‘Where are all of the arrests?’: Trump demands Barr lock up his foes

  

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Via:  tessylo  •  2 weeks ago  •  45 comments

By:   Kyle Cheney, Politico

‘Where are all of the arrests?’: Trump demands Barr lock up his foes

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‘Where are all of the arrests?’: Trump demands Barr lock up his foes


By Kyle Cheney











Wed, October 7, 2020, 4:00 PM EDT









Donald Trump mounted an overnight Twitter blitz demanding to jail his political enemies and call out allies he says are failing to arrest his rivals swiftly enough.

Trump twice amplified supporters’ criticisms of Attorney General William Barr, including one featuring a meme calling on him to “arrest somebody!” He wondered aloud why his rivals, like President Barack Obama, Democratic nominee Joe Biden and former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton hadn’t been imprisoned for launching a “coup” against his administration.

“Where are all of the arrests?” Trump said, after several dozen tweets on the subject over the past 24 hours. “Can you imagine if the roles were reversed? Long term sentences would have started two years ago. Shameful!”

By early afternoon, Trump was letting loose his frustrations in an all-caps missive that seemed aimed at nobody in particular.




“DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS, THE BIGGEST OF ALL POLITICAL SCANDALS (IN HISTORY)!!! BIDEN, OBAMA AND CROOKED HILLARY LED THIS TREASONOUS PLOT!!! BIDEN SHOULDN’T BE ALLOWED TO RUN - GOT CAUGHT!!!” Trump tweeted.

The day-long run of tweets and retweets marked the most frantic stretch of Trump’s public activity since he left the presidential suite at Walter Reed Medical Center and returned to treatment at the White House. They also underscored the degree to which Trump remains fixated on his grievances over the Russia probe, and often on obscure aspects of that investigation that are unintelligible to all but its most careful followers.

Since late Tuesday, Trump has vowed to declassify all documents he claims will show improper activity by Obama and his intelligence advisers — before quickly reversing himself and suggesting he had already done so “long ago” — and repeatedly cited Russian intelligence services’ claims that Clinton “stirred up” the Trump-Russia collusion scandal that has dogged his presidency.

The Trump administration has never held a firm position on whether the president’s tweets constitute direct orders; various tell-all books have described how top officials learned which of his instructions — lawful or otherwise — to ignore and which to accommodate. Courts have at times treated Trump’s tweets at official statements. But on other occasions they’ve been brushed off as political banter that lacks the force of law.

Trump’s Twitter feed tends to be a realtime barometer of his offline moods and whims, however — and themes he hits on repeatedly over 280 characters tend to surface in conversations he holds in private.

A Justice Department spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment about whether Trump had ever directly asked Barr to order the arrest of his rivals or if his tweet suggesting as much had veered into territory that Barr once said made his job “impossible.”

In past interviews, Barr has signaled that he has no intention of prosecuting senior Obama administration officials, though he has cast doubt on the motives behind the Russia probe and launched an investigation into its origins.

The review Barr ordered has disappointed Trump in recent weeks as the U.S. attorney tapped to lead it, John Durham, has signaled he might not pursue the kinds of high-profile prosecutions the president and his allies are demanding. Durham’s deputy in the review, veteran Justice Department prosecutor Nora Dennehy, recently quit the faltering effort and returned to the private sector.

“NOW THAT THE RADICAL LEFT DEMOCRATS GOT COUGHT [sic] COLD IN THE (NON) FRIENDLY TRANSFER OF GOVERNMENT, IN FACT, THEY SPIED ON MY CAMPAIGN AND WENT FOR A COUP, WE ARE ENTITLED TO ASK THE VOTERS FOR FOUR MORE YEARS,” Trump declared late Wednesday morning. “PLEASE REMEMBER THIS WHEN YOU VOTE!”

Trump’s tweet barrage was particularly jarring when set against the political backdrop. Biden has widened his lead over Trump in recent polls, as the president’s support has eroded among women, seniors and other voting blocs that helps him scratch out a victory in 2016. Trump flummoxed his allies Tuesday by summarily shutting down — also via Twitter — negotiations over a coronavirus stimulus bill, only to backtrack hours later by calling on Congress to pass more targeted measures.

