Federal Judge Questions AG Bill Barr Credibility, Orders Review of Unredacted Mueller Report…

Federal Judge Reggie Walton delivered a ruling today (pdf version here) creating a firestorm narrative fight around the Mueller report.   However, before reviewing the substance of the ruling it’s important to remember where Walton comes from.

For more than a decade DC Judge Walton has been skeptical of official government statements and the officials who deliver them.  Going back to the early years of the Obama administration, and continuing through the IRS case(s) in Obama’s second term, Judge Walton’s suspicions have been consistent.  Walton consistently wants to see the raw data, and doesn’t trust government presentations or interpretations of the underlying data.

It is against this outlook from the bench where Judge Walton tells the DOJ he wants to see the unredacted Mueller report so he can evaluate whether a FOIA lawsuit has any merit.

In the FOIA lawsuit Buzzfeed wants the unredacted Mueller report.  The DOJ has refused to release the unredacted report because, despite Bill Barr’s instructions to the corrupt Mueller group, team Mueller included grand jury information in their final version.

This is the heart of the issue.  The DOJ is saying all redactions were made based on DOJ policy and laws; Buzzfeed is challenging that assertion and saying they suspect the DOJ removed material from the Mueller report simply to advance a political narrative.

Judge Walton is saying he wants to see the unredacted report so he can make up his own mind on whether legally FOIA-able material exists.  However, Walton is also going one big step further and actually questioning the credibility of AG Bill Barr.  That’s the part where the resistance media is having a field day.

The media have been trying to portray Bill Barr as lacking credibility for a year.  With a federal judge now putting that exact issue into his order the media are intoxicated with the smell of blood in the water… [pg #19]

HERE’s the FULL RULING:

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There are a couple of issues:

First, we know Team Mueller intentionally manipulated the report; including their decision to put grand jury 6(e) material into the report; specifically to contrast President Trump in the worst light possible.

Second, we know AG Bill Barr recognized the political narrative written within the corrupt outline authored by Andrew Weissmann and the Mueller team; and took action to eliminate that politicization.

Third, from looking at Judge Reggie Walton’s decisions through the years; and looking at the ruling on the part where he wants to see the raw underlying material; he’s not doing anything out of the ordinary from what he normally does. However, that said, Walton calling AG Barr’s credibility into question is quite remarkable.

Judge Walton did a good job calling the Obama administration and DOJ to task in the IRS targeting of conservative groups [SEE HERE] and [SEE HERE] ultimately resulting in the DOJ and IRS admitting what took place and settling class-action lawsuits as a result.

If AG Bill Barr did what he said he did, there shouldn’t be an issue.

 

 

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207 Responses to Federal Judge Questions AG Bill Barr Credibility, Orders Review of Unredacted Mueller Report…

  1. Bogeyfree says:

    I’m thinking that PT plan may have always to give Barr the chance, especially with full declass authority.

    But IMO PT knew that if Barr didn’t deliver and knowing that the deep state in the Senate will never give him his next choice for Barr’s replacement he would need to put in his future AG chess move early, via the back door, i.e. the Vacancy Act whereby he nominated and got Eugene Scalia confirmed this past Sept as Sec of Labor.

    Yes that Scalia, the son of SC Justice Scalia.

    As an attorney and a sitting, confirmed Secretary already, he can move INSTANTLY over and assume the role as PT’s new AG and no Senate Confirmation is required. No one, including McConnell can say boo!

    Now to help Scalia, IMO PT could appoint Sidney Powell as WH Justice Czar to work day in and day out with Durham and again, no Senate confirmation is required for a WH Appointee.

    And if PT provided both Scalia and Sidney with full declass authority day one then IMO we will have a kick azz team to expose this coup once and for all and ensure that equal justice under the law regardless if you work for the DOJ or FIB is upheld?

    Again the timing of all of this is very interesting but the one thing we have seen from PT is he always is thinking multiple steps ahead so again if this were to happen, IMO it is pure Trump Genius!

    It truly is time for justice!

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    • Remington says:

      …’oh momma…
      Can this really be the end…’

      If Bogey is On to something here….

      Liked by 8 people

    • lcsteel says:

      Eugene Scalia used to be Barrs’s special assistant in the 90’s.

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    • tucker7518 says:

      President Trump is always multiple steps ahead.

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    • Bob Parker says:

      Level Par (a/k/a BogeyFree)- I LOVE your analysis & hope that you are onto something here re President Trump & AG (FU) BAR(R)!!

      I also suspect you also have more than a few birdies on that Bogey-free scorecard too!!

      Well played!

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    • Somewhere in Dixie says:

      Music to my ears. I hope your theory is correct.

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    • RJ says:

      President Trump is a developer, contractor, real estate mogul, and finally a businessman. He understands the dynamics of profit. Every appointment he makes goes to the bottom line whee profit is measured, the good, the bad, and the ugly.

