Attorney General William Barr: ‘I act on behalf of the United States’

After Democratic criticism against William Barr that he is “weaponizing the Justice Department for the president”, he defended himself…

After accusations from Democrats against Attorney General that he’s working in the president’s favor, William Barr said today that he is not acting as President Donald Drumpf’s personal attorney,

Democratic have accused Barr of taking actions that are in the president’s best interest and they also voiced concern about Barr’s ability to remain objective on matters that involve Ukraine, after the release of Drumpf’s phone call in July with the country’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, mentioned Barr’s involvement.

Rep. Adam Schiff said yesterday on ABC’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos that:

“the attorney general is weaponizing the Justice Department to go after the president’s enemies… He’s demonstrating once again that he is merely a tool of the president, the president’s hand, not the representative of the American people,”

Barr said today:

“I do want to say that one of the reasons Mr. Durham is able to make the kind of progress he’s making is because Director [Christopher] Wray and his team at the FBI have just been outstanding in support and responsiveness given to Mr. Durham… As you know, I’ve said previously that I felt there was a failure of leadership at the bureau in 2016 and part of 2017, but since Director Wray and his team have taken over there’s been a world of change.”

Barr told Fox News: “That’s completely wrong and there is no basis for it, and I act on behalf of the United States,”

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