According to Fox Business host Lou Dobbs, Attorney General William Barr is a part of the “deep state” conspiracy to overthrow the Trump administration and had no right to criticize President Trump’s tweets in an interview he gave to ABC News.
Specifically, Barr told Pierre Thomas that Trump’s tweets about reducing the sentencing recommendation for the president’s longtime friend and confidant Roger Stone were making it “impossible” for him to do his job.
Barr’s comments set Dobbs off on an extended rant:
“[Trump] is keeping his promises that he made as a candidate for the office he holds. He is also expressing himself fully, freely, and directly to the American people, without going through the sage intermediaries of the national left-wing media. And, you know, I guess I am so disappointed in Bill Barr, I have to say this. It’s a damn shame when he doesn’t get what this president has gone through, and what the American people have gone through, and what his charge is as attorney general.”
The “charge” of any attorney general is to enforce the law and to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. That’s the oath Barr and Trump both took. But to hear Dobbs tell it, Barr stepped over the line by not paying the proper worshipful respect to Dear Leader Donald:
“By God, if he’s going to complain … those are all things to complain about. Where the hell is the report? Where the hell are the indictments? Where the hell are the charges against the corrupt, the politically corrupt deep state within the Justice Department, the FBI, and why in the hell are we hearing apologies from someone in that rancid, corrupt department about what they permitted? Because they had to have neighbors by the dozens to pull off what they did. The 26 names that we can go through in the FBI and the Justice Department.”
Dobbs concluded his ranting by saying that the Justice Department works for the president:
“But then to hear this attorney general complain about this president, who’s fighting every one of those damn people to do the right thing and to get this country straightened out, and it’s his mission to do so, not to carp about his boss. And by the way, I don’t want to hear any crap about an independent Justice Department! This Justice Department, as does every one, works for the president. It is part of the executive branch.”
While that’s technically true, the AG is supposed to work on behalf of the people, not to do personal favors or carry out vendettas for a president. Yet here we are, with a president ordering the attorney general to do things and Barr happily complying. That’s not what the Founders had in mind.
Lou Dobbs attacks Bill Barr, suggests he’s part of the “deep state,” calls the Justice Department “rancid, corrupt” pic.twitter.com/PzjnieGrlK
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) February 14, 2020
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