People like former Attorney General Barr and ABC's Jonathan Karl no doubt have higher-
toned explanations—what might be called pseudo-democratic or some such—for their behavior. And no doubt they feel Trump far too vulgar for words. They are also no doubt convinced of their own righteousness. But in the end it’s all about the money and the power, in whatever order, plus in Barr’s case a soupçon of reputation-saving (it’s not).