      Barr knows little about profit, but like most lawyers, he thinks himself super smart. How has he contributed to Trump’s game plan of profit for the American people via the Department of Justice?

      In my opinion, not much, not much at all during the time he has had to demonstrate such. Barr is running out of time, yet he may not know it.

      Trump knows his CPM (critical path method). There is a date when Barr’s work will be strongly evaluated.

      I think Barr may just end up leaving the DOJ blowing into his bagpipes as he walks out the door. He seems to have asked for it. Next would be Wray of the FBI.

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    • Spryte says:

      Bogyefree, really impressive plan and awesome information presented. Trump is amazing with the gift he has to be, “Multiple steps ahead of us..” as you said, and he certainly is. The way he thinks is so genius and right on target. He is messing up the Dems so much they are rolling around like empty vessels.

      Even with all the craziness Trump carries on like he is in the eye of the hurricane…birds are tweeting (ha!) and the sun is shining while the empty vessels are blowing in the wind.

      P.S. My name should be Nobirdies….

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    • fhb says:

      spare the “rod” , spoil the child……this is what AG Barr reaps for being nice & “professional”…more heyenas

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  2. gsonFIT says:

    So when Judge Walton refers to A.G. Barr “lacking candor” he is flat out accusing William Barr of lying, correct? He then goes further and question the Attorney General’s “credibility” which will allow dems and liberals to call fraud on the entire Mueller report outcome.

    However, the good judge does not point out a specific lie Barr told, or illustrate the progression of a lie to the A.G.’s loss of cred. He does site the rollout of the report and a misleading letter, but seems to make bold accusations with little other than hearsay evidence by the politicized media

    How do the top legal minds and practitioners in America lose the ability to follow due process so easily? Isnt it telling so many rely on emotions for their rulings?

    Judge Walton what exactly did William Barr do ?

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    • OhNoYouDont says:

      Simple, Barr ‘candor’ did not follow the script of the swamp.

      Barr strategically blew up the Muellar / Weismann coup, that everyone in the swamp expected to bear fruit.
      —–
      Barr believes Article I, Article III, or the corporate media should overrule Article II.

      Barr believes that the President should overrule Article II, not the sum of its parts.

      Barr was retired with millions in the bank; he came back into government for strictly ideological concerns of Article II abuse.

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      • OhNoYouDont says:

        I better fix this … the WordPress gremlins got me …

        Pelosi believes Article I, Article III, or the corporate media should overrule Article II.
        Barr believes Article I, Article III, or the corporate media should NOT overrule Article II.

        (The constant battle between the ‘co-equal’ branches of government is the key to our Constitutional Republic.”

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        • gsonFIT says:

          When I typed those words last night my thought process was Judge Walton is calling PDJT a liar or he is calling the MSM a liar because it was written in the Mueller report there was no conspiracy. And the obstruction charge, that SD so accurately I.D., was left as totally subjective so an impeachment could be easily finagled.

          So this could be a reversing point where A.G. Barr relitigates the Mueller report too. It would be nice to roll out the Durham report to coincide with Walton’s reopening of the Mueller report. Remember that you and your fellow treepers are much better read on the Coup than most.

          Bringing Russian election conspiracy back into the public forum just as the Durham investigation exposes an opposition conspiracy would be so awesome.

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    • Linda K. says:

      I looked at the headline and thought that it was ok to review the AG, they should have kept a closer watch on Holder and Lynch too. But the FISA does not review the FBI agents who submit evidence to the court and it is exactly shown here, why they should. I don’t think Barr screwed up but when everyone knows they are possibly going to be monitored, they are more careful, and straight within the lines.

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    • rickinhouston says:

      The Mueller Report is total trash anyway. What difference does it make ( in my Hillary voice)?

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    • Lindy says:

      Judge Walton presided over Scooter Libby’s case, and after SL was convicted, “he ordered that Libby report to jail without bail pending any appeals.”
      I’m so glad Trump pardoned Libby.

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  3. Troublemaker10 says:

    If Barr redacted any material other than what he said he did….

    The Mueller team (Weissman, etc) would have been screaming about it (via Schiff if nothing else). Never happened.

    There is likely nothing here.

    However, the judges statement about Barr comes across as a political statement to me….and wholly unecessary (if not unjustified).

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  4. John55 says:

    Strange how we can never get any judge to insist on seeing the unredacted 302s, or unredacted scope memos, or the unredacted version of any of the innumerable documents documenting crooked behavior on the part of the CIA, DOJ and FBI.

    But THIS a judge demands to see. The judges are as crooked as their cronies. Walton intends to usurp Barr’s powers just as all the other judges have usurped Trumps.

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  5. Johnny Dollar says:

    Reggie Walton is a self important blowhard and one of the biggest swamp dwellers that exists inside his beloved beltway.

