Watching Attorney General William Barr in Congressional hearings leaves a person with the realization that he is no shrinking violet. He applied for the job of AG and is Donald Trump’s Roy Cohen aka fixer. Yet, Barr apparently has had some difficulty with throwing President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden in jail. That hit Trump supporters wrong.
Surely, the AG understood that Trump’s action could easily take down anyone around him. Monday, Barr spoke at a news conference about a Florida military installation shooting. He said, according to The Washington Post:
‘[He] did not expect the prosecutor he handpicked to review the 2016 FBI investigation into President Trump’s campaign would investigate former President Barack Obama or former vice president Joe Biden — an assertion that is likely to dismay Trump and his conservative allies.’
For some reason, Barr complained about the “increasing attempts to use the criminal justice system as a political weapon. His words sounded out-of-character when he said:
‘The legal tactic has been to gin up allegations of criminality by one’s political opponents based on the flimsiest of legal theories. This is not a good development.’
After that, Barr tossed aside the idea that the U.S. attorney who was exploring how the FBI dealt with the 2016 investigation into any link between the sitting president and Russia. Attorney John Durham was given the assignment to look into any wrongdoing by President Obama and then-Vice President Joe Biden:
‘As to President Obama and Vice President Biden, whatever their level of involvement, based on the information I have today, I don’t expect Mr. Durham’s work will lead to a criminal investigation of either man. Our concern over potential criminality is focused on others.’
The conservative Twitter world went crazy after Barr made his announcement. Check these out — they were wild:
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