Former Attorney General rips the media in his new book “One Damn Thing After Another.” Barr accuses the media of “corruption” and “active support for progressive ideology.” He also says the political left became radicalized during President Obama’s second term.
Barr compares the social justice issues to “the same kind of revolutionary and totalitarian ideas that propelled the French Revolution, the Communists of the Russian Revolution and the fascists of 20th-century Europe.”
Barr said of the false story about Russia and the Trump campaign in 2016. “The matter that really required investigation. How did the phony Russiagate scandal get going, and why did the F.B.I leadership handle the matter in such an inexplicable and heavy-handed way?”
Barr claimed Trump would have won re-election in 2020 if he had “just exercised a modicum of self-restraint, moderating even a little of his pettiness.”
Barr also said the GOP needs to find a younger leader in 2024. Barr writes that Trump “has shown he has neither the temperament nor persuasive powers” of a leader.
“We need leaders not only capable of fighting and ‘punching,’ but also persuading and attracting — leaders who can frame, and advocate for, an uplifting vision of what it means to share in American citizenship,” Barr, wrote.
Barr wrote: “He stopped listening to his advisers, became manic and unreasonable, and was off the rails. He surrounded himself with sycophants, including many whack jobs from outside the government, who fed him a steady diet of comforting but unsupported conspiracy theories.”
“Donald Trump has shown he has neither the temperament nor persuasive powers to provide the kind of positive leadership that is needed,” Barr added.
Barr writes, “The election was not ‘stolen. Trump lost it” before saying Trump’s election lies led to the Jan 6 but legally Trump did not ‘incite’ the riot.
“The absurd lengths to which he took his ‘stolen election’ claim led to the rioting on Capitol Hill. Incitement has a legal definition, and Trump’s statements would not fit that definition in any American court.”
Barr says of Dec. 1 Oval Office meeting in which Trump ripped him for publicly saying he the election was clean.
“This is killing me, killing me. This is pulling the rug right out from under me,” Trump yelled at Barr. “You must hate Trump. You would only do this if you hate Trump.”
Barr responded to Trump by reminding him that he “sacrificed a lot personally to come in to help you when I thought you were being wronged,” by the Russia probe.
Barr writes that he offered to resign that day and Trump said:
“Accepted. Leave and don’t go back to your office. You are done right now. Go home!’” Trump changed his mind and Barr stayed on but left the administration soon after.
Of dismissing the charges against Mike Flynn Barr said:
“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,” he wrote.
“I’m shocked, Bill. I’m disgusted. I’m not happy about this, Bill,” Trump said.
Barr lambasts news media, accusing them of “corruption” and “active support for progressive ideology.” https://t.co/TUzwDzpV5J— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) February 28, 2022