Ace of Clubs: Former U.S. Attorney General William Barr, Trump’s “Biggest Enabler” No Longer

  • Barr told lawmakers that since Mueller had declined to reach a conclusion on obstruction of justice, he and his deputy made their own determination that the evidence was lacking. When Mueller’s full report was released weeks later, Mueller’s  office said there was “substantial evidence” of obstruction. He also wrote a letter to Barr saying the attorney general had mischaracterized his team’s work.
  • Immediately after the [Roger Stone] sentencing recommendation, Trump tweeted that it was “horrible and unfair” and a “miscarriage of justice.” The Justice Department, operating under Attorney General William Barr, then reversed itself.  In response, all four of the federal prosecutors responsible for Roger Stone’s case withdrew. The administration also abruptly pulled the nomination of the former U.S. attorney who oversaw the Stone prosecution for a top position in the Treasury Department. Trump tweeted: “Congratulations to Attorney General Bill Barr for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought. Evidence now clearly shows that the Mueller Scam was improperly brought & tainted.”
  • By repeating false and misleading statements about the potential for voter fraud and post-election violence, Attorney General Barr stepped out of his role as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer and marred the 2020 elections.