Thursday, April 18, 2019
Enough already. No more benefit of the doubt. Having observed this whole process all too carefully, I'm convinced Attorney General Bill Barr's actions with respect to the Mueller Report are being guided by the following principles: Take as long as possible, and use every legal means possible, to release as little damaging information as possible. Translation: Protect the president as much as possible.
Interest in the American public actually seeing anything meaningful in the Mueller Report? As little as possible.
No matter that this pleasant avuncular fellow looks and talks more like a respectable attorney than a fixer. Don't be fooled: The fix is in.
Consider his actions over the past three weeks. He's put a chokehold on Mueller-related information. In his measured lawyerly tones he's promised everything and delivered nothing.
Following are four reasons why I have no confidence there will be much of anything meaningful in his redacted version of the Mueller Report.
As an interested citizen, and like many interested citizens, I'd like to know exactly what's in the Mueller Report. Not have an ideologue masquerading as an impartial attorney general tell me what he wants me to know.
Call it what it is, this is Banana Republic stuff. Think about it: The president wanted an attorney general who would protect him. Barr "auditions" for the job with his now-famous 19-page memo. He then proceeds to become judge, jury and evidence keeper, while maintaining a respectable legal facade.
Despite this veneer of objectivity, I believe our attorney general is neither unbiased nor operating in good faith.
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