“I’m Appalled”

Attorney General William Barr said that he was “appalled” to learn of financier and sex trafficker Jeffery Epstein’s death (allegedly by suicide) while in federal custody awaiting trial.

The sincerity of Barr’s comment reminded me of this scene from the movie “Casablanca.”

One-Liner Thursday — Mazie Barr the Door

90A0CA11-BB85-44ED-AAF4-6D04FE62BE84I know that I usually post one-line quotes on Wednesday in response to Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt. But yesterday, at the televised Senate Judiciary Committee hearing involving Attorney General (and Trump ass-kisser William Barr), Democratic Senator from Hawaii, Mazie Hirono, said this to Barr:

“Mr. Barr, now the American people know you’re no different than Rudy Giuliani or Kellyanne Conway or any of the other people who sacrificed their once-decent reputations for the grifter and liar who sits in the Oval Office.”

Oh Mazie, you go, girl!

But she didn’t stop there. She went on to say:

“But now we know more about your deep involvement and trying to cover up for Donald Trump. Being attorney general of the United States is a sacred trust. You have betrayed that trust. America deserves better. You should resign.”

Oh snap!

Unfortunately, the President believes that he is a dictator who is above the law and who can do whatever he wants to do — legal, ethical, moral, or otherwise. And the Attorney General of the United States, along with the Republicans in Congress, are his enablers. Barr isn’t going to resign, Republicans are not going to suddenly develop spines and scruples, and Trump isn’t going away anytime soon.

Sad.

Lowering The Barr

U.S. Attorney General Barr, flanked by Acting Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General O'Callaghan and Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein, speaks at a news conference on his release of the Mueller report in WashingtonI was in the process of drafting a post about the lying sack of shit who is our Attorney General, who apparently thinks he’s the defense attorney for the lying sack of shit of a president, instead of the chief attorney for the American people.

But then I took a break, went to my Reader, and saw a post from Suze over at Suziland Too or Obsolete Childhood. Suze expresses what I am feeling and does it even better than I can. I would have reblogged it if I saw the reblog button on her site, but I couldn’t find it.

So instead, I implore you to click HERE and read what Suze has to say. It will be well worth your time.

It’s Mueller Time

E613AB6F-E8DE-4F3C-97AB-F2FECCD3B177I am tired of hearing Trump, all of the Fox News sycophants, and Trump’s Republican lapdogs pontificate about how the Mueller Report “fully and totally exonerated” him. They’re making that claim without having read the actual report. They are basing their braying and crowing exclusively on a brief, four page summary prepared by Trump’s cherrypicked Attorney General, William Barr.

And Barr is doing exactly what Trump hired him to do: spew his politically-motivated, whitewashed pablum designed solely to insulate and protect Trump.

Okay, I admit it. I hate Donald Trump. I’ll even go so far as to say I hate him with a vengeance that I’ve never felt before towards anyone. When I see that man perform on TV to the cheers of his ignorant groupies, it literally turns my stomach.

So it’s Mueller time. It’s time for Robert Mueller — the Special Counsel who just completed a two year investigation into the Trump campaign’s potential cooperation and coordination with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election, and to then obstruct the investigation into that coordination — to step up and to end his silence. It’s time for Mueller to offer his perspicacious insights, unfiltered by Trump lackeys, into what his investigations actually uncovered.

It’s time for Robert Mueller to let the sunshine in, to let the truth grow and flower. I need to hear Robert Mueller, himself, say that he found no evidence that Donald Trump in any way colluded with Russians, that Donald Trump did not obstruct justice in any way, and that Donald Trump did nothing criminal. Only then I will accept Mueller’s conclusions.

But no matter what Mueller says, I will still hate Donald Trump with an unbridled passion.


Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (pontificate), Word of the Day Challenge (vengeance), Ragtag Daily Prompt (perspicacious), and Your Daily Word Prompt (flower).