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AG Barr Responds To Reports On Possible Resignation

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Attorney General William Barr, through his spokesperson at the Department of Justice, mentioned late on Tuesday evening that he doesn’t have any intentions to resign from the department.

Barr representative Kerri Kupec published on Twitter: “Addressing Beltway rumors: The Attorney General has no plans to resign.”

Barr’s reply came after CNN, The Washington Post, and the Associated Press reported on Tuesday evening that Barr had privately told those close to him that he has been thinking of laying off due to President Donald Trump’s tweets with regards to Justice Department matters.

The Washington Post reported:

The administration officials said Barr seemed to be sharing his position with advisers in hopes the president would get the message that he should stop weighing in publicly on the Justice Department’s ongoing criminal investigations.

Barr had a previously scheduled lunch with the White House counsel Tuesday and was still the attorney general by day’s end — indicating that the president’s moves that day were not enough to push him to resign.

Barr advised ABC News last week that Trump’s tweets had been very “disruptive” to the department, stating, “I think the essential role of the Attorney General is to keep law enforcement, the criminal process sacrosanct to make sure there is no political interference in it.”

“And I’m happy to say that the president has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case,” Barr stated. “However, to have public statements and tweets made about the department, about our people in the department, our men and women here, about cases pending in the department, and about judges before whom we have cases, make it impossible for me to do my job and to assure the courts and”

I am liable for everything that happens in the department. However, the matter I have most accountability for would be the problems that tend to be brought to me for the decision,” Barr added. “And I will make those decisions based on what I think is the right thing to do, and I’m not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody. And I said whether it’s Congress, newspaper editorial boards, or the president. I’m going to do what I think is right. And, you know, the, I think the — I cannot do my job here at the department with a constant background commentary that undercuts me.”

While talking to reporters on Tuesday, Trump acknowledged that his tweets do make it more difficult for Barr to do his occupation.

“Yeah, I do make his job harder,” Trump told reporters. “I do agree with that. I think that’s true. He’s a very straight shooter. We have a great Attorney General, and he’s working very hard. And he’s working against a lot of people that don’t want to see good things happen, in my opinion.”

“But I will say this: Social media, for me, has been very important because it gives me a voice because I don’t get that voice in the press,” Trump stated. “In the media, I don’t get that voice. So I’m allowed to have a voice.” 

7 COMMENTS

  1. I used to criticize President Trump because of his tweeting, but I must admit now that he makes sense, the media twists things so much, that Twitter is a viable tool to get his actual word out.

  2. The democrats are so insane in their desire to trip the president up, destroy him, sow seeds of mistrust even when they’re not there, it has gotten to the point where I cannot listen to anything of them. Calling for AG Barr’s head on a platter: is this anything new. No! It’s the same story. It doesn’t matter how good a job is being done, how honest the AG is, how well the country is doing. The dems are single-minded against it all and anyone associated with the President is fair game to destroy. But they are afraid too, afraid of what the AG will find, the extent of their dirty games. They are the corrupted ones, the criminals and everything they accuse the President and his team of doing are things they have done or are doing.

    • Vinny, Open your eyes, ears and, more importantly your mind. It is not the media or the Democrats that are the problem. The problem is none other than Donald Trump and the people he has surrounded himself with. Trump himself is by far the most serious problem our country faces or ever has. We have elected to put into the most influential position that exists in the world today an incompetant fool who’s instincts center totally on his self centered, egomaniacle lust for power, stature, riches and completed control where all the actual evidence points to his inabilty to comprehend the needs of the nation, the astounding number of his lies since january 20, 2017, his obvious mental instability, his inate need to speak or tweet what ever comes into his deranged brain, his belief as stated many times over that “only he” can solve the “problem” …..no one else but him. Has anyone else in the world ever made such a claim? OK, a few have but every one that has, has been stung up, run out of office, assasinated, or committed suicide – most memorable being the one that convinced all 600 of his followers to drink enough purple Kool-Aid kill them all. To blame the Democrats and the liberal media for our problems is the result of Trump, FoxNews, and the entirety of the far right talk radio hosts telling you to do so; spreading the lies, convinced that telling the same ones over and over will eventually turn lies into “facts”. Listening to, and actually believing their lies, exaggerations, accusations, and their unabashed support of the most corrupt Presdent in our entire history is the problem; the real problem, and in many respects the only problem. Will you ever get it Vinny? Perhaps you will, but not until the day you pull your head out of the sand, you anus, or wherever it is currently jambed in a place where the sun’s light cannot be seen.

      • Eyes wide open, your eyes may be wide open but nothing is registering between your ears. There are to many Democrats hiding behind their corrupt behavior.. I will not mention their names, but they control the house and are the minority in the senate! They are the mayors and governors of every failing corrupt city and sanctuary state. They want to transform America into a 3rd world nation with open borders and free sh%% for illegals along with buying votes with their welfare mentality.After nearly 60 years of Johnson’s GREAT SOCIETY the black community and poor have increase while stuck in their city ghettos. There is a very high price to pay for free sh%%, besides the $ cost, Americans are loosing liberty and freedom. I don’t blame those who are receiving the free stuff, but I do blame the Democratic Party and to a degree the Republican Party for their continued support of this failed policy. Both parties have allowed the dignity of people to be transformed to a socialistic country, but the Democratic Party has used it to buy votes while they promise more every four years. Like President Trump said to the black community “what do have to lose” after 60 years of failed policy. Our country is being lead by Trust Fund Elites who were spoiled rotten and never worked a real job in their life. Our country has been lead by these spoiled rotten elites who have never worked or understand self reliance. Yes, they have big degrees from elite Universities, but they don’t understand that pride in ones own accomplishments has been the back bone of America.
        Like Trump said, “ who would make such bad trade agreements”, exporting our jobs to foreign countries at the expense of American workers. If you don’t understand what individuals pride means then your are part of the problem. MAGA!!

  3. They know Barr is coming for them and they want him gone because he is doing too good of a job. the worse thing in this country are the modern day Democrats

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