But Trump has made clear that he remains focused on punishing perceived enemies regardless of the political cost. While recovering at Walter Reed Monday morning, his chief of staff Mark Meadows told Fox News that Trump had kept busy that morning in part by directing the declassification of documents related to the Russia probe — a set of files he claimed were conclusive proof that Clinton had concocted the notion that his campaign team had ties to Russia even though the Senate Intelligence Committee and the special counsel’s team had rejected the allegations as unverified.

In releasing them, Trump’s own hand-picked intel chief, John Ratcliffe, acknowledged the documents, sourced to Russian intelligence, might have been “exaggerated” or even “fabricated” to deflect from their culpability in the election interference effort.









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Tessylo
1  seeder  Tessylo    2 weeks ago

"Donald Trump mounted an overnight Twitter blitz demanding to jail his political enemies and call out allies he says are failing to arrest his rivals swiftly enough.

Trump twice amplified supporters’ criticisms of Attorney General William Barr, including one featuring a meme calling on him to “arrest somebody!” He wondered aloud why his rivals, like President Barack Obama, Democratic nominee Joe Biden and former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton hadn’t been imprisoned for launching a “coup” against his administration.

“Where are all of the arrests?” Trump said, after several dozen tweets on the subject over the past 24 hours. “Can you imagine if the roles were reversed? Long term sentences would have started two years ago. Shameful!”

By early afternoon, Trump was letting loose his frustrations in an all-caps missive that seemed aimed at nobody in particular.

“DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS, THE BIGGEST OF ALL POLITICAL SCANDALS (IN HISTORY)!!! BIDEN, OBAMA AND CROOKED HILLARY LED THIS TREASONOUS PLOT!!! BIDEN SHOULDN’T BE ALLOWED TO RUN - GOT CAUGHT!!!” Trump tweeted.

The day-long run of tweets and retweets marked the most frantic stretch of Trump’s public activity since he left the presidential suite at Walter Reed Medical Center and returned to treatment at the White House. They also underscored the degree to which Trump remains fixated on his grievances over the Russia probe, and often on obscure aspects of that investigation that are unintelligible to all but its most careful followers."

I think the 'president' sees the writing on the wall and is becoming increasingly unhinged.  

 
 
 
MrFrost
1.1  MrFrost  replied to  Tessylo @1    2 weeks ago

512

 
 
 
Tessylo
2  seeder  Tessylo    2 weeks ago

"The review Barr ordered has disappointed Trump in recent weeks as the U.S. attorney tapped to lead it, John Durham, has signaled he might not pursue the kinds of high-profile prosecutions the president and his allies are demanding. Durham’s deputy in the review, veteran Justice Department prosecutor Nora Dennehy, recently quit the faltering effort and returned to the private sector."

So those indictments against Hillary and President Obama aren't forthcoming like some have been claiming?

 
 
 
bbl-1
3  bbl-1    2 weeks ago

If I were Trump there are two things I would worry about.

1.  The Khashoggi assassination.

2.  The saga and ending of Jeffery Epstein.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  bbl-1 @3    2 weeks ago

3.  His tax returns and those of his family.

4.  Empowering his white rabid supremacists who will start shit when he loses because it is so going to backfire on all of them, Trump included.

5. Interpol knocking on his door for international art theft.

 
 
 
bbl-1
3.1.1  bbl-1  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @3.1    2 weeks ago

Well done.  You know this expanding list may well be the only 'infinite thing' in DJT's future.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  bbl-1 @3.1.1    2 weeks ago

6.  Violations of the Emoluments Clause.

7.  Violations of the Hatch Act.

 
 
 
Gsquared
4  Gsquared    2 weeks ago

Is this the result of what passes for Benito Trumpolini's brain completely addled by disease, lack of oxygen and drugs, or is it just par for the course for an autocrat wannabe who knows his regime is in its dying days?  Or both?

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Gsquared @4    2 weeks ago

I'd say both.  

 
 
 
Kavika
5  Kavika     2 weeks ago

As my sainted grandmother would say, ''that boy ain't right in the head''.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
5.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Kavika @5    2 weeks ago

As Barney Fife would say..."He's a nut!"

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
6  Hal A. Lujah    2 weeks ago

Just say no to steroids.  I demand a drug test!!

