William Barr, former Attorney General under the Trump administration, told Jonathan Karl of Axios that he had launched a Justice Department probe into fraud claims as espoused by Donald Trump only to cover his bases. He started the probe after the then President Donald Trump asked him to do so.
Earlier on December 1, Barr had said that to date, they had not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election. A Justice Department beat reporter Michael Balsamo of the Associated Press heard him and broke the news.
Barr also told Karl in an article that was published on Sunday in The Atlantic that he was suspicious about the claims of election fraud, and he believed that there was nothing there. He said, “It was all b******t.”
He also said that he was asked by Mitch McConell, the present Senate Minority Leader to shoot down false talk about widespread fraud, before the Georgia Senate elections, which the Republicans lost. This win in Georgia brought a tie in the Senate with a 50-member strength of both the GOP and the Democrats.
Later on Sunday evening, former president Donald Trump criticized his former Attorney General William Barr. He wrote that Bill Barr was a “disappointment” and that he let down “the American people.”
He also called him a RINO Republican in name only. This new term has been termed as an insult to refer to those Republicans who belong to the right and have conservative values but are not Republican enough according to pro-Trumpers.
In the statement released from his Save America political action committee he also said that it was “people in authority like Bill Barr that allowed the crazed Radical Left to succeed.”
He also said that “spineless RINOs like Bill Barr and Mitch McConnell did nothing” and that was the reason that American people believe that their vote doesn’t matter.