Barr: I protect presidency

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“If you destroy the presidency and make it an errand boy for Congress, we’re going to be a much weaker and more divided nation.” – the Attorney-General William Barr told the Wall Street magazine during the trip to El Salvador, – reports usatoday.com

Barr faced a criticism wave recently for the fact that tried to protect the President. He is accused of a misrepresentation of the report of the special lawyer Robert Müller on intervention of Russia in elections and a potential obstacle to justice from the president. The judicial committee of the House of Representatives already voted for accusing Barre of disrespect for court.

Mueller’s report did not call for Trump’s prosecution for preventing to justice, however and did not acquit him. Instead proofs of 10 potentially obstructive acts were provided in it. Barre, and then – the Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein decided not to accuse Trump.

Many experts in legal questions and the former federal prosecutors expressed opinion that any who was not a president would be accused. Barre’s decision not to prosecute and his encouragement of Trump to approve executive privilege in the face of the agenda in the Congress led many critics to a conclusion that the Attorney-General did irreparable harm to its reputation.

“I felt the rules were being changed to hurt Trump, and I thought it was damaging for the presidency over the long haul,” Barr said.

And in February, 2017 Barr told for Washington Post that Trump obviously had the constitutional powers to order to ban trips to the United States from the list of mainly Muslim countries and had the right to dismiss the acting as the Attorney-General of Sallie Yeats when it directed the Ministry of Justice not to protect an order in court. Then he told: “Presidential powers are not exercised by a body or group. The Constitution vests ‘all executive power’ in one and only one person – the president,” Barr added. “The president need not ‘convince’ his subordinate that his decision reflects the best view of the law.”

“I’ve noticed one of the talking points these days is, ‘Oh isn’t it a tragedy Barr is losing his reputation,”‘ or, ‘His legacy is being tinged because of his service in this administration. I don’t think those people are really concerned about my legacy”, – Barr told Fox News.


Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website

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