There are so many times in this election cycle that it feels like we have stepped through the looking glass, and that normal actions and reactions don’t occur.
One such event occurred recently when Attorney General William Barr decided to take a New York libel case against the Donald away from the Donald’s personal lawyers and handed it to Federal attorneys to defend.
The New York Times writes:
“The White House asked the Justice Department to replace President Trump’s private lawyers to defend against a woman’s accusations that he defamed her last year in denying her claim that he sexually assaulted her a quarter-century ago, Attorney General William P. Barr said on Wednesday. “The Justice Department’s intervention in the lawsuit means that taxpayer money will be used to defend the president, and it threatens the continued viability of the case of the plaintiff, the author E. Jean Carroll.”
If you haven’t been following the case, Ms. Carroll wrote about being raped by Donald Trump in an article in The Cut. I’ll leave the gory details for the reader to suss out. As with the twenty, thirty, forty other rape allegations against the Donald, the Donald denied the charge. In fact, Trump issued a statement saying that Carroll was “trying to sell a new book – that should indicate her motivation. It should be sold in the fiction section.”
The Donald further added, “Ms. Carroll & New York Magazine: No pictures? No surveillance? No video? No reports? No sales attendants around?? I would like to thank Bergdorf Goodman for confirming they have no video footage of any such incident, because it never happened.”
One would hope that his years spent as an Attorney General for G. H. W. Bush would have given Billy boy some sense of the Attorney General’s role in giving the appearance of fair, equal justice to the American people. Of course suggesting to “Poppy” that he should pardon all of the Iran-Contra criminals so they would not be inclined to testify against Poppy might have been a sign.
After firing Jeff Sessions the Donald didn’t have to look too hard to find his Roy Cohn, as evil a human being as ever walked. Apparently Billy Barr sent a letter to the Donald, along with constant appearances on Faux News to audition for the gig. Imagine the Donald’s joy at finding a previously Senate approved A.G. with a proven record of sidetracking justice, who was pleading for the honor to be the Donald’s fixer.
One would think rape and sexual abuse would fit under a different category in Billy Boy’s brain though. Good old boy connections, and seeing that the “right” people are not inconvenienced too much by the laws imposed on the populace is his strong suit. What would make Billy boy jump lanes to defend the Donald in something as innocuous as another rape allegation? Turns out there is DNA in this case and Ms. Carroll has preserved the garment that allegedly contains the Donald’s seed.
The case had proceeded in state court to the point where the judge had compelled the Donald to give a DNA sample for comparison. I know we are all asking ourselves how the sample was collected if the Donald wasn’t caught on video tape doing whatever it was that he was doing. Particularly if the Donald declared that Ms. Carroll “wasn’t his type”.
Up jumps Billy Barr to the rescue. He has now taken the burden off of the Donald for his legal fees and can insure that the Donald will receive the justice that is entitled under the unitary executive theory. Think about this for a second. We, the American taxpayers, are paying for the defense of our President’s rape charges.
As a feminist, I have long wondered how long the defenders of the Donald would allow the Donald to hold their genitalia before calling foul. Who knows, maybe Billy boy would feel honored by the attention from a “star”. Maybe Barr would perceive the interchange as just one more time he would have to prostitute himself to be able to sit at the table of power.
I tend to think that the “alpha male” gene would take over pretty quickly and Barr would extricate himself from the Donald’s grasp. Otherwise someone might accuse Billy boy of being, God forbid, a homosexual.
It’s hard work being a toady.