A true patriot takes over DOJ

We have been blessed by President Trump’s occasional discovery of quality people who love the nation enough to serve despite the likelihood of getting slimed by the Top Dog.

“You seem like a rational person,” Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) told Barr. “Why do you want this job?”

Indeed, he’s joining a president famous for chewing up once-respected figures and sending them packing in disgrace and humiliation …

Barr’s answer to Durbin should have sent chills down the presidential spine …

The rule of law, Barr said, “is the heartbeat of this country,” and he vowed to “protect the independence and the reputation of the department.” Trump’s treatment of subordinates “might give me pause if I was 45 or 50 years old, but it doesn’t give me pause right now,” Barr continued. He added, “I will not be bullied into doing anything I think is wrong.”

Barr spent decades building his reputation. Why would he throw it away now by becoming the guy who buried the Mueller report?

Dana Milbank.

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