Lawrence & Rachel Question Reports That Barr May Leave DOJ Over Trump Tweets | The Last Word | MSNBC

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Lawrence O’Donnell and Rachel Maddow react with skepticism to new reporting that suggests Barr is considering resigning over Trump’s tweets about DOJ investigations, believing that this is more of a public relations campaign for Barr than an actual decision he’s considering. Aired on 02/18/20.
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Lawrence & Rachel Question Reports That Barr May Leave DOJ Over Trump Tweets | The Last Word | MSNBC

66 Comments on "Lawrence & Rachel Question Reports That Barr May Leave DOJ Over Trump Tweets | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. Barr, the foot soldier who shelled out all the pardons in the Iran-Contra scandal, to show backbone? That was a good one.

    • @PK Cazadores
      So, exactly which political criminals did Obama pardon ?

    • @G.W. Rick He’s referring a single 74 year old man (at the time) named Oscar Lopez Rivera. And Obama didn’t pardon him, he commuted his sentence, since he was an old man and the only surviving member of his little organization.
      As for the troll referencing Blagojevich, he wasn’t one of Obama’s allies. Blagojevich was convicted for trying to sell Obama’s senate seat after Obama won the presidency. And, once again, the troll doesn’t seem to understand the difference between a pardon and commuting of a sentence, which is what Trump did.

    • Sanders/Klobuchar 2020. It’s going to happen. Can you see the strategy behind this union?

    • @PK Cazadores but, but, Obama lol

  2. Love her reaction at the end: (uncontained LOL) “Sea is deep. Sky is up.” Yeah, and… perfect.

    • Molly Misandrist | February 19, 2020 at 4:28 PM | Reply

      Laurie Jo really Laurie Jo, really.

    • Molly Misandrist | February 19, 2020 at 4:29 PM | Reply

      stclairstclair you’re projecting your personal insecurities onto a tv anchors laugh. Her laugh seemed genuine, your outrage seems manufactured

    • Molly Misandrist, You must get a lot of mixed messages in life, Of all the people I’m fearing these are not on the list, I think your might have a touch of autism, “Her laugh seemed genuine”……That’s Rich………

    • Molly Misandrist | February 19, 2020 at 7:33 PM | Reply

      stclairstclair you’re projecting again, darling. Seeing as you’re the one whose confused with social cues, you’re closer to landing on the ASD spectrum than me. You got confused and butt hurt and came across like a middle schooler while trying to be edgy. It’s okay for you to be immature, just don’t be shocked when you get put in your place for coming across like an adolescent with little adult social experience.

    • @Molly Misandrist Wow! You are so clever Molly.

  3. Noise and nonsense, doesn’t deserve to be discussed in any way. Mr Barr knows no shame

  4. brenda mcdonall | February 19, 2020 at 1:25 AM | Reply

    I wonder why Trump told Barr to make this threat.

    • @PK Cazadores Go back to Fox, this is for the grown ups here.

    • @PK Cazadores Go back to Fox. This is for the grown ups.

    • ​@PK Cazadores Pardoning extremely corrupt individuals to troll people. Sounds like a smart, responsible, grown up thing to do. Trashing the judiciary is fine as long as you get your completely inappropriate juvenile laugh, I guess. Keep on applauding your own demise if you must but don’t be surprised if you end up on the receiving end of Trump’s ultimate corruption soon.

  5. Trump is not receptive to the idea of pretending to be human.

    • @Sal Russo I can’t wait. Yes he will be re elected

    • @Sal Russo They will make something up

    • @Sal Russo – If you define “winning” as the one with the least number of votes, then yes, tRump may win. You don’t think that tRump and the Republicons won’t cheat to try to win? *Well you’re too late, it’s already happening.* Ask Moscow Mitch why he refuses to take any action to stop Russian meddling. Ask why it was okay for trump’s daughter, the one he drools over, to buy election machines from China. Ask why they abuse gerrymandering and the Electoral College. All forms of election rigging that the Republicons are engaged in. And I’ve only touched on a few of their tricks. (Voter tampering and suppression has been documented in many areas of the country.) If you want to elect *a blatantly corrupt crooked government,* vote Republican. If you want to have a government that will serve the people, elect BERNIE!

    • @Just For Fun we have always voted all of our presidents in via the electoral college. Well before Trump.. Trump is definitely winning the election

  6. Does it even matter now? Barr already disrupted the Mueller report, withheld evidence from the congressional impeachment inquiry, and is now intervening in Stone’s and Flynn’s cases. He has no respect for the rule of law. He really should go to jail and get disbarred.

  7. Trump is clearly worried about Stone revealing everything he knows about Trump’s crimes if he is faced with a long prison sentence.
    Steve Bannon’s contacts with Stone during the 2016 campaign was one of the featured parts of Stone’s trial.

    “I think we did, yes,” said Bannon, when asked during Stone’s trial whether the Trump campaign viewed Stone as its “access point” to WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.

    Stone’s denials of having any contact with WikiLeaks was undercut by testimony from people like Bannon and a trail of emails and phone records. One message from Aug. 16, 2016, shows Stone telling Bannon on the day he took over as campaign CEO about the prospect that WikiLeaks would drop more damaging documents for the Clinton campaign.

