“The mission of the Office of the Attorney General is to supervise and direct the administration and operation of the Department of Justice, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Bureau of Prisons, Office of Justice Programs, and the U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Marshals Service, which are all within the Department of Justice.”
The Purpose of the Attorney General of the United States is not to represent the president; not to be his personal attorney. Quite the contrary, her or his obligation is to protect the law and directed by the Constitution even if that involves crimes by the resident of the White House. William Barr is not doing his job.
From day one Barr has acted as Trump’s personal attorney. His efforts to protect the Criminal-in-Chief are comical, revolting, and against federal law.
Barr spoke before the extremist right-wing group calling themselves the “Federalist Society” on Friday. He spent most of his time defending Trump and ignoring the Constitution; the rule of law. Real Americans and Democrats denounced the fake defender of our nation’s laws.
Democratic Rep. Bill Pascrell of New Jersey was infuriated and tweeted: “Yesterday AG Barr addressed a radical political group and gave one of the most vicious partisan screeds ever uttered by a US cabinet officer. Barr says Trump should have king-like powers. Barr is a liar and a fanatic and should be impeached and stripped of his law licenses.”
And Richard Painter, a former White House ethics counsel, tweeted, “Bill Barr is the type of bare-knuckles lawyer the Church would have hired thirty years ago to cover up sex abuse cases.”
Barr must be impeached, tried, and placed in federal prison for his crimes against the American people. Wearing the title of Attorney General is a travesty and an insult to every woman and man who held this esteemed position previously.
Finally, the truth is that Trump is not worth saving; his illegitimate presidency is a travesty and the greatest embarrassment in American history.
Op-ed by James Turnage
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