Donald Trump just got over on Robert Mueller and Congress…
Since he has come into power?
The only people that have checked his power as President has been some judges…
(Trump as President gets to pick the new judges)
Trump has successfully scarred the majority of Republican US Senators to own the legislative body….
Trump complained , then fired Attorney General Jeff Session because he was NOT ‘loyal’ to to him instead of the law…
Trump looked around and found William Barr, who now fits Donald Trump view of power….
The Donald come’s first….
And like something Donald J. Trump admires?
He IS consolidating power by now with Barr moving to control the American legal and law enforcement system to do what HE wants…
(In the American government the actual enforcement of federal law is headed by a lawyer under political control of the chief executive ….It HAS become apparent that ‘hoping ‘ the US Justice Dept. would not fall to politic s is just a ‘hope’….Trump was/is not a seasoned politician or lawyer…The ‘LAW’ is just something he seeks to bend, as he did as businessman to get HIS way)….
He is now working with the Barr Justice Dept. to exonerate those who helped him do illegal actions….Mike Flynn and Roger Stone are those he IS helping right now with no regard for the optics….
These who cross him have ended up in jail…..Michael Cohen ….
Those who tell the truth against him lost their jobs and maybe even pensions….Comey, McCabe, FBI agents, Justice Dept. lawyers…State Dept. employee’s and even soldiers who have been in harms way for their country…
All this is playing out live and in real time….
And in reality?
As long as the Senate Republicans are shared too challenge Donald Trump?
(Fuck the ‘rule of law’, eh?)
His power will keep growing and GROWING….
All this while Democrats fight among themselves and possibly could chose a nominee that has more in common with Trump then the party he’s dancing with to get their …
“In essence, the leadership of the Justice Department has commandeered the sentencing in a politically sensitive criminal matter, reversing the position uniformly accepted and promoted by the career prosecutors,” said David Laufman, a partner at Wiggin and Dana and a former chief of the Justice Department’s counterintelligence and export control section.
The withdrawal of the prosecutors sent a clear signal, said Greg Brower, a former prosecutor who once headed the F.B.I.’s congressional affairs office. “They all disagreed” with how top Justice Department officials intervened, he said.
“Beyond that,” Mr. Brower said, “they likely also believed there are ethical considerations that forced their decision.”
Prosecutors across the United States, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to avoid reprisals, said this week that they had already been wary of working on any case that might catch Mr. Trump’s attention and that the Stone episode only deepened their concern. They also said that they were worried that Mr. Barr might not support them in politically charged cases.
Mr. Barr and his lieutenants intervened on Tuesday hours after Mr. Trump assailed the original sentencing recommendation of seven to nine years in a middle-of-the-night Twitter eruption. The president congratulated Mr. Barr on Wednesday “for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought” and said prosecutors “ought to apologize” to Mr. Stone.
For the most part, modern presidents have stayed away from cases involving their friends or associates, at least publicly. If they weighed in, it usually came in the form of clemency shortly before leaving office, as when Mr. Bush pardoned former Reagan administration colleagues caught up in the Iran-contra scandal or when President Bill Clinton pardoned his half brother and his former business partner.
One notable exception was President Barack Obama, who during the 2016 presidential campaign said that he did not believe that Hillary Clinton had harmed national security by using a private email server but was guilty only of carelessness — remarks that Republicans immediately criticized as interference with an open F.B.I. investigation.
But while Mr. Obama was guilty of a single lapse, said Jack L. Goldsmith, a Harvard law professor who headed the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel under President George W. Bush, Mr. Trump has continually injected himself into federal investigations and prosecutions involving his political friends and enemies.
“Even assuming that Bill Barr is acting with integrity, it is impossible for people to believe that because the president is making him look like his political lap dog,” Mr. Goldsmith said. “Trump makes it impossible to have confidence in the department’s judgment.”
Mr. Trump’s allies have said he has every right as the head of the executive branch to oversee investigations, even those in which he has a personal interest, and that he is trying to correct the political excesses of a law enforcement system he sees as biased against him and his team….