Tag: William Barr

Marco Rubio defending himself again against claims he used to have principles

By: TDF Staff

Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio, like so many other Republicans with high ambitions, spends the majority of his days blurting our to any microphone in range of his lofty principles and ideals. Never does it ever amount to much of anything. What he says typically is contradictory to his own prior legislative votes and activities. He always ends up solidifying the view that he is a shell of the person he tried to make himself look like during that train-wreck of a presidential campaign he had a few years back.

Senator Rubio is now at it again in the wake of the push to hold William Barr in contempt for lying during his appearance last week in front of Congress. Back when the president was Barack Obama and the scandal du jour was something called Fast and Furious, Rubio seemed principled.

“I think it is outrageous that any attorney general, Republican or Democrat, refused to comply with Congress’ constitutional right to hold them accountable and the Justice Department accountable. I would say that if this was a Republican.”

JUST KIDDING!! He would not say that if this was a Republican. 

When the drums stated pounding last week and Dems started calling to hold Barr in contempt for his lies, Rubio responded on Twitter by making it clear that, when he was faking principles in 2012, he was only talking about a certain kind of contempt of Congress, and a certain version of Congress’s constitutional right, and a certain subset of “accountable.”

“If like Eric Holder William Barr ever authorizes a program like #FastandFurious that gives drug dealers guns subsequently used to kill a U.S. agent,lies about it & then refuses to provide Congress information, he should resign.”

Ah, ok. It was a non-transferable deal. Only valid while Barack Obama was President. Ok, Marco. Now, please stop talking in public for a while. Be spineless in the privacy of your own home.

Seriously, Florida. Stop voting for this guy.

Barr lied under oath

By: TDF Editorial

William Barr this morning decided to fully torch his credibility in defense of Donald Trump, joining a long line of Republicans who have done the same to their own credibility. During the Attorney General’s appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Lindsey Graham asked him “Did you have a problem with the way Comey handled the Clinton email investigation?”

“Yes, I said so at the time,” Barr responded.

He said so at the time? Barr must have forgotten the op-ed he wrote for the Washington Post on Halloween 2016 titled  ”James Comey did the right thing”.

The era of Trump sure has caused so many Republicans to have selective amnesia. Vote them all out. Also, Barr needs to be held accountable for lying under oath this morning. Republicans, do the right thing and stop the “party over principle” thing that has poisoned you over the last few years.

Does Kellyanne Conway have no shame!?

By: TDF Editorial

To say that yesterday was “interesting” would be an understatement. From the awkward Barr press conference prior to the release of the redacted Mueller report, to the bizarre Kellyanne Conway comment to the press where she said she and the administration would welcome “apologies”, and everything in between, it was a day that will be remembered for many reasons. At any rate, it was not a day that proved “total exoneration” for the president.

But let’s focus on Kellyanne.

Kellyanne Conway’s “fishing” for apologies is almost maddeningly ridiculous. The complete shamelessness from her shows how little she cares about her fellow Americans. Seriously, Kellyanne, Mueller named you personally for boosting Russian fake propaganda and retweeting IRA-controlled Twitter accounts! Not sure where to find this tidbit of information in the report? Well, check out pages 33 and 34. You’re welcome. Now apologize to your fellow Americans for doing that.

William Barr: Defense Attorney to President Trump

By: TDF Editorial Team

During his presser this morning, William Barr proved once and for all that he is a defense attorney for Trump and not the Attorney General.

Barr spent his time at the podium defending Trump’s obstruction-related actions by claiming that Trump’s presidential duties were being hindered by the investigation and that he was frustrated by all the scrutiny he was under. He brought up “No Collusion” five or so times, making it very obvious that he was playing to the only audience he cares about.

Barr blew off all of the possibilities that Trump did anything wrong, even though Mueller did not explicitly leave the decision on obstruction up to the attorney general. Now we are left to draw our own conclusions. The biggest conclusion we are able to come up with so far is that Barr is not working for the American people. He is working for Trump and Trump alone.

President Trump is in typical form prior to the release of Mueller’s report

By: TDF Staff

Donald Trump was up bright and early this morning tweeting ahead of the release of Robert Mueller’s report. If you think he’s being Presidential and nuanced, you are mistaken and must not know how he conducts himself on social media.

As you may or may not know, Attorney General William Barr has a scheduled press conference at 9:30 A.M. Eastern Time and the report is expected to be delivered to Capitol Hill between 11 A.M. and Noon Eastern, with it being posted online sometime after that.

Trump Administration seeks to deny bail for asylum-seekers

By: TDF Staff

Attorney General William Barr unveiled a new order last night that seeks to once again keep brown people behind bars. Barr’s order Tuesday night would reverse the policy of allowing asylum-seekers to request a bond hearing after they show that they have a legitimate, credible fear of returning to their country of origin. Under the current policy, asylum seekers can be released on bail instead of staying in jail for the much longer process of having their claim decided.

A.G. Barr now says that a migrant caught crossing the border between ports of entry, “after establishing a credible fear of persecution or torture, is ineligible for release on bond.” The order wouldn’t apply to people arriving at ports of entry, and while that is true, the Trump administration is slowing down the process at ports of entry, hindering the process.

The ACLU has already come out to say they will be challenging this order in court.