Donald Trump, a former President, stated Wednesday that he had pressured Bill Barr, the then-Attorney general, to pursue bogus voter Fraud claims after his election loss, even if it meant being impeached.
Trump claimed this in an interview with Fox NewsSean Hannity, host, said that Barr didn’t want to investigate his baseless claims of voter fraud because he was afraid about being impeached. no evidence of any widespread fraudThat could have had an effect on the election result.
“Look, we also had a chance, but Bill Barr, the attorney general, didn’t want to be impeached,” Trump said. “How do you not get impeached? You can relax and wait for your term to end. That’s what he did. And it was a sad thing and a sad day for our country.”
Trump also lashed out at Barr for writing what he called a “crummy book” that was “so false.” Barr in his book rejected Trump’s debunked fraud claims and blamed him for the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot, arguing that Trump was not fit for office.
“Had Bill Barr had the courage, a lot of this could’ve been taken care of,” Trump said. “The U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia said Bill Barr told him not to investigate the fraud in the elections, and he said ‘Don’t do it.’ And he wrote a letter to that effect and you know, had Bill Barr had the courage to do what he should’ve done instead of being worried about being impeached.
“I said, ‘Look, get impeached. When I was impeached, I went up a lot on the polls. You have to get impeached, maybe,’” Trump added. “But he was so afraid of being impeached that he refused to do his job.”
Here’s what Trump told Hannity he instructed Bill Barr to do:
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Barr was a Trump loyalist and a top helper run interference in special counsel Bob Mueller’s investigation and led the administration’s violent crackdownBlack Lives Matter protests. Barr denied it. MSNBC that Trump became enraged at him after he told him the election fraud “stuff was bullshit.” Barr blindsided Trump in December 2020 by giving an interview revealing that the DOJ had found no evidence of widespread fraud, which led him to being pushed out just weeks before Trump left office. Trump pursued false fraud claims, which culminated in the Capitol Riot and his second impeachment. He left office with the lowest approval ratingRecord.
Barr in his book wrote that Trump surrounded himself with “sycophants” and “whack jobs from outside the government, who fed him a steady diet of comforting but unsupported conspiracy theories.” He said that the “absurd lengths” to which Trump took the conspiracy theory “led to the rioting on Capitol Hill.”
Barr, despite his criticisms of his former boss, continues to be a positive person. vowed to vote for Trump if he is the Republican nominee in 2024 even though he is “going to support somebody else for the nomination.”
Barr isn’t the only former DOJ official Trump has lashed out this week for not doing enough to help him try to steal the election. Trump mentioned Bill McSwain in his Hannity interview as a former U.S. lawyer in Philadelphia, and he issued an anti-endorsement.
“He was the U.S. Attorney who did absolutely nothing on the massive Election Fraud that took place in Philadelphia and throughout the commonwealth,” Trump said in a statementTuesday
McSwain last Year sent Trump a letterBarr was not able to investigate the fraud claims and sought his endorsement.
“He should have done his job anyway,” Trump said. “Do not vote for Bill McSwain, a coward, who let our country down. He was aware of what was going on and he let it go. It was his fault that he failed to grasp the opportunity. Many of the U.S. Barr likely told attorneys not to do any thing by Barr. Hence, our Country is going to hell.”
Trump has not endorsed any candidate in this race. every viable candidateAn election conspiracist is someone who is running in the race. Leading GOP candidates Doug Mastriano and Lou Barletta even took part in Trump’s fraudulent elector scheme.
Trump and his associates continue to make debunked claims about 2020 election. The schtick seems to be losing its appeal to Republicans who are concerned that conspiracy theory mongering could cost their seats in the midterms. Trump’s recent endorsementsHave you been prompted? infightingHis rally attendance has declined and his supporters are now less vocal, which suggests that a “very shrinking base,”One Republican strategist said.
“Many Republicans are tired of going back and rehashing the 2020 election,” longtime Republican pollster Frank Luntz told The Daily Beast. “Everybody else has moved on and in Washington, everyone believes he lost the election.”