Bill Maher Skewers Attorney General William Barr, Kirstjen Nielsen Departure (Watch)

Variety | 4/13/2019 | Erin Nyren
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Bill Maher kicked off his “Real Time” monologue Friday with a few cheeky references to this weekend’s big event, Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival’s first weekend, featuring acts like Kacey Musgraves and Ariana Grande.

“Just what America needs, another reason to take drugs,” he joked. “Coachella lasts two weekends, like a cabinet member who works for Trump…Dozens of acts there who are competing for the affection of entitled millennials. I’m sorry, I’m thinking of the Democratic primary.”

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Maher then went in on Trump’s new Attorney General William Barr, who was confirmed back in February and has been criticized for his refusal to release the Mueller report in full.

“Trump finally has the lackey Attorney General he always wanted, William Barr, he testified before Congress this week. He began by thanking the committee for the opportunity to come there and shed more darkness on the situation,” Maher deadpanned.

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“This was a bad sign,” he continued. “When he took the oath, he raised his hand, the Sharpie was still in his hand.”

Maher expressed incredulity at Barr’s claim before Congress that there may have been “spying” on the Trump campaign.


“So he’s moving forward with investigating...
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