House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lashed out at Attorney General William Barr, saying that she didn’t trust him, and was “afraid” with him heading the Department of Justice.
“I don’t know if this is news or it was news last week but we will be having access to [a] less-redacted version of the Mueller report. I had said originally unless the whole country can see what they show us. We shouldn’t see it,” Pelosi said at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast according to The Daily Caller.
“But I have. When we had the offer of this less redacted for many more people than just the leadership I accepted that because I’m afraid. I really don’t trust the attorney general of the United States and I’m afraid,” Pelosi continued.
Democrats frustration with Barr has grown since the release of the Mueller report and Barr’s agreement that there was nothing that the president should be charged with following an almost two-year investigation.
Even some more conservative political pundits aren’t delighted with the way Barr has handled his time in office. Author and Republican political strategist Rick Wilson spoke out against new Barr, calling him the “Most Dangerous Man in America” in the title of his opinion piece published in the Daily Beast.
Wilson, who has worked for governors, U.S. Senate candidates, super PACS, and corporations, according to his biographical information, is also the author of “Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever.”
The seemingly anti-President Donald Trump Republican didn’t mince words when addressing the issue of Barr and what could be done with his new refound power in Washington:
“Every great authoritarian enterprise comes to its apotheosis more from the soulless, mechanical efficiency of armies of bureaucrats and police than from the rantings of whatever Great Leader or revolutionary firebrand mounts the podium,” Wilson opened by saying.
“A four-hour, spittle-flecked speech in Berlin, Havana, Moscow, or Kigali is, in the end, less consequential than the memos and slide decks of competent people given over to the service of evil,” the strategist went on.
“Bad governments don’t start as nihilist terror; they’re the work of people who look like your neighbors. They build anodyne policy directives to justify the acidic erosion of the rule of law. They put the tools of government and administration to darker and darker purposes while compartmentalizing inevitable excesses in the name of political expediency.”