Barr, in sum, has little to gain, but much to lose. In a 2017 Washington Post op-ed, he argued that Trump “made the right call” by firing James Comey as head of the FBI, and last year he told the New York Times that there was more justification to investigate Hillary Clinton’s role in the sale of uranium to Russia than Trump’s supposed collusion with Russia. For his teaching staff, Barr brought in photographers, White Russian aristocrats, anti-Castro Cuban grandees, and a group of gifted college dropouts, including one Jeffrey Epstein. Barr, for his part, has claimed ignorance about Trump’s overture to Ukraine. William Barr was very much aware of the Dalton scandal; his father’s concerted campaign to save his job was covered widely in the Times and elsewhere. Then he admitted that, in fact, he had had some input that was “laudatory.” Jonathan Friedan, looking back at the exchange between Hennessee and Barr, felt that Barr was trying to suggest that “it was Betty who had made all the trouble, meddling in the admissions offices. In
In a recent episode of The Lawfare Podcast, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara argued that Barr’s decisions as attorney general, if he is confirmed, will either burnish or tarnish what is now a sterling reputation. “He never missed a chemo or radiation treatment, a test or a scan,” she said, calling him her “cancer concierge.” When Meg needed to be isolated after her stem-cell transplant, Barr rented a house in Scituate, outside Boston, where they walked on the beach and read books together.
“He never belittled homosexuals. "I think, though, there are probably many reasons that underlie the suicide problem we're facing. Friedan’s seminal study of the housewives of America, The Feminine Mystique, had recently set off a revolution among middle-class women in America. She was raised in McLean, Virginia, Christine Moynihan Barr. CORRECTION: This story has been updated to accurately quote William Barr. It took Dalton parent Richard Ravitch—a real estate titan who later became the head of the city’s transit authority—to devise a strategy to get Barr out. Market data provided by Factset. A few who knew the Barr boys came to call them “the bully Barrs”; the siblings, these former classmates claimed, could be intimidating. “Anyone who knows my father knows he’s the wrong man to try to bully,” said Margaret “Meg” Barr, at 34 the youngest of his three daughters, all lawyers with public-service jobs. Barr is a longtime proponent of the unitary executive theory of nearly unfettered presidential authority over the executive branch of the U.S. government.
Beck, in contrast, was the first Horace Mann student to wear a peace-sign button, and when a teacher forced him to remove it, Beck argued that his right to free speech had been violated. What would William Barr do if he is confirmed as attorney general and confronted with a repetition of the 1973 Saturday Night Massacre, when Richard Nixon tried to save his presidency by ordering his attorney general to fire the special prosecutor investigating him?
"Far from respecting the men and women who put their lives on the line to protect us, it is becoming common in some quarters to scapegoat the police and to disrespect police officers and disparage the vital role played by law enforcement in our society," he said. The clash of cultures was inevitable. Barr has made boosting morale and the suicide crisis a central part of his regular speeches to law enforcement groups, though Thursday appeared to be the first time he recounted his own experience with professional support. Market data provided by Factset.