Missed this is the smoke of burning American cities.
William Barr to Maria Bartiromo, June 21, 2020.
In terms of the future of Durham's investigation, he's pressing ahead as hard as he can, and I expect that we will have some developments, hopefully, before the end of this summer. But as I've said, his investigation will continue. It's not going to stop because of the election. What happens after the election may depend on who wins the election.
These are certainly not the words of a law enforcement officer on a mission to expose an attempted coup against a sitting president. They sound more like the words of the Cover-Up General in inaction, not-working around the clock to slow-walk a conspiracy against our democractic process into irrelevance.
It's not just that Barr is calmly projecting the completion of the Durham investigation past the "spring" and "early summer" of his earlier estimates to "hopefully before the end of this summer." Barr is now suggesting it could still be underway into the fall.
The Durham investigation, Barr tells us, is "pressing ahead as hard as he can," and is "not going to stop because of the election."
The election, of course, is in November.
Even then, he adds: "What happens after the election may depend on who wins the election."
A cynical, sinister character, Mr. Barr. I'm afraid that if he ever gets to the bottom of the Russia probe, it will only be to plug it up.