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Video || Attorney General Barr Plays the Bagpipes

No, I don’t like him any less because of it.

Sorry if you like them, those things are quite grating, IMO.

Just imagine living next door to the Barr household when he was a kid as he learned to play them. The only thing worse than listening to bagpipes must be listening to someone playing bagpipes and making mistakes.

Barr to Pelosi: Got Handcuffs?

Attorney General William Barr was cited for contempt by the House Judiciary Committee last week for failing to deliver a document he is not only not required to provide, but legally prevented from handing out.

Even though he had to release nothing, Barr gave Congress almost all of the Mueller report. He withheld small portions of tit that included grand jury testimony, which he is not supposed to release.

Anyway, he’s got a sense of humor about it.

According to the Washington Examiner:

Barr asked Speaker Nancy Pelosi whether she planned to arrest him when he appeared on the west front of the Capitol to commemorate the National Peace Officers Memorial service on Wednesday.

Barr, who was on a platform with congressional leaders as they awaited President Trump’s arrival, approached Speaker Pelosi and shook her hand, a bystander said. Apparently joking, he said loudly: “Madam Speaker, did you bring your handcuffs?”

The bystander said: “The speaker, not missing a beat, smiled and indicated to the attorney general that the House sergeant at arms was present at the ceremony should an arrest be necessary. The attorney general chuckled and walked away.”

William Barr Teaches Kamala Harris About the Justice Department

Okay. Sen. Kamala Harris, R-Calif., doesn’t seem to understand that the attorney general runs the Justice Department.

Watch his simple answer to her final question after she tries several ways to ask the same thing — why he would overrule “career officials” at DOJ. She seems to thing bureaucrats should be in charge of the country, not elected officials and their appointees.

Because, of course, bureaucrats are generally Democrats.

Another Attorney General Recusal?

According to the Washington Examiner:

Attorney general nominee William Barr may have to recuse himself from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, activists and attorneys say, pointing to at least two arguments that he cannot impartially supervise Mueller.

The arguments indicate pressure for recusal may come from both sides of the aisle: Democrats are concerned that Barr prejudged the Mueller investigation in a 20-page memo written in June; the other argument, emerging this week, is spurring fears among conservatives that he’s personally too close to Mueller.

The friendship between Barr and Mueller wasn’t widely discussed before Wednesday, when Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told reporters that he spoke with Barr and was surprised to learn that Mueller attended Barr’s daughters’ weddings and that their wives attend the same Bible study.

Trump’s Next Attorney General Expected to Battle Porn Plague

Pornography is a scourge of our age. Children have access to it on the internet. Adults get addicted to it now that you don’t have to sheepishly walk up to a salesman and buy it. It’s all right there for you.

It’s not clear to me what they will do or how they will square it with free speech requirements. But anti-obscenity advocates think the Trump administration will do something. 

Is it hypocritical for President Trump to be our anti-porn crusader? Sure. Also, who cares?

According to the Washington Examiner:

Pornographers are bracing for the first major obscenity clampdown in three decades under President Trump’s new pick for attorney general, William Barr, a strident social conservative whose views threaten the lucrative industry. 

Anti-porn campaigners were thrilled with Trump’s selection of Barr, previously attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, noting his enthusiastic obscenity prosecutions in the early ‘90s. 

Barr, described by one Washington attorney as a “staunch Catholic conservative,” isn’t shy about his views, warning in a 1995 article that “secularists” were targeting “laws that reflect traditional moral norms” and that “we are seeing the constant chipping away at laws designed to restrain sexual immorality [and] obscenity.” 

Federal obscenity law hasn’t changed in decades, leaving a juicy target for Barr, who left office 25 years ago, before the explosion of Internet porn that flourished under three presidents.