Given the ridiculous situation of American politics at this time, one would expect the nation’s most prominent politicians to be mindful of their tone and verbiage.
Not Attorney General Bill Barr, however.
The nation’s top cop has been under the proverbial microscope for weeks on end following the release the the Mueller report on Russian interference in the 2016 American presidential election. This newfound focus comes to us from the “resistance”, who believe that every single piece of news coming out of Washington can be spun in a way that’s detrimental to the President.
Barr, despite this disparity, has persevered in his unenviable role as Attorney General.
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Now, amid the controversy, Barr has dropped a wonderfully candid retort to an all-too-familiar question.
Looking back on his lengthy career as a top Department of Justice official, Attorney General William Barr doesn’t seem fazed by critics questioning his relationship with President Trump and alleging he’s not a straight shooter when it comes to interpreting the law. Barr says the attacks on his character stem from a “hyper-partisan period of time.”
Asked by CBS News’ Jan Crawford about concerns over his reputation for defending the president amid ongoing probes into the administration’s alleged ties to the Russian government and claims that Mr. Trump obstructed justice, Barr appeared indifferent.
Barr’s cognizance was staggering.
“I am at the end of my career,” Barr said. “Everyone dies and I am not, you know, I don’t believe in the Homeric idea that you know, immortality comes by, you know, having odes sung about you over the centuries, you know?”
The attorney general is still near the top of the democratic hit list, thanks to the recent press conference by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
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