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Law and Order: Donald Trump’s Continuing Double Standard

by Dr. Mark Bear

After yesterday’s “performance” by Attorney General Barr, Trump’s apparent personal defense attorney, the nation learned that the Attorney General does not plan on appearing before the House Judiciary Committee. After Barr testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, while trashing the Special Counsel Robert Mueller near the end of his testimony, Trump weighed in.

After praising Barr’s “performance,” Trump then went on to justify Barr’s decision by stating the following:

“They want to treat him differently than they have anybody else. For many, many years, they’ve never done it this way where they’re bringing in outside counsel or something, you know, you elect people they’re supposed to be able to do their own talking,” he said.

But if you will recall, when Brett Kavanaugh went through his confirmation hearing, only to be called back to testify and answer questions about allegations of sexual assault made by Christine Blasey Ford, alleged victim of Kavanaugh,  the Republicans also hired an attorney to question Ford.  Her name is Rachel Mitchell and sadly, the Committee tasked with this issue had zero female representation on their committee which is precisely the reason they needed to get a female lawyer.

And while many are quick to point out that Democrats complained about the attorney doing the questioning, perhaps they quickly forget just how sensitive such an allegation is to repeat in front of the nation. Despite the Democratic lawmakers complaints, it mattered little. So what is so different between the two lawyers?

Democrats were right to complain because as The Atlantic reports the type of questions asked by Mitchell were much more probing and violating than the simple yes or no questions for Kavanaugh, once again, demonstrating the huge manner in which females and males are treated with disparity. In Kavanaugh’s testimony, there are many gaps and dishonest statements being told to the Committee that those on the Committee have every right to hear.

Finally, it shows that either Mr. Trump has a severe memory loss problem – as he indicates in his quote that “they’ve never done it this way where they’re bringing outside counsel or something,” or he is engaging in the process of gaslighting the American people as the self-proclaimed “only law and order candidate at his acceptance to the nomination and the precise moment conservatives lost all credibility.” For a “law and order candidate” he surely has been engaging in stonewalling Congress, or not allowing his employees to answer subpoenas issued by the Committee.

It’s called oversight Mr. Barr, and no, you do not get to pick and choose which hearings you will attend Mr. Barr. We are all watching. You may wish to read a history book reflecting how Nixon’s Attorney General spent time in federal prison, because should you decide to continue on this path, you just might end up there as well.


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3 Responses to Law and Order: Donald Trump’s Continuing Double Standard

  1. Glenn Geist Reply

    May 2, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Double standard? That would imply that there are standards and I see none at all. It’s just win at all costs, law, decency, ethics notwithstanding. It’s all about power and nothing else and he will not leave office unless it’s in handcuffs or in a box.

    I don’t think our country has the will to stand up to him or even to see through him and just as in Nazi Germany there are always enough supporters to assist him and protect him and yes, fight to the death for him.

    No morals, no ethics – just a psychotic narcissism and lust for power and the ability to bring out evil in people.

    No malediction could be excessive and I see him as evil incarnate.

  2. Michael John Scott Reply

    May 2, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    They are all evil incarnate, Trump and his gang of reprobates. I have to ask myself how he got elected, then I remembered the years I lived in South Georgia.

    • jacob freshour Reply

      May 3, 2019 at 12:40 am

      Preach Michael…I lived down south 20 years and I know exactly what you are talking about…

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