Democrats have long called for Bill Barr’s ouster from the role of attorney general — and now, it looks like those on the left are trying to move things along by way of gossip.
According to the Washington Examiner, MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace suggested Friday that “rumors” will soon surface alleging Barr considered turning in his resignation over President Donald Trump’s decision earlier that day to grant clemency to his longtime associate and former campaign adviser Roger Stone.
“There will be rumors in the coming days that William Barr almost resigned over this, that [White House counsel] Pat Cipollone was deeply troubled by this,” Wallace said Friday, according to the Examiner.
But while Wallace argued that the rumors “may be true,” she said “no one will leave” the administration, as the Examiner reported.
“No one ever resigns”
According to The New York Times, it was on Friday that President Trump announced that he would be commuting Stone’s sentence, just days before the 67-year-old was set to report to prison for charges related to lying to Congress, obstructing an investigation, and witness tampering — all of which stemmed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s failed probe into alleged Trump–Russia collusion.
Reacting to Trump’s move later Friday, Wallace told fellow MSNBC host Rachel Maddow that she’d heard “some well-sourced spin.”
“There’s some well-sourced spin coming out of the White House tonight. I spoke to someone who was enlisted to try to talk Trump out of this,” she said. “No one talks Trump out of anything and no one ever resigns.”
Wallace went to denigrate Barr and others in the Trump administration as “accomplices in the corruption of one of the most sacred presidential powers.”
“Remember their names”
The MSNBC host wasn’t quite finished there, though. “I spoke to two former Justice Department officials who said that Trump pardons people because he can, and William Barr goes along with it because he is complicit in the erasure — just erasing Robert Mueller’s probe,” she alleged.
Wallace also said people need to be “asking questions” about why Barr was trying to erase Mueller’s investigation, and she cast aspersions on the criminal investigation led by U.S. Attorney John Durham, which she alleged is part of some larger effort to cover up and “normalize” unspecified things.
“Remember their names: Pat Cipollone and Bill Barr,” Wallace said, according to the Examiner. “They will not resign, and if they do I will come on the air and apologize to the both of them, but I’d bet my last dollar that no one will resign. They will all look the other way” at what Wallace described as “the obliteration of the rule of law,” she added.
Give me a break.