After Robert Mueller’s press conference ending the Special Counsel investigation, there were many conclusions drawn, with many people simply not satisfied with the two year investigation that took millions from American taxpayers. One of those was Attorney General Bill Barr, Mueller’s boss.
In AG Barr’s first interview since his swearing in, he openly opposed the Mueller Investigation conclusions about collusion with Russia, since the press conference left many questions unanswered. One major question is did then candidate Trump and his campaign engage in criminal activity.
Mueller stated the following concerning this, “If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so. We did not however make a determination as to whether the president did commit a crime.”
This lack of information and a decision certainly didn’t ease the mind of Barr. Barr responded to the lack of an answer on Mueller’s part, “The opinion says you cannot indict a president while he is in office, but he could’ve reached a decision as to whether it was criminal activity.”AG Barr and other Americans simply weren’t satisfied with the lack of an answer of criminal conduct, which he openly expressed in the interview.
After Mueller submitted his report to Congress, AG Barr sent a letter, saying that he and Rod Rosenstein, the Deputy AG, concluded that the almost two year investigation did not contain enough evidence to establish that Trump obstructed justice. AG Barr has been accused of shielding the president from scrutiny, he responded by stating the following concerning the DOJ, “The Department of Justice is all about the law, and the facts and the substance, and I’m going to make the decisions based on the law and the facts and I realize that’s in tension with the political climate we live in because people are more interested in getting their way politically.”
Great article Gavin!