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Defending Bill Barr’s Honor (yes, Bill Barr)

December 11, 2020

I have to say, I never thought I would be defending the honor of Bill Barr, because I don’t agree with him on a broad range of issues.  But he is one of those people who’s integrity I wouldn’t question – like Josh Bolton, I just couldn’t imagine he would put his principles aside in service of Donald Trump.  Sometimes there is this tendency on the part of people that truly hate Trump to look for the worst possible interpretation of his actions, and the ACTIONS of the people in his administration.  To assume that every person that served in the Trump administration had to be a spineless toadie with no self-respect.  

To be fair, spineless toadies are part of every administration – it’s just part of how politics works.  But Bill Barr isn’t on that list.  He didn’t join the administration because he bought into the mystic of Donald Trump.  He joined the Administration because he has a certain view of the powers of the presidency, and a belief that we have undermined the power of the President...