Bill Barr, under fire for protecting Trump

WASHINGTON: Had A Solid Reputation When He Took Over Leadership In February, But His Joint Efforts To Downplay The Mueller Report S Accusing Allegations Against Having Tattered Reputation.

The Experienced Washington Lawyer, 68, Encouraged The Hope That Under His Leadership The Ministry Of Justice Would Shake Off The Politicization Of Trump During The First Two Years Of Trump's Presidency.

But Ten Weeks Later, He Is Branded As More Political Than His Predecessor, Labeled As A Liar And Faced With Calls For Deposition And A Possible Accusation Of Contempt For Congress.

Barr Has Anesthetized Many Who Have Given Him The Benefit Of Doubt By Explaining Trump Completely From Accusations Of Conspiracy With Russia And Obstruction Of Justice.

But Special Report Robert Mueller &s; X27; S Full Report On Russian Election Interference While Not Finding Criminal Behavior, Detailed A Troubling Number Of Contacts Between The Trump Campaign And Russia In 2016, And A Deep Pattern Of Obstruction By The President.

Instead, Barr Seemed To Have Participated In The Trump ' On The Mueller Investigation And His Own Justice Department.

He Belittled A Letter From Mueller In Which He Complained That He Had Twisted The Report As' Snitty. " And Following The Own Complaints Of Trump ' He Suggested That The Investigation Might Spy Illegally On The President's Campaign. S.

After A Stormy Hearing In Congress On Wednesday, Barr Nam Flack From Multiple Directions For His Alleged Determination To Protect Trump At Any Price.

Not In My Memory A Seated Attorney General Has Reduced The Credibility Of His Department For Any Subject, Benjamin Wittes, A Senior Fellow At The Brookings Institution, Wrote In The Atlantic Magazine.

Former FBI Director James Comey, Whose Fireworks From May 2017 By Trump Blocking Mueller's Obstruction Investigation, Suggested Barr Would Sell His Soul To Work For The Administration.

How Could Mr. Barr, A Smart And Completed Lawyer, Start Channeling The President Using Words Like ' No Collusion ' And FBI ' Espionage '? Comey Wrote In The New York Times.

Critics Perhaps Should Not Have Been Surprised.

Since The 1980s, Barr Has Been A Fixture At The Republican Location Of Washington.

While In Attorney General's Courtroom In 1991-92, He Protected The Power Of President George HW Bush ' The Democrats Out Of The Way When He Bush ' Pardon Of A Key Figure In Iran Formed - Ontrast Scandal With Illegal Arms Sales To Iran.

He Then Spent Nearly Two Decades Representing Verizon's Interests And Fighting Every Attempt To Expand Regulation Or Reduce The Power Of One Of The Largest US Telecommunications Operators.

He Was Also A Rising Figure In The Federalist Society And Politically Active Catholic Groups In The US Capital, From Which The Most Recent Conservative Judges Of The Supreme Court Were Chosen.

Trump Chose Barr To Replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Knowing That Barr Is A Strong Critic Of Mueller ' Probe Was.

In June 2018, Barr Steered, With The Well-known Job Of Sessions ' An Unsolicited Legal Memo To The Ministry Of Justice And The White House, Arguing That The Investigation Inflicted Presidential Rights And Was Based On A" Fatally Misunderstood" View Of Obstruction Law.

These Views Appear To Have Guided His Decision To Unilaterally Declare Trump That He Was Acquitted Of Harm After The Report From Mueller ' Completed Wash.

After The Mueller Report ' Was Completed, It Was My Baby, Barr Told Wednesday At The Senate Judicial Committee.

But His Determination To Help The White House Go Beyond The Probe Has Created A New Problem.

Earlier In April, Barr Told Congress Twice That He Was Unaware Of Any Disagreement That Mueller Had Had With Him On His First 24 March Report Summary.

In Fact, A Letter Made Public On Tuesday, Mueller Complained That Barr Had Distorted The Conclusions Of The Report.

Indignant Accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Barr Van Liegen Against Congress, A Crime. Others Required Barr ' S Head.

It ' S Time To Start A Deposition Procedure Against AG Barr, Said Democratic Representative Eric Swallwell.

At Every Step He Acted Like Trump ' S Lawyer, When He ' S Sworn His America ' To Be. He Must Go. "

Veteran Of Countless Heavy Legal Battles, Barr Steadfast. His Boss, The President, Was Satisfied.

Barr Was Really, Really Solid And Did Great Work, Trump Said After Hearing Wednesday ' S.