William Barr did an interview with CBS this week which perfectly illustrated why the left is positively terrified of him.
He suggested at one point that while the left claims Trump is destroying our norms, it is actually the left which is doing exactly that.
Real Clear Politics provides a transcript:
“Nowadays, people don’t care about the merits or the substance. They only care about who it helps, whether my side benefits or the other side benefits. Everything is gauged by politics, and I say that is antithetical to the way the Department [of Justice] runs, and any attorney general in this period is going to end up losing a lot of political capital,” Barr said. “And that’s one of the reasons I decided I should take [the job] on. At my stage in my life, it wouldn’t make any difference.”
“I’m at the end of my career,” he said. “Everyone dies. I don’t believe in the Homeric idea that immortality comes by having odes sung about you over the centuries.”
“In many ways, I’d rather be back at my old life, but I love the Department of Justice, I love the FBI, I think it is important that in this period of intense partisan feelings we do not destroy our institutions.”
“One of the ironies today is that people are saying it is President Trump who is shredding our institutions. I really see no evidence of that. From my perspective, the idea of ‘resisting’ a Democratically elected president and basically throwing everything at him, and really changing the norms on the grounds that we have to stop this president. That’s where the shredding of our norms and institutions is occurring,” Barr said.
Watch the video:
You know who seems the most worried about William Barr? Adam Schiff.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Adam Schiff calls on Dan Coats to tell him if William Barr declassifies over intelligence community objections
House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff pressed the intelligence community to let him know if Attorney General William Barr declassifies any documents pertaining to the Russia investigation over their objections.
Last week, President Trump delegated Barr “full and complete authority to declassify information” related to the origins of the federal investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. The White House also instructed several agencies to cooperate with Barr’s inquiry, including the Central Intelligence Agency, the Defense Department, the State Department, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
In a letter Friday to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Schiff wrote that Trump’s memo “perniciously” seeks the intelligence community’s help to “politicize the [intelligence community] and law enforcement, to delegitimize the well-founded investigation into the President, and to attack the President’s political enemies.”
Wouldn’t you be concerned if you were Adam Schiff?
He has much to answer for.