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May 2, 2019

National Horror Story: lowering the Barr

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:03 am

I mean, I guess the question always is: why are people so willing to risk their reputations and integrity in service of Donald Trump?


  1. Blah, blah blah…there’s no there there- only candidates posturing for voters. A president can fire anyone he wants under the Constitution. When the inspector general (a Democrat appointed by Obama) releases his report on Comey, leaking, the FBI, and the DOJ this month, people involved in this political spying scandal involving lying to the FISA court, and spying on a rival candidate will start to get prosecuted and will flip on each other leading up the ladder to Sally Yates, Loretta Lynch and higher. All these politicians know this, which is the real reason to attack Barr. You should prepare your readers, not mislead them.

    Comment by Nowyouknow — May 2, 2019 @ 6:39 am

    • It’s honestly hard to tell whether that is satire or serious.

      Comment by dave — May 2, 2019 @ 7:26 am

  2. Up until quite recently I was against impeachment, in spite of Il Duce’s myriad flaws, because the odds of removal by the Senate would be vanishingly low. A failed impeachment would be a gift to Trump’s 2020 campaign, or so went the premise.

    But the failure to respond to subpoenas, the effort to stymie a legal investigation into bank records, among other assaults on the rule of law, have changed my opinion. Such blatant and willful abuses of power cannot be tolerated. If the administration doesn’t start complying in very short order, impeachment hearings are the Republic’s last defense.

    Comment by dave — May 2, 2019 @ 7:34 am

    • I hope there is thought as to how this several-weeks-long twist in the Russia/Obstructiongate story is playing in some of the states (i.e. not the Bay Area) that DJT took that HRC should have won. Barr lied about, fudged, or mischaracterized a report that he ended up releasing in full (minus redactions) a few weeks later. The injury that most seem to be complaining about is that this gave his master, DJT, a few weeks edge in the news cycle, because Tramp/Barr were counting on voters or Congress not bothering with the details of the report itself, or remembering that DJT has not disclosed tax returns, is a “grifter” as one of the Senators said, and on and on. Trump may get a non-gentleman’s passing C– in the places matter on the release itself of the Report; seems hard to spin the release into a full-fledged cover up.

      Maybe the same mistakes that led to DJT getting elected are not being repeated now, but I have the feeling DJT prefers the grandstanding over the rollout of the report to attention on the report itself and other things. Agree with dave, however, that if Trump continues to resist basic Congressional oversight of the executive on the broader range subjects, including whether his family’s finances have intersected with policy, while howling about it on Twitter, maybe enough in Ohio and Wisconsin, with the help of Shepp Smith and the few other heretics allowed onto Fox, start getting protective of their Constitution getting walked on by the jerk from New York.

      Comment by MP — May 2, 2019 @ 8:25 am

  3. Test

    Comment by Jack — May 2, 2019 @ 6:08 pm

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