Many that hoped the Mueller report would implicate Donald Trump have turned to attacking William Barr in order to keep the collusion narrative going, holds Jonathan S. Tobin of The New York Post. The Attorney General’s letter to Congress is being criticized for being too favorable towards Trump. In it he detailed that Mueller hadn’t found any evidence to prove that the president conspired with Russia. Unfortunately, many on the left found this conclusion unsatisfactory and hold on to the collusion narrative. Now they are trying to discredit Barr. The notion that he sought to cover up any misdeeds by Trump is ludicrous.
William Barr was chosen as Attorney General by President Trump in order to minimize any of Robert Mueller’s findings, argues Charles P. Pierce of Esquire. This is exactly what he did in his letter to Congress about the investigation. His final judgement seems particularly strange considering the case of Paul Manafort, who was charged for conspiring with Russia. His ties to the Trump campaign don’t support the president’s claim of innocence. He said that Mueller concluded that there was no obstruction of justice, when the Special Counsel clearly refrained from making any judgement on that topic.