Lawless Barr lies, cheats and does whatever it takes to obstruct evidence to protect a president he was hired to protect. Barr did the same thing when he was hired as Attorney General by George H.W. Bush to cover up Bush’s ties to drug-running Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega and the Iran-Contra scandal (as referenced in today’s Doonesbury ’toon), and it is the same thing he was hired to do — and is doing — for Trump. It is what Barr does.
Trump lamented, “Where’s my Roy Cohn” [Cohn was the lawyer for “Tailgunner Joe” McCarthy of the infamous Red Scare, who later worked for Trump’s racist father and then for Trump prior to Cohn’s death], and Barr’s hand shot up in the air, waving wildly, “Here I am, here I am!”
The Attorney General is (supposed to be) the nation’s “top cop,” and (is supposed to) represent “we the people,” NOT “he the wannabe dictator.” The Attorney General is not the White House attorney, who represents the office of the Presidency, or the president’s personal attorney, who represents the president’s individual interests. Barr has completely abdicated his actual duties and has become complicit in the obstruction of justice. Like Nixon’s first attorney general, John Mitchell, Barr needs to be removed from office and jailed.
Barr needs to be impeached, convicted and dis-BARRed.