Bill Barr finally got tired of Trump’s bullshit

Former Attorney General Bill Barr said the Justice Department always knew Trump’s claims of election fraud were “bullsh*t,” according to an excerpt from journalist Jonathan Karl’s upcoming book published in the The Atlantic.

Why it matters: Barr’s new comments come as Trump continues to propagate the lie that the 2020 election was “rigged.” Republicans in swing states now are conducting “audits” of election ballots based on false conspiracies about the election…

Barr said the department investigated a specific allegation, spread by Trump allies, that ballots were being wheeled into a central precinct in Wayne County, Mich., but found a simple explanation.

“In every other county, they count the ballots at the precinct, but in Wayne County, they bring them into one central counting place. So the boxes are coming in all night. The fact that boxes are coming in—well, that’s what they do.”…

Barr also said that he told Trump the lawyers pursuing legal election fights were a “clown show.”

Trump isn’t talented enough to be a clown in a genuine circus. Apparently, there is a chunk of Republican voters still OK with his mediocre performance as an ex-president.

5 thoughts on “Bill Barr finally got tired of Trump’s bullshit

  1. ...surprised? says:

    “Former President Trump on Sunday lambasted his former Attorney General William Barr after Barr described Trump’s repeated unsubstantiated claims about the 2020 election as “bullshit” in a forthcoming book.
    “Bill Barr was a disappointment in every sense of the word,” Trump said in a statement issued late Sunday. “Besides which, Barr, who was Attorney General (lawyer) shouldn’t be speaking about the President.”
    “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!”
    The statement from Trump is the latest episode in the months-long falling out between the former president and Barr, who spent nearly two years as attorney general under Trump.” https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/560478-trump-calls-barr-a-disappointment-in-every-sense-of-the-word

  2. Footnote says:

    “Then-Attorney General William P. Barr warned President Trump in April 2020 that he would lose the general election if he continued to stoke his base at the expense of appealing to independent and moderate voters. Trump replied that his campaign aides told him he would win reelection if he got 65 million votes. That meant, he implied, he didn’t need to soften his tone or move to the middle.
    Trump wound up receiving 74.2 million votes. But Joe Biden got 81.2 million.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/26/trumps-fatal-obsession-with-his-base/
    “…Barr, who declined to endorse Trump’s false claims of widespread voter fraud, left the administration before Jan. 6, but he shouldn’t be allowed to rehabilitate his reputation just because he challenged the president more forcefully than previously known. From private lawsuits to public investigations, Barr repeatedly acted more like Trump’s personal defense lawyer than the nation’s chief law enforcement officer. He alienated career prosecutors as he politicized the Justice Department, intervening on behalf of the president’s cronies and against a woman who accused Trump of sexual assault.”

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