 
 
 
Texan1211
6.1  Texan1211  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @6    2 weeks ago
 I demand a drug test!!

I believe that Walgreens and CVS sell them.

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
8  The Magic Eight Ball    2 weeks ago
‘Where Are All Of The Arrests?’:    BIDEN, OBAMA AND CROOKED HILLARY LED THIS TREASONOUS PLOT!!!

they all participated... clinesmith is just the first in a long line.


https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/08/18/will_the_dam_break_after_clinesmiths_plea_143983.html

Clinesmith is pleading guilty to inserting that word and changing the document. That’s a felony. What made his crime more significant is that the altered document was then presented to the secret court overseeing actions taken under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The special counsel included it in the fourth FISA application to spy on Page.

All four were chock-full of deception and dishonesty, but misrepresented to the court as “verified.” All of them said there “was probable cause that [Carter Page] was a knowing agent" of Russia. He wasn’t, and the applications’ authors had plenty of reasons to know it.

 
 
 
Tessylo
8.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @8    2 weeks ago

That's just whack 8 ball!

As much as you all would like, President Obama and Hillary Clinton are never going to be indicted because they have done nothing wrong.

WTF does Biden have to do with it?

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
8.1.1  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  Tessylo @8.1    2 weeks ago
President Obama and Hillary Clinton are never going to be indicted because they have done nothing wrong.

keep repeating that... will help ya sleep.

last I checked, using fabricated evidence in an attempt to remove a sitting president is called treason.

but yanno.... if biden wins he might be able to make it all go away.

enjoy the show :)

 
 
 
Tessylo
8.1.2  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @8.1.1    2 weeks ago

There will be no indictments.  I have no trouble sleeping.  

The only one guilty of treason is the sitting 'president'

 
 
 
Tessylo
8.1.3  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @8.1.1    2 weeks ago

If Biden wins?  I THOUGHT YOU WERE SO SURE THAT HE WOULDN'T.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
8.1.4  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Tessylo @8.1.2    2 weeks ago

So is Barr.

 
 
 
Tessylo
9  seeder  Tessylo    2 weeks ago

"All of them said there “was probable cause that [Carter Page] was a knowing agent" of Russia."

HE WAS.  

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
9.1  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  Tessylo @9    2 weeks ago
All of them said

they lied.    clinesmith admitted it.

the only question is who is next.

 
 
 
Tessylo
9.1.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @9.1    2 weeks ago

Yeah, we're still waiting on those indictments.  

Don't hold your breath 8 ball.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
9.1.2  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @9.1    2 weeks ago
"All of them said there “was probable cause that [Carter Page] was a knowing agent" of Russia. He wasn’t, and the applications’ authors had plenty of reasons to know it."
Did you forget that you said this 8 ball and I was quoting you?

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
9.1.3  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  Tessylo @9.1.2    2 weeks ago
you said this 8 ball and I was quoting you?

yepp,, but first time ya left this part out.

  • He wasn’t, and the applications’ authors had plenty of reasons to know it."

so my comment stands,

"he wasn't"

 
 
 
Texan1211
9.2  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @9    2 weeks ago
"All of them said there “was probable cause that [Carter Page] was a knowing agent" of Russia." HE WAS. 

No.

That's ridiculous.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/fbi-lawyer-under-criminal-investigation-altered-document-to-say-carter-page-was-not-a-source-for-another-agency

(the other agency he was a source for was the CIA)

 
 
 
Tessylo
9.2.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Texan1211 @9.2    2 weeks ago

"All four were chock-full of deception and dishonesty, but misrepresented to the court as “verified.” All of them said there “was probable cause that [Carter Page] was a knowing agent" of Russia. He wasn’t, and the applications’ authors had plenty of reasons to know it."

Why are you quoting what I quoted from 8 balls comment?

 
 
 
Texan1211
9.2.2  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @9.2.1    2 weeks ago
Why are you quoting what I quoted from 8 balls comment?

This is your comment, which is not a reply to anyone, but the start of a new thread.

Here is exactly what I quoted from YOUR post #9.

"All of them said there “was probable cause that [Carter Page] was a knowing agent" of Russia." HE WAS.  

Hence, my reply to you.

And even if I had quoted someone else, that line "HE WAS" is all yours, isn't it, and THAT is what I commented on.

