Attorney General William Barr recused himself Monday from the Jeffrey Epstein child sex trafficking case:
“I’m recused from that matter because one of the law firms that represented Epstein long ago was a firm that I subsequently joined for a period of time,” Barr told reporters in Southern Carolina.
Hmmm. On the surface, it sounds like the exit from the case of another Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, who recused himself from the investigation into the Russian collusion allegations against President Trump, based on his own light contacts with the Russians as Senator. Now Democrats can have a field day against Trump with the investigation entirely in their hands, right?
Don't think so. On the surface it may appear to be bad news for President Trump - another rat fleeing a sinking ship? - and the left may be secretly cheering. But if they are, they don't know Barr very well.
Barr is a canny player in ways that Sessions was not, and more likely, he's clearing the floor to keep any hint of politics out of this bona fide child-molestation case.
What's more likely is that Democrats - lots of Democrats - are involved in this and he's getting out of the way so they can go down without yellings from the left about a politicized prosecution. One can only surmise that maybe he's seen the details about whose name is going to come up, how damning the evidence is, and knows they're going to go easily based on objective facts alone. How much smarter that this not be about politics so the legal process can take its course. No Barr, no politics.
Now with Barr out, wanting what looks like a clear-cut slam-dunk case to be clean as heck, Democrats should be getting the willies.