    Make no mistake, he’s a liberal activist judge like so many others that hate Trump. To give him any kind of regard as an even handed conservative because of his past rulings is like giving Mitt Romney conservative credentials because he voted with the Republicans once or twice.

    Reggie Walton’s purpose in life is to protect the swamp dwellers he lives with. And the swamp loves him back. Read about him in Buzzfeed, the very source which initiated the FOIA appeal to him. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/johnstanton/meet-the-chief-justice-of-americas-secret-supreme-court.

    When you strip away all the bloviating rhetoric in his ruling, what this boils down to is that Reggie Walton wants to be the judge of whether or not Trump is guilty of obstruction of justice.

    Ignoring that Mueller didn’t find that crime and congress didn’t either. But he, the self important swamp protector, has to be personally convinced – for the sake of his friends, don’t cha know..

    Arrogant and pompous.

    I hope he gets his ruling stuffed where the sun don’t shine.

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  6. GTOGUY says:

    My problem with this ruling isn’t that the judge wants to see the unredacted portion of the report. My problem is that he put in his ruling that Barr was lacking candor in his memorandum prior to releasing the report to Congress. Seems odd that Barr would do that knowing full well that if he did, the Mueller team would scream bloody murder and start to leak the information as the Dems usually do. Barr is not stupid, and the Judge should not have editorialized in his order that Barr was being dishonest.

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    • gsonFIT says:

      GT you did a great job of making the point I was attempting to make. Even if true why would Walton say so and pick a side so early in the game. It doesn’t show good judgement.

      What is more likely is his emotions clouded his thoughts

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    • G. Alistar says:

      Excellent. p.s., it’s not like AG Barr threatened sitting Associate Justices on the Supreme Court or anything like that.

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  7. Pat Childs says:

    Barr is Huber.

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  8. BigTalkers says:

    Okay, so AG Wm Barr’s a good guy doing a tough job…

    That must be why he allowed the bogus prosecutions of Flynn, Assange and Stone (among others) to proceed, huh..?

    And the latter deserves special mention because if “Lying to the FBI” were a crime, you could roll a bowling ball down the main aisle of the Executive floor at Main Justice and not hit a soul.

    And that doesn’t account for “covering up” for known perpetrators like Rosenstein, McCabe (previously named in criminal referrals), Comey, Strzok, Page, Fusion GPS, both Ohrs, the entire leadership of our Intel Services (less Adm Rogers), a former Presidential candidate, and too many others to mention.

    But even all that is paled by his recent recommendation that the pending FISC be renewed without amendment in its current form.

    I mean, let’s get real..!!

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  9. RAC says:

    Well although the judge sounds good, it seems to me buzfeed are not good they’re trying to get the GJ material to aid schiffs attempts to get ammunition to use against PDJT’s 2020 campaign.
    What a conundrum, Bagpipe Billy being sniped at by both sides for diametrically opposed reasons.
    Here’s what to do Billy, read SD’s articles, they list the bad guys. Pick a name, any name. Start at the top, start at the bottom, start in the middle, stick a pin in the page, but start, do something.

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  10. Gary Lacey says:

    Buzzseed, a member of the fake MSM, is probably sitting on a full unredacted copy of the Mueller Report and knows the DOJ manipulated/redacted the report.
    it will be interesting to see how Barr extricates himself from culpability

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    • CTH Fan says:

      Buzzfeed was the culprit that printed the Steele Dossier and they are going to try to use this report as a follow up to the Dossier. Buzzfeed wants to give Pelosi and the gang more ammunition for a second impeachment. They are so transparent.

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    • Jederman says:

      If they do have it (likely), and it contains unflattering GJ information, we’ll be hearing it dribbling out during the campaign.

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  11. CTH Fan says:

    A great deal of information has come out since the report was released with regard to illegal FISA requests, FBI and DOJ lies, and use of CIA spies placed in a sitting President’s administration.

    Whatever they have redacted in the Mueller report may be moot once the Durham investigation is over. Also, they never brought charges against anyone for collusion, which I am absolutely sure they would have done at the slightest chance.

    As for the charge of obstruction by the President, if it was also proven without a doubt and not just speculation it would have been prosecuted immediately. It is entirely up to the Justice Department to bring charges and they didn’t. Besides, Rosenstein was a participant in the final review. You know, the stealth conspirator against the President.

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  12. Sharpshorts says:

    [A Federal Judge…Orders Review of Unredacted Mueller Report].
    Who is he ordering – the Swamp?

    1) Yeah … that will make the swamp produce what other Federal Judges have already ordered which has not produced results as of yet…
    2) And … Buzzfeed wants the unredacted Mueller report to become public is being floated.
    Does this mean that their lawsuit now makes this liberal rag a “champion for the American Constitution?”

