At a press conference Monday Bill Barr said there was no reason to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden, and no reason to seize voting machines without evidence of election fraud.
On Hunter Biden, Barr said, “I think to the extent that there is an investigation, I think that it’s being handled responsibly and professionally, currently within the department. And to this point, I have not seen a reason to appoint special counsel. And I have no plan to do so before I leave.”
Barr has two days left in office.
He also said there was no widespread election fraud that would warrant a special counsel.
“I see no basis now for seizing machines by the federal government, ” Barr said, while Trump and Sidney Powell appear to be conspiring to do so.
Barr agreed with Mike Pompeo in the assessment of a massive cyber hack originating from Russia.
“From the information that I have, I agree with Secretary Pompeo’s assessment. It certainly appears to be the Russians, but I’m not going to discuss it beyond that.”
The press conference was held in order for Barr to announce new charges against the Lockerbie bomber Abu Agela Masud, who built a device that exploded onboard a flight over Scotland in 1988 that killed 270.
Although then-Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi long denied any Libyan involvement in the airplane bombing, the affidavit states that Libyan intelligence personally ordered the bombing and that Qaddafi personally thanked Masud. Although Qaddafi denied having ordered the bombing until his death in 2011, his government accepted responsibility and agreed to pay the victims’ families $2.7 billion in 2003.