Attorney General Bill Barr has now apparently un-recused himself from the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking case.

By |2019-07-09T09:00:05-08:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |29 Comments

Wait, can he do that?

Courtesy of CNBC:

Attorney General William Barr will not recuse himself from involvement in the new federal criminal prosecution of accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, an official said Tuesday.

But Barr will recuse himself from an internal Justice Department probe of current Labor Secretary’s Alex Acosta involvement in approving a controversial no-prosecution deal with the wealthy financier a decade ago, an official said.

Barr’s announced decision to have oversight over the Epstein prosecution came after reports that he had recused himself from the case, which is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

And it came as a bevy of Democratic members of Congress and presidential candidates demanded that Acosta resign because of his role as then-U.S. Attorney in Miami in signing off on a deal to not prosecute Epstein in the mid-2000s.

Apparently, Barr will remain recused from the part of the investigation directly dealing with Alex Acosta but will not impose any such restrictions on his ability to interfere with the actual federal investigation into Epstein’s pedophilia.  

And let’s be clear he is definitely positioning himself to interfere. 

And he is not limiting himself to just interfering in the Epstein case, he would also like to undermine Robert Mueller’s testimony next week.

Courtesy of Think Progress:  

Earlier this year, following his bungled roll-out of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in 2016, Attorney General William Barr claimed he had “no objection” to Mueller testifying before Congress.

Now, Barr has changed his tune.

On Monday, the attorney general said he was “disappointed” that the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees subpoenaed Mueller, who will be testifying before Congress on July 17.

“I was disappointed to see him subpoenaed because I don’t think it serves an important purpose dragging Bob Mueller up if he in fact is going to stick to the report,” Barr told reporters. “It seems to me the only reason for doing that is to create some kind of public spectacle.”

Bill Barr went to great pains to manipulate public perception of the Mueller report before the redacted version was released and seems determined to continue to shape opinion even now. 

Robert Mueller answering questions about his report on life TV is going to receive a huge amount of publicity and could completely undermine Barr’s attempts to shape the narrative. 

Clearly, that is something both he, and Donald Trump, fear. 

I think it is perfectly obvious in both of these cases that Bill Barr is not America’s Attorney General.

He is instead working directly for Donald Trump, and ONLY for Donald Trump. 

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29 Comments

  1. Anonymous July 9, 2019 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    Mr.Class Act. who ever said donald trump isn’t crass trash

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    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/07/09/trumps-florida-resort-is-hosting-a-golf-tournament-with-stripper-caddies.html

    • anon July 9, 2019 at 7:21 pm - Reply

      “The fact that a golf course owned by the sitting president of the United States will have strippers prancing around on the fairways would be pretty stunning news if the president’s name was not Donald Trump.” “For Trump, this is par for the course”

      ““President Trump’s golf resort in Doral, Fla., is scheduled to host a golf tournament Saturday put on by a Miami-area strip club, which will allow golfers to pay for a dancer to serve as their ‘caddy girl’ while they play at the president’s club.””<Wash Post

    • Anonymous July 9, 2019 at 7:43 pm - Reply

      Meanwhile Princess Ivanka is in Africa: “The president’s eldest daughter and senior adviser is praising the move as “a great step forward” that “supports women’s equal management of household assets” in a statement to The Associated Press”.

      I suppose she considers having stripper caddies a way of promoting equal management of household assets here in the USA.

      Meanwhile, children are being sexually assaulted in trump’s concentration camps and melanomia is no where to be found. I am sure as soon as she returns from her spa days ( that 4th of July party was exhausting) she will swing over to the camps and hang some Be Best signs.

  2. Anonymous July 9, 2019 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    …..”It is rumored that Epstein’s lawyer has made a proffer to the prosecutors: Epstein will agree to cooperate with the investigation, including giving up the names of individuals that paid for activities with underage girls in exchange for a maximum sentence not to exceed 5 years.

    If true, that proffer sounds like good news. Ironic good news: what a friend Jeffrey Epstein turned out to be! Then I grasped the wiggle phrase: “individuals that paid.”

