- Bill Barr is clearly of the swamp
This rebuke of the “deeply flawed” former Trump AG Bill Barr is instigated by his disdainful remarks regarding the appointment of a special master to sort through all materials that were confiscated in the now infamous raid at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home some weeks ago.
Barr by his choice of words for public discourse knows that the press will glom on to anything negative he utters about anything Trump, especially in support of the swamp from which they and he emanate.
Barr and his ilk are incredible. The special master appointment is necessary due to the legal dispute regarding what is appropriate for Trump to have (as far as we know – all of it — using the Clinton and Obama paper grab standards) and the history of corruption, animosity and cover-up of their activities vis a vi Trump undertaken by the DOJ and FBI and within the West Wing of the White House (which ultimately authorized the KGB style raid). The whole thing is so rife with politics it was the only way to go.
Security for the materials? Oh please, with 24 hour Secret Service protection provided Trump’s residence all material was as safe as in some warehouse or building in DC.
In spite of his crock remark Barr can on occasion wax eloquent. When his DOJ fraternity brothers were not at specific risk he did conjure up an effective insightful speech, once anyway, which we complimented at the time. But do not give him too much credit for his Russia Gate investigation — The swamp knew “Trump -Russia collusion ” was all bogus . . . but useful. Unfortunately revelations were becoming more frequent and better to be “out in front of it” rather than look incompetent or ineffectual, even if to slow walk it or be satisfied with a few low-life functionaries as fall guys — particularly icky zealot types that managed to embarrass the swamp with their clumsiness. And the swamp is still dragging the whole thing out with or in spite of Durham’s efforts (we are not entirely sure).
We should have known nothing would be different under the likes of Barr — he had responsibility — look at the agencies that were all under him. What did he do to seriously reign in their power and corruption?
His “crock of shit” characterization of the special master victory for Trump in the face of the corrupt DOJ and FBI and their confiscation of personal and privileged documents in a KGB style raid on Trump’s home using pretext and goon squad tactics never applied to the Clintons or Obamas indicates to me that he and his cronies are very worried.
William Barr came “well-recommended” but for the most part his reputation preceded him and stopped there. Regarding the 2020 election an extremely harmful event for our constitutional republic Barr had little articulated feeling for our founding, the Constitution, history. He was not a conservative and at best is an historic nincompoop if he does not know the mendacious approach Democrats have always had toward elections. How could Barr be so dismissive of what Allen West points out are objectively true about the 2020 election:
First, from a constitutional perspective, we need to never allow anyone, elected or not, to believe that a so-called emergency suspends the rule of law. As well, a virus with a 99.5 percent recovery rate is not exactly what one would classify as an emergency; then again, as Rahm Emanuel aptly asserted, “never let a good crisis go to waste.”
The only people, according to our rule of law, who can make or amend laws are those in our respective legislative branches. However, in 2020 we saw many seize emergency powers, unconstitutionally in most cases, and alter respective election laws. These people were governors, judges, and some secretaries of state. Sadly, even in my home state of Texas early voting was unconstitutionally extended an additional week by the governor who had far exceeded his 30-day “emergency” powers. There were other states where these unconstitutional actions occurred, such as Georgia, where a secretary of state entered into a consent agreement with a political activist to reference signatures on mail in ballots. In Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Arizona there were questionable actions taken that affected standing election law…all without legislative involvement.
The pattern is a breach of nationwide voting integrity that make Jim Crow laws look subtle. Barr was pathetic given what was at stake in the face of clear voter fraud, integrity suppression activities, partisan activities under official color, virtual airdropping of absentee ballots, profound voting pattern anomalies crying for investigation, . . . but he took the high road of approval from his bar (whatever interpretation you want) buddies. Nothing to see here . . . move along.
Here is part of a Barr interview which we will annotate perhaps later
On “America Reports” on Friday, former Attorney General Bill Barr criticized Trump’s push for a “special master” as a distraction from the details of the case and argued it is not likely to be granted.
“I think the whole idea of a special master is a bit of a red herring,” Barr told hosts Sandra Smith and John Roberts. “I think it’s a waste of time.”
“I can’t think of a legitimate reason why they could be taken… away from the government if they’re classified,” Barr said. “I frankly am skeptical of this claim that ‘I declassified everything,’ because, frankly, I think it’s highly improbable… that would be such an abuse, it shows such recklessness that it’s almost worse than taking the documents.”
“People say this [raid] was unprecedented, but it’s also unprecedented for a president to take all this classified information and put them in a country club,” Barr said.
“The facts are starting to show that they [the DOJ] were being jerked around… how long do they wait?”
Never put your hopes in principalities or the say anything principle-less.
Barr’s betters like Clarice Feldman know the score:
The DoJ Argues that the Intelligence Community Overrides the Judiciary