    …NO of course not. It is ALL smoke and counter-measures.
    Momma says ” crooked is what crooked does “

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  13. mg says:

    barr needs tar and feathers.
    useless pos he is
    tax-payers continue to pay for all these shenanigans
    when do we start the citizen arresting of these barney fifes?

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  14. Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

    The media AND CTH TREEPERShave been trying to portray Bill Barr as lacking credibility for a year

    Fixed.
    Now stand up and cheer.
    A Federal Judge now wants to check Barr’s “candor” quantity too.

    “The inconsistencies between Attorney General Barr’s statements, made at a time when the public did not have access to the redacted version of the Mueller Report to assess the veracity of his statements, and portions of the redacted version of the Mueller Report that conflict with those statements cause the Court to seriously question whether Attorney General Barr made a calculated attempt to influence public discourse about the Mueller Report in favor of President Trump “……

    because Mueller was making a calculated attempt to influence public discourse WITH his report that kinda said Trump obstructed the “collapsed” investigation he was handed.

    They are mad that Barr detected this and stopped their coup.

    “we know Team Mueller intentionally manipulated the report; including their decision to put grand jury 6(e) material into the report; specifically to contrast President Trump in the worst light possible”.

    They didn’t “manipulate” the report….
    They DISOBEYED A DIRECT ORDER given explicitly and multiple times BY BARR.
    This is how he caught them.
    He both testified to this and said so in this interview:
    HEREhttps://www.cbsnews.com/news/william-barr-interview-full-transcript-cbs-this-morning-jan-crawford-exclusive-2019-05-31/

    WILLIAM BARR: Right, and so because we were not involved in the investigation we would have no way looking at the report of determining what was grand jury material and what wasn’t, so we had for a period of weeks been asking the special counsel’s office to highlight the stuff so we could quickly process it for release and I guess–

    JAN CRAWFORD: For a period of weeks you had asked for this material?

    WILLIAM BARR: Yeah even before the March 5 meeting we had asked or raised the subject–

    JAN CRAWFORD: And what was the response?

    WILLIAM BARR: And then at the March 5 meeting I made it explicit and then after the March 5th meeting we asked..

    JAN CRAWFORD: And what was the response?

    WILLIAM BARR: We thought it was being– we thought it was being done and I do believe they were putting in more footnotes in that would be necessary ultimately in identifying the material but whether the wires were crossed or whatever it didn’t come in a form that identified the 6E material.

    JAN CRAWFORD: And that was a surprise to you when you got the report?

    WILLIAM BARR: Yes.

    JAN CRAWFORD: It was.

    WILLIAM BARR: And it immediately meant that you know it was going to be a period of weeks before we could get the report out if I had my druthers I would have liked to get the report out as quickly as possible.

    Mueller’s SCO disobeyed so they could leak the “episodes of obstruction” during the “critical 3 weeks” while Barr was off in the Scottish Highlands redacting the material THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO DO IN THE FIRST PLACE.

    Would have just been easier for Bill to agree with Mueller or NOT put out that Mar 24 letter at all.
    Trump would be gone by now.

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    • OhNoYouDont says:

      Thank you for refocusing on the words Barr has spoken (and already forgotten).

      AG Barr gives numerous speeches, mostly ignored by MSM and “Barr Derangement Syndrome” afflicted.

      This gives me the idea of revisiting some of those …
      _____

      AG Barr can read Chinese….
      —–
      William Barr
      Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture at the Federalist Society
      delivered 15 November 2019, Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C.
      https://americanrhetoric.com/speeches/williambarrfederalistsociety.htm

      Chinese has come in very handy because I find that…when you read congressional enactments from right to left they make a lot more sense than when you read them from left to right.

      ____

      AG Barr went into the CIA to battle China as Nixon was making his high profile visits there…
      —–
      Attorney General William Barr’s Keynote Address: China Initiative Conference
      February 6, 2020
      https://www.csis.org/analysis/attorney-general-william-barrs-keynote-address-china-initiative-conference

      You know, my original career goal was to go into the CIA as a China specialist, and therefore I spent six years at Columbia getting a B.A., an M.A. focusing on Chinese studies.

      And I remember in one of my government classes we were having a debate – and this was in the early ’70s – we were having a debate as to which of our foreign adversaries would pose the greatest long-term threat to the United States.

      And the question was whether it was Russia or China. And I recall the observation of one of my classmates, who was arguing that China posed the greatest long-term challenge to the United States. And he said Russia wants to conquer the world. We can deal with that.

      China wants to own the world. That’s more difficult to deal with. And there’s a certain truth in that.
      _____

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  15. billybob says:

    Anybody arrested today ?

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  16. Conservative_302 says:

    I’ll save my opinion for the outcome of the Durham investigation. Barr did end the Mueller witch hunt, and this was big. I don’t understand why he hasn’t cleaned up his corrupt DOJ, but maybe he has bigger fish to fry. I dont know. The state department under Pompeo seems just as corrupt, and he doesnt seem to be cleaning that up either. I just dont know, but I’d hate to say the worst about Barr without walking in his shoes.

