Ashen and Conflicted – Senator Schumer Discusses Private Meeting With AG Nominee William Barr

CTH: Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer met privately with AG nominee William Barr earlier today.  At the conclusion of the meeting Senator Schumer addresses the media.

Schumer appears conflicted and confused as to how to describe his own highly political desires with the answers he received from Mr. Barr.  It does not appear Schumer was pleased with his overall inability to leverage control over the nominee; and that comes out in the early part of his statement.  That’s a good sign.  Watch:

The issue of how Mr. Barr would produce a summary document about the completed Mueller investigation is an aspect that deserves some clarity and discussion.

The best way to think about the Mueller report is to think about the local police department (detective or DA) doing an investigation on a subject and completing that task.

At the conclusion of the inquiry, if there is no determination of criminal wrongdoing, the investigator does not outline the investigation in a report to the general public.

The basic premise behind this standard process is simple. Everyone is innocent unless they can be proven to be guilty.

If everyone who was ever investigated had the internal investigative material made public it would be profoundly unfair to the target.  It would be even more unfair if the investigator was allowed to frame a public report, with their own internal biases and innuendo, in lieu of their ability to find criminal wrongdoing.

Now amplify that simple fairness issue x 1,000 and consider how severely political federal investigators might produce such a document against their opposition.  It is easy to see how such a report can be weaponized for political benefit.  The weaponization and benefit is the goal of the current Democrat leadership.

However, specifically to address these issues, and in an attempt to remove the political weaponization possible within the special counsel statute, the DOJ framed the ending of a special counsel investigation such that a summary of investigative finding is delivered to the U.S. Attorney General, who then puts out a public statement (of sorts) describing the conclusion (the finding).

Pelosi, Schumer and the Democrats do not want William Barr to be able to write a summary, a public statement, based on the report delivered to him by Robert Mueller.

Instead, the Democrats want the report from Mueller, including all the investigative trails that were exhausted, so they can exploit aspects of the inquiry that were not able to be proven, and weaponize “innuendo” and “possibility” for political benefit.

Minority Leader Schumer is frustrated he cannot get Barr to accept that demand.

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17 Comments on Ashen and Conflicted – Senator Schumer Discusses Private Meeting With AG Nominee William Barr

  1. “At the conclusion of the inquiry, if there is no determination of criminal wrongdoing, the investigator does not outline the investigation in a report to the general public.”

    Unless the investigator is Jimmy Comey.

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  2. And They want us debating over it for them
    No thanks Chuck
    We’re gonna feed you first
    It’s All You Can Eat

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  3. Name one way Trump has used the DOJ as his ‘personal toy’, you putz (I hope that isn’t a dirty word, although it would be applicable to dirty Schumer).

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  4. Poor Schumer. He had it all gamed out with Sessions as AG, and Rodentstein writing the summary the Deepers want. Now everything is all effed up and shut down. Chaos, Chuckie…chaos.

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  5. They will continue to make claims just like with Kananaugh.

    It’s never complete until they get the results they desire.

    Always unfair and unjust, same as Florida recounts.

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  6. @Mighty Mojo – From the OED, FYI:

    putz U.S.
    1. dial. In Pennsylvanian Dutch homes, a representation of the Nativity scene traditionally placed under a Christmas tree.
    2. slang. [Yiddish.]
    2.a The penis.
    2.b A fool, a simpleton; an objectionable person.

    You’re covered because you obviously (!) meant 2.b. (-:

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  7. Here you have two New Yorkers: One a pussy from Brooklyn who spent his whole life on the public teat, lap dogging for years any who would support him, including Senator Jacob Javits, Geraldo Rivera, and, yes, Donald Trump. I remember Schumer with “ring around the Collar” and frayed cuffs, now he’s dressed like a poster boy for Ralph Lauren or Macy’s.
    Then there is the Man from Queens NY. Rich, aggressive, pro American . Arrogant, mean. and I mean fucking mean. So fucking mean he paid of a family mortgage because an elderly couple stopped to help him one night when his limo broke down; So fucking mean that he sent a check to child with a terrible disease to help her; so fucking mean that that he provided his Airplane to transport a child for treatment.
    I really don’t know how to go on. I never met Trump, but I saw him on occasion at his buildings. He was always ball breaking but in a friendly way. That’s his style. He was always friendly with the working guys and gals.
    That’s why I’m glad He, Donald Trump, is our President
    And that fucking POS Schumer, is sucking wind.
    .

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  8. What is good for the goose is good for the gander.
    Screw what schumer has to say, after the meeting is over. I demand to see transcripts of the meeting itself. If they want to have President Trump provide notes from his meetings, which is innovative, then they can start the party by providing schumer’s notes.
    That will happen about never.

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  9. Oh God, MJA don’t mention Blumenthal to me. That guy is the pits.
    Vietnam hero. My ass. A liar. And to watch him questioning Barr, Kavanaugh, and any others, is a disgrace.

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  10. My God, what I would not give to have lived during the days of our contry’s founding and been able to take part in the tarring and feathering of bastards like Schumer.

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  11. If the report is released to the public, distributed to Congress, or leaked, it will basically negate any prosecutions that may flow from it. It will be impossible to empanel an unbiased jury. This proves that the Dems do not want truth or justice. They only want to destroy Trump and run train on the rest of us.

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  12. Chuckie’s upset that Barr wouldn’t give him assurances that he’d play ball with the conspiracy. To him that means he’s going to have a lot of work to do to cover for the other scum in his party that will be exposed. He’s realizing this is a potential catastrophe.

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