    “I have an idea … to save Trump’s @55,”  Stone wrote.

    Bannon testified that he heard repeatedly from Stone — before he even took over as Trump campaign chief — about his access to WikiLeaks. And Stone kept on talking about the potential of more detrimental materials through the late summer and early fall, at a time when Clinton had the lead in the polls.

    Bannon’s contacts with Stone included an Oct. 4, 2016, exchange after a much-hyped Assange news conference, which fueled the hashtag “October?surprise”  but it turned out to be a bust.

    “It was a big dud, yes,” Bannon said.

    But a few days later, WikiLeaks dumped emails stolen from the Clinton campaign just minutes after The Washington Post published the “Access Hollywood” tape. Bannon described that chain of events as the “Billy Bush weekend” — a reference to Trump bragging about grabbing women by the p..

    Rick Gates testified under oath in Roger Stone’s trial that he was in the presidential limousine with Trump, and he’d heard Stone tell Trump about the WikiLeaks release of hacked DNC emails before the dump happened — a direct contradiction of what Trump told Mueller in his written testimony.

    In his under oath testimony, Gates described how he’d seen Trump get a phone call from Stone in summer 2016, and after Trump hung up, told Gates “more information would be  coming” regarding WikiLeaks..

    Going back as far as April 2016, Gates said, Stone told him that information would be released by WikiLeaks that could be helpful to Trump’s campaign. He reiterated this the following month. All this was before WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stated publicly on June 12, 2016, that he had pending releases related to Clinton.

    Gates testified that the top levels of the Trump campaign were very interested in what Stone knew about WikiLeaks. Gates said Manafort asked him to follow up with Stone to try to learn more about WikiLeaks’s plans. And Gates said that Manafort indicated he would update others on the campaign, “including the candidate” — Donald Trump.

    Gates also testified that he witnessed a phone call between Trump and Stone in late July, shortly after the DNC email releases began, while Gates was in a car with Trump driving to LaGuardia Airport. Gates said that after the call ended, Trump told him that “more information would be coming.”

  8. Barr’s complaint is that it’s difficult to be Secret Police if the dictator keeps giving you orders in public. He just wants Trump to keep it down a bit.

    • Robert Smith-Williams | February 19, 2020 at 8:03 PM | Reply

      Hmm “Secret Police” is a term that should be using more often in regards to what’s going on here.
      … Let’s all head over to the fox comments section! Fun for everyone!

  9. The likelihood that Flintstone resigns is quite small. Like Donnie’s hands or even his 🍄

  10. Does Mr. Trump apply his hair bleaching solution by himself or does he have a White House staffer do it for him and charge the tax payers?

  11. Barr and Trump are playing a game of Barr being wronged by Trump. Barr will alw3ays be Trumps good dog.

  12. Barr’s no dummy. He’s getting out of Dodge before he is disbarred or impeached. Perhaps that emergency meeting of Assoc of Judges that took place today made him realize his days are numbered. Trump has already announced he is his own justice dept.

  13. Russians Hate Putin Too | February 19, 2020 at 2:41 AM | Reply

    Barr is full of crap
    There is zero chance anything he says has ANY credibility
    Roll out the stockades

    • Russians Hate Putin Too wow are you in for a huge wake up call ! When Julian Assange is pardoned and proves the Russians had zero to do with the dnc hack and shows the proof that it was the Obama administration you are going to look pretty stupid !

    • @William Buick 😂👌😂😂😂can’t wait! 👍🤣🤣

    • Robert Smith-Williams | February 19, 2020 at 8:02 PM | Reply

      @William Buick (Generic Common English Firstname + Car Model totallyreallifeamericanperson) … even this is making me laugh pretty hard

    • Robert Smith-Williams | February 19, 2020 at 8:02 PM | Reply

      @William Buick … what on earth can Assange “prove”? And why would Obama rig the election for Trump. I’m so confused.

    • Robert Smith-Williams Canadian actually ! My great ,great uncle founded the BUICK car company you tool ! If you believe Madcows propaganda,no point talking to you ,you are to far gone !

  14. Barr is the Traitorous un-American Criminal in Chief’s henchman and minion.

  15. Nadia Silvershine | February 19, 2020 at 3:23 AM | Reply

    William Barr has no intention of leaving. He has been doing the President’s dirty work for the past 2 years and will be glad to continue. This is just for show.

  16. One thing we know about both Trump and Bill Barr – they’re both liars and have no moral compunction about public corruption. Meh…here’s hoping Barr quits and Trump does his usual “you can’t quit, you’re fired! ” – something that always puts Trump into his happy place. Fool.

  17. This is BS. They are trying to make it look like barr & Dump aren’t in lock-step. They are in lock-step.

  18. This is a smoke and mirrors statement. As if Barr will resign due to POTUS interference. This is just to maintain the illusion of independent integrity which Barr does not have. He is Trumps creature through and through

  19. “Quitting… ?”

    I’m convulsed in laughter!

  20. Barr is not going anywhere. It’s just a cover up.

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