Wednesday is Attorney General William Barr’s last day at the Department of Justice.
In a parting message to DOJ employees Barr reportedly wrote, “… it has been a great honor to serve once again in this role. Over the past two years, the dedicated men and women of this Department – including its operational components – have risen to meet historic challenges and upheld our vital mission to enforce the rule of law.”
“I have been continually inspired by your professionalism and outstanding work. As I did almost 30 years ago, I leave this Office with deep respect for you, and I will always be grateful for your devoted service to the Nation we love.”
The AG’s spokesperson Kerri Kupec is reportedly also leaving the DOJ and her last day is Friday.
Barr resigned earlier this month as pressure continued to mount from President Donald Trump, who claimed the Attorney General failed to fully investigate the 2020 election and did not produce any conclusive end to the Durham probe before November 3.
Before leaving the DOJ, Barr appointed Durham as Special Counsel to continue the investigation. Still, for Sara A. Carter, whose stories exposed the malfeasance by those who investigated Trump and his campaign, it’s doubtful that anything will be done.
“The real tragedy here is that tens of millions of Americans have lost faith in our justice system and no longer believe that anything will ever be done regarding those that try to cool a duly elected president of these United States. Moreover, those former Obama ministration officials will more than likely be returning to office under a Biden Harris administration,” Carter told me on Wednesday, reacting to Barr’s departure.
She added, “AG William Barr, as well as former AG Jeff Sessions, failed the American people and our nation. The buck stopped with them and they should’ve cleaned out these corrupted institutions and ensured the sanctity of our constitution. They did neither. It’s up to the American people, however, to not give up. We must continue to demand justice and expose corruption. “
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In a turn of events, the House of Representatives made history on Friday with a vote to expel Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.), marking the first such expulsion in over two decades. A moment fraught with gravity unfolded as Speaker Mike Johnson wielded his gavel to formalize Santos’ removal, setting a precedent in congressional annals.
Santos, indicted on 23 counts related to wire fraud, identity theft, and other charges, has not faced conviction but stands accused of misusing campaign funds for opulent purchases. The bipartisan vote, tallying 311 to 114, signaled robust support for expulsion, with a marginally higher number of Republicans opting to retain Santos.
Questions loomed as Speaker Johnson left the chamber, his silence leaving the fate of the ongoing government spending battle uncertain. According to reports from Fox News, Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer emphasized the non-partisan nature of the decision, asserting that members concluded Santos had tarnished the House’s reputation and was unfit for representation.
Within the GOP, conflicting opinions emerged, with Rep. Darrell Issa arguing against expulsion, citing the presumption of innocence. The tight-lipped stance of the House Ethics Committee played a pivotal role in the deliberations.
Conversely, members of the New York Republican delegation, led by Rep. Marc Molinaro, asserted Santos’ commission of crimes, justifying expulsion based on a comprehensive investigation.
Santos himself predicted the outcome in an exclusive morning interview on “FOX & Friends.” This vote not only underlines the House’s rare use of expulsion powers but also sets a critical precedent in handling members facing severe legal challenges.
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