Bill Barr says he’s willing to testify against Trump at Jan. 6 trial

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Former Attorney General Bill Barr said he is willing to testify against former President Trump at his Jan. 6 trial.

Barr, who was appointed by Trump, responded “of course” when asked on CBS’s “Face the Nation” if he would be willing to appear as a witness in Trump’s trial over federal charges related to alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election. He declined to answer whether he was interviewed by the special counsel in connection to the federal investigation.

Barr has been a staunch critic of the former president since he resigned from his post shortly after the 2020 election. He noted that the case brought by special counsel Jack Smith was a “challenging” one, but that he does not think it “runs afoul of the First Amendment.”

When asked about his interactions with Trump and how he told the former president there was no evidence of election fraud, Barr said that his investigations into the fraud “satisfied” the conclusions.

“Well, I go through that in my book in painstaking detail, but on three occasions at least, I told him in no uncertain terms, that there was no evidence of fraud that would have changed the outcome,” he said.

Trump was indicted last week over his attempts to stay in power after losing the 2020 presidential election to President Biden. In a 45-page indictment, the Justice Department alleges Trump engaged in a campaign of “dishonesty, fraud and conceit” to obstruct a “bedrock function” of a democracy. He pleaded not guilty to the charges Thursday.

Acceptable-Tomato392 on August 6th, 2023 at 16:07 UTC »

When Bill Barr abruptly put an end to Mueller's investigation into Russian interference, the special counsel had filed charges against 34 individuals and three companies.

The Republican's new line of defence is January 6; trying to pretend nothing at all was wrong with Trump's presidency until that date.

Nothing wrong at all with the systemic intimidation, the daily broad daylight corruption, the unprecedented secrecy, Trump's first impeachment, or the billions Saudi Arabia gave Jared Kushner, and as always with Trump, I'm sure I'm missing a lot of stuff... The only challenge was keeping up with all the dishonesty.

This "Presidency" should never have lasted four years. Today, Barr is trying to rehabilitate his image; he is one of the people most responsible for keeping the Trump travesty alive, by shielding it from the consequences of its criminality. (He is also the guy who decided the government should defend Trump against Miss E. Jean Carroll).

The great ritual of the collective conservative washing of the hand has begun. It takes place once a generation. The whole damn edifice, the whole damn mentality is rotten to the core. Barr is at least as bad as Trump and he also belongs in jail.

BroccoliFartFuhrer on August 6th, 2023 at 15:50 UTC »

That's because he's a slimy craven asshole. He could have done something about this.