Attorney General William Barr had ignored the summons, requiring his testimony before Congress and not be held in contempt of Congress ignore these summons. But yesterday, bar the final sit down before the House Judiciary Committee to provide live testimony under oath.
If you see a lot of congressional hearings(and congratulations to those that do not), things will probably strike you is how quickly this long-awaited event went back to the familiar melodrama of many other congressional hearings.
Democrats, who control the Judiciary Committee, by a soaring speech about the rule of law, and Rose a few questions in the end. Republicans do Craven to speak, in the hope of a President to forward. And Barr’s answer what questions he liked, ignored the question of what he does not like, generally stagnant or confused in a short time, on behalf of stop speechifying long enough for him to say anything.
It is Congress Theatre in its pure form, with all parties(Democrats, Republicans and Barr)trying to this is your”points”to some non-existent scorekeeper. Free Twitter outbreaks have commended the special profound speech from the Democratic Party. White wing Twitter Pleased, each Representative Jim Jordan speed it comes to a Republican conspiracy theory of history. Cable news auspices of the level of effectiveness of the special representative. The only thing missing is Jeff Probst handed the immunity idol to the participants.
I found the whole display disgusting. We are in the fight to protect our democratic dictatorship of the beast people think that rule of law does not apply to them. Barr is one of the major brutes. He finally was forced to sit down and prove that he brutishness oath. However, this five-hour episode of”the big apparent lies”for all the elected representatives of a democracy, he wants to destroy him? The same everyone-gets-to-play format, the witnesses have been so easily conquered in the past? The same political speech? The same quarrel with a screen of the Time Lords ordered it to put it to hold the conch?
Bal is directly responsible for the organization of a pardon or commutation of sentence for the Trump of political friends, and planning revenge for previous ACE contact Michael Cohen, who is the final cleaning. He is directly responsible for the teargassing peaceful protesters outside the White House so the President can have a photo of cooperatives. He is directly responsible for the launch of a Prosecutor may have in the investigation of crimes committed by the Trump family. Barr lied about the Mueller report, and continue to spread lies and misinformation about Russian interference in the election, the postal vote, and the government’s attempts to suppress the black vote. He is currently leading the investigation, Trump’s political opponents, and, as a close confidant of the President, may have first-hand knowledge about whether the win has any plans to use Federal troops or stealing elections or hold on to power after he lost. At this point, there is even one crime and abuse of power committed by this administration no in-depth relates to Bill Barr.
Maybe that’s part of the problem. Barr’s books are bloated with threats to democracy, the Democrats in Congress trying to touch them all and not attributed to a few key faults. But,”he defended everything defends nothing.” By taking a survey of the method of Barr’s violations, the Democrats did not trap Barr into any particular failure, A might get his impeachment if ACE wins or jailed, if Trump’s loss. Again, our goal seems to be, this is your talking points, instead of, I don’t know, putting a dangerous a threat to democracy by law.
To be clear, the Republicans are worse. The Democrats have a better”point,”whatever that is worth. However, just because the Republicans have sold out the country’s democratic tradition of hope to steal another election does not mean that they obtain by the total dereliction of the oath of office to uphold the law. Republicans may care about electoral integrity and the rule of law and to pardon cronies. They just decided to more than one Republican is in the White House. With the Roman Praetorian Guards who blindly committed to a strong man authoritarian system in the modern Republican Party.
Barr hear a failure for the same reason so many other replies Trump the rules is the failure of everyone to behave normal. And Barr can usually eat lunch(even if in a moment of pettiness disguised the strength, the President, Jerry Nadler briefly deny Barr the actual lunch). All of Barr’s fault, he is not a stupid man. He is a smart, highly skilled lawyer. You can’t ask him like a”normal”person; he is too good to answer questions. He listens carefully. He didn’t say more than him. He is an expert at saying what he wanted to say, rather than the questioner wanted him to say.
You can’t come in with a lawyer of Barr’s caliber with the politicians. As discussed a long time Mueller hearing, many congresspeople fancy themselves excellent questioner, and many of them were once practicing lawyers, and legal training. But they rarely have the experience required to prove the legal issues of a hostile witness and almost no one can do well, the time under pressure. Hear the congressional requirements of the Barr issue is like to hear the best of the people in your office karaoke party try to sing a live duet with Adele. It sounds neat to some, but quickly become embarrassing and painful, you just want someone to set fire to the rain.
One may hope that congressional Democrats had learned a lesson from the Mueller hearing, but did not. They leave their most effective lawyers, like Daniel Goldman, on the bench, instead went back to the normal process of having politicians ask open-ended questions without a full command of the facts, Barr will try to lie. Democrats questioned the bar the same way they might question the act of misconduct the corporate Executive; at one point, Nadler told Barr,”shame on you,”if the king government officials are able to feel shame.
With our democracy at stake, I will not allow Barr to leave, heard the free man. Barr held in contempt of Congress, and has filed a lawsuit, asking him to role in order peaceful citizens to be teargassed. The country will be more secure with Barr behind bars. I had the capital police or the parliamentary officer-at-arms to arrest him and throw him in a basement of the capital, awaiting trial for his suspected crime. If the king wants to free his henchmen, he will get the Federal troops to storm the Rotunda. Barr will make it to ACE. But ACE, loyalty is a one-way street. I think the king will choose a”very powerful, very powerful”tweet storm, rather than a civil war. ACE is talking about himself like he is Abraham Lincoln. I need a receipt.
Of course, Democrats will never arrest Barr; that would be Exception. Fox News will run some form of”alert.” Tom Cotton will accuse the Democrats of”Rebel”did not keep the good parts, such as slavery. David Brooks may finally write an article about something other than whether the person enjoyed reading his columns.
No one found at the hearing ready to stop Barr. Elected officials continue to talk about the king and his government just as it is a unique threat to American democracy, but they never make any exception, or only to stop him. This is the Barr hear in a nutshell: some lecture, some of the fragments, for the TV, but nothing dangerous or provocative or despair. Nothing will come close to matching the intensity, creativity and courage, we’ve seen ordinary citizens, they are attacking from Barr and Trump management.
The latest polls have Joe Biden on the approximately eight-point-Donald Trump the General elections. This is good news, therefore, as long as Bill, the bar allowed us to have an election.