Attorney General William P. Barr acknowledged Monday that the Justice Department would evaluate material that Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney, had gathered from Ukrainian sources claiming to have damaging information about former vice president Joe Biden and his family — though Barr and other officials suggested Giuliani was being treated no differently than any tipster.
At a news conference on an unrelated case, Barr confirmed an assertion made Sunday by Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) that the Justice Department had “created a process that Rudy could give information and they would see if it’s verified.”
Barr said he had established an “intake process in the field” so that the Justice Department and intelligence agencies could scrutinize information they were given.
So we’re supposed to believe that AG Barr — who lied to our faces about the Mueller report and illegally buried the whistleblower report — will treat reports from Trump’s personal lawyer whom Trump personally dispatched to Ukraine to manufacture dirt on one of Trump’s political rivals like a phoned-in tip from some random Karen? Pull the other one — it’s got bells on.
Republicans in Congress are working very hard to complete the work Trump unsuccessfully tried to extort from Ukraine’s president. If their efforts to poison the Democratic nominee don’t work, it will probably only be because Biden’s 2020 campaign died of unrelated natural causes instead.
Meanwhile, aside from using the levers of power to cheat, Trump’s reelection strategy is lying and gaslighting: