CIA’s top lawyer made ‘criminal referral’ on whistleblower’s complaint about Trump conduct – NBC News

I think we’re going to hear a lot about John Mitchell. He was the attorney general for Richard Nixon and I think that William Barr is taking a lot of pages from Mitchell’s handbook. The problem with taking pages from his hand book is that it led John Mitchell directly to jail, then stop at go and did not have a get-out-of-jail card.

When the CIA Inspector General puts in the hands of the justice department a criminal referral and it’s put in somebody’s top drawer and locked that’s against the law. There needs to be an investigation, the justice department must at least look at it to see whether or not there are any valid reasons to pursue it. We know how this attorney general works and he works only for president Trump.

Maybe it’s my political bias but I remember Watergate a lot more than I remember President Clinton’s impeachment. Well, first well Watergate was going on I was in college and had time to follow it very closely whereas during the Clinton impeachment I had a full-time job and also ran one of the largest AIDS fundraisers in the country. My time was very much like my own. And perhaps that’s why I always refer back to Watergate has my template on how a president should not behave. That being said, what’s the current occupant of the White House is doing is outside anyone’s norms or or anyone’s experience with other presidents. Sure we’ve had corrupt presidents but this is corruption on a scale that has never been seen before. Our founding fathers, that the GOP seems so so in love with, had put in closet in our constitution specifically to make sure that foreign forces don’t have control over the president of the United States. They were worried that after the British lost in the Revolutionary War that the country would be divided into two parties, the English party and the French party. It didn’t work out like that. Our founding fathers did not want political parties but I think they should have thought a little bit more, it’s a human nature. It’s kind of like Lenin never considering that human greed would be the death of communism.

You know, this president has been yelling at the top of his lungs for the Democrats to grow a backbone. Well their backbone is fully formed and they are going after him and going for the jugular.

AVB

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