“I’m worried about a number of things going into the election,” Attorney General William “Bill” Barr said in a teaser video for an interview to be aired Sunday morning with Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo.
“One, the censorship of robust debate. I’m also worried about undermining the public confidence in the integrity of the elections.”
William Barr has taken controversial positions before. He has said publicly that some of President Donald J. Trump’s tweets make it difficult for him to do his job.
On the other hand, several of his announcements and moves have voices on the left tagging him as acting like the president’s private attorney, only in this case, he carries the power of the Department of Justice with him.
On the right and left, there are voices of disdain and disappointment over AG Barr. There are also fans.
All of which should make what the teasers for Sunday’s segment with Bartiromo and AG Barr a news making interview.
Several of the teased topics point to business and investing related issues.
Some of the reasons this may signal interesting days ahead for both Republicans and Democrats will be explored in our evening featured focus segment. As is our norm, the featured focus follow the quotable quotes, two of the three market summary graphics at the closing bell today, plus our left-right headline snapshots.
Quotes That Shed Light – American Social, Industry, National Issues…
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Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business
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- The tech company’s CEO resigns after its auditors couldn’t account for $2 billion in cash
- Nevada has the highest jobless rate in the US, even as the overall market improves
- Nebraska’s unemployment rate is nearly 5 times lower than Nevada’s
- Stock rally fizzles out as coronavirus fears return
- Parent of toddler in ‘manipulated’ Trump video forces Facebook to remove it
- Ben & Jerry’s calls on Americans to defund the police
- Tesla makes Juneteenth a holiday for US workers, if they use paid time off
- What to expect from Apple’s WWDC this year
- The North Face is the biggest brand yet to join Facebook ad boycott
- ‘The Last of Us Part II’ looks like a slam dunk for Sony
- AMC changes course and will require all customers to wear masks when it reopens
- After Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben, will these mascots be next to go?
- An employee wearing a protective face covering, right, monitors the flow of customers at an Apple retail store along Lincoln Road Mall during the new coronavirus pandemic, Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla.
- Apple is closing some of the stores it reopened because of a spike in coronavirus cases
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- Tesla’s new Model S can get 400 miles on a charge
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- People are bidding online for million-dollar cars — without seeing them in person
- KEEPING YOUR DATA SAFE
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- All Zoom users will now have end-to-end encryption
- Australia experiencing massive cyber attacks
- Shopping online? Think twice about how you pay
- This school teaches kids to hunt down hackers
Headlines from right-of-center Fox Business
- AG Barr: US companies with China ties prioritizing short-term profit over ‘American strength’
- Barr: Many business leaders are willing “to sacrifice the long-term viability of their companies” in China dealings.
- SBA launches online tool to connect small businesses with PPP lenders
- Coronavirus pandemic could wipe out more global wealth than 2008 crisis
- Oil prices top $40 amid ‘fastest rebalancing’ in history
- Nasdaq wins as Dow, S&P fall in volatile end to week
- Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy on racism in America: ‘We’re shameful’
- Black business owners hit hardest by coronavirus pandemic
- Ford moves new Bronco reveal from O.J. Simpson’s birthday
- 3 essential money lessons to teach your kids or grandkids
- SECOND WAVE?
- Apple stores have to re-close in these coronavirus hot spots
- OUR NEW NORMAL
- Varney: 4 coronavirus lockdown changes that are here to stay
- SUMMER BUMMER
- States’ strict health rules frustrate vacationers, alarm tourism pros
- Nikola Motor to open Arizona plant in July, promises thousands of jobs
- TESLA’S WORST NIGHTMARE?
