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Attorney General William Barr is in the doghouse after failing to deliver on two Department of Justice investigations that President Donald Trump claimed would show evidence of a broad conspiracy against him by the former administration, senior FBI and DOJ officials, and the so-called deep state.
Trump has made no secret of his anger, and on Wednesday, he declined to say whether he will keep Barr on as head of the DOJ if he wins the November election.
“Can’t comment on that,” Trump told the conservative outlet Newsmax TV. “It’s too early.”
“I’m not happy, with all of the evidence I had, I can tell you that,” the president added. “I am not happy.”
Trump’s comments mark a stunning shift for Barr, whom Trump has long praised as one of his most loyal defenders.
After Barr overrode career prosecutors in February to request a more lenient sentence for Trump ally and convicted felon Roger Stone, the president applauded the attorney general “for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought.”
Three months later, when Barr and senior DOJ officials moved to dismiss the department’s case against former national security adviser …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics