It’s no secret at this point that Attorney General Bill Barr is in deep cahoots with Donald Trump when it comes to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Barr has made it clear from the get-go, both blatantly and inadvertently, that he doesn’t feel that the president should be investigated and that he will be doing everything within his power to quickly sweep this situation under the rug. Evidently, that includes giving the White House a hell of a head start.
Barr recently testified before Congress and refused to answer when questioned as to whether the White House has been given access to the Mueller report or any of its findings. However, according to a report from the New York Times, Barr has been briefing the White House on the report all along.
“Justice Department officials have had numerous conversations with White House lawyers about the conclusions made by Mr. Mueller, the special counsel, in recent days, according to people with knowledge of the discussions,” the Times reported. “The talks have aided the president’s legal team as it prepares a rebuttal to the report and strategizes for the coming public war over its findings.”
Panic is now rising within the White House with the release of the redacted report looming over their heads.
“A sense of paranoia is taking hold among some of Mr. Trump’s aides, some of whom fear his backlash more than the findings themselves, the people said. The report might make clear which of Mr. Trump’s current and former advisers spoke to the special counsel, how much they said and how much damage they did to the president — providing a kind of road map for retaliation,” the Times stated.
The report also noted that Barr’s decisions along the way will likely leave his tenure as attorney general in question.
The discussions between Justice Department officials and White House lawyers have also added to questions about the propriety of the decisions by Attorney General William P. Barr since he received Mr. Mueller’s findings late last month.”
There you have it, folks, Bill Barr lives in Donald Trump’s pocket — and they’re not even really trying to hide it.
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