Trump Wields DOJ As Russia, Media Reprise 2016 Roles For 2020 | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


Rachel Maddow looks at the curiously quiet treatment of the end of the Hillary Clinton e-mail story that shaped the 2016 election and notes that the media seems no better prepared for Russia's continued online campaigns to help Donald Trump, but for the 2020 election Donald Trump has the power and authority of Attorney General Bill Barr and the DOJ at his disposal. Aired on 10/21/19.
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Trump Wields DOJ As Russia, Media Reprise 2016 Roles For 2020 | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

68 Comments on "Trump Wields DOJ As Russia, Media Reprise 2016 Roles For 2020 | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. reclusive poet | October 22, 2019 at 4:11 AM | Reply

    Then the law to him
    Is as a foul black cobweb to a spider:
    He makes it a dwelling and a prison
    To entangle those shall feed him.

    John Webster summarized Barr’s role centuries ago.

    • Purple Flame Tarot | October 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM | Reply

      @Alice Costa Lodge – He forgot the quotation marks, but it is a quote from John Webster in the 1800s. I’m sure he doesn’t mind. 😉
      I’m going to see if I can find that book of poems. That’s what’s lacking in today’s education. Well, one thing anyway. They have kids memorize and repeat, not think!

    • Alice Costa Lodge | October 22, 2019 at 7:52 AM | Reply

      @Purple Flame Tarot Schooling is so far removed from when I was at Grammar school, 20 students at least to a class learning by rote at the start 3 x 1 3 x 2=6 and so on, imagine the noise,and the teachers thought nothing of it. Now we have a much more serius problem to deal with and those few lines are so appropriate for enmeshing himself as only he can. I say we as what he does affects the whole world and we are very much part of it.

    • This is as precise and as truthfull description of Bill Barr as anyone will ever find. WHEN are Rachel and the rest of the news and the journalists going to finally, publicly put Barr under the magnifying glass of hard factchecking – each day, every move he makes, every shady foreign trip he makes, every secret dinner with the politicians he attends, every even more secret meeting of his religious fanatics brethren he attends, every law he breaks to protect his orange master, every crime he sweeps under the carpet and every report and finding he misrepresents in his litanies of lies and falsehoods? I want Bill Barr to undergo a public extreme vetting, because the US justice system he is urinating upon every day needs to be cleansed at last.

    • reclusive poet | October 22, 2019 at 10:43 AM | Reply

      Alice Costa Lodge I’m ecstatic that you would c/p it. I want to give you the exact quote (memory imperfect) and the exact quote of course is better:)

      “Then the law to him
      Is like a foul black cobweb to a spider:
      He makes it his dwelling, and a prison
      To entangle those shall feed him.”

      This is from his play “The Duchess of Malfi,” act I sc. 1. There’s also a brilliant courtroom scene in his play “The White Devil,” and he wrote another play called, of course, “The Devil’s Law-Case;” some have speculated that he was trained as a lawyer, since he’s so familiar with the profession.

    • That sucks!!! Don’t quit your day job. Or do you live in mom’s basement? LOL!!!

  2. take the last 4 yrs out of trumps worthless hide!!!!!!!!!

  3. Americas enemies need to have an adiot as President who focuses on hi mself and misses all the security issues, so they push for trump. Trump does a perfect job for Americas enemies.

  4. Richard Alexander | October 22, 2019 at 4:31 AM | Reply

    The Chosen One, with great and unmatched wisdom, wants American voters to “get over” his criminal activities.

    News Flash…Facebook helps Russian trolls to interfere with U.S. elections, again.

  5. Imagine that criminal saying someone shouldn’t be allowed to run.

  6. And then Despicable Me Bar speaks and just like anything out of Trump’s administration it’s a very low bar!!!!

  7. When you add up the wasted money on the Benghazi inquiry and the waste of money on Hillary’s emails, I just have to wonder why she was such a threat to someone?

    • @Richard Hammonds your a troll!

    • @Oma Cool hows that troll poll treating you?

    • ….PUTIN!!!

    • @Oma Cool Actually she was special, going back to college.
      Clinton was the head of the Young Republicans Club, served as president of the College Government Association, graduated with honors and was selected by her fellow students to represent the graduating class as the college’s first ever student commencement speaker.
      From there she had an internship as a research assistant for the House Republican Conference,

      Was named a Durant Scholar, the College’s highest academic honor, in 1969
      From there she worked for Mondale while attending Yale.

      In comparison in 1968 Donald was attending college to hide from the draft board and on his 5th draft deferment. At college no one can find anything that he did that was note worthy, and at least one of his professors considered him to be the dumbest student he had ever had in his class.

      After college Trump went into business where his primary function was to lose money, meanwhile Clinton was in DC helping research and write the articles of impeachment of one Richard Nixon.

  8. Barr has been lying since Iran Contra. He has moved down to bigger and dumber crooks.

  9. If you want to take a look at corruption in politics Donald, then go & take a look in a mirror!

  10. Parslow Pongbert | October 22, 2019 at 5:00 AM | Reply

    Just realised Donald Trump is an anagram for ‘odd lump rant’.

  11. “We are looking at corruption!”, nags Trump. Happens every time he looks in a mirror.

  12. Flynn leading the “lock her up” chant is just priceless. 😆 How’s your prison cell, Flynn? And that low life Chris Christy relishing in it is disgusting. 🤢

    • We are all connected | October 22, 2019 at 8:01 AM | Reply

      @Purple Flame Tarot still may be. The fat lady hasn’t sung yet.

    • @Invoke the 25th Amendment. He is waiting to be sentenced. The wait is worse than the sentence as many criminals will tell you. Flynn is not sleeping well these days for sure…waiting to see how long he’ll be gone for.

    • @Ann Owens Chris is still hoping for a job from trump…odd he has not gotten one with the turnover of ppl…I think it’s his appearance as trump likes “beautiful ppl”…what a bunch of azzholes….corrupt to the core!

    • eva camille thoroughman | October 22, 2019 at 10:29 AM | Reply

      @Purple Flame Tarot “almost”?

    • Nicholas Cisternino | October 22, 2019 at 10:48 AM | Reply

      it sure is sweet to hear. lol…. priceless to hear.

  13. Hey Donald, Where do all roads lead to? Rome? No, you SOB! They lead to Putin!

  14. Barr should be ready to be sent to the prison, the same fate seen in the Nixon impeachment.

  15. really justbored | October 22, 2019 at 5:49 AM | Reply

    Barr needs jail time, trump needs jail time, everyone of these corrupt POS’s needs jail time

    • It would be great, important and necessary and I would love to see that happen. But I doubt it will. People like them almost always get away with anything.

  16. Barr is as big a liar as Trump
    it’s written all over him!

  17. Wendell Hackley | October 22, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Reply

    Putin and trump at it again, the man is sick traitor.

  18. The Department he thought he could buy like a department store the DOJ.

  19. Rosemarie Collins | October 22, 2019 at 7:38 AM | Reply

    He caves on pressure from anyone, especially foreign dictators

  20. This guy Trump is always, and only, talking about himself. What a narcissist.

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