Holder: Barr burying Mueller report, just ‘beginning’ obstruction

In an exclusive interview with MSNBC anchor Ari Melber, Former Attorney General Eric Holder makes news by saying Trump Attorney General Bill Barr is handling the Mueller report in the “wrong” way, which is troubling and departs from clear precedent. Pressed by Melber, Holder adds that Congress must get the Mueller Report and decide any obstruction case against Pres. Trump – not his handpicked A.G. Holder adds that this is the beginning or “middle” of the process, not the end.

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Tuesday Open Thread | Update on the ADOS Hustle

SG2 asked me to do another post on ADOS, and I agree.
The hustlers involved in ADOS out here pushing that they are the ones pushing for reparations.
Maybe they can run that con on you, but, I’ve been Black in America longer than three days. I just didn’t hear of reparations in 2016.
I first heard about reparations through former Chicago Alderman Dorothy Tillman. Tillman has been involved with reparations for forever. Considering that she last served in the Chicago City Council in 2007, that’s been over 11 years ago. Tillman was involved in the educational part of reparations. She and others spent their time providing an education about the economical foundation of slavery in this country. Time after time, Tillman, and those working with her in the reparations movement, were bringing the receipts – LITERALLY -of how there isn’t an industry in this country that didn’t have, as its underpinning, slavery. In industries that you wouldn’t have thought about it.

So, when these ADOS folks come forth, posturing as if they’re actually been leading the way…whatever.
I wrote before on them, and told you that you need to do your research.
The research will lead you to one of two places:
1. They are from the 2016 camp of
“ there’s no difference between Hillary and Trump”
“ there’s no difference between the parties”
“ you need to get hip and woke to the evils of the two party system “
“ really, the only way to truly go in 2016, is to either vote 3rd Party, or NOT VOTE AT ALL”

Dollars to donuts, research these people – this is who they are. And, they are as responsible for saddling this country with Dolt45 as any Dolt45 deplorable.

2. They are bots, Russian or otherwise, attempting to use Social Media, to amplify and sow discord in the Black community for the 2020 election.
In case you don’t understand what I’m talking about here’s an article for reference:
Report: Russians Targeted Black Americans in Social Media Campaigns to Disrupt 2016 Election

Monique Judge
12/17/18 7:05pm

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Of particular interest to black people is a note in the New Knowledge report that says: “The IRA created an expansive cross-platform media mirage targeting the Black community, which shared and cross-promoted authentic Black media to create an immersive influence ecosystem.”
The New Knowledge report also says that Russians posted more than 1,000 YouTube videos for their disinformation campaign. Their efforts on Instagram generated more than twice the “engagement” among users than either Facebook or Twitter. “Engagement” refers to how often people interacted with a post—either by liking, sharing or commenting—rather than just seeing it on their screens.
According to the Times, the Internet Research Agency is owned by Yevgeny V. Prigozhin, a Russian businessman said to be a close ally of Russian president Vladimir Putin. Prigozhin was one of the 13 people indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller in February of this year as part of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
The Internet Research Agency devoted a lot of time and effort toward black Americans according to the New Knowledge report. A collection of their memes and messages can be seen here as proof of that.
The report says “The most prolific I.R.A. efforts on Facebook and Instagram specifically targeted black American communities and appear to have been focused on developing black audiences and recruiting black Americans as assets.”
The agency reportedly used Gmail accounts with American-sounding names to recruit and sometimes pay unwitting American activists of all races, but there was a disproportionate focus on the pursuit of black Americans according to the report.
From the Times:
Of 81 Facebook pages created by the Internet Research Agency in the Senate’s data, 30 targeted African-American audiences, amassing 1.2 million followers, the report finds. By comparison, 25 pages targeted the political right and drew 1.4 million followers. Just seven pages focused on the political left, drawing 689,045 followers.
While the right-wing pages promoted Mr. Trump’s candidacy, the left-wing pages scorned Mrs. Clinton while promoting Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate. The voter suppression effort was focused particularly on Sanders supporters and African-Americans, urging them to shun Mrs. Clinton in the general election and either vote for Ms. Stein or stay home.
As the Times notes, it’s hard to say whether those efforts had any significant impact, but the fact remains that black voter turnout for a presidential election was down for the first time in 20 years in 2016.

Did you read this:
but the fact remains that black voter turnout for a presidential election was down for the first time in 20 years in 2016.
What’s the saying, fool me once…

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Monday Open Thread | Release the ENTIRE MUELLER REPORT

Attorney General William Barr is on something if he thinks that this country is going to take and accept some abbreviated summary of the Special Counsel ‘s report, instead of the entire thing.

Like he has ANY credibility.
I don’t think so, Mr. Barr.
Get the ENTIRE Phuck Outta Here 😡😡 with that nonsense.

Uh huh
Uh huh 😒😒

Snippets from the “summary” :

 

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Sunday Praise & Worship | Rev Timothy Wright

Rev Timothy Wright1Timothy Wright (June 17, 1947 – April 24, 2009) generally credited as Rev. Timothy Wright or Reverend Timothy Wright on recordings, was an American gospel singer and pastor.

Wright started on piano at age 12, and sang and composed for his church choir as a teenager at the St. John’s Fire Baptized Holiness Church of God in Brooklyn.[2] He played piano for Bishop F. D. Washington and Isaac Douglas in the 1960s and 1970s, including on recordings, and he formed his own gospel ensemble in the mid-1970s, the Timothy Wright Concert Choir. He eventually became pastor of the Pentecostal Grace Tabernacle Christian Center Church of God in Christ located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and issued albums regularly from 1990.

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Saturday Open Thread | Sen. Hirono on Mueller report: There’s more to come

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BREAKING: Special Counsel Robert Mueller ends investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday wrapped up his nearly two-year investigation into Donald Trump and Russia and sent his report to Attorney General William Barr.

No details of Mueller’s findings have been released, but Barr said he may be able to brief congressional leaders on the report as soon as this weekend.

“I am reviewing this report and anticipate that I may be in a position to advise you of the Special Counsel’s principal conclusions as soon as this weekend,” Barr wrote in a letter on Friday to a group of lawmakers on the House and Senate judiciary committees.

Barr also concluded in his letter that Mueller’s investigation — relentlessly attacked as improper and a “witch hunt” by Trump — was conducted properly. Barr noted that he was required to inform congressional leader if Mueller had done anything “inappropriate or unwarranted.”

“There were no such instances during the Special Counsel’s investigation,” the attorney general said, adding that he would determine how much of the report could eventually be released to Congress and the public.

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Sculpture at Lynching Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama.

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