Former US President Donald Trump has slammed his former Attorney General Bill Barr, and accused him of failing to do more to tackle widespread voter fraud in the disputed 2020 presidential election.
“Former Attorney General Bill Barr wouldn’t know voter fraud if it was staring him in the face – and it was,” Trump said in a statement on Friday. “The fact is, he was weak, ineffective, and totally scared of being impeached, which the Democrats were constantly threatening to do. They ‘broke’ him.”
Trump has been casting doubt on the outcome of his loss to Joe Biden by insisting it was the result of fraud. He has said that the 2020 presidential election was “the greatest Election Hoax in history.”
Trump said on Friday Barr refused to act on the reports of election fraud and irregularities in the election out of a desire to “save his own hide.”
Trump’s statement came after Barr said in an interview on Friday that the former president had become enraged when he told him that there was no evidence that the 2020 election was rigged.
“I told him that all this stuff was bulls--- ... about election fraud. And, you know, it was wrong to be shoveling it out the way his team was,” Barr said, recounting how Trump became “very angry” about the remarks.
Barr also said that he offered to resign from his post and that Trump accepted that offer. Trump, however, said that Barr’s story was made up and that he was the one to ask his former attorney general to resign.
On Friday, Barr also said that he believes Trump is responsible for the January 6 Capitol violence “in the broad sense of that word.”
Barr was asked in the interview if Trump was responsible for what happened at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
“I do think he was responsible in the broad sense of that word, and that it appears that part of the plan was to send this group up to the Hill. I think the whole idea was to intimidate Congress, and I think that that was wrong,” Barr responded.
On January 6, 2021, Trump supporters occupied the US Capitol while lawmakers were in the process of reviewing the certification of state electors which indicated Biden's victory. Some Trump supporters had hoped that this process could have resulted in some of the electors being disqualified, thus overturning the outcome of the presidential election.
It is claimed by some that the demonstrators were infiltrated and incited by provocateurs from US intelligence agencies, who orchestrated the “false flag operation” in order to get rid of Trump.
Some among the crowd clashed with police, and some made threats to beat up a number of Democratic lawmakers. Some also inflicted damage on parts of the Capitol building.
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