    If true, another round of great lawyering may mean that no one in New York society will be publicly shamed. Because the friends of Jeffrey Epstein are rich. And the rich are famously cheap. Pay for sex in a friend’s house? They’d never. And their host would never ask. The girls were just a perk.”…..

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/i-was-a-friend-of-jeffrey-epstein-heres-how-he-became-dead-to-me/

  3. Anonymous July 9, 2019 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Why does Sarah Huckabee Sanders keep taking him on late night cookie prowls?

  4. Anonymous July 9, 2019 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    Why is everyone surprised trump is defending Epstein, he is running his own sex trafficking ring in the concentration camps, just when you think it can’t get more disgusting it does.

    Why are there males “guards” looking after children and young girls? Not that there aren’t sadistic women that would harm them also.
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    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/07/09/rachel-maddow-reveals-sexual-assault-incident-of-a-child-at-one-of-trumps-migrant-camps.html

  5. Paul July 9, 2019 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    Bill Barr doesn’t give a fuck about what is legal, constitutional or ethical. He knows that the senate will not take any action against him, and he will get a presidential pardon from Donnie Dotard.

    • Anonymous July 10, 2019 at 3:03 am - Reply

      So. Much. THIS.

  6. Anonymous July 9, 2019 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Trump loaded the government with people who will protect his every move and make him a dictator of this country. Just like Putin taught Trump to do. Easy peasy.

    • Anonymous July 9, 2019 at 9:58 pm - Reply

      He certainly has surrounded himself with the criminal element.

      Who would have thought Jeff Sessions would turn out to be less of two evils.

  7. Anonymous July 9, 2019 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    The world will be rid of Christians one day. They will cease to exist. They will have killed themselves off by trying to strongarm nature at its service. THEY ARE SOOOOOO FUCKING IGNORANT.

    Sadly, all others will go, too.

    It will be tens of millions of years again before we come back.

    Its too bad that the Christians can’t just be the only ones to go., and take their ignorance. So fucking ignorant. JESUS IS NOT AN “OTHER”, AND THEREFORE NOT SAVING YOU, THE IMAGE IS AN INSTRUCTION OF HOW TO SAVE YOURSELF.
    The Christians are taking us all out!!!!! ITS LIKE WE ARE ALL BACKSEAT HOSTAGES TO THE DRUNKDRIVING CHRISTIANS——STOPPPPPP!!!! YOU ARE KILLING US!!!!!! AND YOU DONT KNOW!!!¡ AND IT WILL BE TOO LATE WHEN YOU DO KNOW!!!!! LISTEN TO WHAT YOU ARE BEING TOLD – YOUR IGNIRANCE MEANS YOU DONT KNOW AND CANT KNOW BECAUSE YOU DONT SEE OR HEAR AND CANT SEE OR HEAR BECAUSE YOU ARE ” LITERAL” AND THEREFORE NOT SEEING NATURE AS IT IS!!!!!!!///AND IT ALL STARTS AND ENDS WITH YOUR BELIEF IN SALVATION!!!!!!!! NO!!!! NO!!!!! NO!!!! WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG NOOOOOOOO YOU FUCKING IGNIRANT FUCKING CHRISTIANS NOOOOOO STUUUUUUUUUUPID YOU ARE KILLING US!!!!!!!!!!

    WE WILL NOT SEE THE YEAR 2035. THE CENTER WILL NOT HOLD.

  8. Anon July 10, 2019 at 2:47 am - Reply

    The media should just stop interviewing Barr and giving him a platform to twist the truth.

    • Anonymous July 10, 2019 at 5:43 am - Reply

      On the other hand it gets his LIES on the record. it would be better if they FACT CHECK him as he speaks and get the truth out there.

  9. Anonymous July 10, 2019 at 5:45 am - Reply

    I guess the new GOP slogan is we are the party of sexual predators, all Obama’s fault
    ===============================================
    ‘The president is a sexual predator’: Conservative says GOP ‘wrote their fate’ by trading family values for Trump

    Wallace asked Wehner why Republicans aren’t standing up to Donald Trump and Labor Secretary Alex Acosta in the wake of the shocking revelations about Jeffrey Epstein.

