Dissembling, Defensiveness And Partisanship: AG Barr’s House Hearing – Day That Was | MSNBC

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The House Judiciary Committee spent a contentious day asking Attorney General Bill Barr about federal intervention in protests, his department’s handling of cases involving President Trump’s friends or former allies, and the upcoming election. Among other topics, Barr failed to give clear answers when questioned about whether it was ever okay to use tear gas against peaceful protesters, and whether it was ever appropriate for a president or candidate to solicit foreign assistance for an election. Aired on 7/28/2020.
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Dissembling, Defensiveness And Partisanship: AG Barr’s House Hearing – Day That Was | MSNBC

94 Comments on "Dissembling, Defensiveness And Partisanship: AG Barr’s House Hearing – Day That Was | MSNBC"

  1. Barr feels so smart about his lying.

    • @Lisa Riggs Having half his brain tied behind his back? No wonder he was outclassed.

    • Linda Sheard | July 29, 2020 at 9:31 AM | Reply

      @Thomas Armsworthy Jr Not the most mature comment Thomas! As for “badgering” think back to the impeachment of Trump and the ridiculous antics of the Republicans… being asked relevant questions in an assertive manner is not “badgering”!

    • @Thomas Armsworthy Jr Barr will be wasting time going round and round and round with no answer………cannot believe you fell for it…..same strategy pattern for other Republican…….. wise up !

    • Thomas Armsworthy Jr | July 29, 2020 at 11:18 AM | Reply

      One of the congressmen ask Barr if Trump would accept the 2020 election if Trump would lose..the question should be put to the democrats sice they still won’t accept the loss of the 2016 election results.

    • Linda Sheard | July 29, 2020 at 12:53 PM | Reply

      @Thomas Armsworthy Jr Your analogy is a bit off hun! If Trump loses the election I am sure the Dems would accept the result!

  2. Barr’s jumbo-butt will be popular at his next criminal justice assignment.

  3. Bryan Conner | July 29, 2020 at 6:48 AM | Reply

    Ladies and Gentlemen….I give you the United States of America under Trump.

    • Charles L Jones | July 29, 2020 at 10:16 PM | Reply

      @roger rives c’mon man nobody ever engages in more name calling as trump.

    • Charles L Jones | July 29, 2020 at 10:29 PM | Reply

      @Phinneas Bluster the only good Patriots left are the Lincoln project true conservative Patriots who are frustrated at what the republican party has become.

    • Charles L Jones ……. lmfao ……. does it really matter to you … it’s a great time to be alive to watch what’s coming and nothing can stop it now.
      Gotta love America the greatest country for mankind

    • Bas Smith lmfao great time to be alive

    • Just a bystander you think what about the rest of a holes in Washington does anyone think the rest are saints lmfao

  4. When the Attorney General does it that means it’s not illegal. According to Baar.

    • Dolores Reynolds | July 29, 2020 at 2:33 PM | Reply

      jeff mcgowan That is ridiculous on both parts. Trump/Barr have been breaking the law a lot lately, but you don’t seem to care about that.

    • R Patrick Holguin | July 29, 2020 at 2:50 PM | Reply

      @Dolores Reynolds of course not, Larry is a KGB agent!

    • Dolores Reynolds don’t argue with trolls, they neither know or care what reality is. Indifference and ignorance is not going to be solved by a YouTube comment

    • Nice conspiracy theory, now prove it.

    • Eric Echols Sr. | July 29, 2020 at 4:10 PM | Reply

      @Chern69 – Ask yourself this question…. Which “Rule of Law” does Barr enact on others… The “Letter of the Law”? Or, the “Spirit of the Law”? You can use Stone, Flynn, Comi?, ACA, as a few test runs if you want….It’s been a litmus test for decades 🤔😅😷✌🏽

  5. Every time someone agrees to work closely with Trump they end up looking incredibly stupid on national TV and get fired three weeks later.

    • Getting too close to Trump’s fecal iceberg of corruption will always leaves you dirty.

    • @John Swo -Not surprising, however.
      Those that work for #45✳ all too often find *themselves* infected with *HIS* ‘communicable corruption’… *much* like an ‘ethical STD’.
      ‘Humiliation’, ‘resignation’ (and frequently ‘incarceration’) are the *INEVITABLE result* of ‘comingling’ with #45✳. 🤨

    • Yolanda Denny | July 29, 2020 at 10:25 AM | Reply

      Not this time, this guy is truly smart and has it fixed so he is untouchable.

