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The Democrats Are Self-Destructing

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The Democrats cannot stop making fools of themselves.  Thom Hartmann is an example. He writes for Common Dreams and has a progressive talk radio program.  During the George W. Bush regime I was a frequent guest on his program.  It was OK to tell the truth about the Bush regime's  deceits and illegal wars of aggression.  But telling the truth about the Obama regime's deceits and illegal wars of aggression left me unqualified for his program.

Hartmann, like the rest of them, will never escape from Democratic partisanship. He asserts that Attorney General William Barr, who he calls "cover-up general" covered up Mueller's Russiagate report.  Hartmann seems to think that Mueller found all sorts of damning evidence against Trump, but we will never know because Barr, "without showing us even a single complete sentence from the Mueller report decided that there are no crimes here."  He accuses Barr of "burying Mueller's report and cherry-picking fragments of sentences from it to justify Trump's behavior."  He tells his readers that "Barr's history of doing just this sort of thing to help Republican presidents in legal crises explains why Trump brought him back in to head the Justice Department."  https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/03/26/has-cover-general-william-barr-struck-again

Hartmann  ignorantly accuses Barr of withholding Mueller's report. To the contrary, Barr's summary of the report clearly states that federal laws, which he identifies, govern the release of information that can be made public.  Once the DOJ has identified "material that by law cannot be made public," the report will be released.

I know Democrats are disappointed not to have Trump's head presented to them by Mueller on a silver platter.  But surely not even Democrats are stupid enough to believe the Russiagate conspiracy tale.  It was all cooked up by the military/security complex to prevent Trump from normalizing relations with Russia, thereby removing the enemy that justifies the $1,000 billion annual budget.

Before writing such nonsense as Hartmann has written, he should have read Barr's summary of the report.  Barr quotes Mueller directly from the report:  "The investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities."  http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/51323.htm

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