Barr, Pompeo, and Giuliani: “They've gone where subpoenas can lacerate their hearts no more.”
Fatalism at the fore. Virginia Heffernan in the LA Times suggests that there may be no country for old men.
Atty. Gen. William Barr, who is deeply embroiled in the Trump-Ukraine affair, doesn’t care about his place in history. “I’m at the end of my career,” he told Jan Crawford of CBS in March. “Everyone dies.”
Rudolph Giuliani, the president’s fixer, who is even more deeply embroiled in the Trump-Ukraine affair, is likewise indifferent. “I don’t care about my legacy,” he told the New Yorker last month. “I’ll be dead.”
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, 55, who is especially embroiled in the Trump-Ukraine affair, also has his eye on an End Times cleansing. “It is a never-ending struggle,” he told a Kansas church group, describing his work for the president. “Until the Rapture.”
Like eye-rolling juveniles whistling in the dark, Barr, Giuliani and Pompeo are acting like they don’t give a hang about the evidence that Trump used “the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election,” as the Aug. 12 whistleblower complaint puts it.
These three can talk about hearsay all they want. They can slam the whistleblower. But the record of the call that Trump himself released is the game, folks. He used the power of his office for personal gain, not national interests.
That ought to be enough to make a person with even a dash of scruples take moral stock. But Barr, Giuliani and Pompeo are equivocating, bloviating, extenuating, stammering and otherwise gunning for more trouble. They better hope the Rapture comes this quarter, or they might have to start caring.
Gonna be more misdirection and distractions.
This is telling: