William Barr: Trump's faithful protector – and a danger to democracy?

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William Barr was hungry. “Mr Chairman, could we take a five-minute break?” the attorney general asked Jerry Nadler of the House of Representatives’ judiciary committee. “No,” retorted Nadler, his hearing almost done. Barr responded sardonically: “You’re a real class act.” Related: Trump badly miscalculated in...
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White House Players Continue To Hint Trump Will Delay 2020 Presidential Election
The sitting President of the United States is seeking a second term, and is floating the idea of delaying the upcoming election. Even in the depths of the Civil War, that's something America has never done. But according to CNN, delaying the election is something President Donald Trump's team has been hinting at for quite some time. Last May, Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner was asked by Time magazine if he was willing to "commit that the elections will happen on November third.' I'm not sure I can commit one way or the other, but right now that's the plan. Jared Kushner Kushner seemed to be unaware that according to the US Constitution, the timing of elections is determined by Congress, not the President. So was Attorney General William Barr, when the Judiciary Committee asked if a presidential election could be single-handedly delayed by the President. Actually, I haven't looked into that question under the Constitution. US Attorney General William Barr Political pundits are wondering whether Barr's rhetorical shrug showed basic ignorance, or if it was another 'tell' from a die-hard Trump supporter.

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William Barr

77th and 85th United States Attorney General
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U.S. Representative from New York
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