William Barr ‘Decapitates’ Third U.S. Attorney’s Office Looking At Trump | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Rachel Maddow describes Attorney General William Barr's pattern of removing the leadership of three key U.S. Attorneys' Offices that have ongoing investigations related to Donald Trump, and replacing them with loyal footmen. Aired on 7/10/2020.
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William Barr 'Decapitates' Third U.S. Attorney's Office Looking At Trump | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

81 Comments on "William Barr ‘Decapitates’ Third U.S. Attorney’s Office Looking At Trump | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. If I was an American i would be absolutely terrified at this time and living in absolute dispair. cause thats what is happening for me living in britain with a clown like Johnston i would feel ten times worse living in the states.

  2. Paul PaganHawk Marshall | July 11, 2020 at 7:28 AM | Reply

    Everyone “at least America can’t get any more corrupt”
    America “hold my kool aid”

  3. Republicans: “Democracy is great…just so long as we can subvert it to gain power and maintain our minority fascist rule!”

    • Liberals: “I’m a victim and will be enraged at whatever propaganda MSNBC/CNN feeds me. Evidence be damned!” 🤣

    • erika banzhaf | July 11, 2020 at 2:00 PM | Reply

      @Rod This report was about verifiable facts. That is evidence. Probably deafened by entrenched bias, I suppose?

    • Alan aka FANG | July 11, 2020 at 4:44 PM | Reply

      @erika banzhaf Rachel’s opinion on why it is happening is what is Fake, who was Arrested Recently Out Of The SDNY Prosecutors Office after Berman was removed? Maxwell.
      Watch and see what happens now these corrupt Prosecutors are gone and what other cases start being actioned.

    • Luisa Ogilvie | July 11, 2020 at 5:51 PM | Reply

      @Alan aka FANG Coo Coo Crazy. Looney Tunes.

  4. It will get uglier until Trump and his cronies are out of office. The USA has become a banana republic.

    • @Austin Myers, no he won’t. The next president will immediately fire him.

    • Jasmeen Kaur | July 11, 2020 at 9:17 PM | Reply

      @OutdoorIndoorVariety Hitler redeemed German Economy after the First World War but the cost of that economic development was paid in full by Germany in the Second World War. Economic development is good but what about divisiveness, social injustice and corruption which is so obvious in the USA?

    • @Austin Myers Wrong! Barr can be removed on the day a new president is inaugurated……more than likely he will resign prior to being removed. he will no longer will be affiliated with the federal government as long as a democratic administration is in office. Feel free to counter!

    • @OutdoorIndoorVariety bidens changed, trump will never change.

    • @OutdoorIndoorVariety 4 million jobs created is NOTHING! According to the Board of Labor Statistics reporting, Obama created way more jobs than Trump in the same three years period. Obama also LOWERED the unemployment rate from 10% to 4.7%(Over 5 percentage points) while Trump was stuck at 3.6% for three years. Whenever the unemployment rate goes down it affects all in the workforce…..black, brown, Asian, White. Trump has not lowered the unemployment rate for blacks & latinos more than anybody else…..there’s no special formula for blacks or latinos. Obama was getting quarterly GDPs as high as 5.2%…..something Trump can only dream about. Eliminating institutionalized racism is the ONLY way to lower the unemployment rate for people of color & Trump has only widened the divide with his identity politics. Trump inherited a great economy not unlike the way he inherited $400 Million from his bigot father then lied about how he made his millions on his own. The same great Obama economy Trump called cooked back in 2016 is the same economy he took credit for. Your ignorance is embarrassing. The information is out there for all whom are not mushrooms living in the dark. Only a moron clown would quote someone who’s lied to the American people OVER 18K times.🤡 Read more, talk less!

  5. Patricia Schofield | July 11, 2020 at 8:05 AM | Reply

    Barr should face charges of aiding and abetting a criminal.

    • @James G…LMAOI…wish I’d thought of that. I need an espresso, my brain is still in a fog. Thanks…I needed a laugh this morning.

    • This is hell nor am I out of it | July 11, 2020 at 2:55 PM | Reply

      Major flaws in democracy which allow this kind of thing–despotic take-over. (Happened to the democratic Greeks.) Goodbye America. You’re democratic experiment is defunct, kaput, dead.

    • Thomas Rogers | July 11, 2020 at 2:59 PM | Reply

      Every time he pees

    • he will

    • Kimchicracker | July 11, 2020 at 10:43 PM | Reply

      He really should. I don’t know why nothing can be done about this. We are watching it all unfold before our eyes powerless to stop it. It’s frustrating.

