Attorney General William Barr will go down as the most corrupt person in that position since John Mitchell under Richard Nixon.
Earlier Attorneys General who were disastrous include A. Mitchell Palmer under Woodrow Wilson and Harry Daugherty under Warren G. Harding; and after Mitchell, Richard Kleindienst under Richard Nixon; Edwin Meese under Ronald Reagan; Alberto Gonzalez under George W. Bush; and Jeff Sessions under Donald Trump.
Barr was Attorney General in the last year and a half under George H. W. Bush and helped to arrange the pardon of those who had engaged in the Iran Contra Affair; and now has become Donald Trump’s Attorney General, rather than the nation’s Attorney General, with his covering up on the Robert Mueller investigation into wrong doing by Trump.
While all of the above Attorneys General have besmirched the reputation of the Department of Justice, Barr will stand out as ranking with Mitchell as a person who had no issue with engaging in corruption.
Only Nixon and Trump have had two horrible Attorneys General, a sad commentary on the cabinet officer responsible for enforcement of the law and the Constitution.
Donald Trump, fresh off his “victory” in the Mueller probe, at least as interpreted by Attorney General William Barr, has now declared warfare on the lives of tens of millions of Americans who rely on and depend on ObamaCare, the Affordable Care Act, by suing in federal court to attempt to wipe out the entire law, now nine years old, without an alternative plan.
Trump had said all Americans would have “great” health care, and that pre-existing conditions would remain covered, and children up to age 26 would be protected, but that was all a bunch of lies, as the Republican Party has not come up with an alternative plan, and has been unable, legislatively to destroy ObamaCare. Now the courts are being used as a means to do what could not be done by Congress, and also to stop the prevention of Medicaid.
This is open warfare, and the Democrats will fight tooth and nail, as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi declared yesterday, to protect those who have had the benefits of ObamaCare.
The Republican Party, supposedly the party of “Pro Life”, is now making clear that millions of American lives do not matter.
This must be the number one issue of the upcoming Presidential and Congressional elections of 2020, after a successful Midterm election of 2018, where health care was the key issue, and the Democrats won 40 seats in the House of Representatives.
The Trump Nightmare continues, as Attorney General William Barr comes to a conclusion in just four pages of a statement on the Robert Mueller report, that there is no basis for any charges of Obstruction of Justice, when the Mueller Report stated no such assertion.
It is also stunning, after a two year investigation, that the Mueller report comes to the conclusion that there was no Russian collusion, when there is so much evidence of just that, and so much lying about that issue by Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as well as others who had odd contacts with the Russians during the campaign, including Donald Trump, Jr, alongside convicted Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn and others.
This looks like a cover up going on, and it is essential that the whole report be revealed, as well as Congressional testimony by both Barr and Sessions, as well as Rod Rosenstein, the Deputy Attorney General.
Trump will use this situation to become ever more reckless in rhetoric, and more dangerous in using of power, than ever before, and the Democrats have an overwhelming challenge to defeat Donald Trump, who short term has now seen his chances of winning reelection greatly enhanced.