Attorney General Bill Barr is doing his very best to morph the Justice Department into President Donald Trump’s personal law firm — but he still hasn’t managed to validate Trump’s conspiracy theories on “Obama-gate”/”Spy-gate”/”Unmask-gate” or any other “gate” and the President is Not Happy About It.
During an interview with Newsmax TV, Trump wouldn’t say if Barr would get to stick around if he wins reelection in November.
“Can’t comment on that. It’s too early,” the President said.
“I’m not happy with all of the evidence I have, I can tell you that,” he added. “I’m not happy.”
Trump’s comments came after Barr informed Republican lawmakers last week that the results of U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation into the FBI’s 2016 Russia-Trump probe would not come out before Election Day, a major blow to Trump and his allies’ desperate attempts to gain political advantage.
Additionally, the “unmasking” probe Barr had commissioned in response to Trump’s conspiracy theories about Michael Flynn also ended up being a total bust, having been quietly concluded on Tuesday night without a single charge or arrest.
Trump complained to Newsmax that the lack of arrests from the probe were “ridiculous” and a “disgrace.”
“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 said.
Barr isn’t the only attorney general to fall out of favor with the President. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ dignity took several hits during his tenure as America’s top law enforcement official.