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Former AG Barr on Jan. 6 hearings: 'I personally doubt' Trump committed a crime

By HatetheSwamp
June 11, 2022 5:57 pm
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Lots of you fans of those tedious Jan 6th Committee hearings suddenly have a crush on Bill Barr.

Well, take this!

Bahahahahahahahahahaha!


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Comments on "Former AG Barr on Jan. 6 hearings: 'I personally doubt' Trump committed a crime":

  1. by Curt_Anderson on June 11, 2022 6:05 pm
    You might want to read Barr's entire quote.

    "I think it's legitimate to explore whether or not there was a plan to use violence to stop the vote, and if there was a plan, was the president involved? I haven't seen anything up to now that makes me think he was, and I personally doubt it," he said. "But I think that those are legitimate questions."

    "And the other question is more of a political nature, which is, did the president stand by for hours while the Capitol was under attack, and did nothing and made the comments that were attributed to him about the vice president? I think that's a legitimate area of inquiry."
    washingtonexaminer.com


  2. by HatetheSwamp on June 12, 2022 6:38 am

    Curt,

    I think that Barr is bang on.

    IMO, Trump used the law that was on the books, i.e., the Electoral Count Act. I can't see that Trump did anything illegal, based on the law.

    It seems to me that you want to, as po'd say, Eff the law...and lynch Trump.

    The rational thing is now, before effin 024, is to fix the mess that is the Electoral Count Act.

    But, to waste time attempting to lynch Trump, oy! As much as you want to high five the Jan 6th Committee, the whole thing on Thursday was one-sided. Imagine if Trump had representation!


  3. by islander on June 12, 2022 7:10 am

    "the Electoral Count Act gave governors the final say in certifying the electors from their state. The language of the law is undoubtedly arcane, but the ambiguities parsed by legal scholars are hardly applicable in this case. Those include what to do when a state’s governor certifies more than one electoral submission (for instance because of changes from an outstanding lawsuit), or if the vice president, who holds a largely ceremonial role in the vote count, tries to rule in favor of a conflicting submission.

    Those ambiguities weren’t part of this election, since all 50 states certified their election results and the Supreme Court struck down Trump and his allies’ attempt to have electors removed in key battleground states. Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell laid this out plainly in his address to Congress during the electoral vote count, where he chided Republican objectors for carrying on."
    qz.com


  4. by HatetheSwamp on June 12, 2022 7:31 am

    And, duh, Trump's gambit failed. I don't UNDERSTAND how you Blue MAGA Swampcultists can so thoroughly suspend reason.

    In the end, Biden’s election was confirmed... and on the day it was supposed to be.

    Dozens of rioters were apprehended, many of them already tied and convicted.

    And, you wonder that nearly everyone who's not bonkers Blue MAGA is apathetic.

    This is puuuuuuuuuure TDS.


  5. by Curt_Anderson on June 12, 2022 8:16 am
    That the gambit failed does not exonerate Trump. If a bank robbery is foiled the perpetrators aren't off the hook.

    That Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger ignored Trump's pressure that he "find" 11,581 votes does not mean that Trump didn't illegally try to interfere with an election.


  6. by islander on June 12, 2022 8:59 am

    I love how Trump told the Georgia Secretary of State the exact number of votes he needed to "find" in order to win Georgia and help him steal the election.


  7. by HatetheSwamp on June 12, 2022 9:08 am

    Trump will not be convicted over the Georgia phone call.


  8. by Curt_Anderson on June 12, 2022 9:26 am
    Trump doesn't seem to share your confidence. He nervously whined on Truth Social: “The young, ambitious, Radical Left Democrat ‘Prosecutor’ from Georgia, who is presiding over one of the most Crime Ridden and Corrupt places in the USA, Fulton County, has put together a Grand Jury to investigate an absolutely ‘PERFECT’ phone call to the Secretary of State. Many lawyers, from both sides, were knowingly on the call. I also assumed it was taped. I called to fight a Rigged & Stolen Election, and they go after me instead of the people that Rigged and Stole it. God Bless America!”

    This "perfect phone call" won't have 50 Republican senators on the jury.


  9. by HatetheSwamp on June 12, 2022 9:51 am

    Curt,

    I think your derangement has actually caused you to give Trump far more credit than is due him.

    If Trump wanted to do something illegal, he's sleazy enough to do it in a way that would never get him in trouble.

    Of course, he's annoyed at the prosecutor. Any first year out of law school associate at any law firm could knock this out of the park like a 75 mile an hour hanging curve ball.


  10. by Curt_Anderson on June 12, 2022 10:07 am
    HtS,
    You are giving Trump too much credit. He probably figured that he was on the phone with another Republican who wouldn't repeat what Trump pressured him to do. Trump may have thought the thin veneer of "I just want you to find" the the exact number votes would protect him legally.



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