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#EndorseThis: Pramila Jayapal Smacks Attorney General For Ignoring Right-Wing Extremism

Remember when gangs of armed thugs swarmed into the Michigan capitol last spring, carrying Confederate flags, swastika banners, and automatic weapons? Remember how they threatened to lynch Gov. Gretchen Whitmer because they hate her efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus?

We remember -- and so does Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), who reminded Attorney General William Barr of that disturbing display when he testified yesterday before the House Judiciary Committee. She drew a sharp contrast between Barr's reaction to that outrage and his response to the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in the nation's capital and across the country. And she did it in a way that Barr isn't likely to forget. (h/t Really American PAC).


WATCH: Barr Claims He Never Reads Trump Tweets — Despite His Public Complaint About Them

Attorney General William Barr testified to Congress on Tuesday that he does not read Donald Trump's tweets.

But in February, Barr criticized Trump for tweeting about Department of Justice issues, making it clear he does read the tweets.

"I think it's time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases," Barr told ABC News, referring to Trump. Barr also said Trump's tweets "make it impossible for me to do my job."

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Barr Tried To Undermine Michael Cohen Case That Implicated Trump

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Attorney General Bill Barr directed Justice Department officials to draft legal memos undermining the campaign finance hush money case that brought down Michael Cohen and implicated President Donald Trump, according to a report in the New York Times.

Barr had the Office of Legal Counsel draft the memo, the report said. And the prosecutors reportedly "resisted" the effort. Since the case is finished — and Cohen pleaded guilty in 2018 — there isn't a whole lot Barr could do to affect the case. It may raise questions about whether Trump could be criminally prosecuted for his related conduct once he's out of office.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.