Rumors were flying hard this week that Attorney General Bill Barr may be forced to resign from his position at the Department of Justice (DOJ) for making Democrats angry. However, a report from Fox News is now putting an end to the speculation.
According to Fox News, a DOJ spokeswoman named Kerri Kupec announced on a Tuesday night tweet on Twitter that “The Attorney General has no plans to resign.”
Why People Want Barr Gone
The reason people thought that Attorney General Bill Barr might resign is because Barr admitted to ABC News last week that Donald Trump’s tweets regarding DOJ matters had made life very difficult for him regarding the case of Roger Stone – who is a longtime friend of president Trump.
Barr has been told to resign by numerous Democrats after he made the decision to defend Roger Stone from receiving a prison sentence of 9 years or more. You can read about that decision here.
The Attorney General’s decision to defend Oliver Stone was somewhat complicated by Trump’s flurry of tweets denouncing both Stone’s trial and the judge that presided over it. Since Donald Trump tweeted about the situtation, Democrats are trying to claim that Trump somehow might be using Barr to get Oliver Stone off the hook – an allegation which has been completely denied by Barr.
“I have a problem with some of, some of the tweets,” Barr complained in his ABC interview. “As I said at my confirmation hearing, I think the essential role of the attorney general is to keep law enforcement, the criminal process sacrosanct to make sure there is no political interference in it. And I have done that and I will continue to do that.”
Nonetheless, Democrats still want Attorney General William Barr to resign.
But Bill Bar Isn’t Going Anywhere.
That’s why it’s so important that a spokesperson is confirming that Barr isn’t resigning.
You can read the tweet below:
Addressing Beltway rumors: The Attorney General has no plans to resign.
— KerriKupecDOJ (@KerriKupecDOJ) February 19, 2020
The fact that she would say this publicly puts to rest the rumors suggesting that Barr might go away. And this is actually good news for President Trump!
Trump needs Bill Barr as his Attorney General. He’s a good man and he knows how to do his job extremely well.
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