Donald Trump wanted AG Bill Barr to hold a news conference saying he broke no laws on that Ukrainian phone call.

By |2019-11-07T06:14:34-09:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

Bill Barr did not do that.

Courtesy of WaPo:

President Trump wanted Attorney General William P. Barr to hold a news conference declaring that the commander in chief had broken no laws during a phone call in which he pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate a political rival, though Barr ultimately declined to do so, people familiar with the matter said.

The request from Trump traveled from the president to other White House officials and eventually to the Justice Department. The president has mentioned Barr’s demurral to associates in recent weeks, saying he wished Barr would have held the news conference, Trump advisers say.

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The request for the news conference came sometime around Sept. 25, when the administration released a rough transcript of the president’s July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The document showed that Trump urged Zelensky to investigate former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter — while dangling a possible White House visit for the foreign leader.

The article goes on to suggest that Bill Barr knew nothing about Trump’s attempts to extort Zelensky, which would make him one of the few Trump folks not involved.

However the Justice Department does not get away clean in this whole thing since they saw the initial whistleblower report and decided that “no further action was warranted.”

This story definitely got under Trump’s skin based on his Twitter tirade this morning:

Oh yeah, it happened.

Thanks for the confirmation dipshit. 

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6 Comments

  1. Anonymous November 7, 2019 at 8:38 am - Reply

    FB>”Our Federal government has basically stopped functioning in any useful fashion.
    Some portions of it continue to operate out of inertia, but it is essentially failed at all levels.
    This is the natural end state of electing people who hate government to run government.”

    “They. Actually. Had. To. Explain. Impeachment. To. The. President.
    And they explained it wrong.
    Or he heard it wrong. Given the situation, it’s impossible to tell these days.
    Lindsey Graham this morning said that Trump is literally too stupid and incompetent to be a crook. Talk about a non sequitur logical fallacy. The prisons are full of stupid criminals.
    Impeachment in the House is an investigation.
    The president doesn’t get a lawyer any more than a mob boss gets to be involved in a police investigation.
    His trial, if it comes to that, is in THE SENATE.”<Jim Wright

    @realDonaldTrump
    It was just explained to me that for next weeks Fake Hearing (trial) in the House, as they interview Never Trumpers and others, I get NO LAWYER & NO DUE PROCESS. It is a Pelosi, Schiff, Scam against the Republican Party and me. This Witch Hunt should not be allowed to proceed!
    7:16 AM – 7 Nov 2019

  2. OK November 7, 2019 at 8:40 am - Reply

    @realDonaldTrump
    Stock Market up big today. A New Record. Enjoy!
    7:43 AM – 7 Nov 2019

    The Radical Left Dems and LameStream Media are just trying to make it hard for Republicans and me to win in 2020. The new Impeachment Hoax is already turning against them!

  3. can't see the hatchet in my forehead November 7, 2019 at 9:24 am - Reply

    News conferences should be conducted under oath. Obviously Barr recognized the peril to his own ass in this case.

  4. Whatevs November 7, 2019 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    Obviously Billyboy Barr is a pretty big body to throw under a bus, but I think The Rump is up to it. Look out, Billyboy.

  5. Anonymous November 7, 2019 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    So, Trump didn’t have anything valuable enough to extort Barr with?t

  6. Kimberly Guilfoyle Is A Repulsive Lizard November 7, 2019 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    Is he related to Roseanne?

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