    • William Good | July 29, 2020 at 1:42 PM | Reply

      Donnie is definitely going to throw him under the bus🕵😂😂

    • This guy is too important to the administration. They could not commit their corruption without him shielding them from justice. Along with the radical right wing judges they’ve installed. So they’re not going to fire him. Exposing them is the best thing they can do at this point. That and make sure the GOP doesn’t cheat in the elections like it seems they’re gearing up to do.

  6. Hudson McGrail | July 29, 2020 at 7:20 AM | Reply

    He looks like he’s super cocky and no one is going to touch him. Scary

    • @erwin buendgens The representatives are managing their time against the republican filabuster and double speak. As my student just said, yes and no is all that matters, the explanation doesn’t really mean anything, so don’t waste time.

    • Radu Coroian | July 29, 2020 at 2:23 PM | Reply

      He knew he was dealing with children thats why

    • erwin buendgens | July 29, 2020 at 2:52 PM | Reply

      Thats a stupid remark and i hope you teach your students more then that. They ask yes or no questions to entrap him….ofcourse context matters…the.world.isnt black or white, certainly these issues are to complex…context is everything…

    • Ken Albertsen | July 29, 2020 at 3:52 PM | Reply

      He looks like he’s peeking out from under the septic tank.

    • mitchellkarera | July 29, 2020 at 9:06 PM | Reply

      He probably studied under James Comey.

  7. Barr’s law firm represented Epstein… maybe he’s just a Trump stooge who Trump has dirt on

  8. Penny Grensavitch | July 29, 2020 at 8:43 AM | Reply

    If he didnt do anything wrong and knows how the law works, WHY DOES HE ACT LIKE A COCKY CRIMINAL?

    • Whereas we’d ask *the same,* Rebecca, of the women who let #45✳ *around little girls…* 🤨
      https://www.vox.com/identities/2016/10/18/13282192/trump-young-girls-10-year-old-teens-sexual-comments
      Note the date, Rebecca…GOTPers *knew THAT* about #45✳, and *STILL* chose *him* to represent *them.*
      Rather telling, really. 🤔

    • MyrnaMinkoff | July 29, 2020 at 12:09 PM | Reply

      @Rebecca Roberts <<<--------------------------------- Bot, please don't feed it.

    • Victoria Nyteshade | July 29, 2020 at 12:34 PM | Reply

      @CynAnne1 I know right..lol..I seem to have triggered a bunch of the little nazi’s..haha. I imagine thier diatribes were intended to provoke a like minded response..silly humans..haha. Just to clarify, I am not american, I do my research, starting at home with national news, then world news and ending on american news so I can see how much crap is being spewed today and what the temperature is of the american ppl. This last 3.5 yrs has been..well let’s say bizarre…if only what was happening there did not effect the rest of the world.

    • Lucky Fisher 72 | July 29, 2020 at 1:04 PM | Reply

      @Bluegold21 lmfao. Who gives af what Bolton says? Uhm NOBODY. Get a grip on reality and make sure you reserve your safe space now for screaming at the sky in November..spots are filling up quickly .

    • Ken Albertsen | July 29, 2020 at 3:57 PM | Reply

      Because he’s in the middle of mob culture, …..except mob bosses have a bit of a moral code.

  9. This administration is full of outrageous characters, it will be interesting for future political drama TV shows and movies.

  10. “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke

    • And, we are witnessing this at the highest level and we will regret allowing THIS to happen.

    • Since when is Barr the Enabler a “good” man?

    • Phinneas Bluster | July 29, 2020 at 11:55 AM | Reply

      Bill h: you nailed it Bill and that’s precisely why Donald Trump won in 2016 and he’s going to win again in November. Thanks for confirming this. You’re a true patriot. God bless you Bill.

    • Don't SSleep | July 29, 2020 at 2:04 PM | Reply

      @Lisa Wms I’m not sure that quote was necessarily directed at Barr; I took it more generally (and it’s one of my favorite quotes, BTW).

  11. Megatubeaholic | July 29, 2020 at 9:44 AM | Reply

    “I’m sorry you had to STRUGGLE with that!” BAM!!!!

