Outgoing Attorney General Bill Barr announced he will not appoint a Special Counsel to investigate alleged fraud in the election or to take over the Hunter Biden “tax affairs” probe.
This, despite the concerns of tens of millions of Americans.
GOP lawmakers earlier this month demanded Barr conduct a forensic audit of the 2020 election.
Representatives Andy Biggs (R-AZ) accused the AG of being “missing in action” after suggesting a request had been made several weeks prior that he look into concerns about voter fraud.
And Hunter Biden, son of President-elect Joe Biden, announced that he is currently the subject of a federal investigation into his “tax affairs,” something that began in 2018, a year before his father announced his campaign for the presidency.
Hunter Biden has been under investigation since 2018. We only found out about this now. The media didn’t dig into allegations about Hunter during the entirety of the 2020 election cycle. Many declared that stories from the @NYPost were Russian disinformation.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 10, 2020
Barr: No Special Counsel Necessary
Barr believes neither of these matters – of great concern to over 70 million supporters of President Trump – rises to the level of necessitating a Special Counsel.
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“I think to the extent that there’s an investigation, I think that it’s being handled responsibly and professionally,” he announced Monday regarding Biden.
“To this point I have not seen a reason to appoint a special counsel and I have no plan to do so before I leave.”
He further stated that while he is “sure” there was voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, he sees “no basis” for the federal government to seize voting machines and examine them for said fraud.
“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election,” Barr informed the Associated Press in early December.
AG Bill Barr says he will not appoint a special counsel to investigate election fraud:
“If I thought a special counsel at this stage was the right tool, I would name one, but I haven’t and I’m not going to.”pic.twitter.com/zojGz5wwQ2
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) December 21, 2020
What Has Happened to Barr?
Tensions have been flaring for some time between the Attorney General and the GOP.
Aside from his relative lack of curiosity in exploring voter fraud claims, it was revealed in the Wall Street Journal last week that Barr told prosecutors and colleagues not to allow word of investigations into Biden to become public in the weeks prior to the election.
An egregious disservice to the American people if ever there were one.
Why didn’t Bill Barr reveal the truth to the public, before the Election, about Hunter Biden. Joe was lying on the debate stage that nothing was wrong, or going on – Press confirmed. Big disadvantage for Republicans at the polls!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2020
President Trump took the high road last Monday in announcing Barr had resigned, referring to the soon to be ex-Attorney General as having done an “outstanding job.”
#Barr AG Resignation Letter READ: paragraph #2 “The nadir of this campaign was the effort to cripple, if not oust, your Administration with frenzied + baseless accusations of collusion with Russia” #SpecialCounselDurham pic.twitter.com/muqYSO8b2u
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) December 15, 2020
Barr had been outstanding in many regards.
And to successfully hide the Hunter Biden investigation from President Trump and the American people before the election, the way the left-wing media has done as well, is a travesty of justice.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) when recently asked if he had confidence in Barr responded, “I used to.”
I imagine the American people feel the same way.
Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis summed up that view:
Maybe you should sit down now, Bill. You certainly did enough sitting down on the job. https://t.co/TcwdFNw97j
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) December 21, 2020
Bill Barr did, however, appoint United States Attorney John Durham as Special Counsel in the investigation into the origins of the Russia collusion probe.
“Although I had expected Mr. Durham to complete his work by the summer of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as additional information he uncovered, prevented him from doing so,” Barr said in making the announcement.
“I designated [Durham] as a special counsel because I wanted to provide him and his team with assurance that they’d be able to finish their work, and they’re making good progress now, and I expect they will be able to finish their work,” Barr said.
“And I am hoping that the next administration handles that matter responsibly.”
Banking on Biden, who is essentially going to be Obama’s third term, to responsibly handle an investigation into Obama-era officials handling of the Russia probe seems rather problematic.
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