William Barr: Trump's faithful protector – and a danger to democracy?
Sunday, 2 August 2020
William Barr was hungry. “Mr Chairman, could we take a five-minute break?” the attorney general asked Jerry Nadler of the House of Representatives’ judiciary committee. “No,” retorted Nadler, his hearing almost done. Barr responded sardonically: “You’re a real class act.” Related: Trump badly miscalculated in Portland – and even he knows it | Cas Mudde It was pure Barr: a proud, combative, unflappable and unapologetic partisan warrior in the loyal service of the White House. During the five-hour session on Capitol Hill in Washington this week, Barr made clear why he has been dubbed Donald Trump’s faithful protector and personal henchman. He defended using federal forces in US cities, denied...
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