Trump And Barr At A Crossroads, AG Job On The Line

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The love affair between President Donald Trump and Bill Barr is over, it would appear, and now the two are going at each other.

And it culminated this weekend when the president called Barr a “disappointment” and shared a call for his firing on Twitter, The Daily Mail reported.

“If the Wall Street Journal story is true and Attorney General Barr knew in the spring about the Biden investigation and kept it quiet — he should be fired by the end of business today,” former Fox News reporter Todd Starnes said.

That tweet was shared by President Trump who added a caption to it that read “A big disappointment!”

Starnes was referring to a Wall Street Journal report that said that Barr knew about the investigation into Hunter Biden and actively hid that information.

Bill Barr has known about investigations involving Joe Biden’s son Hunter since at least the spring, according to a report, and did his best to stop the information leaking out before the election.

In news which angered his boss Donald Trump, the attorney general – whose job is already said to be hanging in the balance – acted to stop the investigation being made public, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Justice Department guidelines advise investigators against taking overt actions in a run-up to an election so as not to be seen as affecting the outcome.

The president has gone hard after Barr on Twitter since the story broke about what Barr is said to have done.

“IF Biden gets in, nothing will happen to Hunter or Joe. Barr will do nothing, and the new group of partisan killers coming in will quickly kill it all. Same thing with Durham. We caught them cold, spying, treason & more (the hard part), but ‘Justice’ took too long. Will be DOA!” the president said.

“Why didn’t Bill Barr reveal the truth to the public, before the Election, about Hunter Biden. Joe was lying on the debate stage that nothing was wrong, or going on – Press confirmed. Big disadvantage for Republicans at the polls!” the president said.

And it is not just the president who is getting into battle mode. A report from CNN said that Barr was not frightened of President Trump.

It also said that Barr is prepared to stay on as attorney general until unless he believes that the president is about to give him the ax.

The report said that Trump is considering replacing Barr but has been advised by officials not to do it.

“Barr cannot be intimidated by Trump. This is the real story. None of this matters — it’s the deposed king ranting. Irrelevant to the course of justice and to Trump’s election loss,” a source told CNN on Saturday.

The source said that the relationship between Trump and Barr, who were once super close to each other, “is a Cold War.”

And it is no wonder. When reports surfaced of Hunter Biden’s shady business dealings, he was given cover by the mainstream media and social media. That veil of protection has now been lifted. But the betrayal by Barr as being one of the people involved in the obfuscation had to hurt the president.

And now it appears he is set to take his vengeance on Barr.