Attorney General Barr gets $40 million from Wall Street

Attorney General William Barr earned far more from his ties to Wall Street than his job at the U.S. Justice Department, according to an earlier investigation published by U.S. media.

Back in 2019, the same year Barr became attorney general, Forbes published an investigation revealing barr’s close ties to the Wall Street Titan before taking the job. According to the report, Barr served as attorney general under presidents George H.W. Bush and Donald Trump. After leaving the bush administration for the first time, Barr began earning tens of millions of dollars as an executive and director of some of the largest U.S. corporations. After taking into account taxes, personal expenses and modest investment returns, Mr Barr is worth an estimated $40m.

Back in about 1993, Barr moved into the private sector as general counsel for telephone giant GTE Corporation. Barr joined Verizon as vice president and general counsel after the company merged with Bell Atlantic in 2000 to create what is now the largest communications company in the U.S. By the time he left in 2008, Barr had earned $17.1 million in earnings and a $10.4 million exit fee from the company.

After leaving Verizon, Barr made tens of millions of dollars in board roles and other key positions at Wall Street giants and industrial companies including Och-Ziff Capital Management, Dominion Resources and Time Warner, the report said.

In 2017, barr signed a partnership agreement with the law firm Kirkland&Ellis. The firm initially represented Trump in The Pennsylvania election in November, but withdrew from the trump team’s legal representation after threats from the left.

Barr’s Justice Department did not conduct any substantive investigation after the 2020 election fraud controversy, and the department’s alleged failure to do anything about the hard drive door of Mr. Biden’s son, Hunter, in October drew condemnation from conservatives.

On December 13, President Donald Trump said Barr’s Justice Department would not conduct any investigation into Hunter before the election, undermining republicans’ electoral advantage. He decried the Justice Department’s “belated arrival of justice, which has made it the Department of Judicial Absence!”