Skip to comments.Bill Barr: If You’re Appalled About Unequal Justice, Get Joe Biden Out Of Office
Posted on 06/27/2022 8:32:26 AM PDT by george76
‘That’s what I tried to do — use one standard equally for both sides,’ the former U.S. attorney general told The Federalist Saturday.
If Americans believe the U.S. Department of Justice is creating a two-tier justice system in the United States, “the proper remedy is to vote people out of office, including the president,” said former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr to The Federalist Saturday.
Asked what he did as U.S. attorney general to remedy the politicized use of the U.S. Department of Justice, Barr responded he had pressure from both the left and right to weaponize that department for political ends, and “the response to that isn’t tit-for-tat, the way out of this is to ensure one standard is used for everybody.” Barr said Donald Trump supporters expressed unhappiness that he didn’t move faster to bring Democrats to trial such as in the Russia collusion hoax, but “I wasn’t willing to do that without substantial proof that the law had been breached.”
“That’s what I tried to do — use one standard equally for both sides,” Barr said.
If Americans believe, for example, the White House pressured the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate parents unhappy with their school boards and unequally applied justice to rioters on the right as compared to rioters on the left, the “American Framers believed the check on that is political,” Barr told The Federalist. That means electing a president whose attorney general will not preside over a corrupt and unequal administration of justice, he said, as well as more impartial local district attorneys and prosecutors.
When reminded that means at least another two years of watching the U.S. Justice Department under Biden use its powers to prosecute Americans based on their political beliefs instead of the law, Barr nodded and replied, “That’s how the system works.”
Another check on the unequal administration of justice is the courts, Barr said, whose responsibility is to reject cases that are brought on political rather than legal grounds.
Barr spoke to The Federalist in Chicago, Ill. after giving a speech to a packed Christian conference hosted by the Issues, Etc. radio program. His talk reprised and extended his remarks at Notre Dame University in 2019, in which he argued that U.S. public schools’ systematic indoctrination of children against their families’ religious beliefs amounts to an unconstitutional establishment of religion and requires the remedy of full school choice.
During his speech, Barr noted he rarely read or watched corporate media while serving as U.S. attorney general because allowing himself to be influenced by their pressure “would prevent me from making the decisions that I felt to be right.”
Barr also spoke to The Federalist about the U.S. Supreme Court’s revocation of Roe v. Wade in its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization issued Friday. He said the decision returns abortion to the voters of the states and that the states should therefore now assume the responsibility to legislate on the issue rather than leaving it to Congress.
Barr also condemned Congress taking onto itself prosecutorial powers in instances such as the Jan. 6 Commission as a violation of the American founders’ design for separation of powers between branches of government. He said the prosecutorial function is not a job for Congress, but of the executive branch, and that “oversight that’s too intrusive becomes Congress enacting a prosecutorial function.”
After his morning talk and a lunch, Barr, a practicing Roman Catholic, joined the sold-out audience largely stocked with confessional Lutherans in a vibrant hymn-sing inside the chapel of Concordia University-Chicago.
This guy is all over the spectrum.
Shut up fat man, go away.
“Trust Barr” croaked the Qballs.
Barr played a role in getting Senile Joe in there by refusing to look into vote fraud.
Maybe he could have done something about the illegal voting that got the guy in in the first place. Or looked at the cloud of corruption surrounding the guy.
I have lost all my respect for this man, he is a fraud.
Barr has his head in the sand most days.
The Man Who Sealed the Steal by sitting on his fat ass resurfaces a year later to try to ingratiate himself with the power structure again.
Shoulda stayed in South Dakota, El Gordo.
Says the guy that helped install Biden in the White House.
The ‘rat AGs are always loyal to their party above all. When Eric Holder was held in contempt, he basically told congress to kiss his black behind. Merrick Garland is part of the weaponized DOJ. The republican AGs seem to do nothing except try to please the liberals and their media.
Yeah... I’m so glad Bill Barr went after the BLM terrorists that destroyed so many cities under his watch. [sarcasm]
Shut up Billy. Screw me once, shame on you. Screw my twice, shame on me.
Its obvious then that the DOJ has too much power. The proper response is to dismantle it and eliminate many of its departments.
We did jackass...
“the proper remedy is to vote people out of office”
Sounds good, but how about charging people with prosecutorial misconduct or firing bad actors who participate in the scam?
And how about naming names as to who is providing the pressure and whether or not that pressure actually had legal merit or not?
Pressuring to enforce illegal immigration is simply pressure to enforce the law, while pressuring to treat parents as terrorists is in a whole other boat!
Anybody ask him if he was proud of his work on Ruby Ridge?
Whether or not fraud was committed, the Supreme Court should rule on it, even at this late date, and settle the matter.
The Supreme Court seems to find the courage and integrity to rule on everything except the most fundamental, vital, and important matter of all, viz. the question of massive, well organized fraud in the 2020 Presidential Election!
That is the most important matter brought before the court, and the justices lack the integrity, courage, and moral clarity to demand the truth and rule on it--whatever the truth might be.
This is an enormous failure of duty, responsibility, courage, integrity, honesty, and fundamental morality.
This is an enormous failure of the USA, the American People, the Supreme Court, and the justices themselves.
Furthermore, leaving this matter unsettled not only subjects the American People to the catastrophic effects of uncertainty and loss of confidence in America's once pristine and uncorrupted institutions and agencies, but it leaves an open invitation to massive, well co-ordinated fraud in future elections inasmuch as those willing to commit fraud can expect no deterrent from the Court!
This is an extremely dangerous situation.
Unless the justices act promptly to correct it, theirs will be one of the greatest failures of responsibility and integrity in history.
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