Posted by DrJohn on 1 June, 2019 at 4:18 am. 1 comment.



Attorney General William Barr blamed President Trump’s political rivals for “shredding our institutions,” dismissing critics who argue the commander in chief is to blame for a lack of normalcy.

Soon after gaining new powers to declassify documents in his review of the origins of the Russia investigation, Barr told CBS that Trump’s naysayers clamoring for the takedown of a democratically elected president are the true disrupters.

“I think it’s important that we not, in this period of intense partisan feeling, destroy our institutions. I think one of the ironies today is that people are saying that it’s President Trump that’s shredding our institutions. I really see no evidence of that,” Barr said in an interview that aired Friday. “From my perspective, the idea of resisting a democratically elected president and basically throwing everything at him and, you know, really changing the norms on the grounds that we have to stop this president, that is where the shredding of our norms and our institutions is occurring.”

Ever since he took office, a common refrain for Trump’s critics is “This is not normal,” referring to the president’s free-wheeling governing style and confrontational demeanor. Talk of resistanceamong federal officials against the president has become a well-worn theme.

More at the Washington Examiner

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