- Editor’s note: Sec of State Pompeo says Russia ‘pretty clearly’ behind cyberattack on US, yet Trump says the source could be China.
- Now another Trump Cabinet member differs with Trump.
- AG Barr says no need for special council to investigate Hunter Biden, or claims of fraud in the presidential election.
- Barr is slated to leave his post on Wednesday, after previously resigning.
“Barr: No need for special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden, election fraud“
“Attorney General William Barr on Monday said he saw no reason to tap a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden’s finances or claims of election fraud.”
“‘I think to the extent that there’s an investigation I think that it’s being handled responsibly and professionally currently within the department,’ Barr, who is leaving office this week, told reporters. ‘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.’
“President Trump has reportedly discussed pushing for a special counsel to be appointed to take over the investigation into President-elect Joe Biden’s son, which is currently being run out of the U.S. attorney’s office in Delaware. Hunter Biden acknowledged the existence of the investigation earlier this month. It is said to relate to his foreign work.
“In another rebuke to Trump, Barr also said he saw no need to tap a special counsel to investigate claims of fraud in the presidential election. Trump is said to have discussed the possibility of naming Sidney Powell, a proponent of election-related conspiracy theories, as a special counsel to investigate claims of fraud.
“‘If I thought a special counsel at this stage was the right tool and was appropriate I would name one, but I haven’t and I’m not going to,'” Barr told reporters.”
Washington Post Deputy Editor Ruth Marcus penned this op-ed December 14, 2020, even more pertinent today: Barr failed at his job. His bootlicking resignation letter made that clear [scroll down for the text]