President Donald Trump has praised U.S. Attorney General William Barr for his ongoing “investigation of the investigators” to probe the shady origins of the failed Trump-Russia probe.
To this end, Trump said he gave Barr full authority to get to the bottom of the corrupt shenanigans employed by the Obama FBI and DOJ to allegedly spy on him and his presidential campaign.
“We have a very respected gentleman, a very high-quality person named William Barr. He’s working so hard,” Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity.
When asked why he didn’t release all the documents related to the multiple FISA abuses targeting former Trump campaign associate Carter Page, the president said he turned over that authority to Barr.
“Rather than just doing a total release, I gave him a total release,” Trump said. “In other words, he’s got everything–anything–he needs. He is the Attorney General of the United States, but he’s got a lot of very good people under him that are also involved. And I gave him a total release. So he has all of it.”
In April 2019, Barr ignited Democratic fury when he said “spying did occur” on the Trump campaign. This is a claim Trump has repeatedly made despite media mocking — in the face of mounting evidence.
Democrats tried to retaliate against Barr by voting to hold him in contempt. They got even more triggered when Barr joked about the toothless contempt motion.
“This must be a record of an Attorney General being proposed for contempt within a hundred days of taking office,” Barr laughed.
As BizPac Review reported, William Barr dismissed left-wing complaints that he’s overzealous in his defense of President Trump amid Congress’ endless investigations, saying Democrats have repeatedly moved the goal posts.
“I felt the rules were being changed to hurt Trump, and I thought it was damaging for the presidency over the long haul,” Barr said.
Barr says he’s fighting for the presidency more so than advocating for President Trump per se because the Democrats’ nonstop obstruction of a sitting president damages the office itself.
As an example, imagine what foreign countries think when they see that one political party constantly undermines the duly-elected leader of the United States. That emboldens them to dismiss the authority of the American president and erodes the United States’ standing on the world stage.
Barr underscored that the executive branch needs to be strong and independent, and not subordinate to partisan legislators who want the president to fail.
“At every grave juncture, the presidency has done what it is supposed to do, which is to provide leadership and direction,” Barr said. However, he suggested that in the current divisive political climate, that becomes almost possible to do.
He added, “If you destroy the presidency and make it an errand boy for Congress, we’re going to be a much weaker and more divided nation.”
Judge Jeanine is on to something! Mueller was a front for the Deep State! pic.twitter.com/Tn5tT03v6C
— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) July 26, 2019
Until Barr was appointed attorney general in February, he was a respected litigator who was widely admired for his integrity. But as soon as he joined the Trump administration, he was immediately attacked as a partisan puppet. That couldn’t be farther from the truth.
For one, Barr is a Bush acolyte. And as everyone knows, the Bush family hates Donald Trump and even voted against him. Barr was U.S. Attorney General under George W. Bush, so this isn’t his first time at the rodeo.
Given his past experience as the nation’s top lawyer, it’s no surprise that Barr takes Democrat mudslinging in stride.
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