Trump’s new AG nominee, Bill Barr, has now weighed in on the Mueller investigation ahead of his Senate confirmation hearing tomorrow and Wednesday:
POLITICO – Attorney General nominee William Barr will pledge this week to allow special counsel Robert Mueller to complete his investigation into suspected collusion between President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia, according to his written testimony submitted to the Senate.
The Mueller investigation is expected to take center stage when Barr appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee for his confirmation hearing Tuesday and Wednesday. In his testimony, Barr emphasized his respect for the investigation and aimed to reassure lawmakers that his allegiance is to the rule of law.
“I believe it is vitally important that the Special Counsel be allowed to complete his investigation,” Barr wrote in his testimony. “I have the utmost respect for Bob and his distinguished record of public service.”
In addition, Barr vowed to provide as much transparency as he can “consistent with the law” to the public and to Congress on the results of the Mueller investigation.
That doesn’t sound like something that Trump would be terribly happy about. But then again, he himself has said he has no intention of stopping the Mueller probe.
But honestly, I’d rather Barr get into the position and then make a decision like that after having taken an up close view of the probe. If he feels like Mueller has abused his appointment, then I would expect him to take action. If not, then he can let it continue.