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Barr on the ropes?

Attorney General Bill Barr was telling the truth this week. And for that he can lose his job. On Tuesday, the AP’s attorney general told the AP that the Justice Department had failed to expose the type of mass voter fraud that would turn the results of the presidential election upside down. Shortly after Barr’s interview was released, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said the nation’s top law enforcement officer just didn’t look tough enough. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany dodged Wednesday afternoon when asked if President Trump had any confidence in Barr after the attorney general’s comments. It was revealed on Wednesday evening that Trump was considering firing Barr over the comments. Aides reportedly have urged Trump not to fire his attorney general. On Thursday morning, CNN reported that Barr had a particularly tough meeting with Trump in the White House following his AP interview. And later on Thursday, Trump himself said Barr hadn’t looked very closely for the widespread fraud that Trump’s campaign unsubstantially alleged. When asked if he still had confidence in Barr, Trump urged reporters to get back to him in a few weeks.

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