It must be hard being William Barr, the White House’s pet Attorney General. He must look like the hero comic of some silent film. He’s running around from pillar to post, turning off investigations at every turn. Most recently, it appears that the whole Stormy Daniels affair is going to come down to only Michael Cohen in the sneezer. In ordinary times, however, it would be remarkable to find out that the President of the United States was intimately involved in paying off the porn star with whom he was messing around shortly after the birth of his fourth child by his third wife. But these are not ordinary times, and this is not an ordinary president*, and I’m not entirely sure anything ever will be normal again. Read the rest of Charlie Pierce’s story at Esquire.