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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Calling for the resignation and disbarment of United States Attorney General William P. Barr, and for other purposes. Whereas, on March 24, 2019, United States Attorney General William P. Barr deliberately mischaracterized the "Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election" issued by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller, III; Whereas, on March 25, 2019, at Attorney General Barr's direction, the Department of Justice ceased defending the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111"148), a duly enacted law under the United States Constitution; Whereas, on April 24, 2019, Attorney General Barr directed then-Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore of the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division to defy a subpoena from the House Oversight and Reform Committee pertaining to its investigation of the 2020 census;

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Whereas, on July 8, 2019, Attorney General Barr deliberately mischaracterized the legal reasoning behind the Trump administration's desire to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census and abruptly removed career Department of Justice attorneys in an unprecedented attempt to undermine a ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States;

Whereas, on July 16, 2019, Attorney General Barr ignored the recommendation of the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division by declining to bring charges against the New York Police Department officer in the death of Eric Garner;

Whereas, on July 17, 2019, the United States House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General Barr in criminal contempt of Congress for his refusal to comply with a duly-issued subpoena and deliberate obstruction of congressional oversight authority;

Whereas, on December 4, 2019, Attorney General Barr threatened the withholding of police protection from communities that do not show "support and respect" to law enforcement, a statement that has been interpreted as being directed at communities of color that protest police violence;

Whereas Attorney General Barr has perpetuated and promulgated conspiracy theories that have been repeatedly debunked by United States law enforcement and intelligence agencies, including before a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing, where he referred to legitimate and legal law enforcement surveillance as "spying", and while traveling abroad to meet with foreign intelligence officials where he has continued to spread this disinformation;

Whereas Attorney General Barr has used taxpayer funds for international travel to seek foreign assistance in investigating a domestic political rival of the President of the United States;

Whereas Attorney General Barr has sought to undermine the Department of Justice inspector general's report "Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane Investigation", regarding the Federal Bureau of Investigation's investigation of the Trump campaign; and

Whereas Attorney General Barr has refused to recuse himself from any Ukraine-related matters in which he is allegedly involved: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved,That the House of Representatives ...

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(1) condemns United States Attorney General William P. Barr for his despicable comments and actions;

(2) calls on United States Attorney General William P. Barr to resign;

(3) calls on the Virginia State Bar to remove United States Attorney General William P. Barr from its rolls;

(4) calls on the New York State Bar Association to remove United States Attorney General William P. Barr from its rolls;

(5) calls on the District of Columbia Bar to remove United States Attorney General William P. Barr from its rolls;

(6) reaffirms support for the diversity of the United States; and

(7) reaffirms, in the strongest terms, its support for and commitment to the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

#1 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-12-12 12:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The balls on this guy!

I mean these Dems...

#2 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-12-12 12:10 AM | Reply

Where did you dig this up Rsty?

#3 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-12 12:31 AM | Reply

#3

My ---- is miraculous in its depths.

#4 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-12-12 12:33 AM | Reply | Funny: 4

Just another example of Mattress' lack of awareness. Kamala Harris used her time asking questions about Barr to Horowitz today related to the fact that currently the IG is not allowed by law to investigate HIM as it relates to violating any statute or law.

So yet again, the only way for the Democrats have to express their disgust in through the legislative process in the House or by impeachment.

#5 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-12-12 12:41 AM | Reply

Lock him up! Lock him up.
Barr needs to spend the rest of his days in Prison.

#6 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-12-12 12:45 AM | Reply

So yet again, the only way for the Democrats have to express their disgust in through the legislative process in the House or by impeachment.

Just because you have "disgust" doesn't me the person should have to resign.

#7 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-12 01:19 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Kamala Harris used her time asking questions about Barr to Horowitz today related to the fact that currently the IG is not allowed by law to investigate HIM as it relates to violating any statute or law.

So ...

Change the law she's a congress person ...

#8 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-12 01:21 AM | Reply

Change the law she's a congress person ...

That's what they talked about Karnac.

#9 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-12-12 01:24 AM | Reply

That's what they talked about Karnac.
#9 | POSTED BY TONYROMA

Talk is cheap ...

#10 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-12 01:27 AM | Reply

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#3
My ---- is miraculous in its depths.

