“Attorney General William Barr slammed the hundreds of Justice Department prosecutors working beneath him on Wednesday, equating them to preschoolers, in a defense of his own politically tuned decision making in the Trump administration,” CNN reports.
Said Barr: “Name one successful organization or institution where the lowest level employees’ decisions are deemed sacrosanct, there aren’t. There aren’t any letting the most junior members set the agenda. It might be a good philosophy for a Montessori preschool, but it is no way to run a federal agency.”
The Washington Post reports Barr “delivered a scathing critique” of his own Justice Department, “insisting on his absolute authority to overrule career staff, whom he said too often injected themselves into politics and went ‘headhunting’ for high profile targets.”Save to Favorites