When Barr said there was no election fraud was when he was needing a new job. People witnessed it. Book sales are now part of his income. The former attorney general is urging the GOP to look for more youthful candidates to run for President. He doesn’t think Trump has the temperament to do the job. Barr dropped the case against Michael Flynn when he saw overreach by federal prosecutors.
William Barr has a new book
In “One Damn Thing After Another”, he said Trump could have beaten Biden if he had “just exercised a modicum of self-restraint, moderating even a little of his pettiness.” Don’t bother with Trump, try somebody younger.
There are “an impressive array of younger candidates” that he didn’t name that share Trump’s beliefs but not the “erratic personal behavior.” Barr was attorney general from February 2019 to December 2020.
The book said he wasn’t persuasive
In the book Barr didn’t think Trump should be back in office. He said he’s “shown he has neither the temperament nor persuasive powers to provide the kind of positive leadership that is needed.”
The book was released to shelves March 8. Trump spoke at a Conservative Political Action Conference in Florida soon after. He repeated that Biden wasn’t elected.
Barr disagrees on the election fraud
Trump spoke to the crowd in Orlando, “Under our administration, Russia respected America just like every other country respected America, but now Joe Biden is seen as weak. As everyone understands, this horrific disaster would never have happened if our election was not rigged and if I was the president.”
Barr wasn’t protecting Trump when he asked for a summary of the special counsel Robert Mueller’s report nor when he dropped the case against Michael Flynn. He saw overreach that no responsible attorney general should tolerate. He wrote, “Predictably our motion to dismiss the charges led to an election-year media onslaught, flogging the old theme that I was doing this as a favor to Trump. But I concluded the handling of the Flynn matter by the FBI had been an abuse of power that no responsible AG could let stand.”
The end was when Barr publicly said there was no election fraud. They had a heated meeting December 1, 2020.
According to the book, Trump was furious. ’This is killing me — killing me. This is pulling the rug right out from under me,’ He stopped for a moment and then said, ‘You must hate Trump. You would only do this if you hate Trump.’” Nobody wanted to deal with the fraud. Barr had “sacrificed a lot personally to come in to help you when I thought you were being wronged,” but the Justice Department wouldn’t touch this. Barr offered to resign. Trump thundered, “’Accepted! Leave and don’t go back to your office. You are done right now. Go home!’”