MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace just revealed that according to her sources, there will be “rumors” the Attorney General Bill Barr almost resigned over President Trump’s decision to grant clemency to former associate Roger Stone.
Democrats and the mainstream media are furious that Trump commuted Stone’s 40-month sentence — due to the risk of contracting COVID-19 in prison — because it further undermines the now-debunked Russia collusion narrative and Mueller investigation.
Wallace told her viewers that “there will be rumors in the coming days that William Barr almost resigned over this. That [White House counsel] Pat Cipollone was deeply troubled by this. They may be true, but no one will leave,” implying that the White House will circulate the rumors to save face.
Wallace said that her assertion was based on “well-sourced spin,” and claimed that no matter what the White House says, “all are accomplices in the corruption of one of the most sacred presidential powers.”
Wallace cited anonymous former Justice Department officials that said: “that Trump pardons people because he can and William Barr goes along with it because he’s complicit in the erasure — just erasing Robert Mueller’s probe.”
The resignation rumors to be pushed by the White House have yet to surface, though NBC News White House correspondent Geoff Bennett reported that Barr allegedly opposed clemency for Stone.
Remember, Stone was not pardoned. Even though he was granted clemency, he is still a convicted felon in the eyes of the law. Democrats have no problem releasing thousands of violent criminals from prisons due to the risk of COVID-19, but Stone apparently deserves no such courtesy — despite his advanced age and fragile health.