Is William Barr a White Hat or did he betray Trump? Here’s what I found
In December 2019 This Headline was posted Barr continues to prove that he’s precisely the attorney general Trump was looking for
When then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the investigation into Russian interference early in President Trump’s term, the president was infuriated.
Trump “said he wanted an Attorney General who would protect him the way he perceived Robert Kennedy and Eric Holder to have protected their presidents,” according to the report on that interference compiled by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. “The President also said he wanted to be able to tell his Attorney General ‘who to investigate.’ ”
Sessions told Mueller’s investigators that Trump had told him that ” ‘you were supposed to protect me,’ or words to that effect.”
Sessions got the boot last November, after Democrats retook the House — and the power to investigate Trump’s activity. Early this year, Trump nominated William P. Barr to replace him; Barr was confirmed in February.
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September 2020 This Headline Posted Barr gives false recounting of Texas voter fraud case in effort to cast doubt on mail-in voting
Attorney General William Barr gave a false recounting of a voter fraud case in Texas during an interview Wednesday as he sought to bolster his unfounded argument that mass expansions of mail-in voting in 2020 will increase the risk of widespread fraud.
Barr incorrectly said in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that elections that have been held with mail have found substantial fraud and coercion, before launching into the false account. “For example, we indicted someone in Texas, 1,700 ballots collected, he — from people who could vote, he made them out and voted for the person he wanted to. OK?”
Barr added, “That kind of thing happens with mail-in ballots and everyone knows that.”
This means that Barr has referred the investigation to the DOJ. More on that later, as Barr and Durham was working together when Barr was still working for President Trump as AG, the two met on several occasions.
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November 2020 This headline was posted DOJ official quits post after AG Barr authorizes voter fraud probes before results are certified
goes on to say
U.S. Attorney General William Barr told federal prosecutors Monday that they may investigate specific allegations of voter fraud before certification of election results, a reversal of long-standing policies intended to prevent knowledge of investigations from influencing voters or election officials.
“Given that voting in our current elections has now concluded, I authorize you to pursue substantial allegations of voting and vote tabulation irregularities prior to the certification of elections in your jurisdictions,” Barr wrote in the memo.
The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Associated Press and NBC News have coverage.
Waiting until certification of the results and a conclusion to election contests, which was the previous approach, “can result in situations in which election misconduct cannot realistically be rectified,” Barr wrote.
Now, Barr said, prosecutors can pursue substantial allegations of voting and vote tabulation irregularities when “there are clear and apparently credible allegations of irregularities that, if true, could potentially impact the outcome of a federal election in an individual state.”
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Lastly we have this Headline which I highly recommend you read, it is full of Barr and Durham Information. The Durham Investigation: What We Know and What It Means
In May 2019, Attorney General William Barr tapped Connecticut’s U.S. Attorney John Durham to look into issues related to the origins of the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation. Durham is a longtime federal prosecutor in Connecticut known for leading organized crime and public corruption cases. In 2008, Attorney General Michael Mukasey tasked Durham with investigating the CIA’s destruction of interrogation videotapes. A year later, Attorney General Eric Holder expanded Durham’s mandate to examine CIA torture allegations.
Now, Durham is conducting a comprehensive global probe of the U.S. government’s investigation of the Trump Campaign’s connections with Russia. The investigation covers pre- and post-election matters, and reportedly has come to include the unmasking of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, and the basis for the intelligence community’s assessment that Russia tried to help Donald Trump win the election in 2016. These are all matters on which President Trump has publicly commented. Before and after Durham began his investigation, Trump has often claimed, in fiery rhetoric, that the Trump campaign investigation, and the unmasking of Flynn, and the intelligence community’s assessment, were illegitimate. He has also charged that some of the people apparently under investigation by Durham engaged in misconduct on matters under investigation. Attorney General Barr has also publicly commented that some of the people under investigation engaged in serious wrongdoing.
The fruits of the Durham investigation will reportedly be disclosed later this summer, or in the fall. This post does a deep dive into what has been publicly reported about the Durham investigation, and then offers analysis. We include Barr’s commentary on the investigation, but not the president’s. The bottom line is that (1) the probe as it developed is not one that should have been conducted by a federal prosecutor conducting a criminal investigation, and (2) Barr’s tendentious running commentary on the investigation violates Justice Department rules, politicized the investigation and damaged the credibility of whatever Durham uncovers. (The post is long. If you want to skip the lengthy factual recitation and jump to the analysis, click here.)
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