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.
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 Twitter handle @PressSec belongs to the executive branch of the United States Government. It is not Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s personal account. When the Press Secretary sends a tweet on @PressSec, it holds the power of that office, just as if she sends a letter on official Press Secretary Stationary.
Because the alternative to resistance is acceptance. I can no longer accept what is going on in the country I love.