Attorney General Bill Barr got his a** handed to him in federal court this week when US District Judge Reggie Walton ruled that he misrepresented the Mueller report in favor of President Donald Trump and is therefore non-credible.

The final Mueller report on the Russia investigation detailed the Trump campaign’s multiple contacts with Russians during the 2016 campaign and detailed multiple instances of Trump committing obstruction of justice to undermine the probe. Yet Bill Barr, who had just been newly installed as the Attorney General, delayed release of the report until he could release a letter misrepresenting what it said, basically absolving Trump even though the report did no such thing.

Of particular interest are the portions of the Mueller report that Barr redacted to protect Trump, which House Democrats are seeking to obtain via the courts. And they scored a victory when Judge Walton skewered Barr in a ruling.

“The actions of Attorney General Barr and his representations about the Mueller Report preclude the Court’s acceptance of the validity of the Department’s redactions without its independent verification,” Walton wrote. “The court will conduct an independent review of the unredacted version of the Mueller Report to determine whether it concurs with the Department’s determination.”

Walton also questioned Barr’s credibility, writing that he displayed a “lack of candor,” the very same charge leveled against former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

The judge also wrote that Barr engaged in a calculated effort to mislead the public on the report before releasing it.

Legal experts have since weighed in on the opinion and took shots at Barr, who has also aided Trump’s effort to seize the Justice Department to turn it into a political weapon.

Barr is clearly unfit to remain as Attorney General. He has acted as Trump’s protector ever since he took office, and his actions are unbecoming and disgraceful. It was already clear that Barr misled the public, but now a federal judge just wrote it in an opinion. If Barr has any respect for the Justice Department and the rule of law, he’ll resign immediately and beg for forgiveness for being Trump’s lapdog and help bring him down. Because had he done his job in the first place, the Mueller report would have been enough to end Trump’s presidency a year ago.

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