Andrew Weissman Calls Bill Barr’s Legacy At The Department Of Justice ‘Horrific’ | Deadline | MSNBC

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Former FBI general counsel Andrew Weissmann explains that even though there is a lot of speculation behind Attorney General Bill Barr’s resignation, the real story is his lasting impact on the Justice Department. Aired on 12/15/2020.
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Andrew Weissman Calls Bill Barr’s Legacy At The Department Of Justice ‘Horrific’ | Deadline | MSNBC

82 Comments on "Andrew Weissman Calls Bill Barr’s Legacy At The Department Of Justice ‘Horrific’ | Deadline | MSNBC"

  1. He was bad before Trump. “Cover up AG” Bill Barr in the Bush sr era

  2. Rambo SeeMeNoMore | December 15, 2020 at 6:20 PM | Reply

    Republicans are the new confederates

    • BILL BARR I think could be the head of QAnon.
      And BILL BARR has a lot of dirt on Quack Quack Trump

    • @RE BURD Now you are overthinking it! LOL
      Yes it was retroactive though.

    • America is abandoning conservatism and moving toward the social democratic model that has been embraced by the rest of the modern free world. The writing’s on the wall, just as it was for the slave owners in the 19th century . The republican death spiral that we are witnessing is essentially the same doomed and desperate attempt of the confederates to postpone the inevitable . The American ego does not seem well suited to accepting change with grace or dignity, making Donald Trump an almost perfect Poster Boy of the syndrome.

    • @peter baxter The America you speak of must mean some powerful movement, or at least active voting majority, within the country. Number of citizens who voted for Biden: 81 million. For Trump: 73 million. Number of citizens who could have, but didn’t bother to, vote: 67 million citizens. It is not at all clear who will collect the remaining voters. What happened in the 2020 election is not at all encouraging and downright counter-intuitive.

      Which constituencies shifted TOWARD Trump from 2016 to 2020? All of them but white males. White males shifted 10% toward Biden. On the other hand, Hispanics shifted 10% toward Trump. All other constituencies–white women, black women, black men, Native Americans, and Asians (particularly Vietnamese) shifted 5% TOWARD Trump. It isn’t racism for most voters. It is tribalism. Trump told people that some other group was holding back their success and that it was alright to hate them for it. Every constituency sees Trump fighting against the people holding them back, but each constituency has a different enemy. A leader like Trump, who has disparaging things to say about every group, has his bases covered.

      We are a weak and broken people, we Americans. We care about ourselves, but we are not sure if we really care about others. Those of us who believe in equality and empathy are in the minority even among minorities, and we should not be fooled into believing in an alternate reality. The majority of Americans don’t believe in fair play; they believe in seeking their own advantage. We have a different culture than most Europeans.

      HOPEFULLY, young people, who (hopefully) are better educated about social democracies, climate change, religious-gender-racial equality, regulated economies, etc., will provide the momentum to move ahead toward a more equitable and rational national consensus, but we should take nothing for granted.

    • So true. Its not united states is divided states. They drank Donald trumps poison.

  3. Johnny English | December 15, 2020 at 6:21 PM | Reply

    Bill Barr is and never was the people’s AG. He was Donald Trump’s AG. I’d rather have Ali G.

  4. Catherine Hendrickson | December 15, 2020 at 6:25 PM | Reply

    💯🎶🎶🎶And another one bites the dust.😊next………

  5. Those so-called “legal professionals who have covered up trump’s activities and assisted in his attempted coup should be disbarred and rejected by society. There needs to be a price for knowingly aiding trump’s actions!

  6. AllNiteLemonade | December 15, 2020 at 6:28 PM | Reply

    – *If you could reason with Trump supporters They wouldn’t be Trump supporters* –

  7. Has anybody asked Barr’s family about this? I’m guessing they are not OK with it. No sir, I guessing they think him being home more sucks.

    • Oh I think they know what is going on, since some of them work in the administration

    • BILL BARR I think could be the head of QAnon.
      And BILL BARR has a lot of dirt on Quack Quack Trump

    • @martin M IMHO the Quackernons are Russian, since the Quackers are all over the world. They have interfered in Brexit, they shown up in the UK and we have some in Canada. I’m pretty sure Stephen Miller is a follower,
      Bill Barr is dirt himself

  8. Job 1 for Biden’s AG: indict Barr.

    • @moneyrunnr
      Well at least you got one lol

    • @moneyrunnr This coming from the cling-on that supports a “man” who can’t walk down a ramp or drink from a glass unless it’s a sippy cup! Joe rides a bike and runs regularly, you’ll have to get help to get off your mom’s couch to see if you can see him from your trailer though.

    • He would answers the questions to the law abiding to the law abiding citizens and after 4 years of this

    • We will need our allies and the rest of the world to lock up the trump cult

    • BILL BARR I think could be the head of QAnon.
      And BILL BARR has a lot of dirt on Quack Quack Trump

  9. Freddy Flintstone needs to be prosecuted for crime against American people , He lied time and again about the corruption of his mob boss

    • name one time..I double dare you

    • What policy’s do democrats have that you like that will benefit all hard working Americans and retirees?

    • @Bob Davidson Anyone who is fully aware, informed and honest (..and not at the minimum a multi-millionaire), will state unequivocally that the policies of Reps & Dems are equally toxic, destructive and/or counter-productive to a healthy society.

    • @Bob Davidson Medicare at 60 instead of 65 no taxes raised below 400k a yr

  10. Cynthia Harrison | December 15, 2020 at 6:31 PM | Reply

    Cleaning up after trump’s administration is going to be a lot like picking up my dog’s poop everyday. Gee, I hope I haven’t damaged my dog’s legacy.

  11. Bill Barr angling for a pardon – he knows he can’t really get one as A.G.

  12. Next Independent AG will have to restore the world’s faith in USA by simply proving “NOBODY IS ABOVE THE LAW”; and also #DisbarBarr

  13. Did Barr resign or just leave early to avoid traffic?

  14. Every law school’s Ethics classes will be teaching Barr’s actions for decades.

  15. Barr doesn’t want to be associated with Trump’s upcoming pardon spree.

  16. Mercedes Mukati | December 15, 2020 at 6:38 PM | Reply

    The individual who brought him to the dance,the one he dropped his drawers for,grifted for,etc…
    Barr is a poisonous toad..treasonous to his own department.
    A legacy of obstruction, equivocation and soiling the Constitution.
    That is WHO he is.

  17. Donald Francis says | December 15, 2020 at 6:39 PM | Reply

    Barr wasn’t brought to the dance. He was a topless wallflower and Trump loved it.

  18. Like Trump, Barr’s legacy is he lied and betrayed America. They are both TRAITORS!

  19. The worst President in US history appointed the worst Attorney General in US history.
    Layers upon layers of loathsome legacy.

  20. Bill Barr is unconcerned with his legacy. “I’ll be dead,” his own words.

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