US Attorney General William Barr declared on ABC News Feb. 13 that he won’t be bullied by Trump, who is making it “impossible” for him to do his job. He insisted, per Mediaite, “that President Donald Trump has never asked him to interfere in any criminal case, but also ripped the commander in chief for tweeting about his department.”
Was he rebuking his boss? Standing up to the Criminal King?
Probably not. Or more to the point, practically no one believes Barr one bit. The general complaint is that Barr is putting on a show for the nation–with Trump’s approval–to appear to be his own independent man, rather than the dictator’s lackey. However, one media figure takes Barr at his words, and is blasting him from the other side
Lou Dobbs trained his rhetorical fire on Bill Barr for what he saw as a deep, public betrayal of President Donald Trump by the attorney general.
On his Thursday night show, the Fox Business host and Trump confidante lit up Barr for his appearance in an ABC News interview earlier that day, in which the head of the DOJ complained that the president’s Twitter rants about the Justice Department “make it impossible to do my job.”
…“Where the hell is the [Durham] report!”
“Where the hell are the indictments!”
“Where the hell are the charges against the politically corrupt Deep State within the Justice Department, the FBI!”
“And why in the hell aren’t we hearing apologies from someone in that rancid, corrupt department about what they permitted?”
“But then to hear this…attorney general complain about this president, who is fighting every one of those damn people to do the right thing and get this country straightened out and it’s mission to do so and not to carp about his boss,” Dobbs spat out. “And, by the way, I don’t want to hear any crap about an independent Justice Department. This Justice Department, as does everyone, works for the president. It’s part of the executive branch.”
Poor Bill. Can’t get a break from the left or right.