The Attorney General of the United States told reporters that prosecuting criminals in the Trump administration is not his”real work.”
Barr doesn’t think that prosecuting crimes against America is his job
Attorney General William Barr denied he is standing in the way of special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony before Congress, after the chairman of the House panel seeking his appearance accused the Justice Department of being unwilling to set a date.
“It’s Bob’s call whether he wants to testify,” Mr. Barr told The Wall Street Journal Wednesday, en route to El Salvador, a trip focused on increasing international cooperation against the violent street gang MS-13, which has roots in both Central America and the U.S.
“I’m trying to break away from Washington and do the real work of the attorney general,” he said.
The top prosecutor in the entire country shrugged off crimes by the executive branch of the government as not his problem. According to Barr, Russian attacks on elections are just “Washington,” and the real work of his job is fighting street gangs in El Salvador.
There is zero hope that William Barr will be anything other than a Trump lackey who is out to destroy the ability of the DOJ to do their job and hold Russian and potentially the administration of Trump accountable.
William Barr has given Congress even more evidence to impeach him.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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