AG Barr's final press conference departs from Trump's positions

Jump to Last Post 1-1 of 1 discussions (20 posts)
  1. PrettyPanther profile image84
    PrettyPantherposted 3 weeks ago

    At his final press conference at the Justice Department, Attorney General William Barr said he sees no reason to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden.

    Mr Barr said that he has "not seen a reason to appoint a special counsel and I have no plan to do so before I leave."

    Mr Biden is currently the subject of a federal criminal investigation regarding his taxes.

    The attorney general resigned last week and will step down on Wednesday.

    He also said that he sees no reason for a special counsel to investigate the election, sees no basis for the federal government to seize voting machines, and sided with secretary of state Mike Pompeo over the president by saying the massive hack of government computers was the work of the Russians.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl … 77205.html

    It seems Barr is not supportive of his boss's lies and propaganda. Who is left to support Trump  in his bid to lie his way into remaining president? Rudy G., Sidney P. And Michael Flynn, a motley crew if there ever was one.

    1. Credence2 profile image81
      Credence2posted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

      "It seems Barr is not supportive of his boss's lies and propaganda. Who is left to support Trump  in his bid to lie his way into remaining president? Rudy G., Sidney P. And Michael Flynn, a motley crew if there ever was one."

      Just the over 73 millions that voted for him in the first place, or at least a sizable hunk of same

      1. Sharlee01 profile image84
        Sharlee01posted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

        Just a short shout out --- Merry Christmas!

        1. Credence2 profile image81
          Credence2posted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

          Ditto, Sharlee, thank you...

    2. GA Anderson profile image93
      GA Andersonposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

      What? Say it ain't so, Joe.

      Are you talking about the same AG Barr that was claimed to be the president's personal lawyer and lapdog?  *snicker, snicker*

      I have at least a couple of years of fun coming watching the Right's and Left's arguments mimic each other's past four year's positions. I especially like the current claims of Pres.-elect Biden's illegitimate election and the 'he's not my president' assertions.

      GA

      1. PrettyPanther profile image84
        PrettyPantherposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

        Lol, the lackey is looking forward to his next move and attempting to salvage a shred of credibility. In my opinion, of course.

        1. GA Anderson profile image93
          GA Andersonposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

          Well, we will good-naturedly have to disagree. I never thought AG Barr was what many Liberal folks claimed him to be. I never found impropriety in his actions—just because those actions supported a Trump agenda.

          My opinion of him felt supported when it became known that he knew about the Delaware Hunter Biden investigation before the election, yet followed legal cannons and never made his knowledge public. I am sure that didn't sit well with President Trump, but it seemed to be to his credit to my mind.

          GA

          1. PrettyPanther profile image84
            PrettyPantherposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

            I can see your perspective and almost agree with it. My liberal bias just won't quite let me, though. big_smile

            1. GA Anderson profile image93
              GA Andersonposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

              Hang in there. Layer by layer I will show you the light of truth. ;-0

              GA

              1. Sharlee01 profile image84
                Sharlee01posted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

                Happy Holidays!

    3. Sharlee01 profile image84
      Sharlee01posted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

      Full statement  AG Barr offered in regard to not calling for a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden ---

      "I think to the extent that there's an investigation, I think that it's being handled responsibly and professionally,"  "To this point, I have not seen a reason to appoint a special counsel and I have no plan to do so before I leave."

      It would appear he feels the investigation is in good hands. AG Barr has a good reputation for making fair prudent decisions IMO.

      Keep in mind, this is a criminal investigation and will continue, and he is well aware of that. The FBI has been investigating Hunter for two years. As well as the Federal prosecutors in Delaware,  that are working with the IRS Criminal Investigation agency and the FBI, and have taking overt steps such as issuing subpoenas and seeking interviews, with persons with knowledge. We know at this point there have been no charges. Lot's of unsubstantiated leaks.  I think Barr feels all is being done as he said in a proffessional manner.

      Hard to really answer your question in regards to who is left to support Trump. I have no idea at this point. I do believe he has a very large base of supporters, that feel the election was rigged, and are upset, and disappointed at the outcome of the election.

      1. PrettyPanther profile image84
        PrettyPantherposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

        I am aware that the Trump cult members still believe Biden stole the election. I was referring to people in his circle who might have some say or influence over what Trump does next  with regard to his propaganda campaign to convince as many as possible that he was robbed.

        I live in Trump country and, as I type this, they are out in force with their AR-15s, MAGA hats and  "Stop the Steal" signs. They have actually cracked the doors of our state capitol building, shouting  "Get a Rope" and "Flush Brown Down" (referring to our Governor Kate Brown).  It seems they have mushed their various imagined grievances into one giant ball of fury.

        1. Sharlee01 profile image84
          Sharlee01posted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

          I am not sure he ever listened to anyone in his close circle of those he picked up while president. He seems to be looking to Republicans in Congress to try to support his fight. He just had a conference with several  Congressmen in the Oval this evening. Will be interesting to see if there are any tweets or statements that come out of the meeting.

          It sounds as if many are ready to take to the streets.  That is disappointing, and I hope if this occurs Trump speaks up and makes every attempt to calm those that might cause violence. Violence certainly won't solve anything. 

          I have never witnessed Trump being this quite. A bit unsettling.

          1. crankalicious profile image94
            crankaliciousposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

            Maybe those supporters would do well to watch OAN, Newsmax, and Fox as they retract their stories about voter fraud with regard to voting machines.

            Apparently, all those stories were made up and now those "news" organizations are being forced to admit it.

            1. PrettyPanther profile image84
              PrettyPantherposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

              Yes, it would be funny if it weren't so sad.

            2. Sharlee01 profile image84
              Sharlee01posted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

              As I have stated networks like CNN MSNBC, Fox, etc promote sensationalism, If comes, maybe,  not the truth. One could call it fake news...

              1. crankalicious profile image94
                crankaliciousposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

                I completely agree. Sensationalism is a perfect word. I quite frankly watch CNN and am sickened by how their anchors interject their personal opinions into the so-called news. Sadly, I think that's what we all want.

                However, you are not addressing the point. The point is that the manipulation of the voting machines is an untrue story with no factual basis and those "news" organizations knew it when they ran those stories. Now something like 75% of Republicans believe them to be true.

                1. wilderness profile image96
                  wildernessposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

                  I haven't seen anything saying that manipulation (of ballot machines) happened.  I have seen experts (or at least people presented as experts) showing how it is possible, and how the timeline of votes counted was unlikely without such manipulation.  Personally, I found their "unlikely" to be without much backup as the votes then being counted were expected to be just what they were; highly slanted towards Biden.

                  1. Sharlee01 profile image84
                    Sharlee01posted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

                    Have a fun-filled Christmas...Merry Christmas

                2. Sharlee01 profile image84
                  Sharlee01posted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

                  Wishing you a very Merry Christmas...

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)