Donald Trump removed Jeff Sessions as Attorney General because he wanted someone unafraid to stand up to the Deep State.
That’s why he nominated William Barr to succeed Sessions as Attorney General.
And now, William Barr stepped up and made one decision that left jaws on the ground.
Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance wanted to punish former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
Vance’s office indicted Manafort on a series of financial crimes similar to the charges Robert Mueller brought to make sure Manafort spent time behind bars.
President Trump’s pardon powers do not extend to state-level crimes, which is why Vance brought these charges.
To make matters worse, Vance ordered Manafort transferred from a low-security prison facility to the notorious Rikers Island where he would spend his time in solitary confinement while awaiting trial in New York.
Many Americans believed this would have been a form of torture.
But the Justice Department, under William Barr’s watch, stepped up and put a stop to Vance’s scheme to exact revenge on a prominent Trump associate.
The New York Times reports:
Paul J. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman who is serving a federal prison sentence, had been expected to be transferred to the notorious Rikers Island jail complex this month to await trial on a separate state case.
But last week, Manhattan prosecutors were surprised to receive a letter from the second-highest law enforcement official in the country inquiring about Mr. Manafort’s case. The letter, from Jeffrey A. Rosen, Attorney General William P. Barr’s new top deputy, indicated that he was monitoring where Mr. Manafort would be held in New York.
And then, on Monday, federal prison officials weighed in, telling the Manhattan district attorney’s office that Mr. Manafort, 70, would not be going to Rikers.
Instead, he will await his trial at a federal lockup in Manhattan or at the Pennsylvania federal prison where he is serving a seven-and-a-half-year sentence for wide-ranging financial schemes, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Many Americans are applauding this decision as common sense and decency prevailing over a psychotic spirit of revenge.
And they also realize this act of mercy never would have happened on Jeff Sessions’ watch,
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.