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Saturday, January 19, 2019

President Donald Trump was startled Tuesday as he watched television coverage of his nominee for attorney general describing a warm relationship with the special counsel Robert Mueller in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to three people familiar with the matter.

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William Barr described telling the President the first time he met him in June 2017 that he was friends with Mueller, referring to him on a first name basis.

"I told him how well I knew Bob Mueller and that the Barrs and Muellers were good friends and would be good friends when this was all over," Barr said. "Bob is a straight-shooter and should be dealt with as such."

While Barr said during his hearing that Trump "was interested" in hearing about the friendship, the details that emerged this week caught the President off guard, the three sources said.

Donald Trump only hires the "best people," but he never said a word about being competent at vetting them. He only judges books by their covers and then gets surprised once he finds out what's inside them.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-01-18 09:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Basically what Trump has been lying about regarding Comey and Mueller being scandalously close friends is actually true about Barr and Mueller and their families.

Go figure.

#2 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-01-18 09:50 PM | Reply


... President Donald Trump was startled Tuesday as he watched television coverage of his nominee for attorney general describing a warm relationship with the special counsel Robert Mueller in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee ...

Not really surprising.

In order to know this, Pres Trump would have had to use the monster under his bed, the Deep State, to help vet his nominee.

Instead he went with his gut feel, and was surprised at what happened.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-01-18 10:01 PM | Reply

Barr knew.
Barr wrote a memo criticizing the Mueller investigation.
Trump heard about Barr's memo (of course he didn't read it).
Trump nominated Barr to oversee Mueller.
Barr knew.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2019-01-19 01:12 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

this list of things trump doesn't realize is longer than a Shanghai phonebook

#5 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-01-19 01:34 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

It is just more proof of Trump's incompetence, why would anyone be surprised that a guy who has gone bankrupt 3 times is a moron? He doesn't do his homework and probably never did. I'd love to test him on the multiplication tables. Hey Donald, what is 9 x 7? Bet he can't answer correctly.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-19 10:00 AM | Reply

I'm Barr isn't lying when he said he told Trump about his friendship with Mueller.

I'm just as sure that Trump lost his attention span about 5 second into the conversation He'd already made us his mind . . . or what little bit is left of it.

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-01-19 11:36 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

I suppose there is some comfort in knowing that the most corrupt person to ever occupy the Oval Office is also the dumbest.

Not much, but some.

#8 | Posted by cbob at 2019-01-19 08:47 PM | Reply

While Barr said during his hearing that Trump "was interested" in hearing about the friendship, the details that emerged this week caught the President off guard, the three sources said.

Great, another 3 anonymous sources from Fake News CNN. Maybe they were the sources that Mueller just made look ridiculous. If CNN posts ANY story with attribution to unnamed sources, it cannot be taken seriously.

#9 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-01-20 01:47 AM | Reply

I suppose there is some comfort in knowing that the most corrupt person to ever occupy the Oval Office is also the dumbest.
Not much, but some.
#8 | POSTED BY CBOB

I don't think Obama tops both lists. I think Clinton edges him on corruption while I do agree with you that Obama was the dumbest.

#10 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-01-20 01:49 AM | Reply

It's always interesting to see who a dumb person thinks is a dumb person.

#11 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-01-20 02:02 AM | Reply

#11 is in response to #10, not #8.

#12 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-01-20 02:04 AM | Reply

It's always interesting to see who a dumb person thinks is a dumb person.
#11 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

I agree. Let's ask a dumb person. I suggest that racist Snoofy or Danforth. My bet is that they say Trump.

#13 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-01-20 06:59 AM | Reply

Danni, your suspicion of Trump's inability to solve basic math problems is correct. It is no surprise that it extends to his children as well. Have you seen this?
youtu.be

Is nbposter Trump Jr? Seems dumb enough for it to be true.

#14 | Posted by micd at 2019-01-20 08:40 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Let's ask a dumb person. I suggest that racist Snoofy or Danforth."

Two days ago you called me "educated"; the day before that, "uneducated".

You're not even smart enough to decide.

But like you, Trump is a prime example of Dunning-Kruger.

#15 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-01-20 10:51 AM | Reply

"Trump Didn't Realize That Barr and Mueller Are Good Friends"

LOL!!! Yes, he did. He's got the media wrapped around his finger. Trump is a puppet master!

#16 | Posted by JordyPete at 2019-01-20 12:04 PM | Reply

"Yes, he did." - #16 | Posted by JordyPete at 2019-01-20 12:04 PM

No he didn't.

Trump has your balls in his sling.

#17 | Posted by Hans at 2019-01-20 12:07 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Trump is a puppet master!"

Totally agree, and you are his puppet. The rest of us aren't his puppets and he hates us for it.

#18 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-20 12:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Failure to recognize Trump's ineptitude at this point is a sign of mental illness.

#19 | Posted by cbob at 2019-01-20 12:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump gets into trouble because he doesn't listen to anyone, he only talks. All of us know people like that who never shut up and listen, he's one of them. If he wasn't born a millionaire he'd be cleaning bathrooms.

#20 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-20 12:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Danni, your suspicion of Trump's inability to solve basic math problems is correct. It is no surprise that it extends to his children as well. Have you seen this?
youtu.be
Is nbposter Trump Jr? Seems dumb enough for it to be true.
#14 | Posted by micd at

BTW Trump was wrong too, the answer is 102 not 112

#21 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-01-20 12:42 PM | Reply

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