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Barr praised Trump in his resignation letter.

(From an older article)


Rosenís job will be taken over by his top deputy, Richard Donoghue, a former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York. His office won convictions against Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin ďEl ChapoĒ Guzman Loera and NXIVM cult leader Keith Raniere.

Donoghue was previously an assistant U.S. attorney and a military magistrate judge and lawyer with the U.S. Army JAG Corps.

Barr is leaving the department after declaring that the DOJ had found no evidence of widespread election fraud in the 2020 presidential election and no evidence of bad voting machines. The statement was said to have angered Trump, who was also frustrated because Barr did not reveal the tax investigation of President-elect Joe Bidenís son, Hunter Biden, before the election, according to the news coverage.

Barr praised Trump in his resignation letter.

A quote from Sir Walter Scott:

'Oh what a tangled web we weave/
When first we practice to deceive'

Perhaps the only way to fix our democracy?

Is to vote out every single Republican that continues to support Trump or has been silent during this entire sordid, disastrous mess.

Put in an all-court press to defeat every Trumpster now in office. Encourage other Republicans to run against them. Sweep them out of our political system.

And then, fumigate the place.

They need to fear the voters more than they fear Donald Trump.

How much pressure was put on Jeffrey Rosen to resign?

We now know that Jeffrey Clark, an unknown lawyer in the Justice Dept, until September of last year, was a snake in the grass and was working with Trump to overthrow the election.

He had been introduced to Trump by some Congressman from PA.

Jeffrey Rosen had become the Acting AG when Bill Barr left the position in late December. We still do not know the exact circumstances why Bill Barr resigned his position as Attorney General? But Trump began to call the new AG, Rosen, immediately after Barr left office, to try and get him to declare the election "corrupt". Rosen refused.

According to reports, the same day that Trump was attempting to get Rosen to declare the election corrupt, Jeffrey Clark was circulating a letter (to be sent) to the state legislative leaders in the six states that Trump had come close but did not win. He was advising them to not accept the electors that were chosen but to choose their own electors that would vote for Trump.

But Rosen and Donaghue, his Deputy, refused to sign on to the plan. When that happened, Clark went directly to Trump to inform him of the situation. Trump threatened to fire Rosen and make Clark the Acting Attorney General. At that time, the entire DOJ leadership threatened to resign if Rosen was replaced. Trump withdrew his plan.

In the interim, during one of the calls, the Deputy to Rosen, Richard Donaghue, had taken notes of the phone call Trump had made attempting to persuade them to call the election "corrupt". Again, they told him they could not do that.

Even after both Barr and Rosen had told him there was no fraud, Trump insisted that Rosen just say that "the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and Republican congressmen."

No doubt, he was depending on his propaganda apparatus to finish the job.

Do. Or do not. There is no try.

"But, were any laws broken?"...

Very smart people ask these questions.

Here we are today in the middle of a constitutional crisis, after our Capitol was stormed and attacked, after people were killed, after the lives of our elected Congressmen and Senators and Vice-President were threatened, after loyalists of the former President conspired to overthrow an election, after fraudulent claims were made to the American people that the election itself was a "fraud", after our democracy was assaulted, after extortion of several state officials by the former Administration, after inciting an insurrection, and after sedition against the United States of America...

And we ask, "were any laws broken?"

"Acting" Secretarys, "Acting" Directors, "Acting" Deputys - everyone by-passes Senate confirmation.

The previous President had more "acting" Department heads than anyone in history. They were his hand-picked puppets. They were set up to assist in an attempted coup.

How was that allowed to happen? Isn't the Senate supposed to confirm Cabinet positions?

Why has it not yet been fixed?

A Key Witness Emerges...


Congress could begin taking testimony as soon as this week from top Justice Department officials who bore witness to then-President Donald Trumpís desperate attempt to overturn his 2020 reelection loss based upon lies and misinformation.

And in the increasingly apparent real-time Justice Department efforts to combat that attempt, one man who has agreed to testify is emerging as something of a potential star witness in the effort: Richard P. Donoghue.

Repeatedly, the former acting deputy attorney generalís name has surfaced in notes and emails repudiating the effort to call the election results into question in no uncertain terms.

The building record of Donoghueís resistance to the gambit makes him one of the most eagerly anticipated witnesses in the investigation. Trumpís team has for now signaled it wonít fight such testimony.

Do not put too much stock into Trump's endorsements.

He has a tendency to pick the favorite and will seldom pick an underdog, for fear he will lose badly and make him look weak.

I don't know if the guy that won in OH last night was favored but I doubt that he was an underdog?

The odds are that most of these folks would win without Trump's endorsements.

So, we should try to keep it in perspective.
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