Trump’s Sunday night attack on Barr came hours after the Atlantic published excerpts from ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl’s book Betrayal.
In an interview with Karl, Barr reportedly explained that “If there was evidence of fraud, I had no motive to suppress it. But my suspicion all the way along was that there was nothing there. It was all bulls***.”
Trump, who has continued to promote claims that he was the real victor in the 2020 presidential election, claimed Barr and “other RINOs in the Republican Party are being used in order to try to convince people that the election was legitimate when so many incredible facts have now come out to show conclusively that it wasn’t.”
Karl’s excerpt revealed that Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell had urged Barr for weeks to speak out in order for Republicans to make the argument that Georgians had to turn out for their Jan. 5 Senate runoff election to prevent the Democrats from gaining the White House and control of the Senate.
“Look, we need the president in Georgia,” McConnell purportedly told Barr, “and so we cannot be frontally attacking him right now. But you’re in a better position to inject some reality into this situation. You are really the only one who can do it.”
Trump said McConnell pushed Barr “to tell lies about the election” and that what “really damaged the Senate Republicans was allowing their races to be rigged and stolen, and worse, the American people to no longer believe their vote matters because spineless RINOs like Bill Barr and Mitch McConnell did nothing.”
The former president and his campaign launched a coordinated effort in an attempt to overturn the election results through both the judicial system and a series of unsubstantiated conspiracy theories, even though the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency released a statement in November that said the presidential election was “the most secure in American history.”
Source: Washington Examiner : Trump rips ‘RINO’ Bill Barr for calling his election fraud claims ‘bulls***’