President Donald Trump has dismissed members of his administration for disloyalty before. It may be that his attorney general is next.
Trump isn’t saying for sure, but he could ax Attorney General William Barr for his failure to assist him in rooting out voter fraud that potentially cost him his reelection, the Washington Examiner reported. Barr publicly stated he hasn’t found any evidence of it, but the president contends Barr simply “hasn’t done anything yet.”
Despite the many allegations released to the media and isolated instances of voter fraud presented in court, Trump’s legal team has yet prove the 2020 presidential election was swayed by massive fraudulent votes. The president said the election was “rigged” and has delayed his concession to President-elect Joe Biden while his team works to suss out the malfeasance they suspect took place.
Meanwhile, Barr hasn’t been persuaded and publicly disputed Trump’s assertion. “To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election,” he told the Associated Press.
The president detests that kind of disloyalty, but Barr might have already sealed his fate when he dragged his feet on the investigation into the misconduct that led to the Russia collusion hoax against Trump, the Associated Press reported. Despite clear evidence that the government illegally spied on the Trump campaign leading up to the 2016 presidential election, Barr did not complete an investigation into the matter prior to Election Day as the president would have wanted.
Had he done so, it would have revealed the role the Obama administration played in the affair. This could have been the key to beating Biden, who served as vice president under former President Barack Obama. Trump not only wanted decisive proof to bolster his chances for re-election, he worried that the investigation would get swept under the rug if Biden was elected.
“Unless Bill Barr indicts these people for crimes — the greatest political crime in the history of our country — then we’ll get little satisfaction, unless I win,” Trump said. Barr has appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham in a move that may ensure the investigation would continue, but the damage may already be done.
Barr has not done all he could for Trump on two of the biggest issues he faced in his presidency. Trump will have to decide his fate in the waning days of his administration, but things aren’t looking good for Bill Barr.