Attorney General Bill Barr might not be up to the job of cleaning up the DOJ. Maybe no one is. He certainly doesn’t have any help from Christopher Wray or some of the prosecutors. There are also the many Obama embeds who were appointed politically and then had their jobs converted into permanent positions.
The Attorney General appears to be working hard at cleaning up, and he’s a brilliant, competent attorney. But blaming the President over a tweet as opposed to the bizarre reactions by the Democrats and their media is misguided.
Letting himself be snookered by four prosecutors not only embarrassed him but now the left can use it to lie about him. The leftists want to impeach him and the President.
That’s a lot of pressure to be under.
Then there is the appearance of the two-tiered system of justice. The former Acting AG Matthew Whitaker expressed his concerns on Fox News.
Whitaker made not of the fact that Michael Flynn and Andrew McCabe were charged with exactly the same issue, lying to FBI investigators. Andrew McCabe was told he will not be prosecuted, while Michael Flynn has had his life destroyed.
That is making the Department look worse. Whitaker feels Bill Barr is the right person for this job, but he is concerned about the long term credibility of the DOJ/FBI.
In a Sunday op-ed for Fox News, Andy McCarthy asked what most people on the right are asking:
“Why not indict McCabe on felony false-statements charges? That is the question being pressed by incensed Trump supporters. After all, the constitutional guarantee of equal justice under the law is supposed to mean that McCabe gets the same quality of justice afforded to the sad sacks pursued with unseemly zeal by McCabe’s FBI and Robert Mueller’s prosecutors.
George Papadopoulos was convicted of making a trivial false statement about the date of a meeting. Roger Stone was convicted of obstruction long after the special counsel knew there was no Trump–Russia conspiracy, even though his meanderings did not impede the investigation in any meaningful way. And in the case of Michael Flynn’s false-statements conviction, as McCabe himself acknowledged to the House Intelligence Committee, even the agents who interviewed him did not believe he intentionally misled them.”
“I emphasize Flynn’s intent because purported lack of intent is McCabe’s principal defense, too. Even McCabe himself, to say nothing of his lawyers and his apologists in the anti-Trump network of bureaucrats-turned-pundits, cannot deny that he made false statements to FBI agents and the IG.”
Hillary and her henchmen did a lot worse.