The Trump-Barr Collusion


(From left to right) President Donald Trump, US Attorney General William Barr, and
Special Counsel of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections Robert Mueller
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Trump-Barr collusion in baar* sentences

  1. Barr and Trump have openly exhibited ample ways in which they colluded in the process of releasing the Mueller Report, including by using same terminology, repeatedly.
  2. Barr’s duty was just to deliver Mueller Report to the Congress, instead he called a press conference couple of hours before giving the report to mislead everyone before anyone could see the actual report and decide for themselves.
  3. Barr issued a four-page white-washed summary of the over 400-page Report – which was kind of truths/facts laundering and which was also criticized by the Mueller team.
  4. Barr defended Trump and attempted to excuse his behavior: “The president was frustrated and angered by a sincere belief that the investigation was undermining his presidency, propelled by his political opponents, and fueled by illegal leaks” – Barr declared Trump sincere when the world knows him as the most insincere person.
  5. Barr lied when he said Trump “fully co-operated with the special counsel’s investigation” which was not true, as Trump refused to comply with Mueller team to answer its questions in an interview.
  6. Barr conveniently ignored the fact that Trump chose to “not remember” answers to 29 key written questions that would have exposed him and set him up for perjury.
  7. Clear collusion, Trump-style, also amply exhibited when White House counsel’s office hired Attorney General Barr’s son-in-law Tyler McGaughey to “advise” Trump.
  8. Barr completely towed Trump’s official line in absolving Trump of any crimes which is absolutely not true.
  9. After defending Trump, Barr answered very few questions and refused to accept that he was being generous to Trump.
  10. Barr should have challenged Trump’s claim that he had “Complete and Total EXONERATION”.
  11. There were numerous “consultations” between the White House and Barr before the redacted version of the report was released.
  12. Barr has had a 40 year career known for strict criminal justice views but also for arguing the long arm of the law should not reach too far into the White House.

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*(Baar in Gujarati language means twelve.)

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