    “Well, they’re nowhere to be found. But they haven’t been anywhere to be found with Donald Trump,” Wehner replied.

    “Remember the context of this, Secretary Accosta is accused of not prosecuting a sexual predator — the president is a sexual predator,” he reminded.

    “There are two dozen women who have accused him of sexual assault, so we have a president who is a sexual predator. The idea that he would be offended, morally or ethically troubled by anything that Acosta did is not going to happen,” he said.

    “And it is extraordinary — both the silence of the Republican Party, I mean, this happened a while ago when they decided to hitch their wagon to Donald Trump and said that there was nothing that he was going to do say that they were going to object to, they wrote their fate,” he explained. “And there’s no bottom with him and so there’s no bottom with them.

    “And once upon a time this was a party that appointed itself as a party of family values,” Wehner reminded.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/the-president-is-a-sexual-predator-conservative-says-gop-wrote-their-fate-by-trading-family-values-for-trump/

  10. Anonymous July 10, 2019 at 6:10 am - Reply

    I have a feeling the GOP is going to use this Epstein case to hammer Bill Clinton as a way of distracting from the rapist in the WH. They will be chanting lock him up, meaning bill at trump rallies.

  11. DOA/DNA July 10, 2019 at 6:13 am - Reply

    “Jeffrey Epstein shipped a shredder from the U.S. Virgin Islands to his Palm Beach home in July 2008, shortly after reaching a non-prosecution agreement with then-U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta, maritime records show,” “The shipment was a 53-pound shredder.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/jeffrey-epstein-suspiciously-shipped-carpet-and-tile-extractor-to-his-nyc-mansion-as-feds-were-closing-in-report/

  12. Anon July 10, 2019 at 6:25 am - Reply

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/07/10/trump-and-barr-are-trying-to-block-muellers-team-from-testifying.html

    “A Justice Department official confirmed the account and had instructed the men not to appear”
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    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/07/10/cory-booker-trump-census-data.html

  13. GoP! July 10, 2019 at 6:28 am - Reply

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/07/09/nancy-pelosi-says-everybody-should-just-stop-listening-to-bill-barrs-bs.html

    “I don’t even want to address him,” “He has lied to Congress as the attorney general of the United States. He’s lied under oath. I’m not speaking to anything more that he has to say.”

  14. anon July 10, 2019 at 6:36 am - Reply

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/07/09/republicans-insult-sexual-assault-victims-by-circling-the-wagons-to-defend-alex-acosta.html

    Part of Acosta’s job is overseeing sex trafficking. He made an illegal plea deal that protected an accused sex trafficker and convicted rapist. The deal Acosta made for Epstein put an end to the investigation and granted him immunity from all federal criminal charges. It also raised eyebrows by granting immunity to unnamed “potential co-conspirators.” ‘Individual 1’?

  15. Anon July 10, 2019 at 6:40 am - Reply

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/new-jeffrey-epstein-accuser-rape_n_5d25ca65e4b0583e4829d414

    Raped@14-15 >“I just thought, it’s my fault,” “I was so young that I was worried that somehow I would get in trouble,”

  16. -80% July 10, 2019 at 6:52 am - Reply

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/labor-secretary-alex-acosta-who-cut-deal-with-epstein-tried-to-slash-anti-trafficking-budget?ref=home1

    Human Trafficking Awareness Month- “ending practices that harm individuals, families, and communities.” <RiiiggghhhttT

    "Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA), who asked Acosta about the department’s responsibilities as they related to human trafficking during a hearing about his department’s funding request in April 2019. "“How can we expect you, the Labor Secretary to fight for American workers if you couldn't even fight for these girls?” she asked, as Acosta initially stared at her blankly…

  17. Anon July 10, 2019 at 7:09 am - Reply

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/robert-mueller-missed-the-crime-trumps-campaign-coordinated-with-russia?ref=home1

