William Barr, who led the Justice Department under two different presidents, will tell the story of his career in a new memoir.
William Morrow will publish Barr’s One damn thing after another later this winter, the HarperCollins imprint was announced in a press release. The publisher calls the book a “lively and candid book” that “gives a candid account of Barr’s historic tenures serving two completely different presidents.”
Barr first served as Attorney General under George H.W. Bush from 1991 to 1993; he angered Democrats for advising Bush to pardon six people convicted in the Iran-Contra scandal.
Donald Trump appointed Barr attorney general in 2019. Barr was seen as a staunch defender of the president, but earned his boss’s scorn in December 2020 after acknowledging there was no evidence of voter fraud Trump claims had taken place in the presidential election. Barr resigned on December 23, less than a month before Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Morrow says Barr’s book is “essential not only to understanding the legacies of Bush and Trump, but also to understanding how both men saw power and justice at critical times of their presidencies.”
One damn thing after another is scheduled for release on March 8.
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and a regular contributor to NPR.