We have a new wizard in town. His name is William P. Barr. He is our country’s Attorney General.
I have watched this man testify before Congress. In his somewhat gentle way, he directly addresses questions and challenges. He is precise and will not be bullied by the Democrat Socialists on any Congressional committee.
Barr was born in New York City in 1950, the son of Columbia University faculty members Mary Margaret and Donald Barr. He was raised Catholic. Barr graduated from Columbia University with a degree in government and Chinese studies, then went on to George Washington University Law School for his J.D. degree (summa cum laude).
He has worked in the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Justice in various capacities. He was US Deputy Attorney General from 1990 to 1991 and then Attorney General from 1991 to 1993. In his confirmation process, he was approved unanimously by the Senate Judiciary Committee and then by voice vote by the full Senate. He was sworn in as Attorney General in November 1991. He returned to private practice upon leaving that post.
Barr’s current appointment as Attorney General was not so easy. The Democrat Socialists objected. The vote out of the Senate Judiciary Committee was 12-10 along a party-line vote. All Republicans “Yes” and all Democrat Socialists “No”. The vote in the full Senate went nearly the same way with only three Democrats voting to confirm, one Republican not voting and only Rand Paul voting no.
Barr’s presence is calming. He is physically a big man, kind of like a bear. He does not seem to get ruffled easily. He speaks softly, but directly. Already, he has put the Democrat Socialists in a panic by stating the Trump campaign was spied upon by elements of the government. He intends to pursue those who violated the law and bring violators to justice. Big Panic! Interesting that William Barr and Robert Muller, the Special Counsel, have been good friends since the 1980s. This, too, should put the Democrat Socialists in a tizzy.
As a personal aside, William “Bill” Barr loves the bagpipe. He has played competitively in Scotland. He and his wife, Christine, have been married 46 years.
William Barr is the new wizard in town. He reminds me of some character in the Harry Potter family. His new name should be “The Truth Wizard”. That it shall be.
“The Truth Wizard”!