POSTED BY RSTYBEACH11 AT 2019-12-12 12:33 AM | REPLY | FUNNY 2

LMFAO I just want one with more than a thimble's depth worth. Knowing my luck it will be only fit for the head of a QTip.

#11 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-12-12 02:00 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Wow. You people really are desperate. I watched Barr's interview on Tuesday. In light of the Horowitz testimony he was spot-on and it has you people scared --------.

#12 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-12-12 10:52 AM | Reply

#12 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

It was a good interview ....

But Rsty's comment deserves a high number of funny flags.

#13 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-12 11:04 AM | Reply

#12 | Posted by JeffJ

LOL you've gone full stooge at this point.

#14 | Posted by jpw at 2019-12-12 11:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Just because you have "disgust" doesn't me the person should have to resign.

#7 | Posted by AndreaMackris

The right is committing the ultimate hypocrisy in real time-abusing the power of government, which they always claimed should be limited and rooted out as a central tenant of their philosophy, to force their world view on an unwilling electorate.

It's desperation because they know that as boomers die so do their schit ideals.

#15 | Posted by jpw at 2019-12-12 11:12 AM | Reply

LOL you've gone full stooge at this point.

POSTED BY JPW AT 2019-12-12 11:09 AM | REPLY

Jeff went off of the rails long ago. Don't know what happened but my guess would be he drank way too much of the right wing flavor aid.

#16 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-12-12 11:13 AM | Reply

LOL you've gone full stooge at this point.

#14 | POSTED BY JPW

I tried to give you the benefit of the doubt when deep-down I knew you absolutely would not accept the conclusions of the IG report if they contradicted your narrative.

#17 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-12-12 11:27 AM | Reply

"narrative".

*drink*

I always doubted you'd accurately assess the findings of the report. You've even come out as fully in Barr's corrupt corner.

I don't deny that it points out many systemic problems. What it didn't do was support the conspiracy theories we've been listening to for the last three years about a deep state trying to overturn an election because they're secretly a bunch of democrats.

But you can't even honestly say that that was your narrative for months, if not years.

#18 | Posted by jpw at 2019-12-12 11:41 AM | Reply

I knew you absolutely would not accept the conclusions of the IG report if they contradicted your narrative.

#17 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-12-12 11:27 AMFlag: (Choose)FunnyNewsworthyOffensiveAbusive

I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.

There's no Deep State, JEFF. Here's your chance to state otherwise.

#19 | Posted by Zed at 2019-12-12 12:08 PM | Reply

I don't deny that it points out many systemic problems.

It must have hurt to type that.

What it didn't do was support the conspiracy theories we've been listening to for the last three years about a deep state trying to overturn an election because they're secretly a bunch of democrats.

I've never made that claim. After yesterday and coupled with Durham's brief remark on Monday I'm finally open to the idea that it might be a possibility.

#20 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-12-12 12:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It must have hurt to type that.

Not at all. I'm quite capable and willing to accept reality for what it is.

I've never made that claim. After yesterday and coupled with Durham's brief remark on Monday I'm finally open to the idea that it might be a possibility.

#20 | Posted by JeffJ

Doesn't matter. THAT has been the narrative for the past two years. THE narrative that was supposedly going to be devastatingly confirmed by Horowitz's report.

What funny is that after the report comes out completely debunking it, you're claiming you're convinced that that is the truth!

Unf---ing believable. It would be funny if it wasn't so stupid.

#21 | Posted by jpw at 2019-12-12 12:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What funny is that after the report comes out completely debunking it, you're claiming you're convinced that that is the truth!

Horowitz said he couldn't find evidentiary or testimonial proof that the investigation was politically motivated. He ALSO said that the answers he was given were unsatisfactory. He agreed with Mike Lee that the only 2 plausible explanations are politically motivated or gross incompetence.

#22 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-12-12 03:09 PM | Reply

t would be funny if it wasn't so stupid.

#21 | POSTED BY JPW A

Are you aware that a few months ago Durham's probe was elevated to a Criminal investigation?

#23 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-12-12 03:10 PM | Reply

Horowitz said he couldn't find evidentiary or testimonial proof that the investigation was politically motivated. He ALSO said that the answers he was given were unsatisfactory.

I can think of a 100% analogous situation you couldn't care less about.

