Bill Barr On Trump's Voter Fraud Lies: 'It Was All Bullsh*t'
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June 27, 2021

In a series of interviews with Jonathan Karl that appeared in The Atlantic, it was revealed that Attorney General Bill Barr considered Trump's election fraud claims to be "bullshit" all along.

After almost a month of conspiracies fueled by Trump and his dutiful soldier of lies, Rudy Giuliani, on December 1, Bill Barr finally broke his silence and told the Associated Press's Michael Balsamo what was what. Barr said,

“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.”

When the story hit the wires, it blew up the seditious ex-president's voter fraud conspiracy theories. It was clear, since his former AG had the DOJ look into the many conspiracies put out there.

Karl also learned that Sen. Mitch McConnell was worried that Trump's bogus claims, if not reined in, would hurt their chances at retaking both Senate seats in Georgia.

“Bill, I look around, and you are the only person who can do it,” McConnell told him.

After it appeared Barr was going to destroy the DOJ to aid Trump's lies and try to steal the election, he told Karl this:

"My attitude was: It was put-up or shut-up time,” said Barr. “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 bullshit.”

As you can imagine, Trump was livid, and when he finally spoke to Barr, it felt like a scene from Dr. Strangelove.

Trump brought up Barr’s AP interview.

“Did you say that?”

“Yes,” Barr responded.

“How the fuck could you do this to me? Why did you say it?”

“Because it’s true.”

The president, livid, responded by referring to himself in the third person: “You must hate Trump. You must hate Trump.”

Many people are criticizing Barr for having waited so long to reveal the truth about the lying f**k that was in the White House, and I agree. An attorney general is supposed to uphold the Constitution, not kowtow to a megalomaniacal, narcissistic fascist. That's why we have a Constitution to begin with.

Barr might have even been able to quell the insurrection before it began, although with these QAnon and anti-government seditious freaks, I doubt it.

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