• Refusing to provide relevant testimony
• Refusing to provide relevant documentary evidence
• Providing illegal advice to Treasury Dept and IRS authorizing criminal disregard of specific law requiring compliance with request to produce tax returns
Nixon’s first attorney general, John Mitchell, went to prison for obstruction of justice in Watergate (he was convicted after Nixon was out of office and not available to pardon him).
William Barr is old enough to remember and understand that history.
After January 20, 2021, if a new Democratic president is inaugurated, a new attorney general will be appointed and Barr, Mnuchin (Treasury Secretary, Rettig (IRS commissioner) and, yes, taking the cue from Robert Mueller, Donald Trump himself will be available for arrest, prosecution and conviction for multiple crimes. And a new attorney general, in addition to obstruction, may very well dig deeper and find that the extensive collusion (not a legal term) DOES rise to the level of criminal conspiracy (a legal term).
I wonder if John Mitchell’s old cell is still available.
Maybe Donald, Don Jr, Jared and Ivanka can all share that cell — the family plan.
April 12, 2017