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The Threat of Bill Barr’s Lawlessness Is Much Worse Than You Think

The Attorney General's Corruption Runs Far Deeper Than Anyone Understands
on January 29, 2019 in Washington, DC.
Attorney General William Barr arrives on Capitol Hill for a meeting on January 29, 2019. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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May 1, 2019 11:27 p.m.

Today’s performance from Bill Barr is a harbinger of escalating assaults and perversions of the rule of law we will see unfold over the next 20 months and possibly – depending on the results of the 2020 election – for years to come. An article posted this evening in the Times gives us a first look at deeds that will make everything we’ve seen in the last 30 months seem mild or quaint by comparison.

The details are circuitous and murky. Let me try to summarize and highlight the key points.

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