  6. Need trump out first!!! Rehire all that he fired. Then go after all his lapdogs and prosecute them with trump.

  7. Mobile Mancave | July 11, 2020 at 8:23 AM | Reply

    donnie debacle is going to take up a whole wing of a federal prison for him and his administration.

  8. Ole Koustrup Hansen | July 11, 2020 at 8:30 AM | Reply

    Just like Hermann Göring and Adolf Hitler leading up to the NAZI takeover in Germany – any parallels or just a coincidence?

    • Ole Koustrup Hansen | July 11, 2020 at 3:32 PM | Reply

      @Jay Tapper-McKelvey I have studied the NAZI take over, and yes, I myself call it the Playbook – what I see (from Denmark) is this play being played again just now in USA – even the timing fits

    • Same strategies and tactics, but fortunately the actors are selfish imbeciles without a cause .
      And with all its systemic flaws and the current virus situation , the USA today are much more stable than Europe was in the 1930s, and have a much more robust political and judicial system in place than Germany had back then .

    • Ole Koustrup Hansen | July 11, 2020 at 4:59 PM | Reply

      @horsterer77 Germany in mid-20’es and up to the take over was stable, and the NAZI party was on the way out – then you had a senile president (who died) and the Reichtag fire, used by NAZI to declare emergency and the stacked NAZI high courts agree
      Next step was to fill the lower courts and prosecuters offices
      When that was under control they started prosecuting ‘enemies’ putting them into the newly opened Dachau Camp
      When opposition was taken care of they started implementing NAZI laws … rest is history – except this is happening in U.S. just now

    • @horsterer77 …. The game is not over yet, there is more to come so don’t speak too soon.

    • @Ole Koustrup Hansen …. I agree, when the need arises people will do anything for money. That is how the small officials were caught up in the crimes. Americans need money and their jobs are disappearing, so they will do anything including act like NAZI’s.

      Unless Trump is removed Americans will carry the same shame and embarrassment.

  9. William Dunlop | July 11, 2020 at 9:12 AM | Reply

    ” the Right Honourable William Barr ” and they said satire was dead

  10. Mar78 Andres | July 11, 2020 at 9:25 AM | Reply

    The absolute most corrupt administration in US history.

  11. M. Rodrigo Lemus | July 11, 2020 at 9:26 AM | Reply

    “I Believe Putin” – Donald Helsinki Trump.

    • You’re off the mark there putting by in Helsinki. Finland is not the sort of place Trump would like much. They have a real democracy there. Putin and Trump met in Helsinki, but that’s it.

    • Andrew Borsh | July 11, 2020 at 3:42 PM | Reply

      If you don’t vote for me you ain’t black Joe Biden only he actually said that

    • Rod And this would be coming from someone who still believes Trump, a president known to lie so much there are running tallies of his daily nose-growing, pants-on-fire tall tales of which many have amused people around the world and are being fact-checked almost in real time?

    • Luisa Ogilvie | July 11, 2020 at 5:39 PM | Reply

      @Andrew Borsh He’s right on. What’s the big deal? Truth is Truth. No way do we want tRump again. Not only are they not Black, they really have no other choice at this time. It would be a case of cutting off your nose to spite your face, and pulling your eyes out. If you’re a tRump supporter so are you.
      Looney Tunes, Coo Coo Crazy.

    • Andrew Borsh | July 11, 2020 at 7:58 PM | Reply

      @Luisa Ogilvie so you just going to let Biden revoke your black card really so any Democratic president can do this from now on they just going to revoke y’all black card if you don’t vote for them I didn’t realize that’s how It worked oh wait no it doesn’t f****** work like that Don’t be a f****** follower dude those Democrats don’t give a s*** about the black community they have to stay victims just so you can vote for them you talk a big game but as soon as they’re in office they never follow up on any other policies not the good ones anyway but I can see clearly if in too deep and I can’t get through to you I can only hope I’ve scraped the surface enough for you to break your own way out

  12. I’ve been trying to tell y’all for more than a year that this coup was coming.

    • It became solidly apparent during the House and Senate impeachment hearings. I smelled it coming down the escalator with the cobra wife beside him.

    • Why are the Dems so far in the background that you can’t remember what they sound like?

    • @V S Because Good Cop only comes in when Bad Cop has pushed too hard and the victim is starting to resist him. Then Good Cop comes in and says “I’m your friend because I’m the lesser of two evils.”

    • @dale murray but good cop is not your friend either. I’m not sure how you meant this though.

  13. This scandal should be getting at least as much attention from the press as the Comey firing. Other than Rachel Maddow, it gets almost no coverage!

