Former Attorney General William Barr became an ineffective ally, which is often worse than being a sworn enemy. The enemy is doing what is expected by acting against you. But real betrayal occurs when an ally turns into a bystander.
'Once a group of people has been branded evil and a threat to democracy, it presents an excuse to stop them at any cost. The ends justify the means, and concern for the rule of law or civil liberties can be ignored.'