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Barr meeting next week

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    Schmidt Wrote:

    However, as the NYT reports, Barr's deputy, "Stephen E. Boyd, said that the department was willing to meet Wednesday afternoon — after the scheduled contempt vote — “to negotiate an accommodation that meets the legitimate interests of each of our coequal branches of government.”

    This is a Trump call as how Barr will handle it. And Trump is going to want to stonewall the process anyway and every way he can. Barr might be able to talk Trump into making some kind of deal, but keep in mind, Trump loves it when he has a fall guy that is willing to pay a huge price so that Trump can reap the rewards without any direct connection he was involved.

    IMO, either Barr is about to take a huge hit that involves committing crimes for Trump, or Barr is leading Trump into catch-22 situation where Trump has only two bad options left; Resign or be forced out office.

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    Schmidt Wrote:

    The "held in contempt" process has been initiated by Nadler. That entails committee discussions...the formal procedures. After those hearings on Monday and Tuesday the Judiciary Committee will hold a vote on Wednesday, and if that passes then it will be put to the full House floor for a vote. There is no "kicking the can down the road".

    The penalty for being convicted of Contempt of Congress is a monetary fine of $1,000 and 12 months in jail.

    However, as the NYT reports, Barr's deputy, "Stephen E. Boyd, said that the department was willing to meet Wednesday afternoon — after the scheduled contempt vote — “to negotiate an accommodation that meets the legitimate interests of each of our coequal branches of government.”

    "Democrats have compiled a 27-page contempt report documenting their interactions with the attorney general and the scope of their own investigation of obstruction of justice and abuse of power."

    New York Times: House Judiciary Committee to Vote Wednesday to Hold Barr in Contempt

    Schmidt, forget it. Barr will weasel his way out today and still won't give the full unredacted report. So if tomorrow the "contempt" process starts (voting) and they don't get enough "votes" the contempt thing will be dead in the water. If they get enough votes then it is still the question what then? Who will be the "strongman" who will put Barr in jail? I guess no one. MNuchin already refused to provide the "tax returns", what is the next step? Also dead in the water? I guess we only will find out long after Trump is gone.

    Sorry, as I've said a million times the "laws" in this country are so convoluted that you may as well don't have any. An person with power and an "position" has all the "tools" here to walk free from any misdeed. Yes an "real" banana republic.