Attorney General William “Bill” Barr appears to have broken totally with his former boss, if reports about his upcoming memoir are accurate.
In the book, Barr reportedly claims President Trump “lost his grip” and was exhibiting erratic behavior in the final days of his first term, blaming him for the January 6 riot at the Capitol.
Barr made the comments, according to a Wall Street Journal review, in his upcoming book “One Damn Thing After Another.”
“The election was not ‘stolen,’ Trump lost it,” he writes, urging the Republican party to move on from the former President and his “erratic personal behavior” in 2024.
It will be published on March 8th.
The publisher promises a “candid account” of Barr’s two stints as attorney general – under Trump and once under President George H.W. Bush – and will demonstrate “how both men viewed power and justice at critical junctures of their presidencies.”
Trump “has neither the temperament nor persuasive powers” to lead, former AG William Barr said in a new book, urging Republicans to focus on new leaders https://t.co/3KiGqri4fa
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) February 27, 2022
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Barr Says Riot Was Trump’s Fault
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Delving further into his book, Barr echoes sentiments expressed by other ‘Never Trumpers’ such as Representatives Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), implying that the Capitol riot in 2021 was Trump’s fault.
Barr says Trump has lost touch with reality since losing to Joe Biden during the election.
“The absurd lengths to which he took his ‘stolen election’ claim led to the rioting on Capitol Hill,” he claimed.
An odd statement considering anybody who watched Hillary Clinton’s reaction after losing to Trump in 2016 knows that ‘stolen election’ claims, inaccurate or otherwise, have been around for quite some time.
According to Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, Barr has spoken to the House Select Committee investigating the Jan 6th riot.
“We’ve had conversations with the former attorney general already,” Thompson revealed in an interview last month.
Trump: Bill Barr is yet another RINO. Don’t trust the Republican Party. RINOS have a greater danger than Democrats. #VoteTrump2024
— TheLeoTerrell (@TheLeoTerrell) February 28, 2022
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Barr accused Trump’s inner circle of feeding him misinformation about the election.
“He stopped listening to his advisers, became manic and unreasonable, and was off the rails,” Barr reportedly writes.
“He surrounded himself with sycophants, including many whack jobs from outside the government, who fed him a steady diet of comforting but unsupported conspiracy theories.”
You may be able to recall that Barr was subject to his own impediment by Democrats over his role in clearing out the rioters during the summer 2020.
In a formal impeachment resolution, House Democrat Steve Cohen (TN) accused him of having “undermined the rule of law, abused his power, obstructed justice [and] violated the first amendment.”
Cohen took exception to the former attorney general’s alleged role in a decision to remove rioters from Lafayette Square during a protest last in June of 2020.
35 Democrat cosponsors were involved in the Resolution to Investigate and Consider Barr’s Impeachment.
Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen branded Attorney General William Barr as “Chicken Barr” after Barr did not appear for a House Judiciary Committee hearing. CNN’s Jeanne Moos reports. 🐔🐓🍗 https://t.co/BKsOiCNd2Q pic.twitter.com/sD7ViwxjdP
— CNN (@CNN) May 3, 2019
Barr is accused of clearing out Lafayette Park protestors so Trump could obtain a Bible photo-op.
An Interior Department report published this past June shows police never cleared the protesters for that reason, as was often reported by the mainstream media.
The report by the department’s Inspector General indicates federal police officers cleared the park instead so a contractor could install fencing.
“That finding … is likely to surprise many critics of Trump, who have long asserted that the president or his attorney general ordered the operation to pave the way for an act of political theater,” NBC News reported.
BREAKING: Interior Dept. IG report says police cleared protesters from D.C.’s Lafayette Park over fencing installation, not for Trump photo op, @KenDilanianNBC reports. “A narrative we thought we knew is not the reality.” #MTPDaily
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) June 9, 2021
Barr was a victim of false stories in his past. You’d think he’d have a bit of self-awareness.
“Donald Trump has shown he has neither the temperament nor persuasive powers to provide the kind of positive leadership that is needed,” Barr also wrote in his memoir.