Trump Surrounded Himself with Swamp Rats and Turncoats

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I am a huge Trump fan. But I won’t let him off the hook on his bad personnel decisions.

Being honest, though Trump wrote “The Art of the Deal,” his ability to choose staff is questionable, at best.

Omarosa, Jeff Sessions, now Mike Pence, and many others. I expect turnover. But to keep swamp rats around and not clean house raises many questions for me.

Trump recognized the DC swamp. And even when he recognized that he was knee-deep in Leftist excrement, he continued hiring swamp rats.

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Trump jettisoned his first AG, only to bring on a former Bush acolyte, Bill Barr. In full disclosure, I was happy with Barr at first. Barr talked a big game, particularly backing Trump’s claim of being spied on. Nevertheless, in the end Barr was as ineffective as Joe Biden’s entire political career. Worse, Barr was a turncoat.

Jonathan Karl wrote of his discussions with Barr:

“In a series of interviews with me this spring, Barr spoke, for the first time, about the events surrounding his break with Trump. I have also spoken with other senior officials in the Trump White House and Justice Department, who provided additional details about Barr’s actions and the former president’s explosive response. Barr and those close to him have a reason to tell his version of this story. He has been widely seen as a Trump lackey who politicized the Justice Department. But when the big moment came after the election, he defied the president who expected him to do his bidding.”

“Barr’s betrayal came on December 1, over lunch in the attorney general’s private dining room with Michael Balsamo, a Justice Department beat reporter at the Associated Press,” the story continued. Also in attendance were the DOJ chief of staff, Will Levi, and spokesperson Kerri Kupec. Balsamo was not told the reason for the invitation.

When Barr dropped his bombshell between bites of salad, he mumbled, and Balsamo wasn’t sure that he had caught what the attorney general had said.”

“Just to be crystal clear,” Balsamo asked, “are you saying—”

“Sir, I think you better repeat what you just said,” Kupec interjected.

“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election,” Barr said.

Barr added: “If there was evidence of fraud, I had no motive to suppress it. But my suspicion all the way along was that there was nothing there. It was all bullsh*t.”

The only bullsh*t was Bill Barr.

Last week, Trump hammered Barr in a statement.

“Bill Barr was a disappointment in every sense of the word. Besides which, Barr, who was Attorney General (lawyer) shouldn’t be speaking about the President.”

Remember investing in Barr? And John Durham?

We got ONE conviction (Kevin Clinesmith) after knowing what the FBI did. Heard anything about Andy McCabe? Peter Stzrok? Lisa Page? Comey? And the multitude of others who lied in the witch hunt against Trump?

I’m not sure what the future holds for Trump. Rumors say he will run in 2024. But I hope he has done a better job with personnel in his prep for next steps.

 

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