[Ed. – Although Fox’s headline focuses on the Trump aspect, Barr’s address had a broader message: that the Left is trying to weaken the presidency in general, so that it can’t be a bulwark against either Congress or the executive bureaucracy. This is extremely important, because the monstrous totalitarian coups of the 20th century – the Bolsheviks in Russia, the Nazis in Germany – were achieved by infiltrating national assemblies and state bureaucracies at times when the executive was exceptionally weak and ineffective. Lenin and Hitler won out because the executives they toppled were powerless to resist their encroachments through the legislative parties and institutions.]
During a speech at the Federalist Society’s dinner in Washington, Barr took aim at the “resistance,” accusing liberal lawmakers of attacking the very foundations of the Constitution.
“I deeply admire the American presidency as a political and constitutional institution,” he began. “Unfortunately over the past several decades, we have seen a steady encroachment on executive authority by the other branches of the government.”
Barr said the “avalanche of subpoenas” and constant attempt to derail appointments by the Trump administration have only served to “incapacitate” the executive branch.
“Immediately after President Trump won the election, opponents inaugurated what they called the ‘resistance’ and they rallied around an explicit strategy of using every tool and maneuver to sabotage the functioning of the executive branch and his administration.”