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December 14, 2020

AG Barr Steps Down (or Is Fired by Trump)

Earlier, the media claimed that Barr disparaged Trump.

I'm not sure he did. Check out this claim:

Barr "cannot be intimidated" by Trump and thinks the president's attacks are a "deposed king ranting," a source told CNN. The relationship between Trump and Barr is reportedly like a "cold war."

Note that those aren't Barr's (alleged) words, as most of the Twitter Idiots claimed. Those are the words of a "source close to Barr."

And this is a CNN source. And we know how they turn out.

Trump tweeted about Barr's refusal to confirm the Hunter Biden investigation until after the election.

RedState's Nick Arama says Barr did confirm the investigation, but the media buried the news.

Arama quotes CNN, noting that the DOJ confirmed a Hunter Biden investigation in October.

Sinclair Broadcast Group reported in October that the FBI had opened a criminal investigation into Hunter Biden. CNN has learned new details about the scope of the probe, including that it is focused on China.

Well, maybe. It certainly wasn't a prominent confirmation.

Whatever the truth is, Trump must have began to suspect that Barr was just like many other Deep Staters who'd "served" him, telling him to his face that "wheels were in motion" about his various agenda items, while meanwhile working hand-in-glove with the bureaucracy to make sure nothing Trump wanted actually got done.

I had believed Barr was one of the good guys, but I have to agree with those skeptical of him:

Barr talked a good game, but he never delivered much.

Maybe never delivering much isn't just bad luck. Maybe it was always the plan.

Oh right -- "Durham is still out there."


A source I have who is familiar with both Trump's and Barr's thinking seems to think that the given reason for Barr's resignation -- to be with his family more for the holidays -- is in fact the real reason.

But that seems preposterous to me. It's a critical time for Trump. Leaving helps the narrative that Trump has lost and even his top captains know it.

One recent story that I just remembered: Supposedly, Trump wanted a special counsel appointed in the case of the corrupt accused pedophile Hunter Biden, but Barr was resisting.

Perhaps that's why he's now gone.

Below, Barr's resignation letter. Or: "Resignation" letter. Not sure which.



Mark Levin said he felt Barr and Trump respected each other, and there was no animosity. He also said that people have been trying to get Barr to leak a little regarding ongoing investigations, and that doing so would be a felony.

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