Bill Barr gave a speech at the Federalist Society and hoooboy …

Here’s an excerpt…

Well, if that isn’t a living example of psychological projection, I don’t know what is.

It is pretty obvious Barr has no fondness for Congressional oversight currently, but, this is a little crazy.

“I don’t deny that Congress has some implied authority,” he said. “But the sheer volume of what we see today, the pursuit of scores of parallel investigations through an avalanche of subpoenas, is plainly designed to incapacitate the executive branch and indeed is touted as such.”

Except, Article One states Congress’s explicit powers and authority. Sure, Bill Barr, I know you don’t like it, but, it would be irresponsible not to investigate and apparently, there is plenty there to investigate.

Now, lawyers and legal experts are calling for Barr’s impeachment.

Stir that base up, Hugh Hewitt …

One of the most astonishing ideas coming from the Right Wing opinionators is to suggest Mitch McConnell use the “Merrick Garland strategy” in the case of a Senate trial of Trump. Just ignore impeachment.

I can only think the purpose of Hewitt and Limbaugh suggesting this is just to keep the base riled up. But there are some problems with this strategy.

Some argue he could simply ignore impeachment, but McConnell himself said Monday that he “would have no choice but to take it up.” He was notably vague on what exactly that would mean, adding that “how long you’re on it is a whole different matter.” But months ago, he said the Senate “immediately goes into a trial” if the House approves articles of impeachment. 
Let’s be absolutely clear, neither the Constitution nor Senate rules give McConnell any wiggle room to try to “Garland” his way out of this critical process of constitutional accountability.

To begin, Article I, Section 3 says, “The Senate shall have the sole power to try all Impeachments.” Every Senate to consider impeachment since the founding has read this critical passage to require them to undergo some sort of process…

Dereliction of duty, however, is not an option. One half of Congress indicting a sitting president for committing treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors, only to meet silence from the other half — no trial, no review of the evidence, no vote — leaves a cloud of illegitimacy hanging not only over the nation’s chief executive, but also over our nation’s founding charter.

Read the entire op/ed here.

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You might not remember

But I do — when Republicans controlled the House, they had all the committee meetings from the Dems and did everything in secret. The House impeachment hearing are held in secret for obvious reasons, but that doesn’t stop Matt Gaetz from trying to spy for Trump: