William Barr’s Book Reveals More Than It Shows – OpEd – Eurasia Review


Readers of William P. Barr’s One Damn Thing After Another: Memoirs of an Attorney General, new from William Morrow, will recognize the author from the administration of President Donald Trump. Some readers may recall Barr’s stint as A.G. for President George H.W. Bush, a former head of the Central Intelligence Agency. Readers now learn that Barr also served in the CIA.

Recruited in the late 1960s, Barr worked for the agency while attending law school, and as a lawyer, worked for the CIA’s Office of Legislative Counsel. Aside from Stansfield Turner, “a disaster,” Barr is uncritical of CIA bosses, including John Brennan, a special case.

In 1976, Brennan voted for the Stalinist Gus Hall, candidate of the Communist Party USA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Soviet Union. That disqualified Brennan from any post at the CIA, but by 2013 the Gus Hall voter was running the…

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