This takes ass-kissing to a whole new level.
Courtesy of WaPo:
Attorney General William P. Barr is planning a holiday treat for his boss.
Last month, Barr booked President Trump’s D.C. hotel for a 200-person holiday party in December that is likely to deliver Trump’s business more than $30,000 in revenue.
Barr signed a contract, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Post, for a “Family Holiday Party” in the hotel’s Presidential Ballroom Dec. 8. The party will feature a buffet and a four-hour open bar for about 200 people.
Barr is paying for the event himself and chose the venue only after other hotels, including the Willard and the Mayflower, were booked, according to a Justice Department official. The official said the purpose of Barr’s party wasn’t to curry favor with the president.
Barr holds the bash annually, and it combines holiday festivities and a ceilidh, a party featuring Irish or Scottish music.
“Career ethics officials were consulted, and they determined that ethics rules did not prohibit him from hosting his annual party at the Trump hotel,” said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the party is not a Justice Department event.
I’m sorry if this happened in a Democratic administration the Republicans would be frothing at the mouth to get the AG fired and launch an intensive investigation that would make the government grind to a halt.
In Trump’s America this is just one more example of Trump’s disregard for the law, ethics, or just basic common sense.