  14. llcooljay520 | July 11, 2020 at 10:45 AM | Reply

    Bill Barr has succeeded in showing the world what a sham the American legal justice system is.

    • Not to fret, the world knows that your justice system WILL be back in proper form, better and stronger than ever!
      The world has never underestimated the guts and resolve that has always garnered it much deserved respect in every corner of the globe.
      Hang in there, America! You KNOW you’ve got what it takes and so does everyone else in the world!
      And….stay safe, please!


    • @Judy Brown you don’t speak for the whole world. As a historian specialized in American history, I don’t share your optimism and neither do most people around me.
      Republicans have been hollowing out the rule of law for decades. Granting more and more rights and privileges to large corporations, culminating in the Citizens United ruling that allow corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money in elections, making it possible for them to buy influence.
      Congress has become polarised to the point where it barely functions, with McConnell refusing to bring hundreds of bills to the floor of the senate, even bipartisan ones. And refusing to schedule hearings for many federal judges and a supreme court judge during Obama’s presidency, so that a republican could fill these seats. Government shutdowns and filibusters are no longer the exception.
      And that was all before trump and his cronies made things even worse. Violating international law by separating children from their parents and locking them up in cages. Starting trade wars with allies. Pulling back from treaties while cosying up to dictators. Trump replaced many career government agency workers with unqualified loyalists. And with Barr functioning as trumps personal lawyer and protector, the justice department has lost its independence. Independence of the judice system is absolutely essential for a democracy.
      The decline of the American democracy started years ago. There was already a lot of damage before trump came to power (even though he lost the popular vote, something that can only happen in the USA) and trump and Barr might very well have given it the final push.
      Maybe if the democrats win the presidency and both houses they can restore some of the damage done by Trump. But they probably won’t be able to fix all the damage done in the past decades.

    • wingsandstrings | July 11, 2020 at 10:25 PM | Reply


    • llcooljay520 | July 11, 2020 at 10:34 PM | Reply

      wingsandstrings how? Did you not watch this video? Have you not seen all of Trump’s cronies plead guilty, or be convicted, and have Barr’s Justice Department change their sentence. Regular people like me do not have that kind of privilege. We are not helped by lawyers and government officials.

  15. Linda Burnham | July 11, 2020 at 11:23 AM | Reply

    Barr will never hold an honest job and might even be disbarred from practicing law.

    • You don’t want to hold your breath for that 😔.

    • He’ll be hired by Faux News, OAN or Trump TV after the election.
      These guys will all get cushy jobs in the far right echo chamber, unless Trump’s dirty laundry gets found after the election and it becomes too toxic even for them to handle.

    • Marco Rodriguez-Diaz | July 11, 2020 at 7:21 PM | Reply

      Its all about $$$$

    • susan roberts | July 11, 2020 at 7:41 PM | Reply

      I hope so, I cannot believe the corruption, it’s like they no longer care who knows, since trump was able to get away with withholding aid to our ally in exchange to do his bidding, and countless other acts that go against our country, it’s like they all feel they too, can get away with everything they want! Probably why they fought so hard to dismiss the allegations against their king. He is a joke and they know it, they need someone that stupid in the office so they can get things past him. Easy to do with this one, he can’t spell, can’t read, doesn’t want to be briefed on anything because he can’t spell or read, what a perfect little patsy to have in place so they can all do what they want. While we’re climbing the walls over his negligence and tweets and racial slurs, they are all scrambling to slide things thru while we are busy with clown boy…this would be laughable it it weren’t so true. 🙁

    • @RogerWilco or he’ll go teach somewhere

  16. Heather Whittaker | July 11, 2020 at 11:29 AM | Reply

    Barr is a real scum ball…he’s so toast come november.

  17. Daniel TheAngryDemocrat | July 11, 2020 at 11:34 AM | Reply

    USA is looking more like Putin’s Russia every day.

    • That is exactly in trump’s mind! BTW, he want to be president for life like Xi!. His other beloved model Putin already change the Russian constitution and now Putin can rule Russia till 2036.

  18. Come January 2021, this whole administration should be tried Nuremberg style.

  19. Trump, McConnell and Bill Barr = the axis of evil.

  20. mistercrowly86 | July 11, 2020 at 3:54 PM | Reply

    America is no longer a democracy. Nor it is a republic. It is CURRENTLY a dictatorship.

    • mistercrowly86 | July 11, 2020 at 3:55 PM | Reply

      3.11.2020 is the last chance, and if disrupted, US armed forces should be applied to remove Trump from office.

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