Attorney General William Barr emerged as one of President Trump’s most trusted advisors.
And with impeachment and foreign crises brewing the President is under attack like never before.
And William Barr silenced Trump critics forever with a shocking fact.
This has been a tumultuous week for the Trump administration.
Critics from all sides have lashed out at the President following the ordered airstrike against Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.
President Trump ordered the airstrike as a calculated move to take out a terrorist leader and prevent the attacks of four U.S. Embassies and saving countless lives.
In a statement following the successful attack, Trump said the reason for the airstrike was that General Soleimani was “plotting imminent and sinister attacks on American diplomats and military personnel.”
The Fake News Media and their Democrat Partners are working hard to determine whether or not the future attack by terrorist Soleimani was “imminent” or not, & was my team in agreement. The answer to both is a strong YES., but it doesn’t really matter because of his horrible past!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 13, 2020
But others don’t see it that way.
Even members of his own party are speaking out against the President and seeking to limit the authority he has to order military attacks without congressional notification and approval.
Others are saying that it is the President’s constitutional right to order these attacks.
USA Today reports:
Critics on Capitol Hill, who questioned the strategy behind the drone strike and the decision not to notify Congress, said whether or not Soleimani posed an imminent threat is crucial.
“Why is that important?” House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., asked at a hearing on the strike Tuesday. “Because in the case of an imminent threat, the president has authority under Article 2 of the Constitution to protect Americans.”
And now, William Barr has silenced those critics with this shocking fact.
Attorney General William Barr spoke to news reporters Monday to establish the facts behind this strike.
Barr was asked if he felt that Trump put the country in danger or committed an act of war by overstepping the authority a President holds.
“The Department of Justice was consulted, and frankly, I don’t think it was a close call,” Barr replied. “The president clearly had the authority to act as he did” because “ongoing attacks were being planned and orchestrated by Soleimani” with the “avowed purpose of driving us out of the Middle East.”
In addition to being a “legitimate act of self-defense,” Barr said, killing Soleimani “reestablished deterrence.” He said the attack was not meant to start a war but to dissuade Iran from aggression. He stressed that there was only “a very brief window of time to carry out the attack.”
Trump will continue to face criticism and backlash throughout his presidency, but he continues to work for the protection and interest of this country.