Barr’s Former Boss Raises Concerns About The AG: ‘He’s Un-American’ With A ‘Twisted Worldview’
Writing for the Atlantic, Donald Ayer called out his former employee – none other than Attorney General William Barr – and raised concerns over his position of power.
Ayer, the former deputy attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, supervised Barr when he led the department’s Office of Legal Counsel in 1989 and 1990.
Shortly after Ayer’s departure, Bar took over his position and eventually became Attorney General, the same position he took over in 2019 under Donald Trump.
In light of Ayer’s close connection to Barr, his scathing condemnation hits with even more force.
“In chilling terms, Barr’s own words make clear his long-held belief in the need for a virtually autocratic executive who is not constrained by countervailing powers within our government under the constitutional system of checks and balances,” Ayer wrote. “Indeed, given our national faith and trust in a rule of law no one can subvert, it is not too strong to say that Bill Barr is un-American. And now, from his perch as attorney general, he is in the midst of a root-and-branch attack on the core principles that have guided our justice system, and especially our Department of Justice, since the 1970s.”
Ayer then demanded the resignation of Barr. And if he chooses not to resign, then he should be impeached.
You can read the entire piece HERE via The Atlantic.