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    • My sentiments exactly. It’s easy to let frustration make you want to throw under the bus anyone who’s within easy reach. Barr is at the head of a DOJ which is known to be corrupt and he has done quite a few things to clean up that corruption: releasing the report, hiring John Durham and others, and playing the bagpipes. 😎 The task before all of them is extremely difficult, and I continue to believe that the situation is in exceptional hands right now. None of us have walked a mile in his moccasins.

      Only two people in US history have returned to the post of Attorney General, and, as former chief corporate counsel for American $$ Express $$ Corporation, he certainly didn’t have to say “yes,” knowing full-well what a firestorm he would be stepping into.

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    • TPW says:

      The fact that he was OK with Flynn …Stone….Manafort….being convicted and treated the way that they were ….speaks volumes about Barr.

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    • Peppurr says:

      I’m not holding my breath for anything out of Durham.
      https://www.citizensforethics.org/lawsuit/barr-durham-russia-expenses/

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  17. TwoLaine says:

    “Federal Judge Questions AG Bill Barr Credibility”

    I think most of us here feel the same way. Maybe not about this, but about a myriad of other actions or inactions, prosecutions or non-prosecutions.

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    • dbobway says:

      AG Bill Barr is the ‘cleaner’ for the swamp, he is the political version of Harvey Keitel in ‘Pulp Fiction’ and the ‘Point of no Return’. He defended the FBI sniper that murdered Rand Weaver’s wife at Ruby Ridge, holding her new born baby. Weaver was acquitted of all charges, because the FBI set him up. Sound familiar?
      So, AG Barr and this activist Judge are on the same team.
      This ‘blow back’ from the left, about our dear AG., is to give AG Barr more credibility, for us knuckle dragging, Bible thumping morons.
      Barr is going to take down the minimum, treasonous criminals in this coup to remove the President. One of the problems is the guilty, could be in the hundreds of crooked government elected and unelected, bureaucrats. Maybe 1 or 2 big shots, the rest will be lower down the ladder. Collateral damage, that see indictments and 1/2 convicted.
      It will take at least a decade just to get this miscreants out of power.
      The only way that happens is we vote, in a Trump Republican agenda for those 10 years.
      If we stay on this high road a lot of the Presidents agenda is friendly to a true Democrat, as well.

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  18. ed357 says:

    The “Swamp”……protects the “Swamp”….

    I believe that “they” are running four corners on Trump45…..

    trying to run out the clock.

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  19. I think that a Federal Judge could be admitted to a secure facility where, in that facility only, he could review the document. But at the same time I really don’t want a well-known “activist judge” dictating to the Attorney General of the United States that they must secretly be conspiring to mislead the People and to advance a political narrative. Washington, DC is a world where, of course, everything is ruled by politics and nothing less. But the still-redacted material is a very small percentage of the report, and we should not let ourselves forget that AG Barr was instrumental in causing [almost …] the whole damned thing to be made public. I don’t think that Barr’s prerogatives should be overruled and his credibility besmirched, because to me that “smacks of politics” far more than what this judge suggests Barr has done. I simply think that we should keep a very level hand about this and try hard not to throw any player under the bus.

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  20. I’m leery of Judge Walton. He presided over the FISC at the same time Obama vastly increased its powers to spy on Americans. Walton wasn’t a strong advocate for transparency then, that’s for sure. We also don’t know what hand he played in writing Obama’s expansive new laws. Whistleblower Dennis Montgomery also claims Walton is one of the judges compromised by the very same spying he supported. lol

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    • I won't back down says:

      thank you!

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    • As a Man Thinkth says:

      Agree…obviously Walton may have a lot more risk of exposure of past FICA abuse than any of the known traitors…

      I am curious as to the relationship between the Predicate for operation hurricane, the Miller investigation (armed with illegal FISA warrants) and the GJ evidence obtained via these warrents….It would appear that this entire investigation and Muiller report was founded on manufactured and illegal evidence sanctioned at the highest levels within the DOJ and OBOMA Whitehouse.

      At what point does “Someone in authority” dismiss the legality of this attempted coup
      As it stands, the resistance will keep reaching back into the garbage can and pulling out the filthy “evidence” and spinning into HEADLINE NEWS..

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  21. rjones99 says:

    I’ve finally figured out one way to respond when this outrageous BS again reaches the extent it did under Obama. Many people have suggested a mass demonstration in DC, others have proposed 2nd amendment solutions. Those would work if enough people were aroused and helped but getting to critical is pretty hard. It’d be even harder if communications were cut off or altered in the midst if an uprising. However, one thing we all could do with relatively little effort and, if enough participated, with little consequence. We could simply stop paying taxes. Folks who normally make quarterly payments could stop. People on a payroll could increase exemptions to eliminate payroll deductions or simply not work. Our sole remaining real power is economic. We need to organize ourselves so that we are prepared to use it if necessary. i never imagined we’d be at the point where our government would abuse us so directly, but here we are. We need to prepare to fight back.

