Trump’s willingness to toss aside optics is giving hope to former aides and allies that the president might grant deeply controversial pardons in the coming months.
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) December 7, 2019
The reason Barr's $30,000 bash at Trump hotel is troubling is because he's the nation's top law enforcement official. He's supposed to be objective. But rather than investigating the abuse of power (and possible 18 USC 201 violation) related to Ukraine, he funnels cash to Trump.
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) December 8, 2019