Maybe Nancy Pelosi is cooking up a masterful impeachment strategy using a recipe that is inscrutable to mere mortals but makes perfect sense to political gourmands, so stop banging your knives and forks on the table and shut up already. Okay, then.
But while we await a main course, can the House Democrats kindly serve up the impeachment of AG William Barr as an appetizer? That corrupt shitbird is destroying the rule of law even faster than the hirsute marmalade blob who appointed him. Here are two examples of Barr’s malfeasance:
- Barr straight-up lied about the Mueller report in his “summary” and was at least partly successful in allowing Trump’s phony “COMPLETE EXONERATION” narrative to take hold, acting as Trump’s personal attorney against the interests of US citizens in the matter of a foreign attack on our elections.
- Barr just put in a new team of lawyers to make up fresh lies to support a citizenship question on the US census, even after the last attempt revealed perjury by administration officials to cover up the real reason for the question, which is to dilute minority votes and consolidate white political power.
I’m sure there are plenty of other examples of Barr acting in a manner that is detrimental to the rule of law and inconsistent with his actual job description, which is to represent the United States in legal matters, not Donald Trump. And keep in mind Barr has only been on the job for five months! Greg Sargent has more details on Barr’s corrupt activities here.
As we’re so often reminded, impeachment is a political process, not a legal one, and the terms “high crimes and misdemeanors,” etc., mean what the House says they mean. Of course, the Senate would fail to convict Barr. But during the investigation, Americans who would guess “Roseanne’s husband?” if asked who “William Barr” is might become acquainted with the AG’s shady actions on behalf of Trump.
I’m not seeing a downside, plus it might help keep Democrats united. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just Democratic Twitter that is being driven to despair by seeing lawmakers yawn and go on recess while this administration engages in massive and unprecedented corruption. Throw us a bone here. Impeach ONE of the motherfuckers, at least!