Storyboard

Bill Barr Is No Hero

Bill Barr encouraged and abetted Trump’s obsession with nonexistent voter fraud for months before the election. His comments about Trump's "detachment from reality" are disingenuous now.

Avatar - Scott Monty
Curated by
Scott Monty
    • Trump news update
    • U.S. Department of Justice
    • Democracy
    • U.S. Politics
Bill Barr Is No Hero
Continue to read
6 stories in this Storyboard

    Dirty from the Start

    Barr claims a man collected 1,700 ballots and filled them out as he pleased. Prosecutors say that’s not what happened.

    Barr claims a man collected 1,700 ballots and filled them out as he pleased. Prosecutors say that’s not what happened.

    In his latest warning about the dangers of mass mail-in voting, