Remember, Barr is leaving Wednesday. So it will fall to his replacement, Jeffery Rosen, or someone else President Trump appoints attorney general to make the decision.
I believe that Barr is leaving early, under good terms, to allow Trump to make these decisions without having to fire him.
According to the Washington Examiner:
Attorney General William Barr said he had rejected the idea of appointing a special counsel either to investigate Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, or to look into President Trump’s allegations of voter fraud, and said he did not believe that the federal government should seize any voting machines either.
Barr, who appeared at a Justice Department press conference to announce charges against a Libyan intelligence officer and bombmaker whom the U.S. believes played a key role in the terrorist attack which brought down Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, weighed in on some of the swirling controversies which remain as he ends his tenure just before Christmas this week.
“I think that to the extent that there is an investigation, I think that it is being handled responsibly and professionally currently within the department, and to this point, I have not seen a reason to appoint a special counsel, and I have no plan to do so before I leave,” Barr said when asked about whether a special counsel should be named to look into the younger Biden, who is being investigated for his taxes and finances, likely, for his foreign business dealings in China and elsewhere.