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Tue May 19, 2020, 07:48 AM

Bill Barr, Trump's Pet Attorney General, Kicks Off the 'Obamagate' Show Trials

Donald Trumpís pet attorney general gave a potent reminder on Monday of why he is the most dangerous man in Washington. In an otherwise routine press conference, while using the still-respected language of the justice system we once enjoyed, Barr green-lit a series of show trials of Trumpís enemies. It was a launch signal to the ďObamagateĒ players that while heíll publicly play the role of a neutral solon of justice, Barrís heavy thumb will be on its scales.

Barr is precisely the kind of lawless, bloodless enforcer any autocratic strongman wants on the team, giving a thin, barely passable veneer of legal probity to an administration known for its indifference to the law, to say nothing of morals, norms, traditions, and institutional imperatives. His ideological ferocity for elevating executive power beyond anything recognizable in a modern liberal democracy is boundless.

Barr knew the big headline about letting Obama and Biden off of the hook would distract from his to-the-death efforts to block access to information about Trumpís shady Ukraine deal, obstruction of justice, hidden taxes, or witness testimony on a host of issues that Congress has demanded, and most importantly, the parts of the Mueller investigation Barr quashed and distorted.

He also knew the big headline would distract from the coming Durham report, which gives every indication of being a tit-for-tat exercise and one timed for maximum impact in the midst of an election. Itís no coincidence that Lindsey Graham (R-Trumpís colon) on Monday announced that his Senate Judiciary Committee would soon vote to subpoena damned near everyone in the Obama administration who came within a mile of the Russia probe.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/bill-barr-is-ready-to-kick-off-the-obamagate-show-trials?source=twitter&via=desktop

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octoberlib May 2020 OP
uponit7771 May 2020 #1
raging moderate May 2020 #2
Iliyah May 2020 #3
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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 07:52 AM

1. K&R, Why aren't the people employed at DOJ not speaking Up. I'm more disappointed in carrier people

... who are silent and aren't standing together against the danger presented by Barr.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 07:57 AM

2. If Trump is immune to prosecution, then so is Obama.

If Trump can do anything with impunity, then so can Obama.

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Response to raging moderate (Reply #2)

Tue May 19, 2020, 08:03 AM

3. So can future presidents . .

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 08:20 AM

4. Every person subpoenaed should refuse to appear until

SCOTUS makes its decision on Congressional authority.

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