Trying to Resurrect His Reputation, Barr Calls Trump Election Lies "Bullshit"
After years of doing Donald Trump's dirty work as Attorney General, William Barr is now trying to restore his good name by attacking the former President's election fraud lies.
The Hill: "In a newly published excerpt from ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl's upcoming book, "Betrayal," Barr described the rapidly deteriorating relationship he had with Trump as the then-president became more entrenched in his belief that the 2020 election was fraudulent."
“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 bullshit,” Barr told Karl."
Trump responded with a rambling attack on Barr and his usual laundry list of imagined grievances.
The Hill: "Instead of doing his job, he did the opposite and told people within the Justice Department not to investigate the election," Trump continued. "Just like he did with the Mueller report and the cover up of Crooked Hillary 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!"
At this point, Trump is beginning to sound a bit like Jack Nicholson's character in The Shining. He appears completely untethered to reality, repeating the same conspiracy theories over and over in a desperate attempt to keep his MAGA fans engaged. If he doesn't find a new shtick soon, he may find it difficult to fill a high school auditorium as he wanders the country on his revenge and retribution tour.
However, no one should view Barr as any kind of hero in our nation's tragic Trump train wreck; for years he facilitated the former President's darkest fantasies.
The Week: "Barr's brief moment of mumbled defiance came after nearly two years in which he constantly enabled Trump's assaults on the law — most famously giving misleading public statements about the Mueller Report investigation into the Trump campaign's 2016 contacts with Russia, attempting to drop charges against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn after Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, and using the Department of Justice to pursue Trump's enemies." ...
Elected Republican officials must realize that they are playing with fire when they back Trump's election fraud nonsense. They threaten to undermine the republic, but they also run the risk of sounding ridiculous, becoming irrelevant. As the Summer progresses, many will have to decide whether they prefer to acknowledge the truth and anger Trump or join the MyPillow Guy and QAnon folks on the road to tinfoil hat lunacy.
By: Don Lam & Curated Content