Former Attorney General William Barr is now speaking out against former President Donald Trump in his interview that had been published last Sunday. The most notable part of his interview was that he was calling Trump’s claims of election fraud nothing more than “bulls*t.”
After Trump lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden, he alleged that he lost because of voter fraud and enlisted the help of Bill Barr, who authorized the Justice Department to investigate the “numerous allegations” of voting irregularities.
According to Barr, the investigation into these voter fraud allegations resulted in nothing that was credible. Barr noted last December, “To date, we have not seen any fraud on a scale that would tip the election and resulted in a different outcome.”
Despite the findings of the investigation, Trump and the rest of his team have continued to assert that voter fraud was the only reason he lost.
Now What is Barr Saying?
Barr spoke with ABC News anchor Jonathan Karl in his latest interview which was published in The Atlantic, and he revealed that he thought that Trump was still going to lose the election and he had, according to Karl, already presumed that it was “highly unlikely that evidence existed that was going to tip the scales in the election.”
Of course, this reflects on Bill Barr’s attitude all along: he was never really in President Trump’s corner in the first place.
“My attitude was always that it was going to be put up or shut up time really soon,” Barr said to Karl regarding the allegations of voter fraud. “If there had been evidence of fraud, I had no reason to suppress it. But my suspicions all throughout the investigation was that there was going to be nothing there. All of this was bulls**t.”
Barr claimed that he and his team probed the voting machines, but they too did not reveal any evidence of fraud.
“We realized from the beginning that this was just bulls***t,” Barr said. “This is just a counting machine, and they are going to save everything that is counted. All you have to do is reconcile the two. After all of that, there were no discrepancies reported anywhere and I’m still not quite aware of any discrepancies either.”
As a matter of fact, Barr also revealed that when Trump had confronted him publicly when he said that the voter fraud could not be substantiated, he told Trump that “no self-respecting lawyer” would be able to defend such claims.
“You know, you only have five weeks, Mr. President,” Barr recounted. “That’s all you have in this election to make a legal challenge. This would have taken a crackerjack team with a really strong and disciplined strategy. Instead, you now have a clown show. No self-respecting lawyer is willing to go anywhere near this. It’s a joke, and that is where you are.”
What Of McConnell?
Barr also told Karl that then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-K.Y) had repeatedly urged Barr to speak out regarding Trump’s claims because he was concerned that Trump was going to hurt the GOP’s chance of keeping control within the Senate.
From The Atlantic:
Publicly, McConnell did not say anything to criticize the allegations from President Trump, but he told Barr that Trump’s claims were damaging the country and the GOP. He said that Trump’s refusal to concede was a complication to McConnell’s efforts to ensure that the GOP won the two runoff elections in Georgia that had been scheduled for January 5.
The fact remains that McConnell cared about one thing and one thing only: continuing on the road to holding the Republican majority. In order to do that, McConnell knew he would have to make the argument that Biden was going to reach the White House and that it was crucial that Republicans have a majority to put a check on his power. On the other hand, McConnell also knew that if he openly declared Biden the winner, he was also going to be in a bit of a pickle as well, because that would mean that it would infuriate Trump and then he would act to sabotage the Georgia runoffs. Karl’s interview with the traitorous Barr is part of a new book called “Betrayal”, which is set to be released in November.
What do you think about Bill Barr turning on President Trump?