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Sun Nov 10, 2019, 02:36 PM

It's too late to save yourself now, Bill Barr

By Dana Milbank
November 7, 2019 at 6:34 p.m. EST

... In my news colleagues’ latest scoop .. the attorney general declined to fulfill President Trump’s request that he publicly exonerate Trump’s “perfect” call with Ukraine’s president ...

... Barr has sealed his fate. As Trump’s impeachment looms, Barr ... has turned the Justice Department into a shield for presidential misconduct and a sword wielded against political opponents.

... he was due to huddle Wednesday with .. Lindsey Graham ... to decide how to release an inspector general’s report examining the FBI’s investigation into Russian 2016 interference and Trump’s campaign. Notably, the Justice Department inspector general himself, Michael Horowitz, was “not expected to attend” ...

Barr’s team aims to get that report out in the coming weeks, just in time for Barr’s holiday party at the Trump International Hotel, for which the attorney general is paying upward of $30,000 to the president’s business ...

... During his confirmation hearing in January, Barr vowed to “protect the independence and the reputation of the department.” Instead, he destroyed the former and squandered the latter ...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/11/07/its-too-late-save-yourself-now-william-barr/

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 02:45 PM

1. Not going to happen. He's got a "greater" calling.

I didn't realize Barr was a religious nut-job until his recent speeches. The ones where he says secularists are ruining the world.

Like Pence and Pompeo, Barr has a fervent belief in his god and his religion. Pence and Pompeo are the frightening dominionist types looking forward to their rapture. I'm fairly certain they believe Trump is helping to bring that about. That he's part their god's plan for the world. Barr is pretty much there with them.

I think Barr, and the others, believe Trump's major issues can be overlooked because he is serving the greater good for their god. It's the same way they can justify lying, one of the big 10. It's okay to do these things in service to their god. Their god will forgive their sins because their ultimate goal was to "his glory."

In less nice terms: "The ends justify the means" when they believe it serves their god.

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Response to bitterross (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 06:04 PM

3. I honestly don't know how these religious nutcases can live with their own hypocrisy.

There is nothing about them that demonstrates that they live a life according to Christ, in fact it is quite the opposite, yet somehow they believe they are carrying out the word of the lord. They are sick, psychologically damaged human beings and have no business conducting anything government related whatsoever.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 08:41 PM

5. Don't forget about the Inquisition and Crusades

These religious nut-jobs have always been able to justify the most horrible atrocities in the name of their god. The modern ones are no different. They're just not all torturing people to death - right now.

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Response to bitterross (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 08:41 PM

6. Well, before he goes on his little rapture junket,,,,

I think he wants a seat on the Supreme Court to tide him over. Purely my speculation, tho. But everything he has done in his tenure (plus his "audition" letter before his appointment) has been done to ingratiate himself to pRes. Shitgibbon--certainly a prereq to SCOTUS nomination.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 05:48 PM

2. Barr should know he's going against the constitution by giving Trumps business any moneys at all

... Barr might be Rudy level stupid.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 07:05 PM

4. Barr said he doesn't care how he's remembered after he's gone. So what does he need to save himself

from?

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Response to NCLefty (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 08:55 PM

7. Prison

is my guess

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