The Bill Barr led DOJ did not follow its own procedures, agreed to with the FEC. The article clearly pointed out what should have happened.
” In its handling of the investigation and a potential campaign-finance violation, the Department of Justice appears to have ignored a rule that a matter under investigation must be referred to the Federal Election Commission. Critically, if the department had followed the rule, the Ukraine affair would have been disclosed to the American public. “
…” but an overlooked problem is that a federal government memorandum required the Justice Department to refer this complaint to the Federal Election Commission. And by all publicly available information, the department failed to do so.”
Bill Barr, is once again acting in the best interests of the President and not in the best interests of the country, as an Attorney General is tasked.