It’s no secret that Attorney General William Barr has attempted to cover up Donald Trump’s criminal behavior detailed in the Robert Mueller report. Now, with Mueller’s testimony before Congress fast approaching, Barr just gave away how afraid he is of the Special Counsel’s public testimony.
Barr told the Associated Press that Robert Mueller’s testimony will be a “public spectacle” and that “I don’t think Mueller should be treated that way or subject himself to that, if he doesn’t want to.” In other words, Barr is all but begging Mueller not to show up and testify – and that only tells us one thing.
Barr is worried about how this will play out. He knows that his reputation is already permanently in the shredder, so it’s fair to conclude that Barr worries that the damage Mueller will do to him may be more than reputational. So Barr is trying to convince Robert Mueller not to testify by framing Mueller as the victim of craven House members who want to “grill” him.
When you resort to logic this laughably disingenuous, it’s because you don’t have any better argument left to make. This also suggests that Barr doesn’t have any legal tricks up his sleeve for trying to forcibly stop Mueller from testifying.
The best defense of Barr is that he’s just been rambling along this whole time, not entirely sure what he was doing after being caught red-handed trying to cover a crime.
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