Barr on election: ‘If results are clear, I would leave office’

Barr on election: ‘If results are clear, I would leave office’
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[Ed. – A measured and sensible response, as always.  It would be just as stupid to vow to leave, no matter what, as to go down rat-holes now about potential reasons not to.]

During his hearing with the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, Barr was peppered by the panel’s Democratic members about a wide range of Justice Department-related topics — whether Trump would leave office if he lost November’s general election was just one of them.

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) asked the attorney general: “Mr. Barr … what will you do if Donald Trump loses the election on November 3rd but refuses to leave office on January 20th?”

Barr answered: “Well, if the results are clear, I would leave office.”

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“Do you believe that there is any basis or legitimacy to Donald Trump’s recent claim that he can’t provide an answer as to whether he would leave office?” Jeffries followed up.

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