- Trump went on a rant against William Barr for debunking the former president’s election fraud claims.
- He called Barr a “weak and frightened” attorney general after Barr’s testimony to the House January 6 committe aired Thursday.
- Barr told the committee that the idea the election was stolen was “bullshit.”
Former President Donald Trump on Friday lashed out at William Barr, calling him a “weak and frightened” attorney general and a “coward” after the House January 6 committee aired his testimony debunking Trump’s false claims of widespread election fraud.
During Thursday’s public hearing, the committee played recorded testimony from Barr in a closed-door interview saying that he didn’t agree that the election was “stolen” and that he told Trump the idea was “bullshit.”
Trump attacked Barr, his former attorney general, on his social-media platform, Truth Social, saying he “was always being ‘played’ and threatened by the Democrats and was scared stiff of being Impeached. How do you not get impeached? Do nothing, or say nothing, especially about the obviously RIGGED & STOLEN Election or, to put it another way, THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY!”
The twice-impeached former president continued his rant, “The Democrats hit pay dirt with Barr, he was stupid, ridiculously said there was no problem with the Election, & they left him alone. It worked for him, but not for our Country!”
He called Barr a “coward” and referenced a letter from US Attorney Bill McSwain, who claimed Barr directed him to not make public statements about election irregularities and to pass serious allegations to the state attorney general for investigation. McSwain had been seeking Trump’s endorsement in his primary bid for Pennsylvania governor, which he lost last month.
Barr told investigators he told Trump that he didn’t find evidence of fraud that could overturn the election and that he saw “zero basis” for Trump’s allegations about conspiracy theories about voting machines being compromised.
“Ivanka Trump was not involved in looking at, or studying, Election results,” Trump wrote. “She had long since checked out and was, in my opinion, only trying to be respectful to Bill Barr and his position as Attorney General (he sucked!).”