‘A fixer for a mobster’: Twitter eviscerates AG Barr for pretending to stand up to Trump’s tweets

  • 02/15/2020 10:43 am ET Caroline Mulligan
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By now, you’ve probably heard Attorney General William Barr publicly complain about how Trump’s tweets “make it impossible” for him to do his job. We have a dozen of the best Twitter responses to Barr.

Barr’s remarks come after four attorneys resigned from the Roger Stone case. The Justice Department originally recommended Trump’s pal be sentenced to 7-9 years in prison for obstruction and witness tampering—but then watered that down after Trump tweeted criticism about the sentencing.

Out of context, it sounds like Barr is taking a stand against Trump’s attempts to interfere with the DOJ.

But if you read the whole interview, it tells a very different story. Barr spends much of his time defending the choice to recommend a lighter sentence, claiming he planned to do so even before Trump’s tweets.

As Mika Brzezinski put it on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, “It seems what he’s saying is that these tweets make it harder for Bill Barr to help [Trump] be corrupt.”

Twitter users took to the hashtags #BarrLies and #DisbarBarr to slam the AG:

1. ‘A Fixer For A Mobster’

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One tweet, written in verse, called Barr the worst attorney general.

2. Facts and Logic

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It’s not hard for most people on Twitter to assume that Barr isn’t telling the truth…some things are as obvious as the nose on one’s face.

3. Barr Needs a Translator

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Barr uses vague terminology to cover up for himself. One Twitter user found the best way to translate him.

4. Is he a racist?

On Sunday, Barr will spend $30,000 at a Trump hotel for a family holiday. Draining the swamp?

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Why can’t Barr intervene for all the other people who might have been unjustly accused? One tweet said it all: maybe he’s a racist, or maybe he’s lying.

5. All filler, no truth

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One Twitter user edited out all the lies in the Barr interview. There are no words, literally.

6. A page out of Bannon’s book

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Barr’s statements resounded with one Twitter user, who believed that it sounded like a speech written by Steve Bannon.

7. Who does Barr work for?

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Who does William Barr really work for? The Justice Department, or Trump? His comments seem to point to the president.

8. What else is he lying about?

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What else has Barr lied about? The Justice Collaborative brought up a previous statement from the Attorney General that tried to blame progressive prosecutors for violent crime.

9. Should Barr change his name to Roy Cohn?

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Trump’s not following the rules by tweeting, which makes it harder for Barr to do his job. But is his job to be the attorney general, or to cover up for Trump?

10. His body language gives it away

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Someone on Twitter analyzed Barr’s body language in his interview. They determined that Barr was showing signs of “Duping Delight.”

11. Former attorneys general want him to resign

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1,100 former attorneys general called for Barr to resign after learning what he did for Roger Stone.

12. Barr’s actions are unprecedented

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No one has ever heard of an attorney general doing the kind of manipulations that Barr has done.

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