Now, is there anything at all connected to my post you can discuss?

 
 
 
Tessylo
9.2.3  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Texan1211 @9.2.2    2 weeks ago

You all are just mad because these investigations are going nowhere and will not put anyone from the Obama administration behind bars.  

 
 
 
 
Tessylo
9.2.5  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Texan1211 @9.2.4    2 weeks ago

No abuses occurred in the first place so . . . . 

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
9.2.6  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  Tessylo @9.2.3    2 weeks ago
will not put anyone from the Obama administration behind bars.  

ask clinesmith about that, and what he said or will say to reduce his sentence.

then again, maybe clinesmith falls on the sword?   

 just never know bout somethings till it is ALL over.  this has barely even started.

 
 
 
Tessylo
9.2.7  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @9.2.6    2 weeks ago

Neither President Obama, Hillary Clinton, or Joe Biden will be going behind bars.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
9.2.8  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @9.2.6    2 weeks ago

That all happened in August.  

It's all petering out now.  It hasn't barely even started.  It is essentially all over because the 'president' isn't getting those indictments he so wants.  

John Durham, has signaled he might not pursue the kinds of high-profile prosecutions the president and his allies are demanding. Durham’s deputy in the review, veteran Justice Department prosecutor Nora Dennehy, recently quit the faltering effort and returned to the private sector.

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
9.2.9  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  Tessylo @9.2.7    2 weeks ago

oh, I agree it would take an airtight case to take them down.

not likely, and not impossible either. but, the question remains for their lackeys...

are ya willing to go to jail to protect those 3 people?

big hint:

the fact that durham is still going at it after all this time means some people have already answered that question.

 
 
 
Tessylo
9.2.10  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @9.2.9    2 weeks ago
"the fact that durham is still going at it after all this time means some people have already answered that question."

ALL THIS TIME AND HE STILL HAS NOTHING!

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
9.2.11  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  Tessylo @9.2.10    2 weeks ago
ALL THIS TIME AND HE STILL HAS NOTHING!

you keep saying that... but it means nothing.

if there was nothing... durham would have been done a long time ago and clinesmith would not be facing sentencing on dec 10th

 
 
 
Tessylo
9.2.12  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @9.2.11    2 weeks ago

What you keep saying  . . . . means nothing.  

 
 
 
Texan1211
9.2.13  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @9.2.5    2 weeks ago
No abuses occurred in the first place so . . .

That certainly isn't what the FISA Court had to say.

Was the FISA Court lying?

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
9.2.14  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  Tessylo @9.2.12    2 weeks ago
means nothing

well, I never did say anything was over and done with....

these are ongoing investigations. that will certainly lead to more investigations.

the cia briefed obama on hillary's plan?

     but obama knew nothing?  and allowed it to happen at the same time? 

 
 
 
Tessylo
10  seeder  Tessylo    2 weeks ago

The review Barr ordered has disappointed Trump in recent weeks as the U.S. attorney tapped to lead it, John Durham, has signaled he might not pursue the kinds of high-profile prosecutions the president and his allies are demanding. Durham’s deputy in the review, veteran Justice Department prosecutor Nora Dennehy, recently quit the faltering effort and returned to the private sector.

So all these investigations investigating the investigators and STILL NOTHING.

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
10.1  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  Tessylo @10    2 weeks ago

one investigation can not lead to another?   is that how it works?

evidence found in one investigation not pertaining to the original investigation must be ignored?

interesting legal theory  :)

however, I do agree durham will not take down the top 3 with his current assignment.

 
 
 
Tessylo
10.1.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @10.1    2 weeks ago

WTF are you babbling about now?

There is nothing to see here.  The investigators investigating the investigators have found nothing against President Obama, Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden.  NOTHING.

 
 
 
Tessylo
10.1.2  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @10.1    2 weeks ago

Which is who trumpturd wanted him to take down but HE HAS NOTHING.

 
 
 
Account Deleted
11  Account Deleted    2 weeks ago

I wonder if the Trump administration will carefully read the Russia related documents they are declassifying?

They don't seem to be big on reading.

Everything in the documents may not be to their advantage.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
12  Thrawn 31    2 weeks ago

The guy is losing his fucking mind, what little of it there was to begin with. 

 
 
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