White House Update

Attorney General Barr is right

Attorney General William Barr gave President Trump a bit of push back on those tweets that flow from the White House – particularly those that have to do with cases before the courts.  He was right to offer that advice and the President would be wise to heed it.

As President, Trump sits atop every department and agency of the Executive Branch.  He is the CEO and Commander-in-chief.  There is no question that Trump has the legal authority to launch investigations, shut them down, pardon folks and issue orders to those who report to him – whether appointees or career civil servants.

But just because something is legal, does not make it wise.  As is too often the case, Trump handed his enemies another knife to stick in his back.  There was absolutely no reason – no benefit – for commenting on the Roger Stone case before sentencing.

True, the recommendation of the local prosecutors for a seven to nine-year prison sentence seems way out of line with the nature of the crimes and the lack of criminal history.  Justice based on popularity is extremely dangerous – as seen in the kind of justice handed out by Democrats in the old southland.

But neither the original recommendation of the decision by folks at the Justice Department to charge that to no recommendation makes no difference at all.  Judge Amy Berman Jackson still has total discretion.  She could ignore the guidelines and sentence Stone to more than nine years – or less than seven.

For all the political brouhaha that Trump has caused, Jackson most likely knows what she is going to do.  In most cases, Judges will pick a number of years lower than the recommended high and higher than the recommended low – and usually toward the lower end of the scale.

Meddling in the process served only one purpose – to promote baseless political narratives that work against Trump.  No matter what Jackson does, it will be interpreted along the political biases without any basis in fact.  If she goes below nine years, Democrat and the media will scream that Trump got Stone’s sentence lower.

Before saying publicly that Trump should stop using Twitter to express his opinions regarding court cases, it would seem likely that he had given that advice to the President privately – and possibly more than once.

Barr is a good Attorney General and can be relied upon to uphold the law.  The Democrat/media combine are working overtime to make him appear to be a flunky of the President through mendaciously patched together partisan political narrative.  The last thing Barr – and the President needs – is more grist for the left’s propaganda mill.

Barr’s advice should carry over to Trump’s maladroit effort to end “investigations” in New York as a trade off for consideration of various grant requests.  Trump would be on more solid ground in simply denying the requests as excessive – which they are.

Trump could also engage in the standard and legal quid pro quo of withholding money until New York discontinues sanctuary cities and cooperates with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  Those trade-offs are standard operating procedure for Washington.

Trump seems to believe that he will be re-elected solely because the majority of the voters will see the Democrats as worse than him.  He would be better served on convincing voters that he is better than them.

So, there ‘tis.

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19 Comments on this post.
  • Lisa
    17 February 2020 at 4:45 pm
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    Trump has the right to express himself just like everyone else is doing . Nancy Pelosi got less news on her sorry head for ripping up the state of the Union speech and lying about that it was not planned when they have video of pre ripped sides on the speech . She acts like a brat and Shiff has no clue what the word truth means .Its not in his vocabulary. Barr is a big boy he can manage his job and the leftist mob and I really mean the leftist Soprano mob can just deal with it . They are far worse than anything or anybody they are trying to ruin that they feel threatened by . They are all truly the new mafia .. They better watch out because justice is coming !!!What goes around comes around!!!

  • Helga
    17 February 2020 at 5:40 pm
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    Completely agree wth this post. There was nothing to gain but lots to loose by these tweets from the President! He tweets exactly what we are thinking but hopefully he will heed AG Barr’s advice and hold his tongue! Good things will start happening soon!

  • Gus
    17 February 2020 at 6:00 pm
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    The President’s tweets may “not make it wise” but what AG Barr has done to date?? Has he done his job? Has he prosecuted anyone? In fact his Department cleared McCabe from lying to Congress. WE the people expect results from our “public” servants. The President must been frustrated with the BS.

  • John Hribljan
    17 February 2020 at 7:20 pm
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    I am a Trump Supporter 100% and can tell you that my life is way better in the USA. I married an American Citizen Here in the USA July 2019 and never looked back. I love this country and am immigrating here from Canada and can tell you from my experience that place was like a third world country. God Bless America. If there is anything I could do to support and strengthen this country I would do it

  • D. Huddle
    17 February 2020 at 7:30 pm
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    AG Barr is right. DJT doesn’t always use the best judgement.

