Barr’s Track Record Makes Questions About Burr Probe Unavoidable | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Barr's Track Record Makes Questions About Burr Probe Unavoidable | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1

 

Rachel Maddow reports on the latest developments in the investigation of Senator Richard Burr's stock trades, and notes with regret that Bill Barr's record of contorting the DOJ to serve Donald Trump's interests makes it impossible not to wonder if Burr's role on the Intelligence Committee has something to do with his persecution. Aired on 5/14/2020.
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Barr's Track Record Makes Questions About Burr Probe Unavoidable | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

68 Comments on "Barr’s Track Record Makes Questions About Burr Probe Unavoidable | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. William Barr has corrupted and politicized the DOJ hand in hand with Donald Trump to bend federal law enforcement to the President’s will.

  2. Justin Lane | May 15, 2020 at 1:32 AM | Reply

    Bingo … first thing I thought when Burr was issued a warrant was trump wants to remove Burr from Russian investigation… think you struck a bullseye here Rachel.

    • Justin Lane | May 15, 2020 at 3:43 AM | Reply

      @Erick Gallagher Yes but don’t forget Burr was involved with a subpoena against Don Jr. in 2019 and has continually stated Russia did meddled in 2016 election. Trump has been quite public that is not the message he wants to peddle. You are right he is not an enemy of Trump but he sure isn’t a friend of Trump and trumps stanchest allies.

    • Erick Gallagher | May 15, 2020 at 3:56 AM | Reply

      @Justin Lane I see.

    • Erick Gallagher fake Impeachment

    • eva camille thoroughman | May 16, 2020 at 10:10 AM | Reply

      Does she ever miss?

    • David Vallaire | May 16, 2020 at 1:02 PM | Reply

      @eva camille thoroughman Show me where she has ever, ever been right in her constant daily conspiracy theories.

  3. The FBI should definitely be looking into Jared, Trump, Ivanka and the whole Trump crime family as well. It’s almost guaranteed they did the exact same thing as Burr.

  4. None of these people are being honest when asked about children and schools reopening. Why? They know kids NOT going back to school, equals some parents not returning to work, which equals no starting up of the economy, and they all have an agenda. The people they are counting on to “restart” the economy are not the high earners. Those people are working from home right now. The economy thrives on the backs of the working poor and yes, the illegals that nobody wants to talk about. They are the ones those meat packing plants and farmers depend on. The working poor!!! People who work pay check to pay check. Dr. Oz said 2% mortality rate for our kids is doable. You can’t get more cold hearted than that. He’s NOT speaking of his grandkids or his friends. He is talking about children of the working poor. Yes, other countries were able to send kids back to class. You know why, instead of lying and sitting on their hands. They started to implement CHANGES, class size changes, desk were refitted with enclosures, kids eat in class… etc. The USA has done NOTHING to date. Our schools are locked up, staff is gone, teachers are home. NOTHING has been done to prepare for reentry on an actual campus. They basically want our kids to go back and take their chances. See how many lives or die. That’s the plan!!!

    • @Virginia B. Britton So right. You know how we could restart the economy in this “unprecedented” time?? How about these rich people pay their fair TAXES. Maybe have these huge companies, whose employees are NOT the least bit affected by the stay home order, because they can work remotely. Have the huge companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook, Yahoo, Tesla…etc, pay their fair TAXES to the cities they operate in. That would help the cities and the economy.

    • Patricia1234 | May 15, 2020 at 4:30 AM | Reply

      The economy needs money moving through it to be healthy. The money-hoarders should be putting money into the economy rather than buying their own stocks to keep the stock market up. We need guaranteed minimum income paid out to all monthly permanently.
      .

    • Thank you
      Please continue to help educate people through your comments. We need to help people wake up. FOX is a panacea for fear. They lie and people can remain in denial.
      It is truly Horrific how the current GOP & trump are chipping away at our Country and our Democracy. All for Racism. People are all Humanity has. It is simply.
      Treating minorities worse and violently attacking and oppressing human beings does not help anyone Ever. God is NOT a Racist.
      God Sees Everything
      There is a reckoning.
      Our Actions or deliberate inaction is the Sum total of who and what You are. It’s called INTEGRITY and that creates our character.

    • Ash Roskell | May 15, 2020 at 5:17 AM | Reply

      who hoo : Let’s face it, there’s a lot of money to be made from schools. And, what’s 1 or 2% of 30 or 50 million kids, who die, when you can make some serious cash? . . . That’s Trump’s America . . .

    • Vivian Barnes | May 15, 2020 at 7:42 AM | Reply

      who hoo SINISTER to say the least smfh

  5. The swamp has been absolutely out of control since Trump became president. Trump didn’t drain the swamp, he unleashed it.

  6. Howard Patrick | May 15, 2020 at 1:46 AM | Reply

    In Australia he would have resigned by now.

    • Robert Smith-Williams | May 15, 2020 at 2:39 AM | Reply

      @Chris B Dunno Chris. Potato-head is still dead set on a coup. He’s terrifying. Worse than tunners even (who did such a speccy job dismantling the govt, was a light entree to what murika has just seen).

    • Robert Smith-Williams | May 15, 2020 at 2:41 AM | Reply

      @Howard I disagree. Some of our dickheads (particularly the right wing ones) have some zombie-style staying power. Barnsy’s back for goodness sake.

