DoJ Krazy Thread VI


    Barr pushed unqualified DA (HuffPost):

    Geoffrey Berman, the former federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, provided the committee with a detailed account behind closed doors of three days in June as he was pushed out, according to his opening statement, which was obtained by The Associated Press.

    Berman said Barr, over a 45-minute session at the Pierre Hotel in New York, “pressed” him to step aside and take on a new job heading up the Justice Department’s Civil Division so the administration could install Jay Clayton, chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, to the top prosecutor post in Manhattan.

    “I told the attorney general that I was not interested,” Berman told the panel.

    Berman explained, “There were important investigations in the office that I wanted to see through to completion.” He told Barr that, while he liked Clayton, he viewed the SEC commissioner as “an unqualified choice” for the job.

    “He had had no criminal experience,” Berman said.

    When Barr warned that if he didn’t go, he would be fired, “I told him that while I did not want to get fired, I would not resign,” Berman said.

    Pardoning Stone is a crime

    ...The DC Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday denied Roger Stone’s request for a prison sentence delay. This means that Stone will have to go to prison on Tuesday unless the President steps in. @kpolantz

    — Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) July 10, 2020

    The only Republican senator to condemn the Roger Stone commutation so far is @MittRomney, who calls it an act of “[u]nprecedented, historic corruption.”

    — Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) July 11, 2020

    Edit to add update:


    David Ignatis on the Mueller op-ed:

    MUELLER writes in the Washington Post, defending his team against Trump’s attacks in a more aggressive way than he did during his congressional testimony.

    — Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) July 11, 2020

    (Never Trumper Charlie Sykes re-tweeted)

    & why was he so meek when it counted? He should have kicked "his friend" Barr in the balls for the shitty hatchet job He did misconstruing his reports. I dont get the faux decorum - it hurt the country. We're still playing catchup, And Mueller's job was to put the pieces together for us. How many of his investigations got shoved in a blind alley? Mueller should have been whistle blower #1.

    Bolton and Mueller let the country down. 

    Stone threatened Congressional witness

    (Cilizza notes convicted of threats on Randy Credico, Now that we've turned out attentions to Gauci)

    Trump skimming campaign funds

    For a guy who could not pass a G.E.D. today, he does alright.
    Chess may not be his game but he is playing U.S. Taxpayers like a drugstore banjo.

    This is money from GOP coffers and Trump campaign donors. I guess Forbes is pointing out to GOP donors to send their anti-Democrat money elsewhere as Trsump is a losing bet.

    It's better anyway if Trump spends on himself. Too bad he didn't pocket the Wall money before a swath 50 yards wide for it vandalized the Organ Pipe Cactus Biosphere Reserve.

      For Trump, too much, is never enough.

    Right, Forbes is not Mother Jones. The report shows the money what to avoid.

    But I think they are also fascinated by the bald faced grab on a professional level.

    Kids, don't try this at home.

    Abramson retweeted this:

    Professional liar - what do we want/expect out of this?

    it's a surprisingly simple suggestion:

    For those of you interested in what a perjury charge looks like (I’ve indicted/prosecuted many):

    On or about July 28, 2020, within the District of Columbia, after having been placed under oath by a person authorized by law to administer oaths,

    — Glenn Kirschner (@glennkirschner2) July 29, 2020

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