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Bill Barr is throwing a party, and guess who’s getting paid off?

U.S. 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 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 Department of Justice 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 cèilidh, 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.

Of course not.

And if you think Trump doesn’t care about a sum like $30,000, you need to think about it some more.

The other point of this petty graft is for Barr to just throw it in everybody’s face that he really doesn’t care, do you? Barr is scum, and Ken Starr is scum for vouching for him, (as well as for a lot of other reasons), and everybody who volunteered to work for this administration should be treated as pariahs for the rest of their lives by anybody who isn’t part of the ongoing destruction of public life by this immoral travesty of an administration.

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