Former Attorney General Bill Barr unleashed on his former boss in his forthcoming memoir, claiming Donald Trump ‘lost his grip’ when he began pushing his baseless 2020 election fraud theories, according to a Sunday report.
Barr said those theories directly ‘led to the rioting on Capitol Hill’ on January 6 last year in an excerpt from his 600-page new book that was shared with the Wall Street Journal.
‘The election was not “stolen.” Trump lost it,’ the former attorney general states plainly in ‘One Damn Thing After Another.’ The lengthy memoir recounts his time as the Republican president’s attorney general.
Trump and Barr’s relationship soured after Barr, the nation’s top law enforcement official at the time, told the Associated Press on December 1, 2020 that his Justice Department found no evidence of widespread election fraud.
Barr left his post at the end of that month, just weeks before Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol in a bid to overturn the 2020 results.
Trump called Barr a ‘disappointment in every sense of the word’ in June of last year.
In the new excerpt Barr writes that Trump could have won the election fairly had he ‘just exercised a modicum of self-restraint, moderating even a little of his pettiness.’
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Elizabeth Elkind