Barr Avoided Gaetz After Repeated Briefings On The Investigation: Politico | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Rachel Maddow shares reporting from Politico that then-Attorney General Bill Barr received multiple briefings on the investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz and actively avoided public encounters with Gaetz. Aired on 04/01/2021.
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Barr Avoided Gaetz After Repeated Briefings On The Investigation: Politico | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

98 Comments on "Barr Avoided Gaetz After Repeated Briefings On The Investigation: Politico | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. JAY PHILLY NEWS . | April 1, 2021 at 1:18 AM | Reply

    The fact that he calls her a “17 year old woman” is a red flag.

    • Matt, don’t forget the GAS MASK… your future husbands in JAIL will love that TOY!

    • T. R. Campbell | April 1, 2021 at 3:05 PM | Reply

      @Ren Hippo At least until this matter has been resolved I think he needs to be removed from his committee assignments along with ‘Chinese Eric’ who had a close relationship with the pretty young woman who turned out to be a communist Chinese spy. He has remained very tightlipped about that relationship and we wonder what compromising information the communist have on him. Both should be relieved from their committee assignments.

    • Almost as bad as sniffing Biden

    • What about Joey Robinette and Tara Reade?

    • @A F now they know where to look.

  2. Lock him up!!!!

  3. james journeyman | April 1, 2021 at 1:22 AM | Reply

    Republicans, the party of family values and law and order. What a joke !

    • Jose Gonzalez | April 1, 2021 at 2:37 PM | Reply

      @Cindy Walz Yes, agree. Darn Democrats that want equality for people, equal opportunities, healthcare for all, lower college costs, affordable housing, stamp out poverty and hunger. How dare them!

    • @Redjam111 Redjam111 you laughed cuz you know what I said is true

    • Redjam111 Redjam111 | April 1, 2021 at 3:19 PM | Reply

      @Yoel Silver
      Laugh because you queen vladz trolling clowns are always funny entertaining and amusing 👍🏻😂👍🏻

    • @Michael Blodgett I would rather have President Trump running our country than that low life lying cheating puppet in there now.

    • james journeyman | April 1, 2021 at 5:26 PM | Reply

      @Chris R How original……what grade are you in ? 3rd?

  4. They say Birds of a feather flock together.
    Trumpy and his flock violate children

  5. clarissa turner | April 1, 2021 at 1:24 AM | Reply

    The Republican Party Have A Trump Problem 4 A Long Time

  6. Fitzwilliam Darcy | April 1, 2021 at 1:30 AM | Reply

    Wow…. Bill Barr finally found a slimeball too smelly to associate with!

    Didn’t think that was possible. That caught me by surprise.

    • Maybe not. Maybe he’s the sacrificial lamb.

    • @Tammy Tammy BB’s only convictions are towards holding power. He set it up in Feb to know details about investigations involving high level politicians. Once he saw how strong the case was against the tax guy and how likely DT would lose the election, there would be no reason to continue to stand by his associates and put himself in more legal jeopardy.

      I’m sure they all know who the shadiest ones in their group are anyways from private jokes and what they or others in group saw firsthand. Probably no surprise to MG’s peers that he’s caught up in this and no surprise that BB stopped protecting him.

      They may be thick as thieves and power hungry, but these people aren’t friends.

      Our “public servants”—that’s the sad part about all of this.

    • Frat boy thought he is some Don jr.

    • @Julie Henderson Absolutely.The less he knew & heard about it, the better off he was to do nothing about it.

    • I am shocked Barr did not just ignore it!

  7. In Barr’s defense, I think a lot of us would actively strive to avoid being in the same room as Matt Gaetz as well.

    • yeah but the problem is he was an general attorney. He could denounce him and open an investigation but he didn’t thanks to the magic “(R)”. is funny specially from a party who always proclaim themselves as the party of “law and order” the same Barr wanted to charge BLM protestors of treason. I guarantee you if he was somehow still working at the time of the capitol riots, he would flip flop his opinion like most republicans did.

    • Marty Sparacino | April 1, 2021 at 12:05 PM | Reply

      @David Shen
      Proud boy Dave is stuck in a cave!