  12. He may not have known he was stepping down. Wow he had to laugh at that himself.

  13. The American Bar Association has some responsibility in this by allowing a member to negativity effect the character of the profession.

    • Ken Albertsen | July 29, 2020 at 4:01 PM | Reply

      Good point. It’s people like Barr and Sessions who demean any bit of good reputation the ABA may still have. Brown spots on their official logo.

    • Melissa – 💯%.
      We asked, aloud, *months ago…* 🤨
      “Has the ‘ABA’ *no cognizance* of *how* they will be *excoriated by historians,* let alone any regard for *their own reputation?!?”* 🤔

  14. Barr dodged that question, like Trump dodged the draft!
    The “Honorable” AG Barr? 🙄 Not even a little bit.

    • Phinneas Bluster | July 29, 2020 at 5:32 PM | Reply

      john frank : Yeah John F Kennedy was a really poor guy. Pt109 ???? Your statement is baloney

    • Phinneas Bluster | July 29, 2020 at 5:32 PM | Reply

      john frank Hog wash !!!! When you’re 18 you’re no longer a child

    • Phinneas Bluster | July 29, 2020 at 5:38 PM | Reply

      john frank ……ok. But is there red tape in the bush? That’s what I wanna know

    • Charles L Jones | July 29, 2020 at 10:41 PM | Reply

      @Demond Kemp with all of the damage Trump has done to the credibility of the republican party it’s highly improbable that we LL ever see another republican president…..not in this lifetime.

    • Charles L Jones | July 29, 2020 at 10:48 PM | Reply

      @Phinneas Bluster poor white people in the republican party are victims as well as poor white people in the Democratic party. They both share common needs like good wages healthcare lower cost of medicine paid medical leave. But propaganda and political.ideology compels them to fight each other when they should be fighting together for progressive change. There is no progressive bills that will benefit one side without helping the other.

  15. The Honorable Fred Flintstone Barr is a part of the ring wing corruption.

    • Robert Rivera | July 29, 2020 at 1:38 PM | Reply

      And Donald is barney 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • AG Fred Flinstoad.

    • I’m watching this from the Republic of Ireland and it is plain as day that this AG needs to be in prison. Even Nixon could not find an AG to do such blatant corruption.

    • @Ian P Yes Sir!! You would be right!! Btw, I have a lot of Irish things in my home. I love your country. Just finished Ken Burns’ documentary on the Irish in America, I watched it again! Very well done and worth watching. The Irish helped make America what it is and Trump has no respect for our history, our democracy. His government and white collar thugs are moving ever closer to full out tyranny everyday!!

  16. Muon Neutrino | July 29, 2020 at 11:17 AM | Reply

    The scales of justice always tilt in Trump’s favor in Barr’s DOJ.

    • .

    • Robert Hodge | July 29, 2020 at 6:28 PM | Reply

      Only until 11/3/2020 My friend!

    • jack pomerantz | July 29, 2020 at 6:45 PM | Reply

      ​@Robert Hodge That’s when the next civil war begins. The experiment failed.

    • Muon Neutrino | July 29, 2020 at 7:24 PM | Reply

      jack pomerantz: The term the Great Experiment (aka the USA) is closely associated with the American Revolution—not the Civil War. If you’re implying that the conservatives will rebel when Trump loses the election, you’re assuming that conservatives have a spine; but they’ve repeatedly demonstrated they don’t. The conservatives have already lost the culture war. They were defeated by their own ignorance, hypocrisy and corruption without a shot being fired.

    • @Muon Neutrino – 💯%.
      #GOPersAre21stCenturyQuislings 👎

  17. Seraph Johanson | July 29, 2020 at 11:24 AM | Reply

    “Depends on the assistance” God… vote this mafia out in November.

  18. Shruggz Da Str8-Faced Clown | July 29, 2020 at 1:29 PM | Reply

    “He didn’t know it yet” …that he caught the American version, post-Trump, of a Kremlin cold!

  19. Lynn Manyfires | July 29, 2020 at 2:08 PM | Reply

    Barr is a ‘petulant stubborn toddler’. Give him a cookie and send him to bed.

  20. It looks like Barr is on a hair trigger to just stand up and say: “f your laws and f your regulatory committees. I’m the AG, I’ll do as I wish.”

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