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Barr’s wrongheaded assumption was that “over the past several decades, we have seen steady encroachment on presidential authority by the other branches of government.” His view faithfully reflects the conservative consensus of the 1970s when he was a CIA analyst and a law student. Few serious analysts share that view today at a time when the president claims the authority to kill suspected terrorists anywhere in the world without any judicial oversight. In fact, conservatives decried President Barack Obama’s tendency to rule by fiat — for example, in protecting “dreamers” from deportation or reaching a nuclear agreement with Iran that wasn’t submitted for Senate ratification.
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A good article from never Trumper Max Boot's poison pen because it lines up with your opinion.

Boot fixates on Orange man bad then declares Trump's every action an abuse.

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Trump has now taken rule-by-executive-order to the next level by declaring a “state of emergency” to spend money on his border wall that Congress refused to appropriate. Trump has also misused his authority in myriad other ways, including obstructing justice (as outlined in a special counsel report that Barr deliberately mischaracterized) and soliciting a bribe from Ukraine to release congressionally appropriated military aid.
Declaring a state of emergency, something multiple Presidents have done with no question of its legality is an abuse. Barr's measured analysis completing Mueller's investigation is a deliberate mischaracterization. The Presidency is reduced to a cash register dispensing Congressional appropriations with no thought or care.
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As devoid of self-awareness as his master, Barr whines about “the pursuit of scores of parallel ‘investigations’ through an avalanche of subpoenas.” He conveniently forgets that Republicans impeached President Bill Clinton for lying about sex and spent years probing the Benghazi, Libya, attack in a failed attempt to blame Hillary Clinton along with the failed phony investigations into her e-mails.

Trump is stonewalling congressional subpoenas at an unprecedented rate, forcing Congress to seek judicial assistance to enforce legitimate requests for documents and witnesses. But Barr denies that the courts have any right to “resolve … disputes” between the executive and legislative branches ; effectively allowing the president to act like a king.

Of all the twisted ****s in Trump's orbit, Barr may be the most insidious. I truly hope he is called to task for his attempts to turn the US into a Monarchy. His views are so directly and obviously in contradition of the constitution he swore an oath to defend and enforce. These beliefs disqualify him from the position of AG. I would go so far as to say that these statements are so obviously in conflict with the divisions of power enshrined in the constitution that anyone who fails to impeach him is also in violation of their oaths to defend the constitution, and so they should be impeached as well. If this kind of stuff stands then it is goodnight US democracy.
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As devoid of self-awareness as his master, Barr whines about “the pursuit of scores of parallel ‘investigations’ through an avalanche of subpoenas.” He conveniently forgets that Republicans impeached President Bill Clinton for lying about sex and spent years probing the Benghazi, Libya, attack in a failed attempt to blame Hillary Clinton along with the failed phony investigations into her e-mails.

Trump is stonewalling congressional subpoenas at an unprecedented rate, forcing Congress to seek judicial assistance to enforce legitimate requests for documents and witnesses. But Barr denies that the courts have any right to “resolve … disputes” between the executive and legislative branches ; effectively allowing the president to act like a king.

Of all the twisted ****s in Trump's orbit, Barr may be the most insidious. I truly hope he is called to task for his attempts to turn the US into a Monarchy. His views are so directly and obviously in contradition of the constitution he swore an oath to defend and enforce. These beliefs disqualify him from the position of AG. I would go so far as to say that these statements are so obviously in conflict with the divisions of power enshrined in the constitution that anyone who fails to impeach him is also in violation of their oaths to defend the constitution, and so they should be impeached as well. If this kind of stuff stands then it is goodnight US democracy.
House Democrats bragged about the so-called subpoena cannon after they took the House majority. Instead of legislation they busied themselves appeasing the Resistance lynch mob with 6 different committees issuing over 80 subpoenas. That's in addition to multiple Congressional investigations and a special counsel engaged in the Russian collusion witchhunt. Meanwhile numerous numerous state attorney generals, Democrats all, have decided attacking the President through punitive investigations takes priority over state legal issues. Given the avalanche of partisan political corruption of the justice system engineered by Democrats targeting Trump Barr's statement is too soft a.description of the Resistance jihad through investigation.

Still smarting over the Clinton impeachment? It wasn't for lying about sex. It was for lying to the grand jury in sworn testimony. As we have seen with the Mueller crusade the Democrat standard for prosecuting political opponents is any misstatement or incorrect memory is a criminal offense. But poor Bill was just a victim.

Benghazi probably wouldn't have been the subject of so much scrutiny if not for the cover up and rank indifference of the Obama administration. Susan Rice was dredged up from the ranks of Obama loyalists to spread the risible story of an offensive video being responsible. Hillary and Obama, MIA during the attack, made a series of commercials for broadcast in Pakistan and elsewhere in the Muslim world promoting the video hoax. After this cover up collapsed the Obama administration trotted out the dangerous mission excuse as if the consulate had been struck by lightning. Who cares, burying the incompetence and indifference of the Obama administration is a small price to win reelection.
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[QUOTE=RedState;980857]As devoid of self-awareness as his master, Barr whines about “the pursuit of scores of parallel ‘investigations’ through an avalanche of subpoenas.” He conveniently forgets that Republicans impeached President Bill Clinton for lying about sex and spent years probing the Benghazi, Libya, attack in a failed attempt to blame Hillary Clinton along with the failed phony investigations into her e-mails.

Trump is stonewalling congressional subpoenas at an unprecedented rate, forcing Congress to seek judicial assistance to enforce legitimate requests for documents and witnesses. But Barr denies that the courts have any right to “resolve … disputes” between the executive and legislative branches ; effectively allowing the president to act like a king.

Of all the twisted ****s in Trump's orbit, Barr may be the most insidious. I truly hope he is called to task for his attempts to turn the US into a Monarchy. His views are so directly and obviously in contradition of the constitution he swore an oath to defend and enforce. These beliefs disqualify him from the position of AG. I would go so far as to say that these statements are so obviously in conflict with the divisions of power enshrined in the constitution that anyone who fails to impeach him is also in violation of their oaths to defend the constitution, and so they should be impeached as well. If this kind of stuff stands then it is goodnight US democracy.[/QUOTE]

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