Robert Mueller said he couldn't find evidentiary or testimonal proof that the Trump campaign criminally conspired with Russia. He ALSO said that the answers he was given were unsatisfactory, due to:
-lying witnesses
-destroyed evidence
-encrypted communications
-witness tampering

#24 | Posted by JOE at 2019-12-12 03:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Threadly reminder that:
(1) the Carter Page surveillance was not the only thing that predicated the Mueller investigation, so attempts to magnify improprieties with respect to the Page surveillance should not be misinterpreted as meaning the Mueller investigation had no legitimate basis;
(2) Republicans tell me daily that the Mueller Report was a complete and total exoneration of Trump, therefore any surveillance that led to such a complete and total exoneration should be celebrated by Republicans;
(3) the currently pending Articles of Impeachment against Trump have no relationship to the Page surveillance or the Mueller investigation.

#25 | Posted by JOE at 2019-12-12 03:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

(3) the currently pending Articles of Impeachment against Trump have no relationship to the Page surveillance or the Mueller investigation.
#25 | POSTED BY JOE

This does seem to be conflated by many, recently.

#26 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-12-12 03:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What funny is that after the report comes out completely debunking it, you're claiming you're convinced that that is the truth!

#21 | Posted by jpw at 2019-12-

I've seen weirder things, but not recently.

#27 | Posted by Zed at 2019-12-12 04:10 PM | Reply

Are you aware that a few months ago Durham's probe was elevated to a Criminal investigation?

#23 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019

Yeah, man. I wonder who did that?

#28 | Posted by Zed at 2019-12-12 04:11 PM | Reply

Are you aware that a few months ago Durham's probe was elevated to a Criminal investigation?

#23 | Posted by JeffJ

Yes, I'm aware.

Are you aware it could be another low level FBI agent who modified evidence?

Or it could be Barr's DOJ weaponization twisting things into criminal charges.

We won't know until we can see what they're charging people with and who they're charging.

#29 | Posted by jpw at 2019-12-12 10:24 PM | Reply

Are you aware it could be another low level FBI agent who modified evidence?

Or it could be Barr's DOJ weaponization twisting things into criminal charges.

We won't know until we can see what they're charging people with and who they're charging.

#29 | POSTED BY JPW

It's really good to see you acknowledge this.

#30 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-12-12 11:02 PM | Reply

Doesn't matter. THAT has been the narrative for the past two years. THE narrative that was supposedly going to be devastatingly confirmed by Horowitz's report.
What funny is that after the report comes out completely debunking it, you're claiming you're convinced that that is the truth!
Unf---ing believable. It would be funny if it wasn't so stupid.

#21 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2019-12-12 12:43 PM | FLAG: | NEWSWORTHY 1

Sure and for two years you told us to wait and accept the results of the Mueller report and when Trump wanted to remove Mueller it was an act of treason. You also told us during the investigation that if we wanted the investigation to stop it was because Trump was guilty. So now you want Barr removed, the investigation to stop. Why is that? Scared of what he's going to find? What are you worried about?

#31 | Posted by fishpaw at 2019-12-13 10:14 AM | Reply

Are you aware that a few months ago Durham's probe was elevated to a Criminal investigation?
#23 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019
Yeah, man. I wonder who did that?

#28 | POSTED BY ZED AT 2019-12-12 04:11 PM | FLAG:

Yeah man. You should wonder why they did that.

#32 | Posted by fishpaw at 2019-12-13 10:16 AM | Reply

So what, it's a claim that was never debated. Did this bill get forwarded to the conference committee? If they had a real case they could impeach him. We have a Senate for a reason, it is much easier to pass a bill from any committee in the house on a party line vote. If you want to see what one party rule looks like, look at the ones run by one. Ain't one I would want to live in.

#33 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-12-13 09:08 PM | Reply

"If you want to see what one party rule looks like, look at the ones run by one."

Like when the Democrats pushed through Obamacare, that kind of thing?

#34 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-13 09:41 PM | Reply

#34 | Posted by snoofy Does that still exist? I'll make a counter-proposal. How about we just put more doctors into the system? Hospitals now get a lion's share of their funds from the feds, why not sponsor qualified candidates for med school in exchange for 10 years of public service? How about the federal government nationalize liability insurance for physicians? At least it would be easier to track bad docs. The AMA and trial lawyers would hate both proposals. K street would make a windfall.

#35 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-12-13 09:56 PM | Reply

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