Analysis: Donald Trump just openly threatened Bill Barr’s job #Breaking112
After all, since being confirmed as AG in February 2019, Barr has effectively done Trump’s personal bidding at every turn.
“President Donald Trump has spent his presidency looking for a co-commiserator, someone who carries the same conspiratorial and cynical view of the government and those who work within its massive bureaucracy. In Attorney General Bill Barr, he has finally found him.”
And yet, despite all that Barr has done to promote Trump’s conspiratorial agenda and the idea of the chief executive as all-powerful within the broader government, the President is still not entirely happy.
Why on Earth would Trump not be happy with Barr?
Because while Barr appears entirely willing to bend the will of the Justice Department to the President’s personal whims, he can’t — or won’t — change the timeline of the Durham investigation or its findings.
This sort of public pressure campaign — based on conspiracy theories entirely debunked by facts — would have been unthinkable in any past presidency.
Not only is Trump totally comfortable seeking to use the Justice Department to settle personal scores, he also feels fine about making clear that if Barr doesn’t do exactly what he says — facts and the law be damned — it could well cost the AG his job.
Which is stunning. Even for Trump.