Attorney General William Barr is considering resigning before President Trump’s first term of office expires on January 20, according to a report by the New York Times published Sunday evening.
Barr, who had previously served as attorney general in the George H. W. Bush administration from 1991-1993, was appointed by Trump in November 2019 to replace the hapless Jeff Sessions who had allowed the Deep State to run roughshod over him as it endeavored to remove Trump from office with the Russia collusion hoax that led to the Mueller investigation. Barr has failed to prosecute the coup plotters who from Barack Obama and Joe Biden to James Comey, John Brennan and beyond abused the powers of government to prevent Trump from taking office and then to sabotage and try to overthrow his presidency.
Barr’s efforts to push back against the coup have been seen as weak and ineffective, with but one minor prosecution of an FBI official and interventions to dismiss the Flynn case and reduce the sentence of Roger Stone. Trump ended up pardoning Flynn and commuting Stone’s sentence.
Barr said last week he had secretly appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham as Special Counsel to carry on his investigation into the coup, but with a narrow focus on the conduct of the FBI in the Crossfire Hurricane probe. The failure of Barr and Durham to produce indictments or even an interim report before the November election was seen as a major disappointment by Trump supporters who saw the coup plotters not only getting away with the scheme but profiting at the ballot box.
Barr last week said he had not seen any evidence of widespread fraud that could change the results of the election.
Trump reportedly had an “intense” meeting with Barr at the White House after his comments went public.
Last Wednesday, a day after the reported meeting, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany declined to say if Trump had confidence in Barr, saying in response to a reporter’s question, “If we have any personnel announcements, I’ll let you know.”
Excerpt from the New York Times report:
Attorney General William P. Barr is considering stepping down before President Trump’s term ends next month, according to three people familiar with this thinking. One said Mr. Barr could announce his departure before the end of the year.
It was not clear whether the attorney general’s deliberations were influenced by Mr. Trump’s refusal to concede his election loss or his fury over Mr. Barr’s acknowledgment last week that the Justice
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