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Thread: Barr corrupting every trump-related DoJ prosecution - Rachel explains well

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    Re: Barr corrupting every trump-related DoJ prosecution - Rachel explains well

    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa View Post
    The DOJ is not be used as a weapon to harass Trump's enemies or to allow his friends and colleagues to get a pass on their crimes because Trump or Barr decides to put their finger on the scales of justice in an attempt to influence or subvert the outcome.

    The ABA felt necessary to speak about AG Barr's influience in the Roger Stone case.

    9 senators call for attorney general's resignation after DOJ intervenes in Roger Stone's sentencing
    And as a "liberal" or "progressive" I am sure you also agree that law enforcement (DOJ, FBI, IRS, Treasury, EPA, etc.) should not get to act on its own as a weapon to harass Trump's supporters, or to allow those same Trump haters to get a pass in their own tipping of the scales of justice.

    Which means, if you are familiar with one of the foundational discoveries in of the American republic, one ought to have checks and balances. The founders understood, as should you, that government cannot be restrained by depending on the honor system backed by self-proclaimed virtue; it requires decentralizing power such that their are checks and balances on the excesses of another.

    In Barr's case, he is doing the right thing - getting a second opinion as a check and making sure the excesses of his typically left-of-center staff (whose record bias'd motivated actions is unquestioned) are kept under that check.

    That doesn't mean he has to listen to Trump, it means he has to listen to his own good sense. And changing a culture of vengeful zealotry against those who challenged the orthodox, whether in regards to prosecuting McCabe or Flynn, is one of those good sense goals.

    In other words, Barr needs to keep cleaning house till the place sparkles, no matter how stridently the supporters of authoritarian processes of decision making scream.
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    Re: Barr corrupting every trump-related DoJ prosecution - Rachel explains well

    Come on. John Gotti wasn't this effective.

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