A Washington Post headline from last night informs us that the new attorney general is “in an awkward position from the start.”
Well, no shit, Sherlock.
You or I could write the Post piece in our sleep, so I won’t summarize it or bloviate about it. But let me draw your attention to this paragraph:
Complicating Barr’s position is the fact that his son-in-law, Tyler McGaughey, a Justice Department lawyer, recently began working in the White House Counsel’s Office. McGaughey, who had been prosecuting major crimes in the U.S. attorney’s office in Alexandria, was among several lawyers there who have been detailed to the White House. McGaughey sought the assignment before Barr’s nomination to be attorney general, according to people familiar with the situation.
Folks, I’m tellin’ you: the team is being assembled, and the screws are about to be tightened on the gonads of Donald J. Trump.