Oh hell no.
Courtesy of WaPo:
Attorney General William P. Barr has told people close to President Trump — both inside and outside the White House — that he is considering quitting over Trump’s tweets about Justice Department investigations, three administration officials said, foreshadowing a possible confrontation between the president and his attorney general over the independence of the Justice Department.
So far, Trump has defied Barr’s requests, both public and private, to keep quiet on matters of federal law enforcement. It was not immediately clear Tuesday whether Barr had made his posture known directly to Trump. The administration officials said Barr seemed to be sharing his position with advisers in hopes the president would get the message that he should stop weighing in publicly on the Justice Department’s ongoing criminal investigations.
“He has his limits,” said one person familiar with Barr’s thinking, speaking on the condition of anonymity, like others, to discuss internal deliberations.
Late last week, Barr publicly warned the president in a remarkable interview with ABC News that his tweets about Justice Department cases “make it impossible for me to do my job.” Trump, White House officials said, is not entirely receptive to calls to change his behavior, and he has told those around him he is not going to stop tweeting about the Justice Department. They said Trump considers highlighting what he sees as misconduct at the FBI and Justice Department as a good political message.
I guess if you were dumb enough to fall for the story that Barr was upset about Trump’s tweets, you are probably dumb enough to fall for this dog and pony show as well.
First off it is as clear as can be that Bill Barr does not have an ounce of integrity.
Secondly this is clearly his last political job, so where does everybody think he would go if he left his position at Justice?
And third if this were actually even a possibility Trump, who has pinned a lot of his hopes for protecting himself from prosecution on Bill Barr, would be freaking out rather than saying stuff like this:
“I do make his job harder.” He also asserted, though, that he, rather than his attorney general, is “the chief law enforcement officer of the country.”
No, Bill Barr and Donald Trump are essentially joined at the hip and if we want to get rid of Bill Barr we will have to do it by getting rid of his boss in November.