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.
I was told there would be winning 🐮 https://t.co/rHJ0PMnAa4
— Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮 (@DevinCow) October 5, 2019
I’d like to point out that at this point in the Nixon/Watergate impeachment public support was 19%.
For Trump, 50+% …we’re only two weeks in! https://t.co/IZXoYJ1eYQ
— Tara Setmayer (@TaraSetmayer) October 5, 2019
This is telling:
— Matt Rogers 🎙🎃 (@Politidope) October 5, 2019
In 2016, Trump posted a photo of himself that gave away more than he intended. An open desk drawer revealed box after box of Sudafed, piled on top of one another. pic.twitter.com/wHFgRvY2YU
— JRehling (@JRehling) October 5, 2019
A fake Joe Biden campaign website (https://t.co/IpGO7wpbCx) now appears to be ran by Patrick Mauldin, a Trump 2020 campaign staffer.
Is this funded directly by the Trump campaign or is it Patrick’s special side project? It’s purposefully misleading. https://t.co/TwVpD44W8k
— Spike ⛏ Rundle (@flyosity) October 4, 2019
A Brief Guide to Giuliani's Questionable Friends in Ukraine || By: Katie Zavadski & Jake Pearson https://t.co/5gh4J1l3hd
— SafetyPin-Daily (@SafetyPinDaily) October 6, 2019