Bash has wrapped up his investigation with out submitting a single legal cost. There additionally seems to be no public report … which doesn’t imply there’s not a report. It appears probably that Bash didn’t exit the door with out producing one thing. It’s simply that no matter Bash discovered is being saved beneath wraps by a “Division of Justice” extra all for defending Trump than in revealing the reality. The Publish signifies that the contents of Bash’s findings “would probably disappoint” those that have tried to make a conspiracy out of unmasking.
Along with the Bash investigation, Barr had additionally initiated an investigation by U.S. Legal professional John Durham in an effort to substantiate different elements of Trump’s conspiracy theories towards Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and everybody who’s not Donald Trump. However simply three weeks earlier than Bash resigned, Durham’s lead aide also went out the door, with indications that the Durham investigation was additionally developing dry. Only a week in the past got here information that Durham’s report is unlikely to be ready in time for the election—a outcome that one GOP staffer known as “a nightmare situation.”
In fact, there’s a answer for each the Bash and Durham issues, an answer that Barr has already demonstrated prior to now: Summaries. Slightly than hand over the precise report of both investigation, Barr might merely “summarize” the leads to a approach that enhances Trump and slings mud at his enemies. That’s precisely the strategy that Barr took by releasing a three-page doc purporting to summarize the outcomes of the Mueller investigation, regardless that it drastically distorted the precise findings of the particular investigator’s group.
Barr might do this, besides … the place is Barr, precisely? On Oct. 2, Barr claimed that he had examined adverse for COVID-19 and wouldn’t be isolating himself regardless of being current on the Amy Coney Barrett superspreader introduction with out carrying a masks or utilizing social distancing. Then, three days later, Barr announced that that he would “self-quarantine for now” however was anticipated to return to work inside per week.
However has he? There appear to be no public sightings of Barr because the announcement that he was self-quarantining. Nevertheless, there have been mentions of Barr by Trump. Again in August, Trump was nonetheless crowing about the opportunity of a Barr-Durham report being produced as an October shock. Since then, Trump has made a number of assaults on Barr and the failure to supply a report prematurely of the election. Trump has complained about Barr in rallies, complained about Barr in appearances on Fox and Rush Limbaugh, and complained about Barr on Twitter.
All of it goes to point out that, once you’ve signed on to be a toady, you higher present some … toad.
Perhaps Barr actually is sick. Perhaps he’s on the run from Trump. However don’t low cost the concept that he should still be scribbling furiously on a abstract that explains what Bash and Durham “actually” discovered.