QQOTD: William Barr
“I’ve been upset that a lot of the prerogatives of the presidency have been sacrificed for the personal interests of this particular president.”
~ William Barr, Attorney General of the United States, from “Sword and Shield,” by David Rohde, in the 20 January 2020 issue of The New Yorker, page 37.
How might this viewpoint contradict Barr’s current actions?
Barr offered this startling quote when Bill Clinton was president. How might his view of an imperial presidency be conditional, depending which way the political wind is blowing?
Would he afford such broad presidential powers to any president other than a Republican? Why or why not?