Is Attorney General Bill Barr planning on stepping down?
The rumors are swirling…
It would definitely explain why the AG has publicly appeared to be relatively disinterested in investigating claims of voter fraud.
Specifically, the rumors claim that Bill Barr will step down before the end of 2020!
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This news is coming from the New York Times…
So… you know… this could very well be fake news.
If it is not fake news, this would be a major bombshell.
It would certainly explain why Barr has appeared to be sitting on his hands the last few weeks.
More details below:
Apparently Bill Barr feels that he has done all the damage to the United States republic and the American people that he can. He plans to step down at the end of the month.
— Bruce Porter, Jr. (@NetworksManager) December 7, 2020
Trump tweets: Bill Barr to step down join opportunities in the private sector and to join his family he does not have. CHINA!
— Exploding Space Pillow Singh, MD 🌊 (@labyrinthweaver) December 1, 2020
Screw him let Bill Barr step down and appoint Rudy as AG.
— Cajun_Proud 🇺🇸 (@cajun_proud) December 7, 2020
Three people allege that Bill Barr will step down.
The New York Times reports:
Attorney General William P. Barr is considering stepping down before President Trump’s term ends next month, according to three people familiar with this thinking. One said Mr. Barr could announce his departure before the end of the year.
It was not clear whether the attorney general’s deliberations were influenced by Mr. Trump’s refusal to concede his election loss or his fury over Mr. Barr’s acknowledgment last week that the Justice Department uncovered no widespread voting fraud. In the ensuing days, the president refused to say whether he still had confidence in his attorney general.
One of the people insisted that Mr. Barr had been weighing his departure since before last week and that Mr. Trump had not affected the attorney general’s thinking. Another said Mr. Barr had concluded that he had completed the work that he set out to accomplish at the Justice Department.
But the president’s public complaints about the election, including a baseless allegation earlier last week that federal law enforcement had rigged the election against him, are certain to cast a cloud over any early departure by Mr. Barr. By leaving early, Mr. Barr could avoid a confrontation with the president over his refusal to advance Mr. Trump’s efforts to rewrite the election results.
Mr. Barr’s departure would also deprive the president of a cabinet officer who has wielded the power of the Justice Department more deeply in service of a president’s political agenda than any attorney general in a half-century. Conversely, it would please some Trump allies, who have called for Mr. Barr to step down over his refusal to wade further into Mr. Trump’s efforts to overturn the election outcome.
Mr. Barr has not made a final decision, and the prospect of him staying on through Jan. 20 remains a possibility, the people familiar with his thinking cautioned. Should Mr. Barr step down before the end of the Trump administration, the deputy attorney general, Jeffrey A. Rosen, would be expected to lead the Justice Department until President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. is sworn in.
A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment. The White House had no comment.
If Bill Barr steps down…
And if Trump is able to prove his win and get sworn in for a second term…
Then that raises the question: who would replace Barr as the AG?
Please bill barr step down tomorrow and fire everyone in the fbi before you step out the door. The rot in that agency is beyond reform https://t.co/B2FlwgCbbf
— Hoss Tagge, PhD (@hoss_tagge) December 7, 2020
i have failed you, master, now i step down, in shame – bill barr
— Nessa 🌵❄ (@ness_the_mess) December 7, 2020
@Bill19293640 Mr. Barr your recent statements that the DOJ incompetent office of investigators has not found any evidence that would overturn this election is troublesome. You need to step down immediately!
— Marilyn Miller (@Diamondmmiller) December 1, 2020
The rumors have been swirling for a few days now.
It was the New York Times that appeared to validate those comments.
Now, Bloomberg is confirming the news:
Attorney General William Barr is weighing whether to step down before President Donald Trump’s term ends next month, the New York Times reported, citing three people familiar with his thinking.
Barr could announce his departure before the end of the year, according to the report. He hasn’t made a final decision, however, and he could stay through Jan. 20, the people told the Times.
It wasn’t clear if Trump’s refusal to concede the election or his anger over Barr’s acknowledgment last week that the Justice Department found no widespread voter fraud influenced the attorney general’s deliberations, the Times said. Trump wouldn’t say if he still had confidence in Barr after his comments on the lack of evidence of voter fraud.
One of the people told the Times that the attorney general had been weighing a departure since before last week and that Trump hadn’t impacted his thinking. Another person told the paper that Barr concluded he completed the work he set out to accomplish at the Justice Department.
Time will tell whether or not these rumors are true.
Even if they are, Barr shouldn’t be “phoning it in” these last few weeks.
There is plenty of evidence of discrepancies and anomalies in the election.
Each of these cases MUST be investigated!