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1. It's time to remind everyone what happened to Nixon's AG John Mitchell. Because Barr is well on his way to the same fate, if he keeps his lying up. I don't think Barr will get to Mitchell's levels with his wife but that's not necessary to go to jail.
2. Mitchell paid a former FBI agent to keep his own crimes hidden from wife, Martha Mitchell. FBI agent Steve King was told she was to be prevented from learning about the Watergate break-in (which MItchell was involved in) and contacting journalists.
3. Long story short, King went so far as to pull the phone chord from the wall as Ms. Mitchell was talking to a journalist. Ms. Mitchell was then held against her will in a California hotel room and forcefully sedated by a psychiatrist after a physical struggle with FIVE men. (!)
4. Nixon aides then told press that the woman had a drinking problem, which was a lie made up just to discredit her and her testimony. Does this part sound familiar? Replace Mitchell for Cohen for this part, and that's what Trump does with every witness to his crimes.
5. In 1977, so later on, Nixon said in an interview that "If it hadn't been for Martha Mitchell, there'd have been no Watergate." Again, replace her for COHEN and you have the same scenario. Barr is conspiring with Trump the same way Mitchell was with Nixon.
6. Mitchell went so far as to put out a not-so-veiled threat to @carlbernstein when asked to comment about a forthcomoing article that reported that he controlled a political sush fund used for gathering intelligence on the Dems (oh! Now we have ASSANGE instead).
7. The famous threatening sentence was "Katie Graham's gonna get her tit caught in a big fat wringer if that's published". Katie Graham was the WaPo publisher for whom Bernstein worked. Trump attacks Bezos, the NYT, EVERY single outlet who tells the truth on his crimes 24/7.
8. Now, Mitchell may seem like just an accessory here but he was the one who helped OBSTRUCT the investigation (which Barr is on his way to doing with Trump), who CONSPIRED in various ways to help Nixon AND himself (which Barr is on his way to doing) and who PERJURED himself.
9. Cue to Feb 21, 1975 when Mitchell was found guilty of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and perjury and sentenced to to and a half to eight years in prison for his role in Watergate both relating to the break-in AND to the cover-up. Bc of conviction, Mitchell was disbarred.
10. Mitchell ended up serving 19 months (so a year and a half) in jail and was released on parole for medical reasons, but again: 19 months in prison. And of course his life as he knew it was over, regardless. Mitchell thought he'd get away with everything bc hey AG. Nope.
11. People need to remember a very important fact: Nixon and his posse all thought they were going to get away with EVERYTHING bc they had the power and they were covering everything up. Until they didn't get away with anything. This is what Trump AND BARR think right now.
12. Barr hasn't explicitly committed crimes like Mitchells YET (that we know of) but he's getting very close. His reputation at this point is OVER bc of that absolutely FALSE, dangerous sentence about spying and bc of the absolutely outrageous investigation into investigators.
13. Mitchell's cover up role was quite simply that he met on at least three occasions with NIxon in an effort to over up WH involvement after the Watergate break in. SOUND FAMILIAR? Bc I'm betting Barr had multiple meetings with Trump in an effort to cover up Mueller facts.
14. Now I'm perfectly aware this is theory and we don't know what exactly Barr did BUT, I am willing to take my chances and say he DID meet with Trump multiple times to cover up Mueller investigation facts AND he perjured himself with Congress when he said WH saw nothing etc.
15. The point here is very simple. NO one thought Watergate was going anywhere until it did. All the Nixon gang thought they were going to get away with it until they didn't. Mitchell merrily crimes, until he went to jail. The same applies to the Trump gang and Barr.
16. The crimes Mitchell committed were extremely serious and he covered up and obstructed, UNTIL the Inspector General got to the bottom of facts. Barr is already looking VERY bad publicly, and the more he goes on, the worse it gets for him. I know it's hard but law WILL get him.
17. And I say this bc I'm convinced Barr is in TOTAL delirium omnipotence so he WILL cross the crime line and he'll be gotten to. He is the same as Trump: someone who thinks they can do all they want without consequences as long as they "toe the line".
18. Assange's arrest is extremely bad in this context for both Trump and Barr. Assange only cares about one thing: HIMSELF. So he'll talk. He'll be an imbecile for a while but then he WILL talk. He'll expose coordination with Trump. Barr will then have perjured himself officially
19. None of this is particularly elaborate or difficult to envisage. You just have to bear in mind that exactly like they did with Watergate, where everyone thought nothing was gonna come of it, things get very bad before they explode in the face of the criminal President.
20. Barr is not above the law. Trump is not above the law. NO ONE is. ANd yes, whether you like it or not, COHEN is key to sending Trump to jail and possibly causing lots of problems to Barr as well. And NO, Barr can't interfere with SDNY, let alone NY state. BE STRONG. /END.
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