NEW: AG Bill Barr Will Not Recuse Himself From Mueller Witch Hunt
Bill Barr, Robert Mueller
Newly-confirmed Attorney General Bill Barr will not recuse himself from Mueller’s Trump Russia witch hunt.
Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said Monday in a statement that Bill Barr was advised by senior DOJ officials not to recuse himself from overseeing Mueller’s investigation.
“Consistent with that advice, General Barr has decided not to recuse,” Kupec said.
Bill Barr was confirmed as President Trump’s new Attorney General by the Senate last month in a 54-45 vote.
During the Senate confirmation hearings, Barr revealed he has been best friends with Robert Mueller for over 20 years and their wives even attend Bible study together.
Bill Barr said during his confirmation hearings that it is “vitally important” that Mueller be allowed to finish his investigation.
Mueller is reportedly winding down his Trump Russia witch hunt and preparing a report.
According to the special counsel rules, Robert Mueller has to submit a “confidential” report to the attorney general. The rules do not require the attorney general to share the report with Congress or even make it public.
When asked what he will do with Mueller’s report, Bill Barr said during his confirmation hearings that he wants to be as transparent as possible “consistent with the rules and the law.”
GOP lawmakers have criminally referred Michael Cohen to the DOJ and Mueller’s report is almost finished, which means it’s in Bill Barr’s court to do something.
We will soon find out if Bill Barr has the mettle to stand up to the Deep State and drain the swamp or if he’s Jeff Sessions 2.0.