Bill Barr’s Dangerous Pursuit of Executive Power

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    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/a...ahoo&utm_campaign=yahoo-non-hosted&yptr=yahoo
     
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    He’s a Christofascist. Defending a POS boss because he’s afraid of Christians not having absolute power.


     
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    What a crock of Holy Shiite.
     
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    I’m amazed when he speaks he doesn’t immediately combust in a fiery explosion of wholly consuming hate and idiocy.
     
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    People like to throw around “fascist” but it really does seem to apply here. The AG is attempting to recast the state into a singular executive with unlimited power. The country needs to be wary of a Reichstag Fire.
     
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    Trump gets the green light to ratfink the election in any way he wants...........

    Bill Barr: No future counter-intel investigations into presidential campaigns without my approval

    https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/bi...o-presidential-campaigns-without-my-approval/


    Attorney General Bill Barr is changing the rules on how the Dept. of Justice and the FBI can open investigations into possible foreign interference in presidential campaigns or counterintelligence investigations of presidential candidates.

    The FBI opened the counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign, including Russia’s interference, with the approval of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

    But Attorney General Barr wants to make any future investigations harder to open. On Monday he told reporters that any counterintelligence investigations into presidential campaigns will require his approval, and that of the FBI Director, The Hill reports.

    “One of the things that we agreed on is that the opening of a counterintelligence investigation of a presidential campaign would be something that the director of the FBI would have to sign off on and the attorney general,” Barr said.

    CNN reports Barr’s decision “is also certain to renew criticism that Barr has undermined the Justice Department’s independence and is injecting politics into a significant and sensitive decision-making process.”

    Barr’s announcement came on the same day The New York Times reported Russia hacked Burisma, the Ukraine gas company at the center of the Trump impeachment, meaning Russia is already interfering in the 2020 election.
     
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    This would be OK if Barr set the rule to take effect after the current election. Because he's applying it to this election, it at least has the appearance of Barr trying to protect Trump.
     
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