  • Rotondaron
    17 February 2020 at 8:01 pm
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    Certainly, Trump could use that excuse….{ Sorry, I can’t comment on a topic, that under investigation.court proceedings,….what ever}…..&, “HE SHOULD”…….Trump’s enemies, { *DEMONCRATS}….don’t care “who pays the bill”, for their shot in the dark attempts to prosecute him. But, Now….America is tired of paying for *Demoncrat shennanigans, Faux pas, etc! *Demoncrats, will never grow up, under their present “so called” leadership……& will continue to do ignorant things, because their efforts are driven by “TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME!”

    Remember, we can all put this behind us, at the next Election…..dump all *Demoncrats!

  • JackPowersIII
    17 February 2020 at 8:04 pm
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    My reply is Fu$k You to whomever wrote this article. The very fact that Trump stepped out of the envelope of what is acceptable in D.C. and used Tweets to make his point is exactly that which turned Washingon on its ear. The SWAMP is going to be drained even if it takes gun-toting Patriots to get it done. WE THE PEOPLE have had enough of The DNC Crime-spree, and OBAMA’s backdoor shots against TRUMP via the network of spies and rats that Barry set into place along with the help of George Soros. So LET IT BE KNOWN Democrats are under the gun, quite literally, and WE THE PEOPLE are armed and ready!

  • Larry Iampietro
    17 February 2020 at 8:08 pm
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    PLEASE, President Trump, stop tweeting!

  • Silver Fox
    17 February 2020 at 8:24 pm
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    WOW 😲! I could not agree more! I have said as much even in republican voter surveys. But, he just keeps on making unnecessary snide remarks. His arrogance and pride will be his downfall.😕 I think that he is the best president we have had in a long time. I hope for his success in reelection!😃

  • texaslady
    17 February 2020 at 8:32 pm
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  • Andre Stephenson
    17 February 2020 at 9:29 pm
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    Barr is a totally corrupt toadie who is Trump’s henchman in crime!

  • Gram
    17 February 2020 at 9:34 pm
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    Although I agree with Barr, one thing Trump’s tweet did was bring to light the bias of the jury foreman. She should not have been on the jury. She perjured herself and there should be a mistrial declared.

  • Roberta
    17 February 2020 at 10:28 pm
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    I love our president….I admire his work. And….I agree with this article. Although I do not believe President Trump should quit tweeting because then the public will not know what his thoughts are as the media won’t tell the truth about what he says and what his plans are. I simply wish he would tone it down. Stop calling people silly nicknames and when AG Barr wants him to be cautious about the goings on, he should do just that. Barr is a class number one AG.

  • Roberta
    17 February 2020 at 10:28 pm
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    I love our president….I admire his work. And….I agree with this article. Although I do not believe President Trump should quit tweeting because then the public will not know what his thoughts are as the media won’t tell the truth about what he says and what his plans are. I simply wish he would tone it down. Stop calling people silly nicknames and when AG Barr wants him to be cautious about the goings on, he should do just that. Barr is a class number one AG. And no, I have not posted this comment before.

  • Vicki
    17 February 2020 at 11:11 pm
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    Of course Barr is right!!!!!!!!!! That’s WHY the Democrats are worried and want him impeached so he won’t expose the Biden’s. Pelosi and Schumer wants Biden to be the next President.

  • Larry
    18 February 2020 at 12:54 am
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    Very nice article and very well written! Good advice! The President will not heed it but it is very sage advic!

  • Alex Czeranko
    18 February 2020 at 1:07 am
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    While President Trump can comment on any case, I do agree that his comments add fodder to those who oppose him. However, I think he knows what he is doing.
    As for AG Barr the liberal left is going to attack him and ask him to resign because, in my opinion, they are worried about the Durham Report. If they could get AG Barr to leave they will claim the report has no validity.
    I think AG Barr is doing an outstanding job. Can’t wait for the report to come out

  • ralph
    18 February 2020 at 1:22 pm
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    Barr is absolutely correct! The President needs to listed to individuals that are totally correct in their recommendations,who know more than “he thinks he knows”. He is no longer the Apprentice CEO,but the President of the United States,which at times he forgets!

  • wayne weaver
    18 February 2020 at 5:09 pm
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