After Attorney General Bill Barr has so aggressively acted as President Donald Trump’s defense attorney, some analysts have wondered why his current stint appears different than when he previously served as AG.
MSNBC legal analyst Matt Miller, the former chief spokesperson for the Department of Justice, offered a fascinating theory during a Wednesday interview with MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace.
After serving as AG for 14 months in the George H.W. Bush administration, Barr left office in 1993.
“So Jim Comey wrote, I think about a week ago, one of the consequences, one of the by-products of service to Donald Trump, is that you eat your soul or he eats your soul —- I don’t know, the soul gets eaten, I don’t remember who eats it,” Wallace said.
“Has Barr’s soul been eaten?” Wallace asked. “Where’s his soul, is it on the menu?”
“I think Bill Barr’s soul and his brain and everything else was eaten by Fox News years before he joined the Trump administration,” Miller explained.
Fox News launched in 1996, three and a half years after the end of the H.W. Bush administration.
“I think he joined looking to do this for Trump, looking to end this investigation for Trump,” he suggested. “That’s why he was picked and he showed up and did the job.”
This is the energy executive who first exposed Trump’s Ukraine scandal: report
CNN host Chris Cuomo did a special investigative report by Drew Griffin looking at the money trail from Russia to President Donald Trump's Ukraine scandal.
"You probably don’t know Dale Perry, but history may record this energy executive as one of the first who sounded the alarm about what would become President Trump’s impeachment inquiry," said Griffin. "In April, Perry’s former business partner Andrew Favorov, now a director at Ukraine's state-owned gas company Naftogaz, says two shady characters had approached him, with a secret management plan to take over the management from the inside. Those two shady characters Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, are two low-level, Soviet-born businessmen from south Florida. And they were trying to clear the way for their own gas business."
‘A slam-dunk-case’: MSNBC analysts predict GOP will defend Trump — and ‘the guy is going to get off’
More evidence was outed Sunday as the Wall Street Journal revealed emails from EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland, who promised to keep the White House abreast of President Donald Trump's demand for an investigation by Ukraine. The news prompted an MSNBC panelists to explain that it wouldn't matter how much evidence was presented, Republicans will never vote to remove Trump.
Host Geoff Bennett asked about the witness testimony and preponderance of evidence that "all points in one direction at this point, that President Trump orchestrated this entire" Ukraine investigations.
"It's a slam dunk case, and yet we know the guy is going to get off," said Los Angels Times White House reporter Eli Stokols. "That's effectively what you're saying. Because all the testimony has lined up so closely, the fact that [EU Ambassador Gordon] Sondland has come to come in, and because testimony from [Ambassador Bill] Taylor and others, has had to change testimony, Republicans have no choice -- the president has no choice but to try to dismiss the entire thing as partisan."
President helped ‘increase anti-Trump turnout’ in red-state governor’s races — which could spell disaster for the GOP
President Donald Trump was once the Republican Party's greatest asset in an election, mobilizing thousands of supporters to rush to the polls. Recently, however, it seems he's now driving anti-Trump votes up so much that it may no longer be worth the Trump trouble.
“So you’ve got to give me a big win, please,” Trump told a Louisiana crowd this week before the GOP candidate lost the governor's race in a red state.
“What Trump did in Louisiana was increase voter participation. While he increased the pro-Trump turnout, he also increased the anti-Trump turnout. That’s kind of the lesson here,” polling analyst Ron Faucheux told The Washington Post in an interview.