Trump: It Is ‘Too Early’ To Tell if I Would Keep Barr as Attorney General in a Potential Second Term

President Donald Trump is not happy that several probes into alleged wrongdoing at the FBI and Department of Justice appear to be coming up empty.

During an interview with Newsmax’s Greg Kelly set to air on Wednesday night, Trump was asked if he would keep Attorney General William Barr in if he won a second a term.

“I have no comment. Can’t comment,” Trump responded. “It’s too early.”

“I’m not happy with all of the evidence I have. I can tell you that. I’m not happy,” he added.

The Washingtonton Post reported on Tuesday that U.S. Attorney John Bash, who was appointed by Barr to look into allegations that officials in the Obama administration inappropriately requested the identities of individuals whose names were redacted in intelligence documents, concluded his investigation without filing charges.

“Personally, I think it’s ridiculous. It’s ridiculous. It’s a disgrace,” Trump said of the news, adding, “I think it’s really a horrible thing that they’re allowed to get away — when they say no indictments, they actually said no indictments before the election.”

He continued, “I had to go through elections with all those clouds over my head. But they don’t because the Republicans are so nice. Personally, I think it’s too bad. I think it’s too bad. They’re guilty as hell.”

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Attorney General William Barr listens during a discussion with state attorneys general on social media abuses hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 23, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Conservatives have argued that Obama officials improperly “unmasked,” or revealed the names of individuals in intelligence reports, as part of a conspiracy against the Trump administration.

The Bash probe was an offshoot of U.S Attorney John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the Russia probe. Conservatives have long hoped the inquiry would reveal wrongdoing at the FBI and its 2016 Russia investigation.

However, Barr reportedly said he does not expect there to be revelations from Durham’s probe before the election.

Trump also previously responded to that report, “If Bill Barr actually made that statement, I would be very disappointed in him. I don’t know that he made that statement.”

Responses

  1. Well, I can’t wait to read Barr’s book when he releases it after he gets canned. Especially if he’s the best that Trump could find.

  2. “the deep state is alive and well” ed

    I am confused, Ed.

    How so?

    Deep state: “a kind of shadow or parallel system of government in which unofficial or publicly unacknowledged individuals play important roles in defining and implementing state policy.” Ryan Gingeras, historian

    So shall we include the DoJ which allows banks to look the other way when vast sums get moved around without mandatorily reporting those transactions? Or pedophiles, such as Jeffrey Epstein, who blackmailed his acquaintances and the banks never reported his large transactions? That’s pretty deep.

    Shall we include the MIC which controls their puppet politicians on the take to keep their Forever Wars goings? Unelected non-officials setting government policies.

    For Dear Leader and Cult-45, anything or anyone who even hints at opposing Dear Leader is the “deep state”. A convenient catch-all that doesn’t exist in reality. If an anonymous person releases details about something that he doesn’t want exposed, blame the catch-all deep state. If the DoJ says that King Donald The Loser can’t actually have kingly powers, blame the catch-all deep state. Can’t continue investigating Hillary Clinton’s emails, blame the catch-all deep state. The FBI and the Justice Department withholding information about “surveillance of associates of Donald Trump”, blame the catch-all deep state. Accuse Hillary Clinton’s former aide Huma Abedin of putting “Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents”. If the DoJ refuses to investigate, blame the deep state. Believe an imaginary conspiracy theory of the Obama administration having embedded a spy in his campaign operation in order to ensure a Hillary Clinton victory, blame the catch-all deep state. Imagine a supposedly missing Democratic National Committee computer server that he believed the FBI had failed to impound, blame the catch-all deep state. Imagine that he was so effective that the deep state and its allies were so upset by what he accomplished that they even recruited the fake news media AND the Left to resist him. Holy cow, THAT must be the deep state, too!

    King Donald The Loser, in other words, sees the US government as infected by “Unelected, deep state operatives who defy the voters, to push their own secret agendas.” Yeah, right! His Majesty said that those “operatives” are “truly a threat to democracy itself.” 2018

    King Donald The Loser is the biggest threat to what remains of our democracy.

    The guy is off of his royal rocker, ed, and you are, too, if you believe ANY of this royal nonsense.

  3. Trump should be very careful with how he reacts to this. The whole thing should have been over years ago, but the deep state is alive and well, and he’s fortunate that we know as much as we do. He needs to keep Barr for as long as Barr will stay, because he is the best he would ever find. Politics always rule, even if they shouldnt.

  4. “Conservatives have long hoped the inquiry would reveal wrongdoing at the FBI and its 2016 Russia investigation.”—-Bradley Cortright. HOPED??? Trumpers did more than “hoped” they called for Obama, Biden, and Susan Rice to be LOCKED UP! Reps. Devin Nunes and Jim Jordan have repeatedly claimed an unidentified crime had been committed. Trumpers don’t “HOPE” they assume what they are being told is so, before an investigation has even begun. This happens so OFTEN that no one even EXPECTS to hear an apology or even an acknowledgement. The country, both sides of the aisle, KNOW Trumpers, formerly known as Conservatives, will simply move on to the next conspiracy.

  5. “I’m not happy with all of the evidence I have.” King Donald The Loser

    I am confused, Your Highness.

    What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty? If all of “your” evidence wasn’t enough, then get better evidence. Right?

    Funny how being president DOESN’T give you total power, you know, like being a king.

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