This issue is bound to be contentious as Bill Barr has many supporters on the right and many claim to hate him on the left. Typically, that would spell safety for an Attorney General but we aren’t in typical times.
In many respects, William Barr has done a fantastic job. His DOJ has cracked down on drug cartels and violent gangs better than any I can remember. Human and sex trafficking has been hit harder than ever under the Trump administration.
If you listen to Barr speak, you’d be happy to hear that he’s not playing politics and will prosecute anyone that has committed a crime. He’s repeatedly said he doesn’t care if people like him.
However, human and sex trafficking was being tackled before Barr came in so he can't take all the credit for that. Drug cartels were being hit before he came in so that's not all him, either.
There are still questions about whether he will actually bring justice to the criminal FBI, CIA, DOJ, and Obama officials who broke many laws in setting up an incoming President for treason.
That remains to be seen. Thus far, General Michael Flynn is still being politically prosecuted despite the DOJ withdrawing charges. The FBI Director has allowed incriminating evidence to be destroyed, lost, and withheld from Congress - all conveniently in favor of the coup plotters.
Only a single indictment of a relatively unknown FBI lawyer has been dropped. He was one of the smallest players in the coup attempt but, in organized crime, usually it's low level players that take the fall.
Barr had said there would be more, and bigger actions coming before the election and said that they are not on a political timeline with regards to their investigation.
However, Maria Bartiromo's report turned out to be correct when she said there would be no report and no more indictments before the election. Apparently, so that there wouldn't be an appearance of politics.
That IS a political action. By using a political event and timeline as a reason not to prosecute someone it is, by its very nature, political.
In a Newsmax interview with Greg Kelly, President Trump was asked if he was planning to bring Barr back as AG after the election, if he wins in November. He said "it's too early" to make that call.
When asked about the DOJ investigation into the unmasking of his campaign officials by the Obama DOJ, that found no wrongdoing, he said:
“I have no comment. Can’t comment on that. It’s too early,” Trump said. “I’m not happy with all of the evidence I have, I can tell you that. I’m not happy.”… “I had to go through elections with all those clouds over my head. But they don’t because the Republicans are so nice. Personally, I think it’s too bad. I think it’s too bad, they’re guilty as hell.”
Barr has done a lot of good things since he's taken over as AG. However, there still seems to be a two-tiered system of justice and until the people who attempted to overthrow our government are held accountable, that won't change.
Barr's actions, so far, on what many say is the biggest political crime in our country's history, appear absent. The crooks are getting million dollar book deals and analyst spots on CNN, MSNBC, other news outlets. And, if we remember, Barr once worked for the CIA and was a H.W. Bush appointee. That doesn't ooze confidence in his willingness to prosecute the establishment and Intelligence folks.
Does Barr have the stones?
We simply don't know. If I'm Trump, I'm asking myself that very question.