Trump blasts Barr: ‘He was weak, ineffective’
Old President TrumpRepublicans backed by Donald TrumpMcCarthy win disputed Texas House primaries DHS grants temporary immigration status to all Ukrainians in US Senate GOP ignores latest Trump revelation MORE On Friday, he lashed out at his former Attorney General Bill Barr, calling him “weak” and “ineffective” and accusing Barr of not doing more to tackle Trump’s baseless allegations of widespread voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election.
“Former Attorney General Bill Barr wouldn’t know about voter fraud if she looked it in the face – and it did,” Trump said in a statement. “The fact is, he was weak, ineffective, and totally afraid of being impeached, which the Democrats constantly threatened to do. They ‘broke’ him.
Trump also accused Barr of refusing to act on Trump’s allegations of voter fraud and irregularities in the 2020 election out of a desire to “save his own skin.”
Trump’s comments came after Barr told NBC News in an interview that the former president became furious when he told her there was no evidence the 2020 election was rigged. Barr’s view was supported by officials from both parties nationally and in major swing states.
“I told him it was all bullshit … about voter fraud. And, you know, it was wrong to shovel it like his team was,” Barr said, recounting how Trump became “very angry” about the remarks.
Barr also said he had offered to resign from his post and that Trump had accepted that offer. The former attorney general’s account contradicts Trump’s claim that he was the one who called for Barr’s resignation.
More than 13 months after leaving the White House, Trump has continued to spread the misconception that the 2020 election was stolen from him and that he is the rightful winner of the presidential race.
He has also repeatedly defended many of his supporters who participated in the January 6, 2021 riot at the United States Capitol, accusing Democrats and so-called “RINOs” – Republicans in name only – of target these people for political purposes.
The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot said in a court filing this week that it uncovered evidence showing Trump and his campaign attempted to unlawfully obstruct the certification of electoral votes by Congress and “engaged in a criminal conspiracy to defraud the United States”. states.”