    • @David Shen You do realize he isn’t president anymore? I have a sinking feeling you don’t!!

    • Shamalama Dingdong | April 1, 2021 at 4:05 PM | Reply

      Let’s not go on pretending Bill Barr has a conscience or is capable of working in good faith. With the end of his tenure, he just had to make sure he was not tagged to this in some way. He’s still just as evil as Gaetz, he just doesn’t want to go to jail too. Buddies for life, not cell mates.

    • Political Theater | April 1, 2021 at 10:19 PM | Reply

      But they’ll be in the same room as Biden, Trump, Clinton?

  8. I wonder if Tucker will have him on again. That was fun to watch.

  9. There is a perfect correlation between the pet conspiracy theories of the rabid right and the unpunished crimes of their favourite representatives.

    • @photodude24 They keep saying it out loud! They admit they’re out of ideas about winning votes the legal way. Their STOP THE STEAL mission is really them screaming loudly to their tribe to START THE STEAL. It’s the only way that they can get elected. They are slimy, grimy reptiles, the whole lot of them.
      They’ve all made the glaring mistake of trying to follow their orange lizard king by his example.
      What they don’t realize is that not everybody has his knack for getting away with everything. The only time I want to hear his vile name again, please let it be the day they announce that the former president is indicted for tax fraud. Make it a billion while they’re at it.

    • Chris Richardson | April 1, 2021 at 3:26 AM | Reply

      The way it usually works. What is uppermost in an obsessive person’s mind is the thing they are obsessing about, so it colors everything they say. Even when a conversation isn’t about the subject of their obsession they will often subconsciously take the conversation in that direction. MAGATs, NRA gun nuts, white supremacists and other racists. They just can’t help their stupid selves 😉

    • Jennifer Williams | April 1, 2021 at 8:35 AM | Reply

      I thought the same thing

    • Perfectly said!

    • P.R.O.J.E.C.T.I.O.N.

  10. calkinsb0713 | April 1, 2021 at 2:22 AM | Reply

    After we put doughboy in the federal slammer we go after Jim Jordan😂

  11. Charles Arturo | April 1, 2021 at 2:26 AM | Reply

    So satisfying to see that Justice is finally being addressed ON SO MANY fronts. This, trump’s legal troubles, the stormers of the Capitol groveling and begging, etc., etc., etc. Let’s hope Mr Floyd GETS JUSTICE!

    • Why are they even having a trial? Just show the video and lock him up.

    • Always hold on to hope, whatever.

    • A L Reed & AL C | April 1, 2021 at 10:44 AM | Reply

      Hate to say it but don’t count you’re chickens before they hatch. We all know what happens when people with pull and money get in “trouble” unfortunately… Maybe someday this will change but, and for everyone that may respond this goes for everyone. Left, right or independent I don’t care money and power needs to stop being the reason one persons life is ruined and anothers just goes on and said problem just evaporates. Only then will people believe in the “justice” system again.

  12. McLovin2021 Mclovin | April 1, 2021 at 2:36 AM | Reply

    Man you know your up that old brown river minus one good paddle when Bill Barr’s frantically ducking you.

    • Tom Porsgaard | April 1, 2021 at 6:19 AM | Reply

      Yes, this definitely doesn’t make Barr some kind of a ‘better late than never’ hero figure.
      Barr (as far as is known) on purpose DIDN’T make this investigation public knowledge in time (vis-a-vis the election e.g.) – whether he was under pressure from GOP, Gaetz or Trump in the matter or not, to hold this back. Dr Birckx (don’t remember the spelling, sorry) has the last two months pathetically attempted same line of apology for HER weak complicity in lies, deception and fraud during Trump’s ‘watch’ in the administration’s murderous response to Covid. Barr tried to evade contact and to let himself be dragged into this vortex – and worked hard (now) to get OUT of the criminal administration in time AFTER Trump’s loss, so as not to face serious consequenses himself. Difficult to see his behaviour the last few months any other way. Doesn’t make Bob his uncle in my optics. Feel we agree on this too.

  13. Erving Henderson | April 1, 2021 at 3:08 AM | Reply

    The fact that Barr was AG when the investigation started kinda blows up the “liberal hit job” angle

    • Darrin James Wiest | April 1, 2021 at 12:48 PM | Reply

      @NiNi J …Do we now IGNORE The Rule Of Law There seems to be a Number of times ON RECORD Where both Barr & Gaetz wildly Overstepped their responsibilities & authority. There’s safety in a Checks & Balances System. In Barr’s position; an Attorney General Maybe Should KNOW That! Let Him PAY THE PRICE!! DjamesW.

    • Yagotta Kidding | April 1, 2021 at 1:54 PM | Reply

      Lol, I know my hearing isn’t the same as before, first I heard, Convictman Gaetz.

    • Justice For All | April 1, 2021 at 2:34 PM | Reply

      The fact that Barr was briefed several times and did nothing about it is pretty much in keeping with RePUGliKLANism.

    • The Insane Shecklador | April 1, 2021 at 3:38 PM | Reply

      After Trump lost the election a lot of red hats started calling Barr a liberal. Common sense is not one of their strong points.

    • Justice For All | April 1, 2021 at 3:41 PM | Reply

      @The Insane Shecklador Having a set of brains is beyond their pay grade to be exact. The day the creator announced it was time for brains, they thought he said trains and quickly got out of the way.

  14. Well Matt Gaetz’s rich poppa was able to get him out of several DUIs and even got the cop fired but I don’t know if his rich poppa can help him this time.

  15. William Kamroon | April 1, 2021 at 3:39 AM | Reply

    So this has been the “Pizza Gaetz” all along

    • So many of the claims from the Trump team were really projections. It’s astounding they were so stupid as to think they could fool all the people all of the time.

    • Jan Alexander | April 1, 2021 at 1:06 PM | Reply

      Yep! Gaslighting MFs! I also saw what you did there with the Pizza Gaetz. Brilliant.

  16. This is why Gaetz must step down from the Judiciary Committee until this investigation is over. A Judiciary Committee that cannot meet with the AG is pretty worthless.

    • Chris Richardson | April 1, 2021 at 3:52 AM | Reply

      He doesn’t need to step down, you don’t think they are in the process of removing him right now?

    • @Chris Richardson Kevin McCarthy has already said on the record that Gaetz does not need to step until and unless he is indicted. That leaves it up to the Democrats to do the clean up on the Republican side of the aisle again. It would be better for Gaetz to step down himself.

  17. Crai_Z Munki | April 1, 2021 at 4:52 AM | Reply

    No wonder Barr looked so defeated by the end, his whole job was to protect the GOP from accountability.

  18. Stealthy Mongoose | April 1, 2021 at 5:44 AM | Reply

    I can only imagine all the WTF moments Merrick Garland has had while being briefed on all of the open investigations 😂😂😂

    • Stealthy Mongoose | April 1, 2021 at 5:58 AM | Reply

      @Tyler Durden same. Reading the PDB for a week would be fantastic

    • @Stealthy Mongoose I can only imagine all the WTF moment Merrick Garland has had while being briefed on all the closed investigations Barr didn’t prosecute.

    • Sheila Boston | April 1, 2021 at 7:24 AM | Reply

      I keep wondering if anybody’s unearthed all the phone calls from donnie’s secret server – you know, all those calls with Putin et al.

    • Stealthy Mongoose | April 1, 2021 at 8:02 AM | Reply

      @John Swo lol true. You know things are wild behind the scenes because we haven’t seen or heard from Merrick Garland since he gave his speech after being sworn in at DOJ. I don’t think he’s stepped foot in front of the press once since then.

    • Donald Stanfield | April 1, 2021 at 9:43 AM | Reply

      @Stealthy Mongoose He must be swimming in Indictments!?!

  19. Peter Russell | April 1, 2021 at 6:44 AM | Reply

    If ever a guy should be prosecuted for perverting the course of justice, its Barr.

  20. When Donald finds out he’ll say he never met Matt. Doesn’t know him. He heard of him but only met him once. Never met him.

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