A prediction over what could keep the next AG busy

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Hillary Clinton who cares posePresident Donald Trump's next attorney general will oversee a "cleanup phase" of Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia collusion and possibly take a closer look at a former Secretary of State and her emails, says a former prosecutor.

The next U.S. attorney general could be William Barr, who served in the same role under the late George H.W. Bush, if he is approved by the Senate.

Trump announced Dec. 7 that he plans to nominate Barr, who will succeed Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who angered the president by recusing himself from the Russia probe.

Abe Hamilton, a former county prosecutor and now general counsel at American Family Association, doubts that Barr will recuse himself from the final stages of the Mueller probe.

"I would expect [Barr] to be involved," says Hamilton, "in how would you say the 'cleanup-man role,' and say, Okay, guys, you've been at this for two years now. What evidence is there and if there is nothing else to investigate, then let's go ahead and wrap this up."

Hamilton points out that there may be another case for Barr to pursue.

Hamilton

"A federal judge just ruled that there should be a re-examination of the Clinton email scandal, as Bob Barr has alluded to there being more evidence to investigate the Uranium One deal than the collusion allegations," Hamilton observes.

"Judge orders more fact-finding in Clinton email case," a Dec. 6 headline reads at the Politico web site.

The story goes on to describe a "scathing opinion" from a federal judge who ruled Judicial Watch, the government watchdog group, deserves public access to documents and more testimony.

Justice Dept. attorneys and the State Department "misled" the court in 2014, the judge ruled, over its search for emails on Clinton's private server. 

"That will be interesting to see," says Hamilton, "if [Barr] actually puts feet to that were he to be confirmed as the attorney general."


Editor's Note: American Family Association is the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.

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