Opinion| Attorney General William Barr recently compared his arrival at the Department of Justice to what soldiers dealt with prior to D-Day.
“As we’ve been watching the coverage of June 6, 1944 D-Day, I had the thought that my arrival this time felt a little bit, I think, like jumping into Sainte-Mère-Église on the morning of June 5, trying to figure out where you could land without getting shot,” Barr said while speaking at the FBI Academy this past Friday.
Fox News reports:
Thursday marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the day when Allied soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy in an effort to challenge the Nazi stronghold in Northern Europe.
President Trump spent that day at Normandy, commemorating the sacrifice of American veterans as he faced impeachment calls and investigations from Democrats in Congress.
“To more than one hundred and seventy veterans of the Second World War who join us today – you are among the very greatest Americans who will ever live,” he stated.
The President spoke with Fox News during his time in Normandy regarding the Russia probe and Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has been resisting pushes for impeachment, but also recently stated that she would like to see President Trump “in prison.”
“She’s incapable of doing deals, she’s a nasty, vindictive, horrible person, the Mueller report came out, it was a disaster for them,” he stated of Pelosi.
House Speaker Pelosi, who also paid a visit to Normandy, would not speak about impeachment during a D-Day interview, but has been a vocal critic of the Trump White House.
Barr, who also served as AG under former President George W. Bush, returned to the Justice Department as Pelosi’s party continued pressing the Russia issue and his department faced intense questioning surrounding the investigation.
From the start, Barr was suspected of bias due to a memo he wrote which said he thought Trump was well within his powers when he fired former FBI Director James Comey — one of the main issues in suspicions surrounding whether the president obstructed justice.
Since his arrival, Barr has taken actions that prompted both media figures and congressional Democrats to accuse him of shielding the president from warranted scrutiny. Barr has also come under fire for pursuing the president’s directive to de-classify intelligence material in order to uncover information related to the Russia probe’s origins.