And now, Barr has gone quite a bit further. He is explicitly leaning into President Trump’s long-standing allegation that this was a witch hunt intended to bring down a president. Before we even get a report he ordered up from U.S. Attorney John Durham, who is examining the origins of the Russia probe, Barr has declared this to be a historic scandal.
-Washington Post; 4/9/2020
The Justice Department on Monday moved to drop its case against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities who were indicted as part of the former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 US election.
-Business Insider; 3/16/2020
“He’s holding New York state hostage to try to stop investigations into his prior tax fraud,” tweeted Rep. Val Demings.
Attorney General William Barr has issued new restrictions on opening investigations into politically sensitive individuals or entities, including a requirement that he approve any inquiry into a presidential candidate or campaign.