Bill Barr’s testimony was as straightforward and sober as it gets. It is what one would expect from a brilliant attorney (Bill Barr is reprehensible, but he is a brilliant attorney). He knew he had one chance at cementing testimony in what could be a criminal matter and that history was watching:
I had three discussions with the president that I can recall. One was on Nov. 23, one was on Dec. 1 and one on Dec. 14, and I’ve been through sort of the give and take of those discussions and in that context I made it clear I did not agree with the idea of saying the election was stolen and putting out this stuff, which I told the president was bullshit.
“And I didn’t want to be a part of it and that’s one of the reasons that went into me deciding to leave when I did. I observed, I think it was December 1st, you know, he can’t live in a world where the incumbent administration stays in power based on its view, unsupported by specific evidence that there was fraud in the election.
Video of Barr:
1/6 Committee plays Bill Barr testimony saying, “I did not agree with the idea of saying the election was stolen and putting out there stuff which I told the president was bullshit, and, you know, I didn’t want to be a part of it.” pic.twitter.com/D2FqPT07i5
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) June 10, 2022
And the response is simply stunning. One expected a typically Trumpian response. But the former president is even more worried than usual, the panic more palpable, and the statement more insane than the delusional fury we’ve long taken as a given. This is a former president of the United States on Truth Social:
Bill Barr was a weak and frightened attorney general who 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 STOLEN and RIGGED election. or, to put it another way, THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY! The Democrats hit pay dirt with Barr, he was stupid, ridiculously said there was no problem with the Election, & they left him alone. It…
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