U.S. Attorney General William Barr, seen here in Phoenix Sept. 10, called his colleagues at the Justice Department a “permanent bureaucracy,” in a speech Wednesday.

U.S. Attorney General William Barr speaks at a news conference, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in Phoenix, where he announced results of a crackdown on international drug trafficking. Barr spent much of his time attacking mail-in voting, defending a Justice Department decision to take over defense of President Trump in a defamation case and discussing the civil unrest triggered by the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police in May. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)