Here’s the thing about the Trump regime’s infinitely corrupt and autocratic would-be takeover of the United States: it was only going to work if he won a second term. Now that he’s lost, things are instead going the other way and quickly imploding for all involved.
That includes Bill Barr, whose time as Attorney General has been one big long series of acts of obstruction of justice. Now it turns out Barr wasn’t just getting Donald Trump and his friends off the hook; he was also running some serious side cons. For instance, Reuters is reporting that as soon as Barr became AG, he had the Department of Justice back off from criminally pursuing one of his own clients.
Barr’s personal financial motivation in this instance pretty much proves he’s guilty of felony obstruction of justice, and a jury won’t have much trouble coming to that conclusion. While this is far from Barr’s most egregious crime in office, it may be the most provable one.
This means that unless Donald Trump preemptively blanket pardons Bill Barr on his way out the door, Barr is facing serious prison time. Even if Trump does pardon Barr, the fact that they’ve acted as co-conspirators in some of these crimes could be enough to get Barr’s pardon overturned in court. No wonder Barr has been lying low. Also, it’s notable that people within the DOJ are now leaking Barr’s dirty secrets in an attempt at finishing him off.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report