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COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY


10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2020 Congressional Auditorium (CVC-200)

Subject: Oversight of the Department of Justice

The Honorable William P. Barr
Attorney General United States Department of Justice

This the comm that Nadler chairs
 
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I am eager to hear.


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no neck nadler isn't on the same level as AG Barr.
 
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I'd like to see Barr take them commies to school.
 
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parts of Barr's opening remarks

Ever since I made it clear that I was going to do everything I could to get to the bottom of the grave abuses involved in the bogus “Russiagate” scandal, many of the Democrats on this Committee have attempted to discredit me by conjuring up a narrative that I am simply the President’s factotum who disposes of criminal cases according to his instructions. Judging from the letter inviting me to this hearing, that appears to be your agenda today. So let me turn to that first.

As I said in my confirmation hearing, the Attorney General has a unique obligation. He holds in trust the fair and impartial administration of justice. He must ensure that there is one standard of justice that applies to everyone equally and that criminal cases are handled even- handedly, based on the law and the facts, and without regard to political or personal considerations. I can tell you that I have handled criminal matters that have come to me for decision in this way.

The President has not attempted to interfere in these decisions. On the contrary, he has told me from the start that he expects me to exercise my independent judgment to make whatever call I think is right. That is precisely what I have done.

From my experience, the President has played a role properly and traditionally played by Presidents. Like his predecessors, President Trump and his National Security Council have appropriately weighed in on law-enforcement decisions that directly implicate national security or foreign policy, because those decisions necessarily involve considerations that transcend typical prosecutorial factors. Moreover, when some noteworthy event occurs that potentially has legal ramifications – such as leaks of classified information, potential civil rights abuses by police, or illegal price fixing or gouging – the President has occasionally, and appropriately, confirmed that the Department is aware of the matter. But the handling of the matter and my decisions on criminal matters have been left to my independent judgment, based on the law and fact, without any direction or interference from the White House or anyone outside the Department.

Indeed, it is precisely because I feel complete freedom to do what I think is right that induced me serve once again as Attorney General. As you know, I served as Attorney General under President George H. W. Bush. After that, I spent many years in the corporate world. I was almost 70 years old, slipping happily into retirement as I enjoyed my grandchildren. I had nothing to prove and had no desire to return to government. I had no prior relationship with President Trump.

But as an outsider I became deeply troubled by what I perceived as the increasing use of the criminal justice process as a political weapon and the emergence of two separate standards of justice. The Department had been drawn into the political maelstrom and was being buffeted on all sides. When asked to consider returning, I did so because I revere the Department and believed my independence would allow me to help steer her back to her core mission of applying one standard of justice for everyone and enforcing the law even-handedly, without partisan considerations. Since returning to the Department, I have done precisely that. My decisions on criminal matters before the Department have been my own, and they have been made because I believed they were right under the law and principles of justice.

Although the death of George Floyd – an unarmed black man – at the hands of the police was a shocking event, the fact is that such events are fortunately quite rare. According to statistics compiled by the Washington Post, the number of unarmed black men killed by police so far this year is 8. The number of unarmed white men killed by police over the same time period is 11. Some unarmed suspects, moreover, were physically attacking officers or threatening others at the time they were shot. And the overall number of police shootings has been decreasing. Nevertheless, every instance of excessive force is unacceptable and must be addressed, as is happening now in Minneapolis.

Unfortunately, some have chosen to respond to George Floyd’s death in a far less productive way – by demonizing the police, promoting slogans like ACAB (All Cops Are Bastards), and making grossly irresponsible proposals to defund the police. The demonization of police is not only unfair and inconsistent with the principle that all people should be treated as individuals, but gravely injurious to our inner city communities. There is no harder job in America today than being a police officer. When officers respond to an emergency, whether a catastrophe like 9/11 or an everyday crime, they do not set out to protect white people or black people. They risk and sometimes give their lives to protect and serve all people, and all people owe them thanks.

When a community turns on and pillories its own police, officers naturally become more risk averse and crime rates soar. Unfortunately, we are seeing that now in many of our major cities. This is a critical problem that exists apart from disagreements on other issues. The threat to black lives posed by crime on the streets is massively greater than any threat posed by police misconduct. The leading cause of death for young black males is homicide. Every year approximately 7,500 black Americans are victims of homicide, and the vast majority of them – around 90 percent – are killed by other blacks, mainly by gunfire. Each of those lives matter.

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The hearing is apparently delayed because that idiot Nadler got into a car accident. He's unhurt...unfortunately.


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parts of Barr's opening remarks

Hat's off to Mr. Barr!

Way to defuse their vitriol, right up front. Smile
 
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the hearing has now been pushed back to 10:45, according to a committee spokesperson.
 
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Found a stream for it, but it's not playing...




Link to original video: https://youtu.be/I2vy76EH_Fs



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Nadler strongly attacking Barr right off the bat

not enforcing civil rights

trying to help President Trump
inhibiting voter rights
interfered in actions w goal to protect President Trump

really coming on hard
 
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Jim Jordan's opening statement. "SPYING"

Love it.


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Jordan playing a long and loud video of the riots

someone keeps saying "turn the sound down"

I think Jordan says "please don't tell me what to do"

riot video clips going on and on

finally ends

Nadler complains about the video

Nadler continues to rip Barr. Claims Barr instigated violence to help Trump get elected.

Barr calmly rejects those claims
 
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I commend AG Barr on his restraint of beating the shit out of Nadler.
I had to turn away while he started spewing his hate-filled lies upon him. Mad
 
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DEMs trying to limit the time that Barr has to talk. They spit their BS and lies and then say they are out of time.
 
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As usual, the Democrats are making mini propaganda speeches, not asking questions.
 
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Dems are spewing "I'm Butt hurt and angry" Frown


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As usual, watching the Dems is nothing short of sickening.
 
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Nadler makes me want to throw my computer out the window. He could not possibly be more full of shit.


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The dems are just awful.


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Hopefully, Barr will get enough shots in so Nadler just goes back down to his basement and cries in his bag of Cheetos.
 
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