Republican William Barr wanted to be Attorney General a second time.
So after Donald Trump fired Jeff Sessions, he wrote an unsolicited memorandum expressing the opinion that Special Counsel Robert Mueller III should not be messing with Donald Trump.
It worked. Trump nominated Barr and Mitch McConnell's Senate confirmed him.
Today, Barr released a redacted version of The Mueller Report.
It was Barr, not Mueller, who ruled that Trump did not obstruct Mueller’s investigation.
Moments ago, associate solitary reporter Susanna Sherman was in Chief Judge Beryl Alaine Howell’s courtroom. Judge Howell is the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and, as such, she is familiar with the grand jury investigations into wonderful folks such as former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort, and others in Trump’s orbit.
Chief Judge Howell has the authority to initiate disbarment proceedings against any attorney who practices law in the Nation's Capital.
ASR Sherman immediately asked Judge Howell whether Barr’s failure to conclude that Trump obstructed Mueller’s investigator, warrants his disbarment.
“Susanna, it’s an open and shut case. Tomorrow, I will initiate disbarment proceedings against Barr.”
“He did his utmost to protect the man who put him there.”