Attorney General William Barr appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee to make his Justice Department budget request, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
As I currently type this, over 2,000 former DOJ officials have signed a letter demanding Bill Barr resign. This is apparently in response to the Attorney General stepping in to fix a stunt pulled by four former Mueller prosecutors in which they recommended up to 108 months in prison for Roger Stone.
Update: over 2000 (!) former DOJ officials have signed. This is an extraordinary bi-partisan show of unity about our concern for the independence of DOJ. https://t.co/RQcqH1zBuX
— Mimi Rocah (@Mimirocah1) February 17, 2020
Of course, none of this makes any sense given that if Barr were just doing Trump’s bidding, Andrew McCabe wouldn’t have been let off the hook last week. But no one said any of this has to actually make sense. It’s just partisan, #resistance political porn at this point.
The group behind the letter is Protect Democracy, which is another anti-Trump grift operation that claims to be “bi-partisan” but whose largest donor is a far-left think tank. Some of the advisors to the organization include people like Evan McMullin and Mona Charen, so that gives you an idea of their goals.
Let’s be real, though. These people don’t actually care about the rule of law or any supposed threat to it posed by Bill Barr. If they did, they’d have formed this band during the Eric Holder era.
What this is really about is trying to discredit the Durham investigation.
I can't imagine why Democrats and bureaucrats would demand Attorney General William Barr resign just as he's getting so close to releasing the results of investigations into federal corruption. https://t.co/OpJncduyaa
— Joy Pullmann (@JoyPullmann) February 17, 2020
I’m fairly skeptical about the idea that people will actually be prosecuted over Durham’s investigation into the origins of Crossfire Hurricane. Even if he’s got rock-solid cases, it’s unlikely a D.C. grand jury will move to indict an anti-Trump figure. But there’s no doubt his report is going to be a big indictment of the misconduct that took place.
What’s the best way to limit the impact of his findings? The simple answer is to try to discredit him and Barr before the report drops. That’s what all this is really about. It’s not about respect for the law, concern about corruption, or any other nonsense. These are the same people who sat idly by through numerous scandals during previous presidential terms. This is simply about being deluded over Donald Trump’s mere existence and seeking to stop Barr from exposing the corruption that took place during the Trump-Russia investigation.
Barr isn’t going to resign though. He’s all in on this issue, and whether these careerists like it or not, the daylight is coming for what their department did.