In a statement on Tuesday, Trump blasted ABC’s Jon Karl’s forthcoming book “Betrayal” as he said, “Jonathan Karl’s story on Slow Moving Bill Barr is made-up beyond any level imaginable. It is, in other words, Fake News!”
The former president went on to claim he lost confidence in Barr “long before the 2020 Presidential Election Scam.”
“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 claimed.
His comments appear to be in reference to Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the Russia probe.
“Can you even believe a report coming out during the Biden Administration? We caught them but unfortunately didn’t have an Attorney General who was capable of acting and wouldn’t go against his friends in Washington, D.C. Barr was a ‘swamp creature’ who was devastated when the Radical Left wanted to impeach him. He, and other RINOs (you see it all the time!), always fold.”
He added, “If he becomes ‘less’ for President Trump, maybe they will leave him alone. It takes a very strong and special person to go against the ‘mob’. Bill Barr was not that person. Despite evidence of tremendous Election Fraud, he just didn’t want to go there.”
Trump also claimed Barr was “afraid, weak, and frankly, now that I see what he is saying, pathetic.”
In his new book, Karl writes that Barr “concluded that it was highly unlikely that evidence existed that would tip the scales in the election.”
Additionally, he “expected Trump to lose and therefore was not surprised by the outcome. He also knew that at some point, Trump was going to confront him about the allegations, and he wanted to be able to say that he had looked into them and that they were unfounded.”
Karl also said Barr told him, “My attitude was: It was put-up or shut-up time. 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. It was all bullsh*t.”
In a statement on Sunday night, Trump also lashed out at the former attorney general and said he “really let down the American people” by allegedly failing to investigate claims of widespread fraud in the election.
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