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By Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 Viewpoints 7
Taken at face value, Barr’s arguments would render the president immune from liability for a wide range of clearly criminal acts. 
 
[This] view yields absurd results. It would mean, among other things, that the president could literally get away with murder. 
 
Most relevantly, 18 U.S.C. § 1512(c) says that “[w]hoever corruptly … obstructs, influences, or impedes any official proceeding, or attempts to do so, shall be fined … or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.” There is no way to read “whoever” in Section 1512(c) to mean “whoever except the president.” 
 
Barr’s view—which would carve out a broad swath of criminal law from which the president would from now on be immune—goes beyond the range of reasonable disagreement that the Senate ought to tolerate when confirming an attorney general nominee.
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https://www.lawfareblog.com/yes-bill-barrs-memo-really-wrong-about-obstruction-justice

 


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  1. Jim Balfanz says:

    You sufferers from TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME, simply can’t admit the truth. No collusion. If there was no collusion shouldn’t legitimate media outlets be demanding a complete investigation of the “investigators,” their methods, their sources, and so much more?

    Who initiated and paid millions for a phony dossier that was the sole source used to obtain several FISA warrents?

    Ask yourself, how would YOU feel if your family was destroyed economically by a prosecutor squeezing guilty plea(s) from you for a crime you KNOW you didn’t commit, but had already spent your entire retirement funds and lost your home trying to fight them? Or, how would you feel if you “voluntarily” pleaded guilty because the prosecutor was going to prosecute your WIFE for on phony charges with a long prison sentence facing her?

    The more you keep pushing this PROVEN to be phony, PROVEN to be absolutely false narrative, the more you lose your credibility.

    Credibility is what you do when others are watching; (you’ve lost that)… You lost your integrity a long time ago.

    Please get medical help….

  2. Jim Balfanz says:

    Well lookie here….

    Judicial Watch: Documents Reveal Obama State Department Urgently Provided Classified ‘Russiagate’ Documents to Multiple Senators Immediately Ahead of Trump Inauguration.

    When will all those involved with the phony attempt to destroy a duly elected President be prosecuted? And, when will the media – including the Edge – admit to being a major part of the agenda to do so?

  3. Jim Balfanz says:

    Obstruction of Justice???? How about pursing it for the following acts – FAST & FURIOUS – where at least one American died? Illegally spying on reporters? Weaponizing the IRS to go after Conservatives? That was Eric Holder, the former Attorney General, who should be charged with not only obstruction, but for being an accessory to murder. He planned and executed FAST & FURIOUS.

    But, you kept silent all the while this crap was going on, so you won’t say anything now. Which only proves you really do believe in 2 sets of laws.

  4. Jim Balfanz says:

    How about pursuing it….

    1. Charles Flynn says:

      Jim, thanks for writing what you did, I agree. I used to reply to this guy in the past but it really is not worth it. He offers no factual basis for what he says. It is always the same Orange Alert Trumper Tantrum.

  5. Ted B. says:

    ” Weaponizing the IRS to go after Conservatives? ” Now that’s funny ! The Donny still hasn’t coughed up his taxes ! Didn’t the Great Donny appoint AG Barr ? Do you think Barr will do as he’s told by the Great Donny ? Redact ALL the important parts ! What a joke !

    1. Charles Flynn says:

      Ted, Reasonable and educated Americans realize that there are laws that prevent the full disclosure of the Mueller report. There will be portions that will clearly not reflect well upon President Trump while others my reflect well. We will have to wait and see. Because you feel that something can be released in its entirety does not necessarily mean it will. You see, we are a nation of laws. We are not a nation of feelings.

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