Barr Pours Cold Water on Criminal Charges for Obama and Biden, But Leaves Room for Others – By Katie Pavlich (Townhall) / May 18 2020
Speaking from the Department of Justice Monday morning, Attorney General Bill Barr poured cold water on the idea of a criminal investigation into former President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
“As to President Obama and Vice President Biden, whatever their level of involvement based on the information I have today, I don’t expect Mr. Durham’s work will lead to a criminal investigation of either man. Our concern over potential criminality is focused on others,” Barr said. “The Durham investigation is trying to get to the bottom of what happened. And it will determine whether there were any federal laws broken and if there were, those who broke the law will be held to account. But this cannot be and it will not be a tit-for-tat exercise. We are not going to lower the standards just to achieve a result. The only way to stop this vicious cycle, the only way to break away from a dual system of justice, is to make sure that we scrupulously apply the single and proper standard of justice for everybody.”
It has been revealed in recent weeks that President Obama knew about the FBI’s surveillance of General Michael Flynn and asked during a January 5, 2017, Oval Office meeting whether he should be treated “any differently.” Further, Vice President Biden unmasked Flynn on January 12, 2017.
But while a criminal investigation into Obama or Biden is highly unlikely, Barr left the door open on other Obama officials.