Comrade Prznint Trump has nominated former AG William Barr (from Poppy Bush’s administration) to be the permanent head of the DOJ, replacing temporary stooge and noted novelty toilet empresario Matthew Whitaker:
“I did not know him until recently, when I went through the process of looking at people, and he was my first choice from Day One,” Trump said, adding that he’s “respected by Republicans and respected by Democrats.”
“I did not know him… and he was my first choice from Day One.” – that’s gotta be a land-speed record for the memory hole. “Jefferson Beauregard ‘Stonewall’ Sessionss III? Never heard of him!”
Anyway, a quick perusal of Mr. Barr’s Wikipedia page shows that he is an enthusiast for executive power and an absolutist that women should carry their rapists’ baby to term. Barr gave Poppy Bush the legal go-ahead justifying the U.S. invasion of Panama and arrest of Manuel Noriega. An invasion without a war declaration is definitely usurping Congresss’ authority, methinks.
But perhaps more importantly to our Russian Usurper Prznint, in light of everyone in his orbit being indicted for being Russian collaborators, Poppy consulted Barr extensively regarding the Iran-Contra pardons. Barr might be a retread, but he has all the qualifications that matter to Prznint Stupid.
During the Poppy years, Barr was approved unanimously by the Senate Judiciary Committee, was confirmed by voice vote by the full Senate. I wonder if it will be that easy this time.