President Trump last week took aim at his former Attorney General Bill Barr who made recent comments criticizing Trump’s response to the 2020 election results.
“My attitude was: It was put-up or shut-up time,” Barr said during an interview with ABC News’ Jonathan Karl. “If there was evidence of fraud, I had no motive to suppress it. But my suspicion all the way along was that there was nothing there.”
In response, Trump on Tuesday issued a press release quipping back at Barr after he told ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, that he was skeptical of Trump’s election fraud claims.
“Jonathan Karl’s story on Slow Moving Bill Barr is made-up beyond any level imaginable,” said Trump. “It is, in other words, Fake News! I lost confidence in Bill Barr long before the 2020 Presidential Election Scam.”
Trump also criticized Barr’s handling of the Horowitz report, an FBI investigation which explored any possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election.
“It was when he dismissed and didn’t act on the very powerful Horowitz Report, and instead gave everything over to John Durham, who has seemingly disappeared from the planet,” Trump continued.
According to an article written by Karl, Barr reportedly asked then-House Majority Leader Mitch McConnell two times to challenge President Trump’s claims of election fraud. He said it was because McConnell was “the only one” who could do it at the time. McConnell verbally acknowledged that he and his colleagues couldn’t openly criticize Trump because they needed him to win the two Senate seats in Georgia.
The article also shows Barr’s near refusal to assist the president with legal matters. “You know, you only have five weeks, Mr. President, after an election to make legal challenges. This would have taken a crackerjack team with a really coherent and disciplined strategy.”
“No self-respecting lawyer is going anywhere near [election fraud cases],” Barr allegedly said, according to Karl. “It’s just a joke. That’s why you are where you are.”
“Barr was a ‘swamp creature’ who was devastated when the Radical Left wanted to impeach him,” said Trump. “The facts are rapidly coming out in States and Courts about the 2020 Presidential Election Scam, and let’s see if Bill Barr, a man who was unable to handle the pressure, was correct? The answer will be a resounding, NO!”
“If there was no fraud, why are Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and other States spending so much time and effort on exposing the fraud,” asked Trump. “Bill Barr’s weakness helped facilitate the cover up of the Crime of the Century, the Rigged 2020 Presidential Election.”