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    • FrankieZee says:

      No, a better way is to just shut everything down for a few weeks. I have been suggesting shutting down every major road leading to every major city in this country for a couple of weeks. All we need to do is have our fellow citizens have their cars break down and our fellow truckers have their rigs break down. So lets say a couple of hundred cars and trucks break down on every major bridge, and tunnel going into and out of NYC. It would cause havoc like never seen before. How long would it take to tow those broken down vehicles away? Once they do it, you start all over again.

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    • TPW says:

      I have thought about this many times. You are right about the citizens and their economic power. Can you imagine the Too big to fail Banks ….how they would wail if everyone closed all their accounts…including charge cards…wall street investments. Stop the money flow. Stop paying taxes…..that would hit them right between the eyes…after all they control our government and most governments world wide. Russia Syria and others were too smart to buy into the global bank control.

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  22. rjones99 says:

    I’ve finally figured out one way to respond when this outrageous BS again reaches the extent it did under Obama. Many people have suggested a mass demonstration in DC, others have proposed 2nd amendment solutions. Those would work if enough people were aroused and helped but getting to critical is pretty hard. It’d be even harder if communications were cut off or altered in the midst if an uprising. However, one thing we all could do with relatively little effort and, if enough participated, with little consequence. We could simply stop paying taxes. Folks who normally make quarterly payments could stop. People on a payroll could increase exemptions to eliminate payroll deductions or simply not work. Our sole remaining real power is economic. We need to organize ourselves so that we are prepared to use it if necessary. i never imagined we’d be at the point where our government would abuse us so directly, but here we are. We need to prepare to fight back.

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    • Pale rider says:

      You want to see the wrath of our United States come to a focus point? Start a movement in that direction.
      The false belief and mistake for those who start that process is that it’s a peaceful protest. No, it’s like declaring a revolution against your government and they will immediately attack with prejudice. There will be no law enforcement stand with you. No military will protect you unless it would be foreign, maybe drug cartels if you could convince them. But, that would bring more misery than we have.
      The resolve for that would be attached to more than these issues to bring a national movement that would be willing to die, because that’s what it would mean.

      These are hidden truths that if people knew and really saw it would create panic. My opinion it should be known, it would put all these shenanigans in perspective for the population. Like how a deep state can create a coup against our choice for a president. Or an AG who will not do the job required, Sessions, Barr. It all fits together. When you see how big and how long this has been going on, it makes you wonder where exactly are we headed now.

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  23. “Judge Walton is saying he wants to see the unredacted report so he can make up his own mind on whether legally FOIA-able material exists.”

    Everybody and his maiden aunt knows FOIA-able material exists in the Mueller report; it’s called Volume 2, where President Trump is portrayed as an unindicted criminal.

    And we the public are either entitled to see this criminal abuse of the system in its entirety, or we’re not. And we are, regardless of whether the judge sees it or not. We KNOW already, Judge.

    This is why I don’t like politics, because everybody practicing it is bent on misleading away from the light of truth.

    Barr is worthless, the judge is worthless, and worse. They are all playing politics — “business as usual”, and each exercising their “right” to judge for everybody — with the clear truth.

    Too many egotistical, privileged Chiefs, and not enough Indians.

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  24. askandgettruth says:

    please people do not believe BARR. he has been a fat swamp rat for 30+ years. he main job has been to FIX the jams the DC RATS get into. don’t believe it?? look up Iran- contra for starters and ruby ridge ETC

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  25. thedoc00 says:

    With SD’s article and all the commentary above, one of SD’s older articles comes to mind. AG Barr’s situation strikes me as being the same as the Bounty Hunter, hanging between the hungry huge wild dog like creatures, in the movie “Chronicles of Riddick”. He says, “I should have took the money”. A few weeks ago SD wrote an excellent article about the “Fork in the Road” reached by AG Barr, to either bring all the conspiracy into the light or continue the cover-up. AG Barr chose poorly and is now paying the price, even if for defending against the nefarious motives of this FOIA request.

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    • Pale rider says:

      I think we all muse, there is a choice for Barr, there is not. It’s all a balanced act to agree and disagree, not a job of actual results. The ‘powers that be’ have been ‘the powers that be’ and will always be there, long after Trump.
      I do trust President Trump, but it will take more than eight years and the people that he has employed to fix this. At best he puts in motion options that people can see are viable alternatives to socialism or Marxism and have enough freedom and sense to choose. Choices that don’t involve China as the leading economy or globalism and climate taxes. Maybe complete transparency would work, I don’t know.
      The lack of understanding at what is at stake needs to be realized, and Trump has started that process.

