Attorney General William Barr has finally revealed where he stood on Donald Trump in an interview with The Atlantic on Sunday. Barr is putting an end to all doubts about why he never brought to justice anyone who spied on his campaign and why he did nothing to seriously investigate Trump’s 2020 voter fraud allegations.
“In a series of interviews with me this spring, Barr spoke, for the first time, about the events surrounding his break with Trump,’ Jonathan Karl wrote. “I have also spoken with other senior officials in the Trump White House and Justice Department, who provided additional details about Barr’s actions and the former president’s explosive response. Barr and those close to him have a reason to tell his version of this story. He has been widely seen as a Trump lackey who politicized the Justice Department. But when the big moment came after the election, he defied the president who expected him to do his bidding.”
“Barr’s betrayal came on December 1, over lunch in the attorney general’s private dining room with Michael Balsamo, a Justice Department beat reporter at the Associated Press,” the story continued. “Also in attendance were the DOJ chief of staff, Will Levi, and spokesperson Kerri Kupec. Balsamo was not told the reason for the invitation. When Barr dropped his bombshell between bites of salad, he mumbled, and Balsamo wasn’t sure that he had caught what the attorney general had said.”
“Just to be crystal clear,” Balsamo asked, “are you saying—”
“Sir, I think you better repeat what you just said,” Kupec interjected.
“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election,” Barr said.
Barr added: “If there was evidence of fraud, I had no motive to suppress it. But my suspicion all the way along was that there was nothing there. It was all bullsh*t.”
On Sunday night, Donald Trump responded to Barr in a statement.
“Bill Barr was a disappointment in every sense of the word,” Trump said. “Besides which, Barr, who was Attorney General (lawyer) shouldn’t be speaking about the President.”
Then the former president laid into his attorney general, who provably got nothing substantial done during his administration.
“Instead of doing his job, he did the opposite and told people within the Justice Department not to investigate the election,” Trump said. “Just like he did with the Mueller report and … RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA, they don’t want to investigate the real facts. Bill Barr’s weakness helped facilitate the cover up of the Crime of the Century, the Rigged 2020 Presidential Election!”
“Now it was revealed that Barr was being pushed to tell lies about the election by Mitch McConnell, another beauty, who was worried about damaging the Republicans chances in the Georgia runoff,” he continued. “What really damaged the Senate Republicans was allowing their races to be rigged and stolen, and worse, the American people to no longer believe their vote matters because spineless RINOs like Bill Barr and Mitch McConnell did nothing.”
Despite razor-thin elections in numerous swing states, particularly Georgia, Wisconsin, Arizona, Pennsylvania and Nevada, the allegations of voter fraud were outright dismissed in court, mainly for ‘lack of standing,’ in piecemeal fashion. But far from there being no credible cases of voter fraud, there was alarming evidence brought forth in places like Fulton County, Georgia. In other places where attorney generals are more vigorous about preventing election fraud, namely, the State of Texas, there are now 500 cases regarding election fraud that are awaiting trial.
In February, former Trump adviser Peter Navarro appeared on Maria Bartiromo’s show and gave the inside story about William Barr: He disappeared when Trump needed him most, and even worked at cross-purposes with the president ahead of the incoming Biden administration.
“Trump’s last Attorney General actually also turns out to be Joe Biden’s first Attorney General,” Navarro railed. “Because here is what was happening. We had over 30 executive orders queued after election day, ready to go. But we kept running into all of these roadblocks and roadblocks and hurdles. It turns out that Bill Barr’s office of legal counsel was fast-tracking all of these Biden EOs.”
“And basically, it was a Deep State queue,” he added. “Now, this has implications, Maria. I will tell you about one that got away from us. And I will tell you about one that Biden did. The first one that Biden did was an abomination. We did a beautiful executive order… to prevent the Communist Chinese from selling bulk power equipment into our electricity grid.”
“So, we had this beautiful order,” he went on. “One of the orders that Bill Barr helped Joe Biden do was to basically unwind that.”
“Wow,” Bartiromo exclaimed.
No one should be surprised that William Barr was working on the inside to stifle the Trump agenda. The only real surprise is that it has taken so long for Barr to finally admit it.
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