Tag: Attorney General William Barr

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Trump was completely vindicated on the charges of Russian collusion which had been the point of the whole counter-intelligence investigation, to begin with. Because the Mueller report completely terminated that counter-intelligence investigation, how dare anyone quibble over how Barr announced that end? That’s like blaming the garbage man because he hauled the trash away too […]

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Lock Them Up, After Giving Them the Full Manafort Treatment!


Late on 7 May 2019, the New York Times “broke” a story handed to them by Democrat Party operatives within the IRS, the New York State Department of Taxation and Revenue, or the New York City Department of Finance. Anyone with an ounce of common sense knows that these are the three possible employers of one or more employees who would, because of their positions in those particular agencies, have access to the IRS computer databases. The employee or employees reportedly had legal access to the computer database. They improperly accessed the system to steal 10 years of Donald Trump’s tax data from 1985 through 1994.

Each year is a record. That makes at least 10 felony counts, the way the IRS and DOJ play when they actually mean business. It is not a coincidence that the NYT was spoon-fed this data the day after Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin properly refused to hand over the most recent 10 years of Donald Trump’s tax returns to the House Democrats. This has nothing to do with “Russia,” and everything to do with supposedly non-political public employees illegally interfering in the 2020 election, just as the IRS did in 2012.


Barr Sets the Bar


On Wednesday, April 10 Attorney General William Barr appeared before the Senate. Why does that merit a post on Ricochet? For one thing, I wouldn’t have blamed the man if he’d headed back to retirement from government service after the contemptuous disrespect he was shown the day before by House Democrats at their DOJ budget hearing. A Trump administration official has to be made of some pretty stern stuff to weather an appearance before Congress, but he made it to his scheduled Senate appearance.

This clip where he answers why he wants to evaluate the genesis/conduct of investigation(s) into the Trump campaign prompted my post.