17 thoughts on “Barr Burned”

  1. William Barr cannot so easily remove the stain on his reputation | TheHill

    “In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface,” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn declared, “we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand-fold in the future.”
    Former Attorney General William Barr kept silent about a profound threat to American democracy. He served — at minimum — as an enabler of false claims that the 2020 presidential election had been rigged. Barr’s recent attempt to separate himself from Trump’s “Big Lie” cannot remove the stain on his reputation.
    In interviews with Jonathan Karl of ABC News, Barr asserts that after he publicly acknowledged on Dec. 1, 2020, that the Justice Department had uncovered no evidence of widespread fraud, he spoke truth to power in “a put-up or shut up time” meeting at the White House.
    […]
    In public, William Barr was no truth-teller — he was a sycophant to the end.
    Barr must live with the pivotal role he played in legitimizing a lie that — long after it has risen up and precipitated an assault on the U.S. Capitol — he now says he knew “all along was bullshit.”

     

  2. excerpt from an article back in january

    ‘Morale has been gutted’: can Biden restore the DoJ’s battered reputation? | William Barr | The Guardian

    The then US attorney general, who stepped down from the post last month , began his speech by arguing that there had to be political input at the top of the Department of Justice (DoJ) in order for it to be publicly accountable. Then he turned to his own staff and, in response to recent complaints that he had improperly overruled the decisions of career prosecutors, gave them a good tongue-lashing.
    “Name one successful organization where the lowest-level employees’ decisions are deemed sacrosanct,” he said. “Letting the most junior members set the agenda might be a good philosophy for a Montessori preschool, but it’s no way to run a federal agency.”
    Comparing hard-working, highly trained public servants to kindergartners might pass as motivational leadership in the Bill Barr school of management. But to many DoJ attorneys, it summed up life in the Trump era.
    […]
    “The morale and the reputation of the department has been gutted because of undue political influence on the decisions of career staff,” Vanita Gupta, a former head of the DoJ’s civil rights division, told the Guardian. “Barr literally compared career prosecutors to toddlers.”
    Barr’s derisive comment is symbolic of the challenge now facing President-elect Joe Biden as he seeks to restore confidence in this battered and bruised pillar of American democracy.

  3. at times like this, i fondly remember janet reno 

    from wiki on another prez and AG:

    Clinton said he had discounted Reno early in his search because she did not have experience in the Justice Department or federal law, but ultimately he came to understand that she had experience with a variety of criminal law issues from her role as State Attorney. On March 11, 1993, the Senate confirmed Reno by a vote of 98 to 0. She was sworn in the next day, becoming the first woman to serve as U.S. Attorney General. As Attorney General, Reno oversaw the Justice Department and its 95,000 employees. Reno remained Attorney General for the rest of Clinton’s presidency, making her the longest-serving Attorney General since William Wirt in 1829.

     

  4. Dr Heather Cox Richardson.

    How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America (Oxford University Press, 2020) ISBN 9780190900915

  5. they talk like the “Reinstatement Day” is equivalent to the anastasis (aka resurrection).

     

    Image result for cartoon trump ascending to heaven

    IMO, its more like a zombie movie where his mob’s brains have already been eaten

  6. Mike Lindell … the guy who thinks he invented pillows with shredded foam as cushioning?  Yeah, I’ll believe him, and that the Coca Cola Santa is the real thing.
     
    Barr apparently never understood (until after Dumbass lost) that his public statements are his legacy.  That’s the rule IMHO for every political operative who speaks for the boss.  Fauci may be the only one in Trump’s WH who got that and wasn’t willing to simply stand and nod as Former spun his yarns. Birks may get the Silver for looking like she was suffering from a severe and painful case of constipation when he asked about checking into putting bleach and bright lights into the body, but other than that one incident, she was just  one of the boys.

  7. Patd, don’t forget about the Y2K global IT collapse. That was frightening until Jan. 1,  2020. 

  8. Bill Barr will never wipe trump’s stink off of himself.
     
    yeah… everything trump touches dies….  let’s remember that trump touched the US presidency.  I hope that Rick Wilson’s adage doesn’t become true in this instance.

  9. I’d think something like “Bill Barr will suffer badly all the rest of his days” but then I see Alberto Gonzalez out there dickin around and it’s like “oh”.

  10. “Still former guy obsessed?  He ain’t the President anymore fyi”

    bink, my obsession at the moment (and until the Ides of August) is NOT with the former guy but with the crazed cult that’s prepared for violence if their dream doesn’t come true.     

    more and more talk of civil war that shouldn’t be ignored and dismissed as a lot of folks did prior to jan 6th.

  11. i’d be more concerned about DeSantis🤷‍♂️

    Trust in Biden’s DoJ that its top people are ferreting out the seditionist nudniks 🇺🇸

  12. The “More-worried-about”Category.  Casting no asparagus I must say that that box is full to overflowing.   

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