Peter J. Wallison, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and author of “Judicial Fortitude: The Last Chance to Rein in the Administrative State,” wrote “The Attorney General and ‘The Resistance'” for Law & Liberty on Dec. 20. He writes:
Ever since his confirmation as Attorney General, William Barr has refused to pull his punches when discussing what could be one of the greatest political scandals in US history. Beginning with his observation in congressional testimony that “spying” occurred in the FBI’s now-disgraced investigation of the Trump campaign (“the only question,” he said, “is whether it was predicated”) to his appointment of a US attorney to look into the possibility that crimes were committed by the FBI and others, he has not left any doubt about the gravity of his concerns.
Everything Barr says, then, from now until the end of the Trump presidency, will be exaggerated and distorted to support the charge that the indictments to come were politically motivated.
This has made him a key target for the left, in Congress and the media. It seems clear that the strategy now will be to paint Barr as a political ally and hatchet man for President Trump. This will be important if further investigation of the FBI and the CIA results — as it likely will — in indictments. Everything Barr says, then, from now until the end of the Trump presidency, will be exaggerated and distorted to support the charge that the indictments to come were politically motivated.
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