Barr and Hope

Attorney General William Barr, who has succeeded to a shocking degree in turning the Justice Department into an illicit political instrument of Trump –– harassing and trolling those who have stood up for the rule of law in defiance of Trump’s criminality and working diligently to shield Trump’s abettors from adverse consequences of due process of law –– encountered a stumbling block the other day, when the retired judge hired by the judge overseeing Barr’s attempt to rescue convicted perjurer and Trump henchman Michael Flynn from the operation of the criminal justice system, concluded: 

“The reasons offered by the Government are so irregular, and so obviously pretextual, that they are deficient. Moreover, the facts surrounding the filing of the Government’s motion constitute clear evidence of gross prosecutorial abuse. They reveal an unconvincing effort to disguise as legitimate a decision to dismiss that is based solely on the fact that Flynn is a political ally of President Trump.”

There’s still hope that our democracy can be saved from a fascistic takeover.