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  26. I won't back down says:

    Your point number one “we know Team Mueller intentionally manipulated the report;” has better evidence than the inclusion of 6(e) Grand Jury material!!!

    That better evidence is the infamous altered voicemail transcript of Dowd’s call to Flynn’s (now former) lawyers. The judge in the Flynn case forced the Covington and Burling lawyers to produce the audio. In it you can hear for yourself how they edited that message to make it outright damning to the president when it in reality was nothing like what they portrayed in the report.

    If you are wondering if anyone will ever be held accountable for doing something that dastardly to their fellow lawyers, don’t hold your breath but both Dershowitz (as commentator) and Dowd (as one of the collateral victims – the true intended victim was Trump) were completely incensed at this and said it is something that is simply NEVER done in the legal profession to do that to a fellow lawyer. Namely, portraying Dowd as unethical/dirty/corrupt on behalf of his client when in fact the evidence shows he was doing what any lawyer would do.

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  27. Rick says:

    Can Barr legally appeal the judges request to, oh say, an unbiased court not compromised by the nsa?

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  28. OhNoYouDont says:

    Barr believes Article I, Article III, or the corporate media should NOT overrule Article II.
    Barr believes that the President should overrule Article II, not the sum of its parts.
    _____

    William Barr
    Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture at the Federalist Society
    delivered 15 November 2019, Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C.
    https://americanrhetoric.com/speeches/williambarrfederalistsociety.htm
    —–
    Now, in recent years, both the Legislative and Judicial branches, I think, have been responsible for encroaching on the — the President’s constitutional authority, so let me first say something about the Legislature. As I’ve said, the Framers fully expected intense pulling and — and hauling between the Congress and the Executive. Unfortunately, just in the past few years, we have seen this — these conflicts take on an entirely new character.

    Immediately after President Trump won election, opponents inaugurated what they called “The Resistance,” and they rallied around an explicit strategy of using every tool and maneuver to sabotage the functioning of the Executive Branch and his Administration. Now, “resistance” is the language used to describe insurgency against rule imposed by an occupying military power. It obviously connotes — It obviously connotes that the government is not legitimate. This is a very dangerous — and indeed incendiary — notion to import into the politics of a democratic republic. What it means is that, instead of viewing themselves as the “loyal opposition,” as opposing parties have done in this country for over 200 years, they essentially see themselves as engaged in a war to cripple, by any means necessary, a duly elected government.

    A prime example of this is the Senate’s unprecedented abuse of the advice-and-consent process. The Senate is of course free to exercise that power to reject what it deems to be unqualified nominees, but that power was never intended to allow the Senate to systematically oppose and draw out the approval process for every appointee so as to prevent the President from building a functional branch of government.

    Yet that is precisely what the Senate minority has done from President Trump’s very first day in office. As of September of this year, the Senate had been forced to invoke cloture on 236 Trump nominees — each of those representing its own massive consumption of legislative time meant only to delay the inevitable confirmation. How many times was cloture invoked on nominees during President Obama’s Administration? 17 over eight years. How about the Second President Bush’s first term? Four times. It is reasonable to wonder whether a future President will actually be able to form a functioning Administration if his or her party does not hold the Senate.

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  29. martyb59 says:

    Does a federal Judge, Walton in this case, have the jurisdiction to force declassification of classified material? Do judges have security clearances? Does the executive branch have to provide the judicial branch with materials they deem to be classified?

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  30. Johnny Dollar says:

    With regard to the question of whether or not Barr can tell Reggie Walton to go pound sand, the answer is – yes.

    Barr can legally tell Reggie to take his ruling and stuff it!

    It’s going to surprise all those press ignoramuses, now celebrating this so called “ruling,” to learn that releasing information under the FOIA is not the slam dunk ole Reggie is leading everyone to believe. IOW, just cuz ole Reggie says it, is not going to make it so.

    The FOIA law, itself, is loaded with with specific exemptions which bar releasing information. And if one takes the time to look at what these exemptions are, one can see Barr has lots of ways to tell ole Reggie to sit down and shut up – so to speak.

    https://www.justice.gov/oip/doj-guide-freedom-information-act-0

    I sense another big deflating and disappointing gloom will soon descend upon the beltway swamp.

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  31. OhNoYouDont says:

    Still can’t find the text for this entire interview on Fox News from May 17, 2019

    For the first time,the Attorney General explains how the primary aspects under review were conducted by a “small group” at the top of the institutions, and he was surprised to discover no-one had valid answers to his initial inquiry.
    —–
    https://video.foxnews.com/v/6038220402001#sp=show-clips

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/05/17/barr_would_be_very_unusual_if__fbi_used_steele_dossier_to_conduct_counterintelligence_probe.html

    BILL HEMMER, FOX NEWS: How do you think John Brennan and James Clapper handled the Russia investigation?

    ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL BARR: I don’t want to speculate about the facts because I don’t know the facts at this point.

    HEMMER: At all?

    BARR: I know some facts but it is premature to be speculating.

    HEMMER: Can you tell us about the Steele dossier and what role did it play?

    BARR: Well that’s one of the questions that we’re going to have to look at, it is a very unusual situation to have opposition research like that, especially one that on its face had a number of clear mistakes and a somewhat jejune analysis. And to use that to conduct counterintelligence against an American political campaign… would be strange development.

    I’m not sure what role it played but that is something we’re going to have to look at.

    HEMMER: Do you smell a rat in this?

    BARR: I don’t know if I’d describe it as a rat, I’d just say the answers I’m getting are not sufficient.

    HEMMER: Republicans have said for months that these men — Just to follow up on that Republicans have said for months that these men: Brennan, Clapper maybe James Comey had it in for Trump. Do you think that’s true?

    BARR: Again I’m not going to speculate about their motives.

    HEMMER: In the period of time between Election Day and the inauguration. Did anyone in government or in intelligence did they take action to justify their decisions?

    BARR: Between. Election Day – Did you say?

    HEMMER: Between Election Day of 2016 in November and inauguration day.

    BARR: I think there were some very strange developments during that period. That’s one of the things we want to look into.

    HEMMER: Such as?

    BARR: Such as the handling of the meeting on January 6 between the intelligence chiefs and the president and the leaking of information subsequent to that meeting.

    HEMMER: Was that meeting in New York City?

    BARR: Yes.

    HEMMER: In Trump Tower?

    BARR: Yes.

    HEMMER: What questions do you have about what happened that day.

    BARR: Again I’m not going to get into that at this point.

    HEMMER: But it’s on your mind.

    BARR: That’s one of the things we do we need to look at.

    HEMMER: Can you characterize how far advanced you are in understanding that meeting.

    BARR: We’re still in the stage of gathering all the information.

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  32. Screaming Eagle says:

    Barr testifies in the House on March 31st right?. Swamp guardian Walton, beholden to his masters, is getting a little pre-game started, aimed to crush Barr’s credibility. Comrades in media have their marching orders, they will begin to build the narrative, and on que, the mouthpieces we are all sick of seeing and hearing (Pelosi, Schiff, Schumer, and “Fart Boy” Swalwell) will step in at their assigned times, lengthening the parade, which will build to a crescendo of drama by the time Barr heads for the House. Its a grand production that will boost ratings, allow for face time, but will lead to nothing – yet again!
    Swamp is pure evil and the Dems are a giant pair of clown shoes.

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  33. OhNoYouDont says:

    AG Barr: Trump’s 2016 Campaign “Was Clearly Spied On,” Why Didn’t FBI Talk To The Campaign?
    Posted By Tim Hains
    On Date December 10, 2019
    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/12/10/ag_barr_president_trumps_2016_campaign_was_clearly_spied_on.html

    BARR: WikiLeaks. Yes, WikiLeaks, in July, they get this information that this somewhat vague statement was made in a bar. And they jumped right into a full-scale investigation before they even went and talked to the foreign officials about exactly what was said. They opened an investigation of the campaign and they used very intrusive techniques. They didn’t do, I think, what would normally be done under those circumstances, which is to go to the campaign.

    The — and there certainly were people in the campaign that could be trusted, including a member of the judiciary — Senate Judiciary Committee and the governor of New Jersey, former U.S. attorney. There were people to talk to.

    And what I find particularly inexplicable is that they talked to the Russians, but not to the presidential campaign. On August 4th, Brennan braced the head of Russian intelligence. He calls the head of Russian intelligence and says, we know what you’re up to, you better stop it. He did it again later in August. And then President Obama talked to President Putin in — in September and said, we know what you’re up to, you better cut it out.

    So they — they go and confront the Russians who clearly are the bad guys and they won’t go and talk and to the campaigns and say, you know, what is this about?

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  34. As a Man Thinkth says:

    Thanks…I was hung up in the weeds trying to connect the dates…

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  35. NIN JAH says:

    You folks have some terrific theories and I admire your faith that justice will be done. Until the Senior Executive Service is dismantled, the CIA and FBI and DOJ is completely over hauled, NOTHING on God’s green earth will change. Trump needs to flush out the 7-8 thousand Obama loyalists!

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  36. Hans says:

    Interesting Development… 2 points ….Buss Feed and Watson want to be able to leak information/lies. to the public… but they have to have a legal copy unredacted of the Mueller Report as a base for their lies to be believable….
    President Trump sues CNN /WaPo/NYT for their fake reporting.. looks like a warning shot to Watson and Buss Feed…

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  37. shipley130 says:

    According to GatewayPundit, crowdstrike is now disavowing their claim that they discovered that Russia had hacked the DNC servers. Stuff is getting interesting.

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