Onus Of Investigations On Congress, SDNY As Barr Defers To Trump | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Onus Of Investigations On Congress, SDNY As Barr Defers To Trump | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1


Rachel Maddow looks at how Bill Barr's abdication of his responsibility to investigate criminal referrals related to Donald Trump has caused those investigations to be taken up by others, like in the impeachment inquiry in Congress, and the Southern District of New York. Aired on 10/16/19.
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Onus Of Investigations On Congress, SDNY As Barr Defers To Trump | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

81 Comments on "Onus Of Investigations On Congress, SDNY As Barr Defers To Trump | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. *Again* …since Barr, Giuliani *and* Pompeo *have now ALL been ‘namechecked’ in the transcripts* … *WHY* hasn’t the “American Bar Association” *opened an investigation* into this?!?
    Have the “ABA” *no regard* whatsoever for *the reputation of their profession* …? 🤨

  2. Trump Administration is infected with Russian money and power infiltrating the White House in America hang them high

    • @Reece Sellers But our money is not the infection, we taxpayers are being intentionally bilked daily byTrump, his family and all his comrades. They need to be pulled out immediately. This entire administration is an illegal occupation and not one Republican should be allowed to work until this investigation of so many crimes is finished and we see who is standing last. Stop Trump’s access to anyone, any funds or having any power until his corruption scandal is over. GET TRUMPS’ TAXES AND ALL HIS BANK ACCOUNTS AND WE SHALL SEE WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON BEHIND THE SCENES. TRUMP DOTH PROTEST AND OBSTRUCT WAYYYY TOO MUCH. WHAT IS HE HIDING? WE KNOW IT IS A LOT–HE IS UP TO HIS NECK IN CORRUPTION AS IS RUDY. Remove them from access to our national security, access to our military, our borders and our treasury.

    • and NRA money

    • NRA BUSTED FUNNELING Russian $$$$ to the GOP. Quiet as it’s KEPT. GOP either7 OWNED or being BLACKMAILED

    • Sure it’s not Ukrainian money?

    • @Andy An engine hoist will do in this case

  3. Mignon Simpson | October 17, 2019 at 2:16 AM | Reply

    They are all involved in a cover up and like Nixon’s croonies need to end up in prison. No one is above the law.

  4. Trump is the worst criminal in American history, followed by his oligarch funded cronies. Leavenworth.

    • Catherine S. Todd | October 17, 2019 at 11:49 AM | Reply

      As Anderson said “Leavenworth”… for LIFE! Or better yet, as Barbara said: “The gallows.” YES!

    • Catherine S. Todd | October 17, 2019 at 11:51 AM | Reply

      @Affinity : You are either a paid bot or an ostrich supporter, of Traitor Trump, with your head in the sand. I feel sorry for people like you! But you need to follow your “glorious leader” and move to Russia, where he will be escaping to soon enough… if HIS glorious leader Putin allows him to enter the country. That could change, too. We can only hope! Hahahaha.

    • Fabiola Dereppe | October 17, 2019 at 12:20 PM | Reply

      @Affinity Grab woman by p….

  5. A criminal appoints his own AG. AG refuses to investigate said criminal. Well, there’s a shocker (sarcasm; rolls eyes)

  6. Barr is as dirty as the come… He probably won’t but I hope he goes to prison for the rest of his life…

    • So for 1 day? Cuz u know he dead the second an inmate finds him. Murica

    • Charles T. You just believe whatever MSNBC/CNN (Ministry of Propaganda) tells you, huh? Logical people saw this coming for weeks. The media will smear Barr out in front of his investigation because the Democrats know that a storm is coming! You want Barr to go to prison for the rest of his life based on no evidence? That makes you a fascist.

    • Even a few months would ensure that he would be a felon and therefore not able to practice law again.

  7. Trump’s cesspool needs to be exposed and his behavior needs to be analyzed so hopefully we wont put the US 🇺🇸 government into the hands of a con man again.

    • That’s right. Things are so upside down. For example, we haven’t started any new wars since trump was elected. Obama knew how to start wars and made the whole country feel good about them.

    • #45 *just destabilized* Syria, soma…are you *utterly* daft? 🤨

    • @CynAnne1 Or he is utterly Russian.

    • subtle username | October 17, 2019 at 9:59 AM | Reply

      @CynAnne1 they’re also ignoring all the ISIS fighters that are escaping because chump “knows more than all our generals.” What a joke.

  8. Clearly Bill Barrf needs to be impeached and removed from DOJ.

  9. trump and cohorts are not smart … Schiff is a lawyer … and is smart … he and Pelosi are starting to looking smarter all the time …

    • Pelosi is a smart tactician while Schiff is a lying weasel.

    • David Wolf I’m laughing so hard! Schiff? Hey, where’s that Russian collusion evidence he said he had for 2 years? lol He kind of got busted about meeting with that “whistleblower”, didn’t he? You’re falling for the propaganda again my friend. The Dems are putting on a 💩 show and most Americans realize it

    • Shane Weatherall | October 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM | Reply

      D.Trump and his Cohorts would of received the dunce award if they returned to primary school, let’s say 5th. grade.They are definitely not as smart as a 5th. grader.

    • @Rod Allen Sorry biggest mistake in history was voting for trump

  10. Maureenn Brown | October 17, 2019 at 2:34 AM | Reply

    So many of us who grew up thinking of the White House with respect and even reverence, now consider it the seat of criminality and corruption. It will take decades to get the stink out.

