I would venture to say that Barr is not the exception, he is the rule. Perhaps the first class of Trump supplicants could plead ignorance, perhaps they could say they thought he would become “more presidential” once he became acclimated to his position. That ship has sailed at this point. Those who are currently employed by Trump and especially aspirators who hope to be one day, are not good people.
Politically, it also does not matter if the Democrats are ever successful at acquiring these documents. For every objection and every motion to quash and indeed every tweet decrying the injustice of it all and how it is just “PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT” or a “WITCH HUNT”, for every attempt at obstruction; the President looks more Nixonian, more corrupt and more guilty to the typical American voter.
Except for the chorus of insufferable bloviation from right-wing commentators who somehow believe this all but assures Trump’s victory in 2020. This is laughable on its face. Trump’s claim of vindication does not change a damn thing about the following:
Perhaps the most glaringly obvious clue of the hyperreality of Donald Trump, is that on those occasions when the veneer has been lifted due to his own self-contradicting statements and actions, his supporters are either unable or unwilling to reconcile the conflict; moreover, they react with violent cognitive dissonance. It is simply more comfortable to them to pretend it never happened then to look past the curtain and see that their great and all-powerful wizard is nothing more than a sad, old charlatan.
If was no conspiracy, or collusion if you prefer, why the lies? Why is everybody surrounding Donald Trump lying about Russia if there is nothing about Russia? The only logical reason is because the truth is far more perilous.
Political libertine and self-described “dirty trickster” Roger Stone has been Donald Trump’s friend, advisor and confident for decades. Their journey
Apparently the Republican God, once powerless to intercede in U.S. presidential politics, is now taking credit for ensuring that Donald Trump became president.
The shutdown taught many of us how much we actually need the government, but we need it to function properly. We need it to be properly funded, and we need it to be properly led.
I suppose my point is this: If you don’t want to support Kirsten Gillibrand because of what happened to Al Franken, that is fine; but there are plenty of other reasons to throw your support to other candidates as well.
This week, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated he would not send a bill to the President, unless the President signals in advance that he will sign it.