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Sen. Warren Demands Federal Probe Into Attorney General Barr's Order to Tear-Gas Peaceful Protesters

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/06/03/sen-warren-demands-federal-probe-attorney-general-barrs-order-tear-gas-peaceful

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Anyone that doesn’t believe Trump initiated that order, is sadly in denial of that man’s need to maintain total control over everything in his sphere of power, and his narcissistic desire to appear in charge.

Warren’s demand as well as every other self-respecting lawyer in Congress would be expected to join that same demand.

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We need every voice we can muster to speak out against these attacks on our civil liberties. Thanks, Liz.

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Democrat Demands… Brought to you by the woman who couldn’t even stand behind her supposed belief for Medicare For All. The same woman who gave a finger to Sanders for the second election cycle, enabling Trump’s rise to power last time and possibly again this time. Your demand is hollow, just like the rest of your party. Just go back to the Republican party from whence you came.

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It’s going to have to wait until next year, but investigations are coming. And, if warranted, I expect that prosecutions will follow on their heels. Nobody should have immunity due to the position they held, from Trump on down.

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You have to dominate, if you don’t dominate you’re wasting your time," Trump said. “You have to use the military… We have our military ready, willing, and able, if they ever want to call our military.”

The word "dominate " tells you all you need to know…

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What a complete "ass hole "

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Would that be the same “federal” that is controlled by DT and his Congressional enablers?

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So, do you oppose an IG investigation into this event?

Barr (and Trump) revel in wielding power, especially if it crushes regular people, and even more so if it crushes poor people/people of color.

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Talk of domination comes from people cannot get the respect they want.
Donny, you aren’t going to dominate the people of the U.S.— you a-hole

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How phony can Liz Warren get? If she really wants an investigation why doesn’t she demand Nancy Pelosi start an investigation in the House. What’s the point of getting control of the House if you aren’t going to keep the opposition in check with meaningful investigations? Maybe it’s because the Dems blew all their credibility with Russiagate. I, for one, am still waiting for Nancy to impeach Bush for war crimes.

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The most effective response to Barr’s ordering of the attack on the peaceable assembly of the protesters would be a class action suit against Barr. Such an action is possible under the cases of Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents, 403 U.S. 388 (1971) and Harlow v. Fitzgerald, 457 U.S. 800 (1982). In Bivens, the Court held that that the absence of any federal remedy for the violation of a constitutional right could not be contemplated because every wrong must have a remedy, and that, therefore, it is possible to infer a private right of action for damages even when it was not expressly provided. It concluded that the federal courts may award damages for any violations of constitutionally protected interests by using traditional remedies such as money damages. Harlow addressed the question of immunity of federal officials. It found that certain federal officials, namely the President, prosecutors and judges, are entitled to absolute immunity from civil actions, but that executive officials in general are usually entitled to only qualified or good faith immunity. The Court found specifically that there is no blanket recognition of absolute immunity for Presidential aides, which I would construe to include cabinet officers. It found that such officers have qualified, or “good faith” immunity, which protects them from suit only insofar as their conduct does not violate “clearly established” statutory or constitutional rights of which a reasonable person would have known. Since Barr is the AG, he presumably knows about the First Amendment’s right to peaceable assembly, so that his conduct would violate the protesters’ right to such.

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No need for case law here. As I posted elsewhere:

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Under the Trump administration there will be NO valid IG investigation. It’s all theater from Warren the Republican.

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IMO, better to start an investigation and have Trump derail it than to do nothing.

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I finally have a glimpse into Trump’s sexual life!!
You know what they say about people
That love to dominate in real life they have weird fantasies of themselves completely dominated!!
Remember when Stormy Daniels described smacking his Butt with a magazine?
This means the PeePee tapes are alot worse than we all could imagine!!

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Good point. But I contend that a class action generating massive civil damages would be more likely to take Barr down than a criminal case that it is not likely to be pursued – certainly not by the Barr DOJ – and probably not by a successor.

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Perhaps, but come January…

Pretty straightforward — A.G. Barr should be impeached, declared guilty, removed from office, dis-barred, and thrown in prison for a minimum of ten years.

In an ideal world, Barr and Giuliani, Pompeo & Trump would share a cell . . .

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