Though U.S. Attorney General William Barr isn’t exactly in President Donald Trump’s best graces at the moment, he recently provided an interesting insight into what he wants for his future, should the president win a second term in the White House on November 3.
According to the Washington Examiner, Barr recently informed his friend Richard Cullen that he would stay on in his position as the head of the DOJ amid recent rumors that Donald Trump could be considering firing him.
“Barr told me recently he supports the president and would be inclined to stay if the president wanted him to,” Cullen told the Washington Post.
However, at this point, it’s anyone’s guess as to whether or not Trump will keep Barr on the team, as the two have had some rocky relationship issues over the past year, including rumors at one point that Barr was on his way out — rumors that never came to fruition.
Barr’s admission that he would stay on if the president allows it is even more noteworthy given that just recently, in the midst of growing scandal surrounding former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, Trump expressed his dissatisfaction with Barr for not yet appointing special counsel to dig into allegations that the Biden family used their name to cash in on lucrative foreign-based deals.
“We’ve got to get the attorney general to act. He’s got to act. And he’s got to act fast. He’s got to appoint somebody. This is major corruption, and this has to be known about before the election,” Trump said.
Adding to Trump’s apparent frustration with Barr and the DOJ was news from earlier this month that a highly-anticipated report from U.S. Attorney John Durham — which many expect to contain damaging revelations concerning the “Obamagate” spy scandal — would be released before election day.
After learning that there would be no report — and thus no indictments or other bombshell news that would undoubtedly damage Democrats — Trump pulled no punches in his thoughts on the matter, according to the Washington Examiner.
“If that’s the case, I’m very disappointed. I think it’s a terrible thing, and I’ll say it to his face,” Trump said in reference to Barr. “That’s a disgrace. I think it’s a disgrace. It’s an embarrassment,” he added.
Only time will tell, but given Trump’s propensity for firing those who he believes are no longer performing at the levels he demands, Barr’s days as the DOJ head could very well be numbered at this stage in the game.