Why didn’t Attorney General Barr tell the president that there was an open criminal investigation directed at Hunter Biden before the election?
Why didn’t Attorney General Barr tell the president that there was an open criminal investigation directed at Hunter Biden before the election? Barr is clearly within the executive branch of the government, and he serves at the discretion of the President; it is expected that he would be transparent with the President and certainly not hide potential evidence that could impact Joe Biden’s claim that he did not know about his son’s sketchy deals abroad.
Any fear that such information could affect the election is irrelevant; Barr had a duty to disclose any evidence that potentially could link Joe Biden to Hunter’s alleged wrongful acts. If it turns out that Joe did know, he clearly lied during the campaign. If evidence comes forth that Joe Biden benefited in any way from Hunter’s dealings, and they are proven to be unlawful, his campaign would have been over. Moreover, it is the kind of information that the public had a right to know about.
We are not so fresh to think that any of the above information would have morphed into litigated results before the election, but that is not the point–President Trump was entitled to know about it; let the chips fall where they may thereafter.
Therefore, President Trump rightfully is critical of Barr’s failure to disclose this information and being “very disappointed” “when Barr reportedly told lawmakers the report on Crossfire Hurricane wouldn’t be released before the election.
The President has also criticized U.S. Attorney John Durham’s now a special counsel, for his failure to release his report that has been absent for months.
Trump said, “We’re still waiting for a report from a man named Durham, who I have never spoken to, and I have never met. They can go after me before the election as much as they want, but unfortunately, Mr. Durham didn’t want to go after them or have anything to do with going after them before the election. So who knows if he is ever going even to do a report.”
Barr appointed Durham in October but kept it a secret until Dec. 2. Partial source: theepochtimes.com.
Maybe there is a legitimate reason for not disclosing this information. But the public deserves, and Barr should publically explain why.