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- KEY DIFFERENCES
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- BURIED TREASURES
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- ‘EMERGENCY SITUATION’
- Minneapolis officials allow homeless to camp in parks
- BOLD INDEED
- ‘The Bold and The Beautiful’ to resume production after modifying safety protocol
- GOING NOWHERE FAST
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- ‘WE WILL MISS HIM’
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- BOTTOMS UP
- FOOD & DRINKS
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- ‘The Bold and The Beautiful’ to resume production after brief pause to ‘modify’ safety protocol
- US charitable giving surged to record-high $450B last year
- TSA whistleblower says agency made major mistake with COVID screenings
- North Face pulling ads from Facebook amid backlash over Trump ads
- Facebook buys a mapping company to take on Google, Apple in a key fight
- Fed prez makes grim unemployment prediction, says more support needed
- RICH & FAMOUS
- Beloved singer honors workers during pandemic road trip
- Gatorade offering fan lucky chance to shoot commercial with top athlete
- REAL ESTATE
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- Federal Reserve to set bank capital levels via pre-pandemic stress test model
- CYBER SECUIRTY
- Australia identifies country to blame for months-long ‘sophisticated cyberattack’
- Varney on 2020 presidential election state of play
- Conservative activist removed from flight, banned from American Airlines
- Senior Trump adviser points to signs of economic bounce back, previews ‘boom’
- Bank of England apologizes for ‘unacceptable’ part of history
- Never-before-heard version of Aretha Franklin song about race, faith released
- MLB owners, players’ union return to arguing in public
- Atlanta cops call out sick over charges against officer in fatal shooting
- Mattress business springs back from pandemic shutdown
- AOC rival turns to Wall Street for huge fundraising windfall
- University of Florida bans ‘Gator Bait’ fight song over ‘horrific historic racist imagery’
- Juneteenth being acknowledged is a ‘very good sign’ for America: Dr. Alveda King
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Featured Focus –
Where Business, Politics and Investing Can Meet
“The thing we have going for us – especially when there’s intense division in the country – is that we have peaceful transfers of power and the way of solving it is to have an election,” U.S. Attorney General Barr told Maria Bartiromo in a teaser for a planned Sunday morning broadcast.
Barr added, “But when governments, state governments, start adopting these practices like mail-in ballots that open the floodgates of potential fraud, then people’s confidence in the outcome of the election is going to be undermined.”
Those sound bites clearly put the November 3, 2020 voting into the mix. But what may be an interesting signal or trail balloon is this next statement from POTUS Trump’s AG.
The topic was trade and business with Communist China. That means, there are several signals at play, including Beijing, American multinational companies, those with supply chains in China, his political rivals and supporters.
“The American business community has been a big part of the problem, because they’re willing, ultimately many of them, to sacrifice the long-term viability of their companies for short-term profit, so they can get their stock options and move into the golf resort.”
- S. Attorney General William “Bill” Barr
These bullets are from Fox Business today.
- Attorney General William Barr criticized U.S. business leaders during an interview with FOX Business anchor Maria Bartiromo that will air Sunday, arguing that some companies are maintaining close ties with the Chinese market despite mounting tension between Washington and Beijing.
- S.-China relations have soured in recent weeks as the coronavirus pandemic hammered the economy and raised questions about the pending trade deal between the two nations. President Trump, who has criticized China for withholding key information about the pandemic, warned the U.S. would consider a “complete decoupling” of the nations’ supply chains.
- The Trump administration repeatedly expressed concern about America’s dependence on Chinese-made goods during the U.S.-China trade war. Concerns were heightened in recent months after the pandemic brought global supply chains and manufacturing to a near-complete halt, leaving the U.S. with shortages of certain medical supplies and other necessities.
- Aside from his criticism of China’s handling of the pandemic, Trump publicly admonished Beijing for falling behind on promised purchases of agricultural goods as pledged under phase one of the U.S.-China trade deal. The president has said he still expects Beijing to follow through on its commitment to buy $200 billion in U.S. goods and services.
Bartiromo mentioned a recent conversation with a money manager who she said expressed the notion that it was not his job to “call out the good guys and bad guys,” adding that he would continue to
Barr criticized that approach to business given the ‘climate’ of relations with Beijing.
“Well you know what, we’re not speaking German today because the American business in the past didn’t think that way,” Barr said.
Some are writing off President Trump’s chances in November, citing poor polling and the litany of normal concerns. That ignores the numerous tools an incumbent has. It also ignores the point that over 1 million people registered to attend the first post-COVID19 rally in Tulsa, OK tomorrow.
Certainly, the race will be a jump ball. Either side could win. No doubt Democrats have their “October surprise” notions in mind, but it would be stunning if the Trump team failed to roll out a string of barrages against his rival – which on paper appears to be former Obama-ear Vice President Joe Biden. Barr’s words may signal some of what’s coming.
The interview will air on Sunday Morning Futures at 10 a.m. ET on Fox News Channel and on Monday on Mornings with Maria on the FOX Business Network.
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