Who is william barr ? trump AG nominee


So, some  FACTS

William Barr: During his confirmation hearings, Barr told the Senate he thought Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, should be overturned

William Barr has been critical of Mueller’s team of prosecutors, questioning their political leanings. “I would have liked to see him have more balance on this group,” AND Barr would have the authority to fire Mueller

In 2001, William Barr said he’d urged Bush to pardon a number of key figures involved in the Iran-Contra scandal, including former Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger

In a separate op-ed, William Barr expressed approval of trump’s firing of Acting AG Sally Yates after she refused to enforce the president’s travel ban that targeted predominantly Muslim countries

In 2017 william barr also said he believed Clinton should be investigated on certain matters, echoing similar, controversial calls from Trump

In 2017 Barr told NYT there was more basis for investigating a uranium deal between the US&Russia from when Hillary Clinton was Sec of State than allegations the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin’s 2016 election interference

As attorney general, William Barr took a hardline stance on crime, issuing a series of measures aimed at addressing “gangs, drugs, and guns.”

  • bad for people of colour?
  • bad for Women

 

 

 

resource: BusinessInsider

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