it is a serious bummer within the Administration, though certainly not the first; among the numerous resignation of this executive must be remembered also that of the predecessor of Barr, Jeff Sessions, forced to leave because, according to Trump he hadn't defended enough during the Russiagate. Barr has been the granite in the defense of the president during the impeachment, which ended last week with the acquittal in the Senate.
The straw that broke the camel's back is another, an episode apparently less (with respect to the impeachment). At the beginning of this week federal prosecutors had asked for a sentence severe – from seven to nine years of prison, – for an old friend of Trump, Roger Stone, accused of having lied under oath to protect the president from the scandal of Russiagate. The attorneys in question depend on the Department of Justice, that is, a branch of the Administration; traditionally, however, they have a broad independence, there is a “chinese wall” that usually protects them from the interference of the president. Not this president, apparently.
Trump has gone on a rampage to worth strict requirements to the detriment of his friend. He demanded that the Department of Justice sconfessasse the work of its prosecutors. Barr as a first reaction has succumbed to the pressures of the president. With the result that they began flocking to the resignation: a revolt within the ministry, by judges, not career judges. In the end the same Barr it seems we had thought about it. In an interview to the Abc television News the Attorney General grumbles against all those who criticize: the Congress, the newspapers, or the president.
“I Cannot continue my work on a continuous background of comments that I belittle”. Until he is angry with the Congress or with the media, nothing sensational. But the minister of Justice attacks very explicitly who appointed him. The tweet of the president, says, “I cannot warrant to the courts and the attorneys in my ministry that we are doing our work with rigor”. His exit is the latest episode in a crisis unprecedented since the days of Richard Nixon within the Justice Department, which was shaken by a crisis of credibility for the pressure, explicit Trump.
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