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‘Most useless AG ever’: Barr has ‘no plan’ to appoint special counsels to Hunter Biden, election fraud

On Monday, Attorney General Bill Barr stated that he has “no plan” to appoint a special counsel to take over the federal investigation into Hunter Biden’s alleged corruption or one to probe allegations of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election. This follows his announced departure as attorney general on Dec. 23rd. Prominent conservatives on social media were incensed by the announcement.

For some time now, Republicans have demanded that a special counsel be appointed to continue the federal investigation into Hunter Biden’s alleged corruption and to ensure that it continues through the incoming Biden administration. President Trump reportedly had been discussing a potential special counsel for that investigation. There has also been talk of a special counsel to investigate voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.

Barr is stating that he has no plans to appoint a special counsel for the Hunter Biden investigation, or one to review the election before he leaves the Justice Department.

“I think to the extent that there’s an investigation, I think that it’s being handled responsibly and professionally,” Barr said Monday concerning the investigation into Hunter Biden. “To this point I have not seen a reason to appoint a special counsel and I have no plan to do so before I leave.”

Barr also said that he hopes the Biden administration will handle the Hunter Biden probe “responsibly.”

More and more is coming to light in the Hunter Biden investigation. Earlier this month it was revealed he is under federal investigation for his “tax affairs.” He is also being investigated for money laundering. Hunter Biden has been a subject/target of a grand jury investigation.

The investigation into Hunter Biden was triggered by Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) regarding suspicious foreign transactions. The SARs were allegedly regarding funds from “China and other foreign nations.” It began in 2018.

Earlier this month, Barr said that the Justice Department has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud that could change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, despite claims by President Trump and his campaign’s legal team.

Barr said that U.S. attorneys and FBI officials have been working to follow up on specific complaints and information they have received, but have not uncovered enough evidence that would change the outcome of the election.

“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election,” Barr told the Associated Press.

“I see no basis now for seizing machines by the federal government. … If I thought a special counsel at this stage was the right tool and was appropriate, I would name one. But I haven’t and I’m not going to.”

Also, earlier this month, Barr appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham, who had been reviewing the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, as special counsel, to ensure that investigation could continue.

“Before the election, as you know, I designated John Durham as a special counsel because I wanted to provide him and his team with assurance that they’d be able to finish their work, and they’re making good progress now, and I expect they will be able to finish their work,” Barr said. “And I am hoping that the next administration handles that matter responsibly.”

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