Well, “Shortsighted” is One Word for It

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Trump Thrilled With Barr, But Some Aides Think Performance Was ‘Shortsighted’:

President Trump was thrilled with Attorney General William Barr’s “pugnacious performance” on Wednesday in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee and he views Barr as “someone who is defending him at all costs,” according to people close to Trump and a former White House official who spoke to the Washington Post. 

But at least one person close to Trump told the Post that Trump’s happiness was “shortsighted” because some lawmakers may not view the attorney general as credible after he appeared to behave as if he was the President’s personal lawyer at the hearing.

Slowly, slowly, painfully slowly, it begins to dawn on people that there is something weird about what Barr is doing.