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Barr said he's considering quitting
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Posted By: Harlowe, 2/18/2020 10:11:18 PM

Attorney General Bill Barr told people close to him that he's considering stepping down over President Trump's tweets, multiple reports said Tuesday, days after Barr admitted that Trump's tweeting made it "'impossible for me to do my job." "He has his limits," one person familiar with Barr’s thinking told The Washington Post. Its report suggested that Barr wanted Trump to "get the message" to stop weighing in publicly in ongoing criminal cases. Barr, speaking to ABC News last week, also denied ever acting on improper influence from Trump or the White House.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird 2/18/2020 10:18:36 PM (No. 322859)
Brief article by “Staff”, anonymous sources. FAKE NEWS.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: vrb8m 2/18/2020 10:19:26 PM (No. 322860)
Fake.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: john56 2/18/2020 10:19:44 PM (No. 322861)
Bill Barr ... you need to stay. Yeah, Trump's a tough boss to work for, but you can deal with it.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: hurricanegirl 2/18/2020 10:21:38 PM (No. 322863)
So quit then, you big baby!!! IF this is even true!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird 2/18/2020 10:25:25 PM (No. 322868)
This blurb was pinched by Fox from the WaPo Fake News story here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-raises-possibility-of-suing-those-involved-in-prosecuting-roger-stone/2020/02/18/238279fc-5250-11ea-9e47-59804be1dcfb_story.html
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Muncsdad 2/18/2020 10:31:33 PM (No. 322872)
Fox is becoming ALMOST as bad as WaPo and other devil-inspired media scum.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Kate318 2/18/2020 10:34:11 PM (No. 322876)
I don’t believe this for one nanosecond.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird 2/18/2020 10:34:14 PM (No. 322877)
Excuse additional comment, but I read Rachel Weiner’s WaPo piece. In it she said it was not believed that Barr paid any attention to the letter from the former DoJ lawyers demanding he resign. That is at odds with her notion that he is thinking of resigning. This, my dears, is propaganda….
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Reply 9 - Posted by: janjan 2/18/2020 10:36:19 PM (No. 322882)
If he even thinks about quitting in the middle of this investigation, with all the deep staters clamoring for him to resign, he would need to go hide under a rock for the rest of his life. I find this hard to believe.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 2/18/2020 10:36:51 PM (No. 322884)
It's a phony. The dims and msm trying to keep Barr from blowing the lid off on the Spygate investigation. Nice try, dims and msm.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 2/18/2020 10:49:18 PM (No. 322898)
The left is trying to get Barr to resign. Now they are trying to get Trump to fire him.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: caljeepgirl 2/18/2020 10:49:52 PM (No. 322900)
NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Venturer 2/18/2020 10:56:43 PM (No. 322909)
Dump or get up off the pot.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: jntsrgn 2/18/2020 10:58:50 PM (No. 322912)
Nothing in those tweets affects Barr’s ability to do his job. Nothing.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: cThree 2/18/2020 10:59:08 PM (No. 322913)
#5 and #8 have it right. If this comes, ultimately, from the WaPost, it's garbage. On the surface it contradicts everything Barr has shown throughout his career. He's not a crybaby.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: snakeoil 2/18/2020 11:20:07 PM (No. 322934)
I hope not. Getting Barr confirmed was hard enough. Imagine what it would be like to get the next one confirmed.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: DVC 2/18/2020 11:33:06 PM (No. 322946)
Let's hope this is just the latest Fake News.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: judy 2/18/2020 11:36:56 PM (No. 322948)
Oh please look how many times Obama interfered ..Lois Lerner.. IRS ..Obama said there is not a smidgen of evidence, the JD paid the Tea Party millions in damages, the day before the SC ruled on Obamacare Obama had a news conference & said the SC better not rule against the rule of the people, Travon Martin case & many more. Doesn't Barr see another double standard in DC??? Fox is using WP?? Come on Fox! This is another fake news product from Fox. If Barr is that sensitive he should resign. Trump & Barr should see the democrat media wants Barr to resign. I frankly don't see anything Barr has done. He appointed Durham that's all I see. The media sure has a double standard. I didn't hear any complaints when Holder said he was Obama's wing man. I wish Barr has the same guts. I thought Fox didn't use anonymous sources?????
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Reply 19 - Posted by: WI Cynic 2/18/2020 11:54:07 PM (No. 322960)
Barr needs to steal a page from Trump's playbook: bypass the press and tweet about it. Then everyone will know your true position, not what Fox thought that the WaPo thought that some un-named "close" acquaintence thought they heard you said.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: watashiyo 2/19/2020 12:06:04 AM (No. 322967)
Fake news.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: PCMM 2/19/2020 1:30:10 AM (No. 323030)
Sorry folks (those saying the story is someone’s other than FOX NEWS), but this story is being pushed by a news outlet that has jumped the shark. Driving home and listening to Sirius XM 114 (Fox News TV) at around 11:15 PM, I couldn’t believe the obvious fake news anti-Trump propaganda being pushed as fact. Just when you think Fox couldn’t get any worse, they’ll mimic your favorite news personality from CNN or MSNBC. Would bet the house that an unprecedented level of cash is flowing from Bloomy into ALL media everywhere. Every dirty recording that reveals the real Bloomy is now tantamount to a winning lotto ticket.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 2/19/2020 6:34:11 AM (No. 323112)
FOX lies. Again.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: ROLFNader 2/19/2020 9:03:45 AM (No. 323289)
Other than Tucker, Laura, and a couple others (at times) , Fox News is morphing into yet another mushy , lazy den of laziness and sloth. Just listen to David Anthony spew the liberal sensationalism (through his nose) at the top of the hour news on AM radio stations all over the country, every day.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: tom7 2/19/2020 9:12:24 AM (No. 323302)
Interesting how the WAPO has all these anonymous sources. They apparently don't deal with people who have names.
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