Former Attorney General William Barr blames former President Donald Trump for the January 6 Capitol Hill riot in his new 600-page book One Damn Thing After Another, profiled by the Wall Street Journal.
He argued that Trump has “shown he has neither the temperament nor persuasive powers to provide the kind of positive leadership that is needed," and that Trump would have won the 2020 election if he'd “just exercised a modicum of self-restraint, moderating even a little of his pettiness.”
“The election was not ‘stolen,’” Barr insists. “Trump lost it.”
He also advises that Republicans should look to “an impressive array of younger candidates” for the 2024 nominee rather than vote for Trump again.
In his book, Barr also recalls a meeting with Trump in the Oval Office after he publicly announced that widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election did not exist.
“’This is killing me—killing me. This is pulling the rug right out from under me,’” Barr says Trump yelled at him. “He stopped for a moment and then said, ‘You must hate Trump. You would only do this if you hate Trump.’”
He wrote, "Mr. Trump then launched into a list of other grievances he had with his attorney general: that the federal prosecutor Mr. Barr ordered to review the origins of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Russia probe that preceded the Mueller report hadn’t released his findings before the 2020 election, and that Mr. Barr declined to prosecute former FBI Director James Comey after a department watchdog rebuked him for sharing memos that contained sensitive information about his interactions with Mr. Trump, a complaint brought up repeatedly by the president."
Barr stated that he then offered his resignation, to which Trump replied, “Leave and don’t go back to your office. You are done right now. Go home!”
“The absurd lengths to which he took his ‘stolen election’ claim led to the rioting on Capitol Hill,” Barr added.
Sounds to me like a disgruntled employee.....we all know that the fraud that took place during the previous election is astounding. If you ask me, Barr is either an idiot or he was bought. Either way, I believe he is absolutely wrong.
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