With the confirmation of William Barr as the new U.S. Attorney General, there is hope that the Department of Justice (DOJ) can regain some of its reputation that has been lost in the last few years.
Once viewed as a fair and respected law enforcement agency, the DOJ is now seen as a hotbed of anti-Trump Democratic Party activism. In the 2016 election, The Hill reported that an astounding 97% of DOJ employee contributions were given to Hillary Clinton, while Donald Trump received only 3%.
The liberal direction of the DOJ is nothing new. In the Obama administration, then Attorney General Eric Holder was a liberal activist instead of the nation’s top law enforcement officer. Holder infamously labeled America “a nation of cowards” for not having the courage to discuss race relations. Thereafter, he spent his entire tenure obsessively focused on race. It was certainly a questionable decision when his department decided not to prosecute members of the Black Panthers who were threatening voters and armed with a weapon at a precinct in Philadelphia. He made sure that no investigations ever touched President Obama, since he promised to be his “wing man.”