Barr Has Contorted A ‘Bedrock’ DOJ Policy To Massage Trump’s Ego

Talking Points Memo

Gerry Hebert, a senior director at the Campaign Legal Center and a former DOJ official, told TPM that the move is unprecedented, and seems to be “the DOJ and Barr trying to make the President feel good about how they’re conducting investigations.” “It’s grounded in the concept that any DOJ investigation into election crimes should not become a factor in the election,” Hebert said. And though voting itself has ended, Hebert added, the critical period following the election when counting is still occurring and the results aren’t yet certified puts the perception of the integrity of the election in a vulnerable spot.

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