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https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/420085-former-attorney-general-william-barr-trumps-leading-contender-for-ag

Former Attorney General William Barr is Trump’s leading contender for AG: report

Former Attorney General William Barr is President Trump’s top prospect to be nominated as attorney general, multiple people familiar with the discussions told The Washington Post.

Barr, 68, led the Justice Department (DOJ) from 1991-1993 under President George H.W. Bush and has the support of several White House officials, including a number of senior lawyers in the White House Counsel’s Office, according to the Post.

The Post notes that the decision is not yet final and Trump could change his mind on the matter. Officials said an announcement could be made in the coming days.

“He’s a serious guy,” one source told the paper of Barr. “The president is very, very focused on [a candidate] looking the part, and having credentials consistent with the part.”

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.

A confirmation vote on Barr could take months, leaving acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker at Justice Department's helm.

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Just now, Hilts said:

Huh, at first glance he appears to be both competent and qualified. I'm shocked.

maybe Trump was swayed by the funeral and "normalcy" of it all

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3 minutes ago, Hilts said:

Huh, at first glance he appears to be both competent and qualified. I'm shocked.

Second glance not as good:

Aaron Blake‏Verified account @AaronBlake 1h1 hour ago

What William Barr has said:

1) More Clinton probes needed

2) Uranium One more worthy of investigation than collusion

3) Comey firing was AOK

4) Mueller team's donations are too left-leaning

5) It's okay for presidents to request specific investigations

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/12/06/trumps-new-top-attorney-general-pick-once-called-more-clinton-probes-downplayed-trump-russia-collusion/?utm_term=.e68f515a4206

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13 minutes ago, Hilts said:

Huh, at first glance he appears to be both competent and qualified. I'm shocked.

you're probably used to this...

The Hill‏Verified account @thehill

Top Trump consumer protection official has 120 corporate conflicts of interest http://hill.cm/gb3Mp5k

12:49 PM - 6 Dec 2018

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14 minutes ago, squistion said:

Second glance not as good:

Aaron Blake‏Verified account @AaronBlake 1h1 hour ago

What William Barr has said:

1) More Clinton probes needed

2) Uranium One more worthy of investigation than collusion

3) Comey firing was AOK

4) Mueller team's donations are too left-leaning

5) It's okay for presidents to request specific investigations

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/12/06/trumps-new-top-attorney-general-pick-once-called-more-clinton-probes-downplayed-trump-russia-collusion/?utm_term=.e68f515a4206

 

5 minutes ago, Banger said:

you're probably used to this...

The Hill‏Verified account @thehill

Top Trump consumer protection official has 120 corporate conflicts of interest http://hill.cm/gb3Mp5k

12:49 PM - 6 Dec 2018

Ah, there it is. Whew! I thought Trump was showing a glimmer of competence and sanity. Glad to see status quo maintained.

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Lindsay Graham dropped his name in every interview a couple weekends ago. I think Republicans see Mueller as a potentially lethal threat to theTrump led party and maybe even many of them personally. Calling on Barr if it happens would be high level stuff.

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10 minutes ago, That one guy said:

He better have a catch phrase like “I’m William Barr and it’s time for your exam!” or I don’t even care about his actual qualifications 

He's a pirate lawyer.  He's a member of the Barrrrrrrr.

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17 minutes ago, Henry Ford said:

Plus, he plays the bagpipes.

I thought that was the Scott Free guy that Trump tweeted about yesterday.

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Just now, OrtonToOlsen said:

C (sea)

Thanks for the parenthetical.  I wasn't sure how much worse that joke could get.

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2 minutes ago, Henry Ford said:

What's their favorite letter?

Greetings Capt. Neckbeard,

 

Please refrain from looting her Majesty's shipping or prepare to meet your death!

Regards,

 

The Royal Navy

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4 minutes ago, Henry Ford said:

Thanks for the parenthetical.  I wasn't sure how much worse that joke could get.

How much did the pirate pay for corn?

whatever the market price was that season 

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Just now, OrtonToOlsen said:

How much did the pirate pay for corn?

 

  Reveal hidden contents

whatever the market price was that season 

What's that, about a dollar per cob?

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1 minute ago, SaintsInDome2006 said:

Jean Lafitte received a presidential pardon.

 

 

...I just wanted to tie this thread’s two themes together.

My favorite Lafitte story was when the governor put a bounty on his head.

 

So he put a bounty on the governor's head until it was lifted.

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4 hours ago, squistion said:

Second glance not as good:

Aaron Blake‏Verified account @AaronBlake 1h1 hour ago

What William Barr has said:

1) More Clinton probes needed

2) Uranium One more worthy of investigation than collusion

3) Comey firing was AOK

4) Mueller team's donations are too left-leaning

5) It's okay for presidents to request specific investigations

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/12/06/trumps-new-top-attorney-general-pick-once-called-more-clinton-probes-downplayed-trump-russia-collusion/?utm_term=.e68f515a4206

None of those are outside of mainstream thought

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3 minutes ago, Rove! said:

None of those are outside of mainstream thought

Is the main stream the Bogue Falaya? Because if so you have a point.

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7 minutes ago, SaintsInDome2006 said:

Is the main stream the Bogue Falaya? Because if so you have a point.

Of the five things mentioned most of the right and some of the left would generally agree with

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6 minutes ago, Rove! said:

Of the five things mentioned most of the right and some of the left would generally agree with

Ok take No. 4 (Mueller team's donations are too left-leaning). Trump has donated far more to the Clintons and Democrats than the Mueller team. I bet it's 20-100x more. And Team Trump has 3 former Clinton attorneys (Flood, Lowell and Hendon) (not to mention Davis), while Mueller has one. So why is that ok for your president but not the OSC?

