Will Bill Barr Go to Jail When This Is All Done?
Category: Op/EdVia: john-russell • one month ago • 66 comments
By: The Daily Beast
THE NEW ABNORMAL
In Ep. 16 of The New Abnormal, former DOJ prosecutor Glenn Kirschner takes down Bill Barr. Plus, Rick and Molly chat election predictions, Confederate flag truthers and more.
The Daily Beast
Updated Jun. 12, 2020 11:32AM ET / Published Jun. 12, 2020 10:55AM ET
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Attorney General Bill Barr was in on Trump's scheme to bribe and lean on Ukraine's president. He let his boss' criminal cronies off the hook. But the worst part, former DOJ prosecutor Glenn Kirschner says, was Barr's crackdown in Lafayette Square on people just expressing their First Amendment rights.
And if Barr isn't under criminal investigation in 2021 for that, he tells Rick Wilson and Molly Jong-Fast, then "shame on us."
It's all part of a jam-packed episode of The New Abnormal in which Kirschner crucifies the AG and the Trump administration: "I would say under Donald Trump—first to Jeff Sessions, then to Matt Whitaker, and then to Bill Barr—it has gone from bad to worse to criminal."
Then, Rachel Bitecofer of the Niskansen Center for Public Policy, joined Molly and Rick to present her forecast for this November—and she has some promising news for Democrats.
Plus, the dynamic duo tackle the ultimate fuckery that is the Donald Trump White House, including the president "playing footsie" with Confederate flag truthers, his Twitter-gasm over his Tulsa rally and how the "Bitch Boy" and his minions did the seeming impossible: became even more racist.