The Judicial Corruption of Trump, Barr, McConnell, and the Republican Senate
You don’t need to be a law professor to see mob rule.
Yesterday’s huge corruption of justice is Trump’s Tulsa Rally promise to select and name 50 people who he will put in line for his next Supreme Court pick, and take finalists from. What justice or lawyer doesn’t want to be on the Supreme Court? We suspect that each of them are now under Trump’s thumbs to give obedient rulings on all of the plethora of cases raised by the populace to oppose rules imposed or dropped by the Trump Administration, or being ignored by the Administration, or by the Department of Justice. Even if some of the considered judges can remain honorable, they are now all suspect. This destroys the American system of Justice. Trump and McConnell will have staffed about 200 federal judgeships. All of those are now suspect just to qualify for the list of 50.
Yesterday completed the Friday Night Massacre of the head Prosecutor for Southern New York, Berman, who had been investigating Trump associates, Deutsche Bank through which Trump businesses have been funded, supposedly by Russian money, and the Turkish funds. The declaration that Berman had resigned was preemptively made by Barr to the Press in the hidden news cave of 9:15 PM Friday night. Berman said that Barr couldn’t fire him, and he would stay until the Senate legally voted for his replacement. Eventually, he left office when the President fired him, via a letter from Barr, and a deal to replace him with his Deputy. But, publicly, Trump denied that he had fired Berman, and wiped his hands of this dastardly deal. Berman is supposed to be replaced by a non-prosecutor who worked to represent Deutsche Bank! Let the Fox guard the Chicken Coop! Over a hundred former Prosecutors have signed a letter opposing the firing of Berman.
Actually, to restore confidence in the Supreme Court, when the next Democratic President is elected, and the Senate become Democratic, should that ever happen, Justice Gorsuch should resign. He is occupying a position stolen from a Democratic balance by Mitch McConnell and his Republican Senate. Justice Kavanaugh should also resign then, since he was opposed by many lawyers for showing a lack of judicial temperament, and was cleared of sexual harassment charges by a very limited investigation. His scandal has only gotten worse with time.
Not finally, but to stop somewhere, the disenfranchisement of the Georgia election by making Democratic districts stand in line for hours again, by a Governor who himself was election commissioner when he was elected, is ridiculous. This is just a tiny example of Trump’s monetarily attempting to force states to forgo mail-in ballots in the time of the reaccelerating pandemic, for his own political advantage.
It has been bad enough to suffer under potentate Trump for four years, realizing that the America which elected him is not the educated country of our dreams. It is much worse to see the failure of impeachment, leaving nothing to stop this mob takeover by Trump, Barr, McConnell, and Republicans.
When Trump says that he is the Law and Order President, he sarcastically means that he now runs the Law, and gives the Orders.