of following International Communism, as they predicted);

    Media take direction from deep state power cabal on all branding processes;

    Grandchildren being brainwashed by Marxists and feminazis at our elite universities;

    Versus

    The Donald, winning bigly.

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  19. mark says:

    For anybody still left on this thread that has any questions about Barr as AG please look way up thread at Anon’s link to Barrs 19 page letter August of this year. He addressed it to RR and his Deputy. It completly refutes the Mueller appointment. Maybe this is why Joe DeGenova is in support of Barr. Hope this helps. Barr also said he would have investigated U1 and the Clinton server and stated that the Justice Dept. was not doing it job. I am not linked into WordPress so I can’t post those links and it’s KILLING ME.

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    • fractionalexponent says:

      Thankyou, mark…trying to find it…

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      • fractionalexponent says:

        Ok, Mark. Thankyou again. I finally found Anon’s link to Barr’s statement that you mention. In it Barr argues relentlessly against Mueller’s investigation, and argues for a President’s Constitutional authority to make decisions without being nitpicked by DOJ or the courts. After reading it, it looks like Barr is exactly the type of AG Trump needs.

        Thankyou, Anon.

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    • The Boss says:

      You’re right mark.

      There is a Reuters article today concerning Barr’s plans to recuse from the DOJ appeal of the AT&T acquisition of Time Warner. (Barr was a TW director and ended up with over $1 million in AT&T stock). The article touches on Barr’s criticism of Mueller’s handling of the SC investigation.

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