Don’t Believe Trump or Barr. The Investigations Are Just Beginning.

Well, that didn’t take long.

The ink wasn’t dry on Attorney General William Barr’s laughably porous “summary” of the Mueller report before Donald Trump and his allies declared war on all who have displeased them. This included a demand from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) that Bill Clinton be investigated for his 2016 airport tarmac meeting with then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch, demands for an investigation into the investigators, demands for an investigation into how the whole thing is Barack Obama’s fault, demands for a whole separate investigation into how the whole thing is actually Hillary Clinton’s fault, an enemies list sent to media outlets naming people who should be banned from the airways and, of course, a wholesale assault on the news media itself.

To wit:

“We’ve had very bad things happen and those people are certainly to be looked at,” Trump told reporters on Monday. “I’ve been looking at it for a long time and I’m saying, ‘Why haven’t they been looked at?’ They lied to Congress, and many of them, you know who they are. They’ve done so many evil things.”

I believe this is what is known as “going big.” Clearly, the administration and its allies have decided the iron is hot and the time to strike is now: Rile up the base. Make enough noise and muddy the waters. Distract from all the other ongoing investigations and the fact that Mueller’s report was only the end of the beginning for Trump. Hamstring the oversight powers of Congress with a barrage of self-serving bile. Harden the…

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