    • @Robert Smith-Williams “Speccy job” whats that supposed to mean?

    • Robert Smith-Williams | May 15, 2020 at 8:02 AM | Reply

      @M In this context our own GWB ex-PM Tony Abbott dismantled large swathes of good helpful things the government were doing (think pandemic preparedness) … he did a special job of this. Strayan mate.

    • @Robert Smith-Williams what is “speccy” derived from exactly?

  7. teddy CAPURS | May 15, 2020 at 1:55 AM | Reply

    This is bad for my health I’m screaming stupid stuff at my phone because they are sitting here scrambling to get ALL there lies straight n getting everyone in Trump America on da same page like the new all of a sudden out of nowhere “PLAN” for this pandemic Magically appearing before our eyes lol… Dammit we look away n now the death toll is 87000+ n counting… good show u putting on Trump’s CRONIES

    • M – your gaslighting and aggression is seen….

    • questioneverything2 | May 15, 2020 at 12:16 PM | Reply

      What do you think about California and New York and many other states legislating covid-19 infected seniors are forced into nursing homes and convalescent hospitals? This accounts for 30% of all covid-19 deaths. This is Is an under-reported fact.

  8. Alasdair Paterson | May 15, 2020 at 2:01 AM | Reply

    The swamp has been downgraded to a sewer and it runs from the White House through the Justice Department.

  9. james morton | May 15, 2020 at 2:17 AM | Reply

    Let’s say you were to catch a sociopath in a lie. While most people would
    admit their wrongdoing and apologize, a true sociopath might go to great
    lengths to convince you you’re wrong.

    “Over time, you’ll notice that this person is very comfortable lying to people
    and has little or no empathy for other’s feelings,” Dr. Edelman says. “They
    also don’t show remorse when they hurt others as they have no conscience.”

    When governments and societies lose the capacity
    for critical thinking, the results can be catastrophic.
    Think of the kit as a checklist of challenges for yourself
    when evaluating new or suspect information. As with all
    exercises, repetition will make you stronger and better.

    Sagan lays out the steps:

    Wherever possible there must be independent confirmation of the “facts.”

    Encourage substantive debate on the evidence by knowledgeable proponents
    of all points of view.

    Arguments from authority carry little weight—“authorities” have made mistakes
    in the past. They will do so again in the future. Perhaps a better way to say it is
    that in science there are no authorities; at most, there are experts.

  10. Of course, this “investigation” by Bill Barr and the resignation of Richard Burr are not co-incidence. Behind Barr’s control over the FBI investigation, there should be something Barr and Trump might have conspired. Trump didn’t like the Intelligence Report on the Russian interference, and he and Bill Barr try to dismiss Flynn’s guilty plea, as well as Bill Barr has been trying to control all of cases involving Mueller investigations involving Roger Stone. It is clear that this investigation is another attempt by Trump and Bill Barr to erase all the records of Russian interference and Trump’s involvement.

    • Esoy Pongasi | May 15, 2020 at 11:39 AM | Reply

      Stop your dementia. All truest facts is russian collusion is hoax.

    • @Esoy Pongasi Stop YOUR Dementia. You even can’t show EVIDENCE to prove it is hoax. Saying it is a hoax means that you are bliend, dumb, or completely CULTED by Trump’s rotten brainwashing.

    • Remember when msnbc got Russian collusion wrong for 3 years

    • @Uncle Ed You are wrong. MSNBC didn’t make it wrong. You are confused with “collusion” and what MSNBC has been reporting was the Russian Interference. And, if you can prove your argument, shows us the evidence.

    • Betty Anne Wilkinson | May 15, 2020 at 10:36 PM | Reply

      Lots of trolling going on here

  11. kambah Russo | May 15, 2020 at 2:23 AM | Reply

    Barr, Burr , both deserve to be behind Bars…

  12. “Some of those that work forces
    Are the same that burn crosses”
    – Rage Against The Machine/Killing In The Name Of

  13. They will make an example out of Burr to hold up as their token “look, we aren’t biased! See!?”

  14. Christopher Bland | May 15, 2020 at 2:43 AM | Reply

    He just took Cohen’s job his Fixer I wonder if he would take a bullet

  15. Baby drumphf | May 15, 2020 at 2:51 AM | Reply

    “Burr & Barr” sounds like a couple of crooked lying Lawyers/Liars!

  16. Fox News is right when they claim there is a coup. The only thing they got wrong is that the people committing it are inside the White House and in the GOP. Together they plan to bring back the good old days. You know, the days of the great depression.

  17. It comes down to a single question,”What would Putin do?”
    That sums up Trump and Co.

    • Exactly. Destroy America’s health, economy, and soul. Divide and conquer while making a profit from its demise.

  18. If Trump loses 2020, 90% of the GOP will be investigated, sentenced and sent to prison. They’re all on board to curtail ANY Russia investigation.

  19. hawaiiopihi | May 15, 2020 at 4:52 AM | Reply

    It appears the United States has been a corrupted state. Can’t believe it and if the Orange Clown gets re-elected, the cancer in our country will spread beyond repair.

  20. Suzanne Leigh | May 15, 2020 at 7:34 AM | Reply

    We have no idea just how filthy and corrupt our government is.

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