Appearing on The Last Word with host Lawrence O’Donnell, conservative consultant Rick Wilson said he had given Attorney General Bill Barr the benefit of the doubt so far when it came to performing his job, but hinting that there was government spying on the Trump campaign was a bridge too far.
Asked about the AG’s testimony where he indicated that he wanted to look into accusations of Justice Department spying, Wilson told the MSNBC host that he was sorely disappointed.
“I gave Barr a very long lead, Lawrence. I wasn’t very critical of him.” Wilson began. “I was waiting to see what would happen because there was a sort of idea that Barr was an institutionalist and that he was going to reflect the best traditions of attorney generals from both parties over time — where they stayed out of the politics. Where they didn’t answer as a reflexive supporter or opponent of the president, where they will stand on this and they served justice and the American people.”
“I hoped Bill Barr was going to be one of those guys that he was going to meet that standard,” he continued. “But throwing out the boob bait of spying and all these other things knowing what he was doing and having built this elaborate strategy to allow Trump to declare victory and hide and redact and try to not let the American people to know what the Mueller report contains, he has shown us at every turn since he signed that four-page memo he is not an honest broker or a player who has come to the table to stand up for justice and the American people.”
“He is there to work for Donald Trump,” he added before warning, “He’s going to find out that Donald Trump is the death touch of everybody’s career and honor.”
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Former FBI agent explains why Trump just opened himself to more legal problems
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Rangapp explained that the President has a fairly wide latitude to conduct foreign affairs as he sees fit. But "when it comes to the 'outside world,' the President represents the sovereign: He is basically the voice of the United States and can negotiate with world leaders on its behalf."
Canada’s Trudeau admits to racist ‘brownface’ makeup in high school Halloween costume
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized Wednesday for wearing brownface makeup to a party 18 years ago, as he scrambled to get on top of a fresh blow to a re-election campaign dogged by controversy.
Time magazine published the photograph one week into a federal election campaign with Trudeau's Liberal Party in a tight contest against the Conservatives led by Andrew Scheer.
Trudeau, 47, whose party won a landslide victory in 2015, has already been under attack for an ethics lapse and other controversies.
The black-and-white photograph shows Trudeau, then 29, wearing a turban and robes with his face, neck and hands darkened at a gala party in 2001.
A veteran teacher explains why Trump is incapable of learning
While dyslexia has been mentioned now and then as one of the reasons Donald Trump is so ignorant of what it takes to govern in a free society, I want to explore it as foundational to his inability to learn and grow while in office—and also as a way to link disparate troubling elements in his makeup.