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Barr blocks a felony investigation into public corruption in Trump

William Barr stepped in, preventing the Justice Department attorneys from investigating potential criminal public corruption by Trump.

The Justice Department wanted to investigate Trump in order to return to his notorious pressure on Ukraine.

The New York Times reported:

Having investigated Mr. Trump's actions and found no campaign funding violations, they were initially given the green light to conduct a potentially explosive investigation into whether he violated other laws.

But Attorney General William P. Barr and other senior officials withheld them while Congress investigated the same matter during the impeachment hearings. After the Senate acquitted the president, Mr. Barr actually took the case out of the public integrity department and sent all inquiries related to Ukraine to the US law firm in Brooklyn, according to six people familiar with the matter.

Barr has been protecting Trump since he took over from Jeff Sessions as attorney general. The extent to which Barr stopped Trump from being exposed to potential criminal investigations may not be known until the President von Biden is underway.

While Trump could not be criminally charged as President, President-elect Biden has stated that he will not stand in the way of the Justice Department in its work, which means the door may be open to a possible criminal investigation into Trump after he leaves the office.

William Barr is corrupt. Losing the presidency means Trump may have lost the only thing that kept him out of jail.

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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.

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