“Letting the most junior members set the agenda might be a good philosophy for a Montessori preschool, but it’s no way to run a federal agency.” Bill Barr defended his damaging politicization of the Justice Dept by blaming career prosecutors for politicizing it by upholding the law. In case that wasn’t repulsive enough, he compared covid lockdowns to slavery. “Other than slavery, which was a different kind of restraint, this is the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history.” (At least he admitted slavery was bad.)

+ Oh, I forgot to mention, Barr also looked into ways to charge US mayors for their handling of protests and charge protesters with sedition.. (In the business, we call this projection.)

+ Homeland Security chief defies House subpoena to testify.

+ Maybe he didn’t want to talk about the latest Washington Post piece: Federal officials stockpiled munitions, sought ‘heat ray’ device before clearing Lafayette Square, whistleblower says. (In fairness, it may have also been because of the stories below…)