Vicious attacks from the media on Attorney General Bill Barr have intensified in recent weeks — and this one is no exception.
According to reports, Barr and Inspector General Michael Horowitz are at odds after Horowitz’s report supposedly found no wrongdoing on the part of the FBI in 2016. Now, according to Breitbart, the liberal media is attempting to trash Barr’s reputation based on unsubstantiated rumors.
Weaponizing the FBI
Many believe that the FBI was weaponized by the Obama administration in 2016. Donald Trump’s campaign was allegedly spied on based on evidence from a debunked dossier put together by ex-British spy Christopher Steele.
The FBI then took the dossier to a secret court authorized under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and allegedly misled them about the origins of the dossier in order to get a warrant to conduct electronic surveillance on the Trump campaign. These allegations sparked Inspector General Horowitz’s investigation.
Indeed, Hillary Clinton’s campaign wanted dirt on Trump, and the FBI helped them. Now, Barr is reportedly at odds with Horowitz because Barr is determined to hold the FBI accountable, and Michael Horowitz is thought to be declining to pursue action.
Of course, most of these claims are still speculative, as Horowitz’s report is set to drop on Dec. 9. Bill Barr himself has not responded to the rumors that he is at war with Horowitz.
According to National Review, a Justice Department spokesperson said: “Rather than speculating, people should read the report for themselves next week, watch the Inspector General’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and draw their own conclusions about these important matters.”
Attacking the AG
Of course, as soon as this all happened, the mainstream media jumped on Barr all over again. Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson attacked Barr, claiming that Barr is “functioning like Donald Trump’s personal attorney.”
“I can’t believe that someone with his experience, with his resume, with his career in Washington, would want to end it this way, basically, as a Trumpist hack,” Robinson added.
The reality is that Barr is not going to let the FBI get away with operating with a political agenda. Our intelligence agencies possess incredible power, and it is wholly inappropriate for them to be politicized. Unfortunately, that won’t stop the media from attacking Barr for his pursuit of the truth.
The mainstream media seems to like the idea of a “Deep State” that advances their own political agenda. But a lot of people’s careers and livelihoods are jeopardized by Barr. He is out to find out who is responsible and to put them in prison.
These next few days are going to be really important. Barr needs to stand strong and continue his fight against the Deep State. Everyday Americans are depending on him.