December 14, 2020

ROGER SIMON: The Tragic Failure of William Barr.

That was the same AG who promised, what seems like decades ago, he would get to the bottom of the reprehensible, treasonous to many, origin of the Trump-Russia investigation, known hereabouts as Spygate.

He assigned John Durham, a reputedly hard-nosed U.S. attorney from Connecticut, to uncover the sources of this outrage and bring the miscreants to justice.

Unfortunately, within that promise soon emerged a hint of trouble to come. Barr informed us that higher officials—meaning, of course, President Barack Obama and Vice-President Biden—were not in Durham’s brief to investigate, although they had attended a fateful meeting in January 2016 from whence much may have flowed.

Some people were evidently above the law.

As justification for this, Barr made it seem he was trying to put an end to the politicization of the Department of Justice and the FBI—and maybe he was …to himself.

Meanwhile, Durham’s investigation dragged on, taking much longer than expected, putatively because of COVID.

But was that so?

Certainly the pandemic caused some inconvenience, but couldn’t grand juries be convened with social distancing and masks? So many other institutions found ways to muddle through.

Some people, we are told, have actually been more productive working from home offices. Surely there was some way of making Zoom secure or other telecommunications as well for Durham’s purposes.

Apparently not enough. The delay continued and continues to this day.

And then the Hunter Biden affair broke into the headlines with the discovery of Hunter’s laptop and the so far uncontested testimony of Biden family business partner Tony Bobulinski, implicating Joe as the “big guy” in dealings with the communist Chinese.

More news broke shortly thereafter that the FBI had had the laptop in its possession for over a year.

This was followed by a leak a couple of months later, interestingly after Joe Biden had “won” the presidential election, that Hunter and James Biden (Joe’s brother) had been under investigation by the IRS and presumably the DOJ for tax evasion and money laundering for some time, much of this involving those same Chinese communists.

William Barr had been mum throughout.

The mainstream media, reliable neo-Stalinists that they are, never reported on any of this when Bobulinski went public. Even now, after the leak, they barely discuss it.

A large portion of the American public had no idea of the Biden Family Scandal when they went to vote on Nov. 3, 2020 or, even more, when they dropped those endless mail-in ballots in whatever boxes.

Polls have appeared indicating a significant number would have voted differently had they known. It was a close election, assuming Biden actually won.

Yet William Barr has remained silent.

His excuse again is that the DOJ should not get involved in politics. Or was he too angry at Donald Trump for meddling in his affairs?

Or perhaps it was a devotion to an institution rather than the American people for whom transparency is needed more than ever.

Whatever the case, that is exactly what he has done, inadvertently or not and despite his denials—get involved in politics.

Bill Barr put his hands on the scale of a presidential election!

By remaining silent on a lengthy investigation of public corruption of the family of a man who would be president, some of which involves that man directly with our principal enemy, William Barr has weighed in heavily on the election, whether he chooses to believe it or not.

He let the electorate continue in ignorance, straight into the voting booth.

Related: Barr reportedly called President Trump a ‘deposed king ranting.’

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