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Did William Barr Play A Role In The ‘Suicide’ Of Jeffrey Epstein?

When Jeffrey Epstein died of mysterious circumstances in August of 2019 while in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP), there were rumors that the last person who had visited him at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan was Attorney General William Barr. No evidence was ever provided to substantiate those rumors, but it should be noted that the FBOP falls under the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice, which Barr happens to be the leader of.

It should also be noted that Barr’s father, Donald, had a longtime family connection to Epstein:

“(Donald Barr) may have had a role in hiring the convicted pedophile to teach math at New York’s elite Dalton prep school even though Epstein had dropped out of college and was only 21 at the time. Donald Barr served as headmaster of the Dalton School.”

And now we have a former staffer who worked as a showrunner on Donald Trump’s NBC show “The Celebrity Apprentice,” alleging that AG Barr did, in his opinion, play a key role in Epstein’s “suicide” as the DOJ later determined the cause of death to be for the convicted sex trafficker.

Noel Casler first brought up Barr being involved in Epstein’s death back in July, tweeting out:

With Barr once again in the headlines and reportedly falling out of favor with the president due to his saying the Justice Department found no evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 election, Casler is again saying in very specific terms that the current attorney general was behind Epstein’s demise:

It should be noted that Casler has not provided any other facts or evidence of his latest allegation regarding AG Barr. But it does raise some interesting questions that may well be investigated now that Trump and Barr are no longer in office.

Many questions about Jeffrey Epstein’s death remain unanswered, but we may soon get to the bottom of those queries when we have an attorney general who can be trusted and isn’t trying to protect his boss or hide his own connection to a potential murder.

 

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White House Attorneys Warn Trump A Self-Pardon Could Speed Up State Prosecutions Of His Crimes

For months now, there have been reports that President Donald Trump plans to pardon several family members — Don Jr., Ivanka, Eric, and Jared Kushner, to name a few — as one of his last acts in office.

There have also been suggestions that Trump may attempt to issue a self-pardon to himself, though it remains unclear if such a move would hold up in court since it has never been litigated.

But according to CNN, Trump’s attorneys are warning the president that pardoning himself could be an enormous mistake:

“White House counsel Pat Cipollone and former Attorney General Bill Barr have warned President Donald Trump that they do not believe he should pardon himself, multiple sources familiar with the matter tell CNN. Barr conveyed this position to Trump before resigning last month, sources say.”

If Trump were to attempt a self-pardon, the result could actually be detrimental to him because it might speed indictments that are reportedly pending in the state of New York from the offices of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. and New York Attorney General Tish James.

It’s also notable that Barr and Cipollone are so opposed to the move, seeing as how both have been among the president’s staunchest defenders, CNN notes:

“Barr and Cipollone’s opposition to Trump pardoning himself is notable because both have been staunch defenders of Trump wielding an expansive executive authority during both the Russia probe and the 2020 impeachment proceedings over his call with the Ukrainian President.

“Both men have recently been at odds with the President over his election lie. Barr left his post in December after publicly stating there was no widespread election fraud and Cipollone has considered resigning in recent weeks after strongly disagreeing with the President and his desire to use his office to overturn the election results.”

Given everything Trump is facing legally the minute he leaves office — financial and inciting a riot to name a few — he might want to stay focused on the task at hand or else get hit with one hell of a legal tsunami thanks to his own paranoid actions.

 

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Federal Prosecutors Are Eager To Go After Trump Now That Barr Has Left DOJ: Report

From the moment he was confirmed as U.S. Attorney General, William Barr had one main job duty: Protect Donald Trump at all costs.

Now, however, with Barr gone from the DOJ (did he resign or was he fired?), many believe federal prosecutors who have been investigating Trump ever-so quietly and behind the scenes will be emboldened and put their cases back into high gear, according to a fascinating article from Christopher Smith for Vanity Fair:

“Everything depends on the facts and witnesses in those cases,” a former senior SDNY (Southern District of New York) official says. “But certainly they are more likely to proceed without Barr in there, who was just a disgrace. In every way.” 

Barr was especially shameless when it came shutting down cases that originated with the SDNY, which has long been known for its independence and willingness to take on controversial prosecutions:

“(Barr’s) attempts to meddle in New York were unrelenting, an SDNY insider says—and the stakes were higher because the investigations threatened to come closer to the president.”

A new attorney general will soon be appointed by President-Elect Joe Biden, and that alone could provide much-needed freedom and independence for federal prosecutors across the country:

The conventional wisdom is that Biden’s A.G. will face fraught choices about whether to pursue Trump–connected cases. The solution should actually be fairly simple: leave it to the prosecutors in the field to handle. “For four years we’ve had an administration where politics was so injected into DOJ,” says Mimi Rocah, a Southern District alumnus and the district attorney-elect for Westchester County, just north of the city. “The only way out of that is to stop making decisions with political concerns in mind.”

