Newly-confirmed Attorney General William Barr has rocked Washington with a stunning decision about special counsel Robert Mueller and his witch hunt.
Unlike former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who hid away in the Justice Department and refused to get involved, Barr will not recuse from Mueller’s investigation into the so-called “collusion” between Trump and Russia.
This is welcome news to President Trump and the White House, given the failure of Sessions to do his job and hold his own department accountable. In contrast, Barr is expected to bring a no-nonsense approach to his role as attorney general.
Back in December of 2018, Trump said, “I want to confirm that Bill Barr, one of the most respected jurists in the country, highly respected lawyer, former attorney general under the Bush administration, a terrific man…”
“I did not know him until recently when I went through the process of looking at people and he was my first choice from day one, respected by Republicans and respected by Democrats,” he continued.
Democrats are already squawking about Barr’s oversight of the Mueller investigation. Referring to Mueller’s upcoming final report, he told Congress during his hearing, “I believe there may be discretion there about what the attorney general can put in that report.”
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