In November of 2018, President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation, which led to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Trump saw the recusal as disloyalty, and—after regularly attacking Sessions on Twitter—finally showed him the door.
Sessions was eventually replaced by current Attorney General William Barr, whose weaponization of the once-impartial Department of Justice to do Trump's bidding.
It was Barr's DOJ that helped bolster the absurd argument that the President can't even be investigated for a crime because he can't be convicted in office. Barr's DOJ intervened in the sentencing of Trump ally and convicted felon Roger Stone.
In response to the global pandemic that's caused a national health crisis in the United States, Barr has sought the power to indefinitely hold prisoners without trial.
The Attorney General is one of the Trump administration's most loyal—and most damaging—officials.
On Wednesday, the Department of Justice urged its Twitter followers to submit their questions for the Attorney General ahead of a May 1 question and answer session.
AG Barr will be participating in the nationwide #AskTheAG Q&A session on May 1 at 12pm ET Send us your Qs on how… https://t.co/zc6j1XCFRy— Justice Department (@Justice Department)1588170533.0
People happily obliged—but not in the way the Department had hoped.
Why are you covering up for the president who invited and welcomed election interference from a foreign power? Wha… https://t.co/ztIezUNbda— ✍️ Kris M Beal ✍️ (@✍️ Kris M Beal ✍️)1588186808.0
@TheJusticeDept @KerriKupecDOJ Can you also ask him what happened to Nixon's AG for covering up his crimes?… https://t.co/9V17gLZF8d— Gerardo (@Gerardo)1588175570.0
#AskAGBarr - What's it feel like to be a highly respected legal professional only to throw it all away kissing the… https://t.co/610b0OBhnX— Don Morgan (@Don Morgan)1588175264.0
#AskAGBarr When did your belief in the Constitution cease? Why do you work as Counsel for Trump instead of working… https://t.co/BM3HXtJmxB— Joyce Glennon - FL GAL (@Joyce Glennon - FL GAL)1588175430.0
Even Trump's supporters were dissatisfied with Barr's performance as Attorney General, and—like Trump—wanted to know when the Justice Department would be imprisoning and even executing the so-called enemies of the President.
@TheJusticeDept When will the people who tried to over throw the President of The United States be arrested? https://t.co/xiYybFplwz— Be Pure (@Be Pure)1588174404.0
@TheJusticeDept When all traitors (we know their names) are finally brought to trial and most assuredly found guilt… https://t.co/YfugcNQ8hd— Making It Pay (@Making It Pay)1588178120.0
@TheJusticeDept Here’s the only question that matter’s if our nation is too survive: will the people responsible f… https://t.co/t3wzkKCSQc— Cowboy Moody (@Cowboy Moody)1588187206.0
What Trump has wrought.