One doesn’t tend to think of a thug as a well-educated, well-groomed man wearing a well-tailored suit and a tasteful necktie, but that can be an even better disguise than a wolf in sheep’s clothing. By their shameful efforts in stonewalling Congressional committees carrying out their Constitutional duties of executive oversight, in their efforts to exculpate Trump in the face of his patent betrayal of his oath of office in his interactions with the president of the Ukraine, and in their strenuous efforts to wipe Russian interference in the 2016 election off the history books by constructing an alternative false narrative, the attorney general, William Barr, and the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, and their aides, along with others engaged in this nefarious enterprise, have shown themselves to be morally no better than street thugs, in fact worse, because they know better.