In the special counsel’s investigation into intervention in the 2020 election, former Attorney General Bill Barr on Wednesday threw his former boss, President Donald Trump under the bus as he cast doubt on a crucial aspect of his case by telling CNN that Trump “knew well he lost the election.”
On CNN’s “The Source” with Kaitlan Collins, the former AG further referred to Trump’s asserted behaviors as “nauseating” and “despicable,” declaring that “someone who engaged in that kind of bullying about a process that is fundamental to our system and to our self-government shouldn’t be anywhere near the Oval Office.”
Trump was aware the election statements he put forward were fraudulent after being informed by numerous close advisers that he had not won the election, according to a key tenet of the special counsel’s case. In his initial appearance since Trump’s third indictment, Barr claimed that Trump’s attorneys’ claim that his words were entitled to protection by the First Amendment was unfounded.
“As the indictment says, they are not attacking his First Amendment right. He can say whatever he wants, he can even lie. He can even tell people that the election was stolen when he knew better,” according to Barr. “But that does not protect you from entering into a conspiracy.”
In addition, he said: “At first I wasn’t sure, but I have come to believe he knew well he had lost the election.”
As a component of the probe into alleged attempts to rig the 2020 election resulting in the violence at the US Capitol Building on January 6, 2021, special counsel Jack Smith filed four charges against Trump on Tuesday. At the federal courthouse in Washington, DC, Trump was arraigned on Thursday.
Trump mourned what he labeled a “very sad day for America” in a statement made in Washington D.C. after entering a not guilty plea in relation to the January 6th indictment.
He denounced the state of Washington DC as it was at the time and called the legal procedures taken against him political retaliation.
“Thank you very much. This is a very sad day for America. And it was also very sad driving through Washington, D.C. and seeing the filth and the decay and all of the broken buildings and walls and the graffiti,” Trump lamented, “And it was also extremely sad going through Washington, D.C. and seeing the filth and the ruin and all of the damaged buildings and walls and the graffiti. “This is not the place that I left. It’s a very sad thing to see it.”
Barr, who supported Trump for the majority of his stint as attorney general, made headlines when he stated in December 2020 that the Justice Department had not discovered convincing proof of extensive voter fraud, thus contradicting the former president’s allegations that the election was stolen. Soon after, he announced his resignation, and he has since become one of Trump’s most vocal detractors.
In a departure from numerous Republicans who have criticized the special counsel’s investigations into Trump as being driven by politics, Barr backed Smith in the “fake news” CNN interview.
Barr, taking the side of the deep state, remarked “He is the kind of prosecutor, in my view, that if he thinks someone has committed a crime, he, you know, homes in on it and really goes to try to make that case. There’s no question he’s aggressive but I do not think he’s a partisan actor.”
The former AG continued by saying that he thought Smith had additional proof to show that Trump was aware the election was not rigged.
“We’re only seeing the tip of the iceberg on this,” Barr alleged without proof. “I think there is a lot more to come, and I think they have a lot more evidence as to President Trump’s state of mind.”
Barr refused to confirm or deny whether he has spoken to Smith’s group during the probe. In an interview with the House Select Committee that looked into the events of January 6 of last year, he referred to Trump as “detached from reality” after the 2020 presidential election.
Trump, who is presently leading the GOP field, is vying for re-election as legal danger hangs over him.
Every time he is indicted, his poll numbers appear to go up, though.
Trump, being cognizant of that fact, hilariously asked for another indictment that would cement his victory in 2024.
On Truth Social he posted in all caps:
“I NEED ONE MORE INDICTMENT TO ENSURE MY ELECTION!”
Oddly enough, while Barr was busy getting his RINO on and saying that Trump shouldn’t be the Republican candidate for president in 2024, on Wednesday he wouldn’t rule out supporting Trump if he were.
Barr stated, “I will have to wait to see what the situation is and I will pick my poison at that point.”
Anyone who wants 4 more years of Biden and the destruction of America is an enemy of the people so Barr should choose wisely.