Barr usurps the Power of Congress

Congress is in charge not Barr, but Trump already got away with it.

It’s Mueller time but don’t forget: Trump has undermined the very idea of America
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/24/robert-mueller-report-donald-trump

Barr authored memo last year ruling out obstruction of justice
https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/24/politics/barr-memo-mueller/index.html

@sarahkendzior “We are under kleptocratic rule and people need to understand what’s happening through that framework, in which old calculations do not apply. We do not have law. When you lose law, you are left with two things: raw power, and conscience.” — @gaslitnation

Will Wilkinson The media’s atrocious gullibility, which is letting this happen without serious resistance, is even more scandalous than the credulity that herded public opinion behind the invasion of Iraq. Because we already *know* this administration does nothing but lie.

Seth Abramson (THREAD) The already-infamous “Barr Letter” is a deeply dishonest and misleading document that richly deserves methodical public evisceration by committed journalists. So I hope you’ll read on and retweet this “live” dismantling of the Trump-Russia probe’s worst political hitjob.

twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1110266463506567168

Thread #1 Barr begins by conceding that, in accordance with DOJ regulations, the report he has received from Mueller only summarizes “prosecution or declination” decisions—meaning that it may well not include much of the raw evidence Mueller compiled, and be sparsely conclusory in form.

#6 Barr had a choice here: he could summarize the evidence or summarize the *summary* of the evidence. The decision he made was to summarize the summary, knowing that him doing so would feed into Team Trump’s false narrative that criminal evidence exists in an all-or-none binary.

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