    Mueller Missed the Crime: Trump’s Campaign Coordinated With Russia! Read This^>

    #ReadtheReport. The problem is not who is reading it—the problem is the report itself, and its many errors.
    Robert Mueller made a significant legal error and, based on the facts he found, he should have identified Trump campaign felonies.
    The bottom line is that the Mueller Report is a failure not because of Congress or because of public apathy, but because it failed to get the law, the facts, or even the basics of writing right. When Mueller testifies before Congress on July 17, he should be pressed on all of this. It seems Mueller did not hire any legal experts with experience in campaign finance regulation. Given that this investigation was about campaign crimes, this appears to a revealing oversight with serious consequences.
    given Mueller’s failure and Trump’s exploitation of that failure, it is now Congress’s duty to the public, the candidates under investigation, and future candidates to identify the law clearly, and to explain that some of this behavior was a civil violation, and in fact a criminal violation.

  18. Anonymous July 10, 2019 at 7:49 am - Reply

    http://nymag.com/nymag/features/n_7912/

    https://pagesix.com/2016/03/08/jeffrey-epsteins-east-side-mansion-houses-russian-playmates/

    “the billionaire money manager — and registered sex offender — is importing his playmates from Ru$$ia”
    “Half of them are from the former Soviet Union and the other half are a mix of Americans and Europeans,”
    Epstein apparently has contacts in Moscow who provide matchmaking services for both his “orgy island” in the Caribbean (which he jokingly dubbed Little St. Jeff’s) and his Manhattan townhouse. “When the Russian girls arrive in the city, they already have Jeffrey’s phone number,” “One procurer, Peter Listerman, claims in TV interviews that he introduced many oligarchs and A-listers to Russian models, and says: “I’m not a pimp, just [a] matchmaker.””

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6202255/matchmaker-453-million-divorce-half-owed-listerman-tatiana-akhmedov/

    In 2010 the Russian tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda quoted Listerman as saying he set up Irina and Ronaldo after being assigned a meeting with some famous footballers.

    And in 2012 he was interviewed in the Ukrainian press as he recruited women off the streets of Kiev to be added to his “database”.
    He claimed to have up to 30,000 women listed on the database, but only 50 to 60 of them were good enough to be offered to rich clients.

    Listerman added: “I honestly don’t know what to do with the rest of them.”

    ? Have you seen the 3 ‘HO$TEL MOVIE$’ – thats what they do with the rest of them. Ask Quentin Jerome Tarantino. 4REAL

    • Anonymous July 10, 2019 at 11:56 am - Reply

      : “I honestly don’t know what to do with the rest of them.”
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      Introduce them to donald trump who was looking for a third wife, 15 years ago.

  19. ANAL? July 10, 2019 at 9:06 am - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/trump-acted-like-a-total-beast-at-cocaine-fueled-parties-with-girls-as-young-as-15-years-old-report/

    “Michael Gross, who has covered the real estate developer and former reality TV star since 1985, Trump was once known for throwing cocaine-fueled parties where teenage models were introduced to the real estate developer’s rich, older friends, reported The Daily Beast in October 2016.”
    “It’s based on power and dominating girls who can’t push back and can be discarded. There’s always someone to pick them back up. Nobody wants to call home and say ‘Help me.’”” Trump would go from room to room, checking out his guests as they partied with girls and young women. Former guests recall “a lot of sex, a lot of cocaine, TOP-$HELF liquor” — but no cigarettes, because Trump didn’t approve of smoking.” “The photographer and a male model who attended the parties said they never saw Trump use drugs himself, but they said “he was getting laid like crazy.”
    “Trump was at the heart of it,” the photographer said. “He loved the attention and in private, he was a total f*cking beast.”
    “So, he’s a man with a woman,” Lucchesi said. “A lot of girls, 14, look 24. That’s as juicy as I can get. I never asked how old they were, I just partook. I did partake in activities that would be controversial, too.”

    • Anonymous July 10, 2019 at 12:10 pm - Reply

      That is why little donnie is snorting during his speeches all the time, still doing coke.

      • anon July 10, 2019 at 6:53 pm - Reply

        Probably Adderall these days.

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