This drama is playing out with particulars that would have been dismissed by authors like Jorge Luis Borges, Terry Southern, Mark Z. Danielewski, Murakami Haruki, Nikolai Gogol, Isabel Allende, Joseph Heller, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez as excessively fantastical and ludicrous for any work of fiction.
‘Trump and Barr have also been asking other foreign governments for help in investigating the FBI, CIA and Mueller investigators. The US president has called on the Australian prime minister Scott Morrison for assistance, while the Attorney General has been on similar missions to the UK and Italy.
And the information being requested has left allies astonished. One British official with knowledge of Barr’s wish-list presented to London commented that “it is like nothing we have come across before, they are basically asking, in quite robust terms, for help in doing a hatchet job on their own intelligence services.”’