Donald Trump has come back to the national spotlight, and he returns not a moment too soon. His complaints about the crisis at the border and the politicization of the Department of Justice to harass his supporters are what all Republicans should be shouting from the mountaintops.
Former Attorney General William Barr, as the head of DOJ, did nothing to stop the countless mailed-in fraudulent ballots being investigated locally now in battleground states. While the Left has ongoing serial prosecutions of every Trump supporter they can get their hands on, Barr never took any meaningful action against election fraud.
Barr allowed the DOJ to be hijacked for political prosecutions, which has subsequently resulted in 500 arrests of unarmed Americans who protested on January 6 at the U.S. Capitol. Barr essentially abandoned his post two weeks earlier, quitting just before things heated up with the congressional vote on the election.
According to Trump, “Bill Barr was a disappointment in every sense of the word.” In response to a new book revealing Barr’s disloyalty, Trump said, “Instead of doing his job, he did the opposite and told people within the Justice Department not to investigate the election…. Bill Barr’s weakness helped facilitate the cover-up of the Crime of the Century, the Rigged 2020 Presidential Election!”
As Trump pointed out, politicized prosecutions by the DOJ is something Barr should have permanently stopped. Instead of doing his job, he looked the other way and jumped ship. Barr’s resignation letter when he quit early included lavish praise for President Trump at the time, but Barr’s refusal to stand up against Leftists in his own department leaves Washington awash in tyranny-by-prosecution.
This should not be so complicated. Public servants should serve the public. It’s as simple as that. Yet, rather than serving the public, Bill Barr left open the floodgates for the public to be harassed, intimidated, and imprisoned. If Barr had done as much to stop the deadly Black Lives Matter protests of 2020 as the leftists have done to persecute conservatives in 2021, America would have been a much safer place for all of us.