This is not the Mueller Report. Let’s make this clear.
This is the Barr Redacted Report. It would be amusing, if the stakes weren’t so high. This man doesn’t seem to grasp that his credibility level is absolutely zero. It was zero when we found out about the 19 page cover letter that he did to get the job of Attorney General – and then, it went downhill from there.
But, I’m glad that people are bringing all sorts of receipts. It’s not like Barr was anything other than a hack before.
MSNBC (@MSNBC) Tweeted:
In 1989, AG Barr refused to release a DOJ legal opinion, choosing to release a summary report instead. It was later revealed that Barr mischaracterized parts of the opinion in that summary. https://t.co/exS3OfKG8o https://twitter.com/MSNBC/status/1118000075748380673?s=17
On Friday the thirteenth October 1989, by happenstance the same day as the “Black Friday” market crash, news leaked of a legal memo authored by William Barr. He was then serving as head of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC). It is highly uncommon for any OLC memo to make headlines. This one did because it was issued in “unusual secrecy” and concluded that the FBI could forcibly abduct people in other countries without the consent of the foreign state. The headline also noted the implication of the legal opinion at that moment in time. It appeared to pave the way for abducting Panama’s leader, Gen. Manuel Noriega.
Members of Congress asked to see the full legal opinion. Barr refused, but said he would provide an account that “summarizes the principal conclusions.” Sound familiar? In March 2019, when Attorney General Barr was handed Robert Mueller’s final report, he wrote that he would “summarize the principal conclusions” of the special counsel’s report for the public.
When Barr withheld the full OLC opinion in 1989 and said to trust his summary of the principal conclusions, Yale law school professor Harold Koh wrote that Barr’s position was “particularly egregious.” Congress also had no appetite for Barr’s stance, and eventually issued a subpoena to successfully wrench the full OLC opinion out of the Department.
So, let’s be clear. He’s done this bullshyt before. He cannot be trusted. So, MSM, don’t call this piece of crap the Mueller Report. It’s not the Mueller Report. It’s Barr’s piece of garbage.
I am also gratified at folks bringing ALL the receipts that they can find on Barr. I mean, Maddow literally spent the entire first 30 MINUTES of her program outlining how Barr is a liar and has done this before. This man is deluded that he has some credibility. Naw, Son…you ain’t got any. Not one shred. Not one solitary ounce.
And, the media has to be called on the carpet if they try and shill this swill as the Mueller Report.This is the BARR GARBAGE REPORT.
WE WANT THE MUELLER REPORT.
WITH GRAND JURY TESTIMONY.
Here is Rachel Maddow explaining how Barr has done this before:
I have absolutely no problem with this…Do it, Mr. Chairman.👏👏
If Barr lied in his March 24 memo @SpeakerPelosi @RepJerryNadler should tee him up for impeachment hearings for criminal obstruction of Congressl under 18 USC 1505 and obstructing the Intel committee by a false claim of Rule 6(e) that exempts Intel under 6(e)(3)(D).
— Tim Hogan (@TimInHonolulu) April 17, 2019
Just for you to remember as they try to sell this swill:
Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) Tweeted:
Barr is releasing a version of the Mueller report tomorrow. Remember:
1. Barr won’t say whether he’s been talking w/White House
2. Barr has invented a new category of redaction with no basis in law
3. Barr has consistently shown a willingness to do Trump’s political bidding https://twitter.com/JuddLegum/status/1118526505800404999?s=17