Of course, all of this could become academic if Trump hands out pardons left and right during his final days in office. That could end any ongoing investigations of those allied with the president, but there’s a very strong chance a self-pardon (if Trump dares to attempt one) would never pass judicial scrutiny, even when it winds up before the Supreme Court. And as we’ve learned from Donald Trump, the only person he gives a damn about is himself. Everyone else is expendable.

Whatever winds up transpiring, federal prosecutors are already much less restrained:

“Barr’s guiding principle was to protect Trump,” Rocah says. “Having that not hanging over prosecutors is a good thing.”

Not having William Barr as the top law-enforcement official in the country is a positive, no matter how you slice it.

 

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Conservatives Brand Barr A ‘Fat A*s Deep State Operative’ For Refusing To Back Trump’s Election Lies

Despite his willingness to be a loyal lapdog for Donald Trump since being named attorney general, William Barr surprised nearly everyone when he said on Tuesday that there was no evidence of fraud or other interference in the 2020 election, telling the Associated Press:

“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.”

It’s safe to bet that Barr’s statement didn’t please his boss, and loyal supporters of the current president were livid with what the AG told the AP.

Take, for example, what Fox Business host Lou Dobbs said Tuesday evening on his show:

“For the Attorney General of the United States to make that statement, he is either a liar or a fool but both. He may be perhaps compromised. He may be simply unprincipled. Or he may be personally distraught or ill.”

So now Barr is the bad guy. He’s “compromised” because he refuses to try and steal an election for Trump. Talk about the snakes turning on each other. Wow!

And then there was the full-scale meltdown that took place on the right-wing social media site Parler, where Barr was excoriated by users and slammed as a “fat ass deep state operative.” Take a look:

As one Twitter user noted, reading the madness from Parler is simultaneously hilarious and terrifying. To know that such unstable morons are walking the streets of this country proves yet again that Donald Trump leads a cult that has been brainwashed beyond belief.

For now, however, enjoy the Parler pain and remember, when even Bill Barr won’t back your conspiracy theory, you have officially jumped the shark so far that the shark is now a unicorn that flies at supersonic speed and farts clouds of Red Bull in its wake.

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Trump Turns On Bill Barr For Failing To Deliver An October Surprise: ‘I’m Not Happy!’

President Donald Trump thought his handpicked attorney general, William Barr, would be able to help him win a second term in office, but with each day and every new poll, it’s becoming clear that Barr’s Justice Department has failed to deliver the “October Surprise” Trump had been expecting to help salvage his failing reelection campaign.

Only a few days ago, Trump told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo that he expected AG Barr to bring “charges” against former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden, who is now the Democratic presidential nominee:

“Unless Bill Barr indicts these people for crimes — the greatest political crime in history of our country — then we’re going to get little satisfaction. And that includes Obama, and that includes Biden.

“Bill Barr is gonna go down as either greatest attorney general in history of the country, or he’s gonna go down as a very sad situation.”

And yet, just yesterday we learned from The Washington Post that a DOJ probe commissioned by Barr to determine if any Obama-era officials “unmasked” members of Trump’s 2016 campaign has failed to deliver the goods Trump and Barr were hoping for:

“The federal prosecutor appointed by Attorney General William P. Barr to review whether Obama-era officials improperly requested the identities of individuals whose names were redacted in intelligence documents has completed his work without finding any substantive wrongdoing, according to people familiar with the matter.”

Trump was asked about the dead-end in the unmasking investigation and whether or not Barr would remain as attorney general if he’s reelected by Greg Kelly of Newsmax, and the president made it clear he was not pleased that Barr hadn’t been able to resurrect his sinking campaign, remarking:

Personally, I think it’s ridiculous. It’s ridiculous. It’s a disgrace. I think it’s really a horrible thing that they’re allowed to get away — when they say no indictments, they actually said no indictments before the election. I had to go through elections with all those clouds over my head. But they don’t because the Republicans are so nice. Personally, I think it’s too bad. I think it’s too bad, they’re guilty as hell.”

Would Trump retain Barr if he happens to somehow win in November? The president merely responded that is was “too soon” to say what he might do.

The last Hail Mary pass that Donald Trump had left to play has now fallen incomplete and the president remains far behind Biden with just a few seconds left to play in the fourth quarter.

Don’t be surprised if over next few weeks Trump begins dumping Barr and other administration officials in a desperate attempt to pretend he’s still in charge and so he can act “presidential.”

The October Surprise is dead. The only surprise that remains is whether or not Trump merely loses or gets humiliated in a historic landslide. Either way, we’ll finally be rid of this cancer on our republic.