Thursday, April 9, 2020

O-M-G UPDATE! Very Good Interview With Bill Barr

Go here to see the full 8 minute interview of Barr with Laura Ingraham. Here are the excerpts that are available, but there's a lot more that's worth hearing. BTW, Barr says he masks up at times:

Attorney General William Barr told "The Ingraham Angle" Wednesday that he was disappointed over the partisan attacks leveled against President Trump during the coronavirus pandemic and blasted reporters for waging a "jihad" to discredit the effectiveness of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine.

"It's very disappointing because I think the president went out at the beginning of [the coronavirus pandemic] and really was statesmanlike, trying to bring people together, working with all the governors," Barr said. "Keeping his patience as he as he got these snarky, gotcha questions from the White House media pool and the stridency of the partisan attacks on him has gotten higher and higher."

Barr's criticism toward the media sharpened when he addressed the coverage of hydroxychloroquine and its possible role in the fight against the coronavirus. He said before the president mentioned the drug, the media was fair in its coverage but as soon as Trump mentioned it, "the media has been on a jihad to discredit the drug," Barr said. "It's quite strange."

Host Laura Ingraham asked Barr about the possibility of extending the shutdown and its impact on the country.  Barr said a depression would make the health care system "weaker."

"We cannot keep for a long period of time our economy shut down just on the public health thing. It means less cancer. Cancer researchers or at home. A lot of the disease reaches researchers who will save lives in the future. That's being held in abeyance," Barr said. "The money that goes into these institutions, whether philanthropic sources or government sources, is going to be reduced. We will have a weaker health care system if we go into a deep depression. So it just measured it in lives. The cure cannot be worse than the disease."

The attorney general lamented the loss of family businesses during the shutdown, saying after the 30-day period the U.S. needs to "find a way" to allow businesses to adapt.

"But when you think of everything else, generations of families who have built up businesses for generations in this country and recent immigrants who have built up businesses, snuffed out. Small businesses that may not be able to come back if this goes on too long," Barr said. "So we have to find, after the 30-day period, we have to find a way of allowing businesses to adapt to this situation and figure out how they can best get started."

UPDATE: Priceless hardly describes Trump's performance here. But look at the synergy between Trump and Barr--you can just feel it:


  1. Kind of off this topic, I read that Durham is really moving forward. A lot of speculation based off of the WSJ article to which you referred in a recent post. Brennan has a great deal to be afraid of.

    I guess that it's okay for innocent people to die as long as the anti-Trump story gets out.

    If this shutdown does not cause a depression, we will experience a surge of buying by consumers. Money will be spent at restaurants, travel, casinos, hotels.

    A lot depends on the duration of the shutdown.

    1. On that topic & the question of prosecutions & jury pools. Prosecutions are key. Convictions aren't. I hope for prosecutions and expect hung juries. And then re-prosecutions until convictions or plea deals. God, let it be so.

    2. Yeah, and, even if re-prosecutions don't lead to convictions or plea deals, these efforts will have made crucial points, on the extent to which, the perps' evasions of justice stem from their skill at gaming the system.
      Far more people suspect O.J. to be guilty of something related to his wife's death, than would suspect this had he not stood trial.

    3. I believe convictions are very important, and I believe they will come. New post.

  2. I agree. Let them spend a lot of money, which they earned during fat governments careers, sitting on corporate boards, being media darlings, speeches, books, etc.

  3. Great clip. It cuts off at the one-minute mark with a reporter squawking "Mr. President...." I assume that either she was going to make another attempt at undermining him or complain that he is hurting the feelings of the oh, so, precious press.

  4. Not to read too much into such things but ...

    After watching that clip, and seeing all the "Russia Hoax Reckoning" news breaking today, when I watch the reactions of Trump and Barr, I have wonder if that "cat who ate the canary" look isn't the expression you see on the faces of two people who know that there is Tsunami just over the horizon, which is about wash away a bunch of very bad people who do not know if it is coming, and that it is nearly here.

    1. There's a part two to that interview that will air tonight, in which Barr gets into the Russia Hoax. Maybe that's why Trump and Barr are in high good humor.

    2. At today's CV19 Briefing, Trump apparently said: "I'll be announcing some important news tomorrow ..."

      Maybe he means CV19 related... or maybe not.