This time the president is not a victim of a witch hunt. The situation is entirely of his own making.
We will never see any of the documents in order to judge whether this was actually bad or not.
So we will just have to trust the people in Washington DC, the most disgusting group of degenerate perverts in the history of the United States, to tell us how bad it was.
Bill Barr is a liar. His FBI conducted a long term investigation into Russian collusion that it knew at the OUTSET was a hoax, and not a very clever one at that.
He was nearly impeached the first time he was Attorney General for in effect covering up for H.W. Bush's Deep State in the Iran-Contra affair and what was called Iraqgate, in which, as I understand it, an Italian bank was used to illegally funnel money to Saddam Hussein, who used it to buy weapons which were eventually pointed, for the split second the first Gulf War lasted, at Americans.
He had very good evidence of election fraud in 2020 and chose not to investigate any of it. This guy's whole job in life is protecting the Deep State.
He is not to be trusted. He is Bush's guy--both of them--but no defender of the actual law or the American people.
The problem with Barr’s analysis is the assumption that in some utopian future, fairness will prevail. He fails to acknowledge the following: Trump won the 2016 election and the establishment obstructed the democratic process to prevent Trump from carrying out his agenda. The Russia collusion plot was far worse than Watergate yet not a single actor paid a price. In fact, the likes of Clapper, Comey and McCabe had profited from it. Fast forward to 2020 and we saw unprecedented weakening of election security with mass mail in ballots, etc., big tech collusion to suppress the Biden corruption.
Barr as a lawyer par excellence knows the trope of falsus in uno, if they lie about one thing one can infer that they lie about everything. That is what is happening now. The intelligence community, DOJ/FBI and LawFare have been the tools for 7+ years to destroy Trump. The same crew is behind this indictment, and the upcoming “insurrection” indictment. But we are to now suddenly give these malicious actors the benefit of the doubt?
You see the thing is, Bill Barr, we don’t trust anything the FBI, CIA, DOJ does or tells us. We have seen the evidence against believing them...protecting law breaking by HRC and this Biden family, setting up a duly elected president, with false evidence I might add, in Russiagate. The harassment and imprisonment of J6 people for conduct far less egregious then ANTIFA/BLM criminals who were not even arrested, or were and got off with a slap on the wrist. So please spare me the sanctimony! Trump is flawed for sure..but so is each and everyone of you vermin inside the beltway!
I agree with this assessment and would like to see equal treatment of the allegations against our current president and his son. These allegations have been slow walked by fbi and justice for many more years than the documents case against Trump. Since the apparatus of equal Justice is continuing to disregard its duty in this respect, there is no reason to believe that equal Justice will prevail. It’s already gone.
“On leaving office, Trump illegally removed from the White House hundreds of some of the most sensitive national defense documents that the country possesses.”
Daniel Ellsberg just died.
Maybe if Mark Milley hadn’t committed treason and lied about his superior in an effort to overthrow the elected government then Trump wouldn’t have wanted to have the documents that proved Mark Milley was lying.
Trump is once again his own worst enemy. Yes, he has been the victim of multiple witch hunts. Yes, the anti-Trumpers have gone to insane lengths to bring him down. Yes, Hillary Clinton should have been prosecuted. And, yes, it Trump had filed a motion to quash the subpoena demanding the documents and fought it out in court, and just turned over the damn documents if he lost, he wouldn’t have been prosecuted. He brought this sh*tstorm on himself.
Mr. Barr. You have lost all creditability
Trump's most corrosive impact on the national political discourse is his uncanny ability to bring everyone down to his level. Yes, many of our government institutions are corrupt, as all human institutions eventually are. Yes, there is a demonstratable double standard on display with the Trump indictments in comparison to his Democratic counterparts. And YES, he is a corrupt buffoon who constantly steps directly in to the bear tramp the Democrats just opened right in front of him.
So here’s a load of whatsboutism that’s also important no matter given the dishonest and uneven use of legal authority- Joe Biden had hundreds of legal documents dating back to Senate days in 8 locations including his garage which is often open to the world on a daily basis. Mike Pence had classified documents. Hillary Clinton has an illegal server - she didn’t ask permission of the government in her bathroom in Chappaqua, NY and destroyed 33,000 emails which she said were ‘personal’ but we the people will never know. She also destroyed cell phones and laptops. And what about Bill Clinton keeping classified info in his sock drawer ?
The Trump Witch hunt continues- the feds are just as culpable as Trump in the way this situation was and is being handled. A pox on all their houses.
Thank you for running this article.
I have great respect for Bill Barr who is an honorable man and a brilliant lawyer. His book was outstanding as well.
“It is also true, as I know well, that Trump is a deeply flawed, incorrigible man who frequently brings calamity on himself and the country through his dishonesty and self-destructive recklessness.”
What calamities did President Trump bring upon the country?
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by such hateful comments about Barr though he has been a polarizing figure. I think his assessment is spot on. Trump should face the consequences of his actions. I also think there will not be a full and thorough investigation into the Bidens until there is a Republican President.
The whole political system is so corrupt, and our faith in our once revered institutions is fractured. It’s just a series of lengthy and misleading investigations by one side against the other. Some system. Some justice.
Barr writes that, despite the illegality of Trump's actions (maybe) and the fact that Biden also recklessly taken records when VP and senator, the answer is not to give Trump a pass but "Here, that means ensuring the same standard is applied in the pending investigations of Hunter Biden and President Biden’s handling of classified documents. "
Except we all know it won't be.
And that's why Barr's screed is almost entirely bullshit. Because going after Trump while ignoring the blatant misdeeds of the Biden crime family and other Democrats is making us a laughingstock. A true banana republic.
It is notable that Barr cites Hillary in his discussion about the double standard, but no mention of Biden, Hunter, influence peddling, etc. Why is Trump being relentlessly hounded, while the Biden misdeeds are completely ignored?
Several weeks ago, I said something similar to this to friends who are avid supporters of the former president. Even if Trump is being unfairly treated (and I believe he is) that is not a good reason to elect him President based on his divisive and childlike past performance. There are too many good candidates out there with similar policies and nowhere near the baggage.