William Barr determined to unravel truth behind Russia lie

Despite their abandonment of all journalistic standards to become partisan shills, the anti-Trump media remain a powerful force in American life. Democrats and the rest of the left, ranging from academics to late-night comedians, take their cues from the Times and its ilk.

For two years, the paper and its fellow travelers led the charge on Russia, Russia, Russia and routinely called Trump a traitor. Like crazed Dems Jerry Nadler, Adam Schiff and Maxine Waters, the left-wing media are still dead-enders for a lost cause.

All the more reason why Barr must charge ahead. He knows the personal smears already thrown at him are just the start, but he told CBS reporter Jan Crawford he feels a sense of duty because, at 69, “it really doesn’t make any ­difference.”