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‘Bill Barr is just a liar’: House Judiciary chair shreds attorney general for working to make Trump a ‘dictator’

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Attorney General Bill Barr during his press conference the day of the Mueller report release. Image via screengrab.

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) condemned Attorney General William Barr as a “liar” who was abusing his office to place President Donald Trump above the law.

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee — where an impeachment proceeding would begin — said the Trump campaign had clearly colluded with Russia and the president had obstructed justice in that investigation, and he said Barr had lied about what special counsel Robert Mueller found, reported CNBC.

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“If you read the Mueller report, there was tons of evidence that they knew the Russians were interfering with the election on their behalf,” Nadler said. “They welcomed it, they wanted it, and they coordinated with it. Colluded, in a word. There’s no question about that.”

Barr, however, has repeatedly said there was no evidence of collusion, which Trump has been insisting for more than two years.

“Bill Barr is just a liar,” Nadler said. “and he’s just representing the president.”

Nadler saw two possible motives for Barr’s behavior, and he said both were dangerous.

“The less charitable interpretation is he’s doing whatever he has to do, to protect the president personally,” Nadler said, “And he’ll hide whatever he has to hide. Lied may be too strong a word, but he certainly misrepresented very strongly what was in the report.”

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“The more charitable interpretation,” he added, “is that he simply believes in the so-called unitary theory of government, and this tyrannical theory that any president cannot obstruct justice, that as long as he believes that he didn’t do anything wrong, he can stop an investigation. Which is a terrible doctrine because it would mean that you can’t investigate any president for doing anything. And that he is acting now to protect that point of view.”

Barr and congressional Republicans are helping the Trump administration defy subpoenas and other constitutionally mandated legislative oversight, Nadler warned.

“They’re trying to say that Congress, representing the American people, can’t get information, and therefore, can’t function,” he said. “The effect of that is to make the president a monarch, to make him a dictator, and that’s what we’ve got to fight.”

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Nadler, who has the authority to launch an impeachment hearing, said he first wants to launch investigations that could eventually garner public support for that constitutional process.

“It depends where the American people are, whether they want to go that way or not,” he said. “I don’t want to make it sound as if we’re heading for impeachment. Probably we’re not. Probably, but I don’t know.”

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‘He’s done’: George Conway predicts Trump will ‘end up bankrupt’ and a ‘criminal defendant’

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George Conway, the husband of former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to deliver a brutal prediction about President Donald Trump's future.

Reacting to the New York Times' explosive reporting about the contents of the president's taxes, Conway predicted that the full tax returns themselves will likely be leaked to other reporters, who will post them in their entirety for the public to see.

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Father and son behind bars after chasing down Black teens on ATVs and shooting at them

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A Mississippi father and son are behind bars after they allegedly used ATVs to chase down and attack two Black teens Sunday night, WLBT reports.

“Not only did they shoot at him, they also ran into the back of his four wheeler, and that could also have been murder right then and there,” said the mother of one of two black teens.

The teens were reportedly out for a ride on their ATVs on a popular road when Wade Oscar Twiner and his son Lane Twiner "pursued them and tried to stop them and to shoot them and bump them with the four wheeler," according to Sheriff Jacob Sheriff. The Twiners, who are white, have been charged with aggravated assault.

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‘Hero of the Hudson’ pilot Sully Sullenberger tears into Trump in stinging new ad from the Lincoln Project and VoteVets

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In a new joint ad from the Lincoln Project and VoteVets "Hero of the Hudson" Captain Sully Sullenberger, a lifelong Republican, tore into President Donald Trump's failure of leadership.

"Leadership is not just about sitting in the pilot's seat," said Sullenberger, who served in the Air Force before famously landing a distressed commercial jetliner on the Hudson River with no fatalities. "It's about knowing what you're doing, and taking responsibility for it. Being prepared, ready, and able to handle anything that might come your way."

"From my father, a Naval officer in World War II, I learned the awesome responsibility of command," said Sullenberger. "From my service as an Air Force officer and a fighter pilot, I knew that serving a cause greater than oneself is the highest calling. And it's in that highest calling of leadership that Donald Trump has failed us so miserably. Now, it's up to us to overcome his attacks on our very democracy, knowing nearly a quarter million Americans won't have a voice — casualties of his lethal lies and incompetence."

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