Bill Barr, Trump’s new attorney general, knows how the Department of Justice rolls. Barr sat in the big DOJ seat when George H.W. Bush was in office. Most DOJ workers say Barr will be awake and more responsive than immigrant-hater Jeff Sessions.
Sessions wanted to be Trump’s attorney general until he got the job. That’s when Jeff Sessions realized he made a huge mistake. Mr. Sessions did his best to bring his narrow-minded Alabama ideas on immigration to Washington. Sessions did create immigration chaos on the Southern border before Trump sent him back to Alabama. Some reports say Mr. Session wants to write his story. The story of how he tried to prevent gay marriages and enhance LGBT discrimination.
But Mr. Bill Barr doesn’t have gay-bashing on his resume. The only negative, according to the Democrats, is he threw serious shade at Mueller while he was keeping a low legal profile. Plus, he didn’t answer questions the way Democrats wanted him to answer them when he was in the Congressional hot seat. But the Republicans had enough votes to confirm his nomination.
Mr. Barr said he would share as much information as possible when the Mueller investigation comes to an end. But Barr said he might not reveal all the information in the report because some of it might threaten national security. But if Barr only releases bits and pieces of the Mueller investigation, he will be Congressional enemy number one right after Donald Trump, according to the Democrats.
Congress may be able to read the complete report, but the public may never know what Mueller uncovered in his two-year investigation on Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Legal experts say Barr is too smart to interfere with the Mueller investigation. But he may not release all the Mueller report information. Senator Lindsey Graham, the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, believes Barr will err on the side of transparency.
The other issue Barr has to deal with is what to do with former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker. Whitaker, the former Iowa U.S. prosecutor, isn’t the most popular legal eagle in Washington at the moment. But some news reports say Mr. Trump might reward Whitaker by giving him a job in his administration. Jared Kushner might have his security clearance revoked so the Trumpster may need someone to bounce his illegal ideas off of, and Whitaker can shine in that role, according to the Democrats.