Day 1,414: Trump’s meddling liaison banned from DOJ for trying to get access to sensitive matters
Trump and AG at odds for first time in a long time
It seems that even the Justice Department and attorney general are just about done with the political shenanigans of Donald Trump.
Once largely walled off from politics, over the past four years things have changed at the DOJ. Trump’s two attorneys general, Jeff Sessions and William Barr, have been varying levels of servile during their respective tenures. What Trump wanted out of them, Trump largely got out of them.
However, if the total sycophancy ended, so did Trump’s niceties. For Sessions, he was undone for recusing himself during the Russia probe, which led to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller. The perceived lack of loyalty in protecting led Trump to fire Sessions.
It seems that the party is now over for Barr, once seen by some as the most dangerous person in the country for his blind support for Trump.
Recently, Barr has drawn Trump’s wrath for failing to engage in baseless claims of election fraud. Barr’s claim that there was no evidence of such fraud or meddling triggered a two-plus hour meeting with Trump that was described as “intense” and led some to speculate that Barr could be fired with just weeks left in Trump’s term.
Unlikely to help Barr is the DOJ’s decision to boot the White House liaison from the building for probing for confidential information.
Heidi Stirrup, an ally of top Trump adviser Stephen Miller, was quietly installed at the Justice Department as a White House liaison a few months ago. She was told within the last two weeks to vacate the building after top Justice officials learned of her efforts to collect insider information about ongoing cases and the department’s work on election fraud, the people said.
Stirrup is accused of approaching staffers in the department demanding they give her information about investigations, including election fraud matters, the people said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter.
By continuing to engage in delusional conspiracies, Trump is further isolating himself from the very people that have propped him up for years. However, life is transactional for Trump. So what was done for him yesterday by someone is of no import to him today.
1,414 days in, 48 to go
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