I have to make a follow up on my previous post. This just keeps getting more interesting by the day. I to set up some backstory to help paint this picture so bear with me.
I have to start with former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Sessions was one of the first open supports of Trump's campaign. And in the transactional M.O. that is Donald Trump, he rewarded Sessions with the appointment to the AG position. But sessions had contact with Russia in 2016 which made him partly involved with the Russia Investigation. Because of this involvement, Sessions did the right thing by recusing himself from that investigation. This angered Trump greatly even publicly stating many times that if he knew Sessions would recuse himself, he never would have made him AG. Trump only wants people that benefit him, regardless of the benefit to the public.
Trump eventually fires Sessions because Jeff wouldn't go back on his recusal. In comes William Barr. Barr was appointed in 2019 because he wrote several papers critical of the Russia Investigation and heavy support for Trump. He is also a professed advocate for Unified Executive Theory (basically solidifies executive power and offsets some checks and balances in the president's favor).
Again, keep in mind that Barr has been exceptionally critical of the Russia Investigation and proclaimed it was heavily biased in both initiation and operations. To that extent, he launched his own investigation into the Russia Investigation lead by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz. Barr, Trump and many others had touted this This Horowitz Report as the end all be all report to prove how biased and corrupt the Russia Investigation was. And as we now know, that report did not return the results he wanted. He has refused the results and continue to proclaim the whole thing was biased. Are we starting to see the irony here?
But he doesn't want to leave at just that...so he's now pushing the upcoming results from a second, parallel but also the same, investigation that is supposed to refute the results of the former. He's pitting his own investigations against each other because the outcome of one of them didn't align with his own bias....which was literally an investigation into bias.