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December 4, 2020 5:49 p.m.

Barr On The Ropes?

  • Attorney General Bill Barr told the truth this week. And for that he may lose his job.
  • On Tuesday, the attorney general told the AP that the Justice Department had not uncovered the sort of mass voter fraud that would overturn the results of the presidential election.
  • Soon after Barr’s interview was published, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said the nation’s top law enforcement officer simply hadn’t looked hard enough.
  • White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany dodged on Wednesday afternoon when asked whether President Trump still had confidence in Barr after the attorney general’s comments.
  • On Wednesday night, news broke that Trump was considering firing Barr over the comments. Aides have reportedly urged Trump not to fire his attorney general.
  • On Thursday morning, CNN reported that Barr had a particularly rough meeting with Trump at the White House after his AP interview.
  • And later on Thursday, Trump himself said that Barr hadn’t looked very hard for the sort of widespread fraud Trump’s campaign has baselessly claimed. Asked whether he still had confidence in Barr, Trump told reporters to check back with him in a few weeks.

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