- Jan 30, 2008
No. He looks even worse to me. He enabled Trump with his directives to chase down non existent fraud. He fudged up the Mueller Report. He fudged up the Flynn prosecution. He swept Lafayette Park clean for a photo op.After seeing some of the Barr footage...
Anybody reevaluating their opinion of him?
He was characterized as a Trump stooge but certainly doesn't come across that way in his interviews.
He knew the whole administration was BS, but he enabled and played along because he liked the power and wanted to create a more robust DoJ under a more robust Executive Branch. Only when the place was going up in flames did he find his honor and resign.
Hopefully one thing we learn is that the AG should be a non political appointee. The AG and head of top intel agencies should be like the FBI. A term not conditional on an election. There should be protections against random firings, too. Barr was a giant tool of an AG.