The following article, Trump Sparred with Barr After Former AG Turned Profane on POTUS, was first published on Flag And Cross.
Neither Donald Trump nor Bill Barr are currently working for the federal government, but that hasn’t stopped them from being involved in a bitter bout of political bickering this week.
At the heart of the matter are comments made by the former Attorney General in regard to the former President’s plans to overturn the results of the 2020 election, which he believed had been stolen from him. Barr, not mincing his words, went so far as to refer to the idea as, and I’m paraphrasing here, “bovine excrement”.
Donald Trump was not going to let these accusations go unchallenged.
In an Atlantic excerpt, Barr says Mitch McConnell twice asked him to challenge the president’s claims of election fraud because “you are really the only one who can do it.” The majority leader said he and his colleagues couldn’t frontally criticize Trump because they needed him to win the two Senate seats in Georgia.
And so it was that Barr invited an AP reporter to lunch and dropped his bombshell that Justice had found no widespread fraud. Barr told Karl that “my suspicion all the way along was that there was nothing there. It was all bull—-.”
Then came the confrontation at the White House, when Trump demanded to know if Barr had made the comments to the wire service and Barr said he had.
“How the f— could you do this to me? Why did you say it?”
“Because it’s true,” Barr said.
The red-faced president shot back: “You must hate Trump. You must hate Trump.”
Barr’s fall from Trump’s graces was a spectacular one, and would have made for a major news story had that moment in history not already been one of the most politically tumultuous times in Americans in over 150 years.
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