Is there trouble in paradise between Trump and Lindsey Graham? No, Lindsey is still singing Trump’s tunes. Between Trump and Mitch McConnell? No, Mitch is still percolating for Trump. Trump and Giuliani? No, the mouth is always yapping. Trump and Bill Barr? Well now, maybe yes, or perhaps it’s a smokescreen to throw off the whispers that Trump has taken over the Justice Department, and Bill Barr is just Donald Trump’s Roy Cohn twin.
The four Justice Department attorneys who prosecuted the case against Roger Stone recommended a prison sentence of 7 to 10 years. Trump tweeted that he thought the recommendation was a “miscarriage of justice”. This from the same guy who didn’t allow witness or documents presented at his removal from office trial before the Senate.
Trump was already Impeached in the House of Representatives. The Senate trial was for removal from office.
Shortly after Trump’s ‘miscarriage of justice’ tweet, Barr announced that he would recommend a shorter sentence for Roger Stone. Suspicious? Coincidence?
So later comes Barr’s statement: “Trump’s tweets about DOJ cases make it impossible to do my job.” This is a contradiction in terms, since Barr appears to rubber-stamp all of Trump's tweets. So why did he say he would recommend a shorter sentence?
Why all of a sudden is Barr speaking out?
The four attorneys who prosecuted the case against Roger Stone quit in protest. Sort of like, The Saturday Night Massacre, and apparently Barr ran for cover, certainly after getting the approving green light go-ahead from Trump.
“Trump’s tweets about DOJ cases make it impossible to do my job,” said Barr, distancing himself from Trump’s left hip. And later added, “I’m not going to be bullied by the president.” Unbelievable! Who knows whether his fingers were crossed behind his back when he spoke.
There goes Barr's Supreme Court appointment.
Trump has remained surprisingly restrained. The silence before the storm? How interesting would it be to see these two fat guys get into a battle on the White House lawn? Or at least a tweet back and forth.
Mike Bloomberg doesn't pull any punches.
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