Trump says Bill Barr should have risked impeachment by supporting voter fraud lies

Donald Trump has told Fox News host Sean Hannity that former Attorney General William Barr should have had the “courage” to risk being impeached by supporting Trump’s false 2020 election fraud allegations.

We “had a chance” to change the election results, Trump told Hannity on Wednesday, but “Bill Barr, the attorney general, didn’t want to be impeached.”

“How not to be indicted? asked the twice impeached former president. “You just sit back and relax and wait for your term to end. And that’s what he did. And it was a sad thing, and a sad day for our country.

If Barr “had had the guts, a lot of this could have been taken care of,” Trump insisted.

“I said, ‘Listen, get impeached. I rose a lot in the polls when I was impeached. You need to be impeached, maybe,” he added. “But he was so afraid of being removed that he refused to do his job.”

Instead, Barr announced a month after the election that the Justice Department had found no evidence of voter fraud that would have changed the results.

Barr said more candidly in an interview with NBC News earlier this year that he told Trump his voter fraud allegations were “bullshit.”

“I told him it was all bullshit about voter fraud, and it was … wrong to shovel it like his team was,” Barr said.

Barr, who had been slavishly devoted to Trump, noted in an interview last year with The Atlantic that he had absolutely “no reason to suppress” any evidence of voter fraud.

In his interview with Hannity, Trump also denounced “One Damn Thing After Another,” Barr’s “crappy book” which he called “so fake.”

In addition to criticizing Trump’s baseless claims of voter fraud in the book, Barr also criticized the former president’s “self-indulgence and lack of self-control”, saying he had “completely lost its grip” after the elections.

The former attorney general also said Trump was “responsible” for the Capitol riot – and that Trump is “not my idea of ​​a president.” Nonetheless, Barr said that if Trump turns out to be the GOP nominee in the next election, he would still vote for him.




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