 

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5 hours ago, squistion said:

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/420085-former-attorney-general-william-barr-trumps-leading-contender-for-ag

Former Attorney General William Barr is Trump’s leading contender for AG: report

Former Attorney General William Barr is President Trump’s top prospect to be nominated as attorney general, multiple people familiar with the discussions told The Washington Post.

Barr, 68, led the Justice Department (DOJ) from 1991-1993 under President George H.W. Bush and has the support of several White House officials, including a number of senior lawyers in the White House Counsel’s Office, according to the Post.

The Post notes that the decision is not yet final and Trump could change his mind on the matter. Officials said an announcement could be made in the coming days.

“He’s a serious guy,” one source told the paper of Barr. “The president is very, very focused on [a candidate] looking the part, and having credentials consistent with the part.”

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.

A confirmation vote on Barr could take months, leaving acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker at Justice Department's helm.

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Strong candidate 

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4 minutes ago, Gopher State said:

Strong candidate 

Yeah, I’m obviously not his biggest fan but he certainly has the credentials.  He’s not a scam artist on the board of an invention representation company or anything. 

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9 minutes ago, Gopher State said:

A confirmation vote on Barr could take months, leaving acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker at Justice Department's helm.

Any confirmation is taking months as the blue side is throwing up roadblocks for every position.

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It's official:

CNBC Now‏ @CNBCnow 34m34 minutes ago

BREAKING:

President Trump says he will nominate William Barr to be next Attorney General, Heather Nauert to be new U.N. Ambassador.

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13 hours ago, Sand said:

Any confirmation is taking months as the blue side is throwing up roadblocks for every position.

And by blue side you mean Republican Jeff Flake?

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13 hours ago, Sand said:

Any confirmation is taking months as the blue side is throwing up roadblocks for every position.

Yeah that's the problem.  Not the fact that the White House barely vets their nominees and has a disturbing tendency to nominate white collar criminals and/or women abusers and/or reactionary dooshbags who post racist screeds on Facebook and/or supremely unqualified idiots who bought their administration jobs.

 

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Kyle Griffin‏ @kylegriffin1 5m5 minutes ago

Mazie Hirono, before Trump's announcement, said she would have a hard time supporting William Barr "because here's another person who auditioned for the job ... by talking about how Hillary Clinton should continue to be investigated and questioning the Mueller investigation."

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Kyle Griffin‏Verified account @kylegriffin1 2m2 minutes ago

Blumenthal:

"I will demand that Mr. Barr make a firm and specific commitment to protect the Mueller investigation ... particularly in light of past comments suggesting Mr. Barr was more interested in currying favor with Pres. Trump. than objectively ... analyzing law and facts."

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10 minutes ago, squistion said:

Kyle Griffin‏Verified account @kylegriffin1 2m2 minutes ago

Blumenthal:

"I will demand that Mr. Barr make a firm and specific commitment to protect the Mueller investigation ... particularly in light of past comments suggesting Mr. Barr was more interested in currying favor with Pres. Trump. than objectively ... analyzing law and facts."

Absolutely.  I have no problems with more probes into Clinton if there is some evidence of wrongdoing either.

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1 minute ago, Godsbrother said:

Absolutely.  I have no problems with more probes into Clinton if there is some evidence of wrongdoing either.

Please. Haven't there already been like 10 Congressional probes or investigations and they got bupkis.

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Just now, squistion said:

Please. Haven't there already been like 10 Congressional probes or investigations and they got bupkis.

I am not sure how many but if they finally think they have something then go for it.   

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12 minutes ago, Godsbrother said:

I am not sure how many but if they finally think they have something then go for it.   

If the 10+ prior investigations into Clinton headed by Republicans failed to find anything, then another one is a complete and total waste of time and taxpayer dollars.

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19 hours ago, squistion said:

1) More Clinton probes needed

2) Uranium One more worthy of investigation than collusion

3) Comey firing was AOK

4) Mueller team's donations are too left-leaning

as long as the candidate doesn't want to investigate or come down on Democrats he's a good one then is what you mean ?

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3 minutes ago, squistion said:

If the 10+ prior investigations into Clinton headed by Republicans failed to find anything, then another one is a complete and total waste of time and taxpayer dollars.

Probably but if they have evidence of something else involving the Clintons then it should be investigated if it is credible.

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5 minutes ago, Godsbrother said:

Probably but if they have evidence of something else involving the Clintons then it should be investigated if it is credible.

If there was anything there, the Republicans would have found it when they controlled both houses of Congress.

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1 minute ago, squistion said:

If there was anything there, the Republicans would have found it when they controlled both houses of Congress.

Then nothing to worry about

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Donald J. Trump‏ @realDonaldTrump 8m8 minutes ago*

I am pleased to announce that I will be nominating The Honorable William P. Barr for the position of Attorney General of the United States. As the former AG for George H.W. Bush....

....and one of the most highly respected lawyers and legal minds in the Country, he will be a great addition to our team. I look forward to having him join our very successful Administration!

 

*Cross posted in Trump tweets thread.

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19 minutes ago, Stealthycat said:

as long as the candidate doesn't want to investigate or come down on Democrats he's a good one then is what you mean ?

Go ahead. Turn her into a martryr. Good luck with that. 

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