    • Nope, just a new administration. Sorry Pence.

    • TRUTH! 👍👍

    • Maureenn Brown so TRUE.
      Correct me if I’m wrong. I was kind of young but there was a big fuzz at one time because a President walked into the oval office without a tie. How things have changed from a tie to trumps criminal mind.
      And to your point.
      Running our country is not easy, but we need to demand honor to that office again.

    • @oldrrocr All of them should be impeached, including pence, mulveney, and Barr.

  11. Jeremiah Jeremecht | October 17, 2019 at 2:35 AM | Reply

    Justice will never be done as long as barr is the attorney general.

    • thesun collective147 | October 17, 2019 at 8:28 AM | Reply

      how is it there are no consequences for barr ..what will DEMS do …nothing.

    • The only way to get justice is to indicate Barr then impeach trump so he won’t issue pardons then impeach pance finally make Nacy to succeed as the president then round up all this Republikkkan criminals her is a list of the main ones Ivanka, Jared, Jr ,Nunez, Jim Jordan the clown from Florida wetz, McConnell and his wife, the chief of staff, the lady from Education and her brother the one who runs black water, Giuliani, Roger star, Sean Hannity and last pull Sean spice from dancing with the star for lying about trump’s crowd

    • @everything irie Treason. Plain and simple, sir.
      From all involved in this coverup of Putin’s plans.
      Follow the money (NRA, rubles).

    • Carolina Schwendener | October 17, 2019 at 10:43 AM | Reply

      Get this toad out of office !!

  12. Jail everyone. We all saw the evil that these people have caused

  13. Rohanda Mclaurin | October 17, 2019 at 3:09 AM | Reply


  14. Trump and his people are the first people I ever seen that don’t want to go to court and won’t testify or let anyone else because they are guilty of all

  15. Barr is not fit for purpose he is shirking his duty to the people of America.

    • Holly Hocks Hey HH, are you from the UK? If so, I hope you guys are doing OK with the Brexit thing. Over here in the US, things are pretty screwed up. Be well HH.

    • Obstruction. Brought and paid for by ” unindicted” conspirators. Not to mention the WH refuses to obey any subpeonas from Congress. But NY is gonna bit him in the “gluts” for tax evasion and insurance fraud. Not to mention the FEDs for bank fraud!

    • Antony Stringfellow | October 17, 2019 at 8:41 AM | Reply

      Holly Hocks Barr is there to protect the President…. nothing else.

      What his motive is, I can’t say but I suspect it’s blackmail. I think someone has info on his father’s involvement with Epstein and who knows, William himself may have been involved.

      But that’s only speculation at this point.

    • Antony Stringfellow | October 17, 2019 at 8:45 AM | Reply

      @pspicer777 The two are not entirely separate – both were promoted by Russia and backed by Russian money.

      I’m a Brit, now living in Brazil. We have a fascist for President (Bolsonaro). He was Russian-backed too. And do you know what Putin’s main tool is?


    • Antony Stringfellow That’s a truckload of speculation. We’ve seen this coming for months. The media (Ministry of Propaganda) will attempt to smear Barr ahead of his investigation because the Dems know that a storm is coming. I’m amazed at how easily you libs still far for the propaganda.

  16. The truth does not exist behind republicans!

    • altitude illume | October 17, 2019 at 7:10 AM | Reply

      nor in front of, nor with, the republicans are cloakless, “by thine own hand,” they took our riches, they shall bear their sin, the greedy minority. biblical, lol, sort of

    • Micheal Albert | October 17, 2019 at 11:01 AM | Reply

      And how much “truth” have we heard from MSNBC? 3 years of reporting that Trump is illegitimate because “we have Proof that Trump colluded with the Russians.” The Mueller investigation found no evidence that anyone in Trump’s campaign colluded with the Russians. That was a lie told over and over for 3 years. Now they are lying to you about the content of a phone call that we have the actual transcript. They don’t want you to read the transcript, they want you to follow them down the rabbit hole.

  17. Notice the bots have focused on supporting the delusions of Trump’s base.

    • A Queen Stands Alone | October 17, 2019 at 9:11 AM | Reply

      manniefaces it will get worse the closer we get to November 2020. Bots from China, Russia, Ukraine & Saudi Arabia. The United States (Divided States) is under virtual attack & the current Putin appointed president was sold November 8, 2016. The platforms/comment sections are worse on CNN & Fox. FBI is aware & no longer reports to Barr but to an independent counsel over a watch of foreign countries committee.

  18. Stormfire962 #IMASTARCITIZEN | October 17, 2019 at 5:36 AM | Reply

    William Barr MUST be investigated and should be disbarred for crimes he has committed.

  19. Barr is a criminal and religious fanatic. There is something terribly wrong with him.

    • @Rod Allen you are right about the storm of GOD’S ANGELS coming to purge the human SPECIES of LIARS like you AND Don the con. The question on your judgment day will be: why didn’t you live by the words of Jesus Christ while you were spreading LIES and supporting a LIAR like Don the con?

    • He has been infected with Trumpism which is sometimes fatal, ie. Epstein.

    • @Bobby Nelson the word liberal was used by Hitler and the KKK and the Confederates to describe Americans who stand up for human EQUALITY. Perhaps you should show people your swastika so people know that you are a prejudiced and racist traitor to America. Thanks!

  20. Aquatic Borealis | October 17, 2019 at 8:20 AM | Reply

    Barr has to go. He is not an AG. He is part of the criminal enterprise that is the Trump administration at this point.

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