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AG Barr and Michael Lewis: these things go together

If you are reading about the possibility that AG Barr has already divulged the contents of the Mueller Report to Trump (which would explain the 50 tweet storm he did the week before the summary), then you are probably already feeling that in today’s America “The authority of its referees is under attack”.

That last quote is from Michael Lewis’s new podcast, Against The Rules. Lewis is the author of best selling books The Big Short, Flash Boys and Moneyball. The first episode is about the NBA replay center in Seacaucus, NJ where every disputed play in professional basketball is analyzed within an inch of its life to keep the game fair and who disputes them anyway.

The metaphor takes awhile to get to the point but it gets to that point a lot more quickly today because Barr is a shining example of a bought ref who is dedicated to keep the game in Republican favor.

I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that Trump chose him for AG. He has a whole lifetime of picking his own refs. He’s richer than us and he’s had a lot of practice avoiding accountability.

Now, let’s go back and read those tweets from the week before Barr’s summary, shall we? I have a hunch that we will learn exactly what’s in Mueller’s report from them.