If Barr is willfully misrepresenting the critical conclusions of the report it will destroy him, and it should.
#13 | POSTED BY JEFFJ
No it won't. For one, Republicans don't care about the truth. In fact, they are actively allergic to it. There is no way that they would punish Barr for protecting Trump and misrepresenting the conclusions of the report (especially if he was able to do it without telling any actual lies).
A lawyers JOB is to misrepresent the truth in the interest of their client (without actually crossing the line into lying). That is what they get paid so much for. To put the best possible spin on your "story" (be it in a court, in a contract, etc) without breaking any laws. And they do that by not lying, while still making you draw the completely wrong conclusions from what was said.
There was a pretty clear example during the Cohen hearing. I can't remember what he was actually talking about, but he gave some fact about Trump and a Congressperson returned with a question "So, when you publicly said XXX then you were lying." And Cohen responded along the lines of "No. We intentionally worded what I said so that I did not tell any lies, but you would come to the wrong conclusions."
So, I ask you. Based upon the rumors floating around, where do you think Barr might have lied? Because as far as I can tell his summary is consistent not having told a lie even if the rumors are true. It just leads simple-minded people to draw the wrong conclusions. (Especially when Trump keeps saying that Barr's summary shows that Mueller's Report exonerates him, even though Barr's summary says no such thing)
Actually, I think Barr will get rewarded by Republicans in proportion to how bad the Mueller Report turns out to be for Trump. Because of how well he was able to show that he can play people like you.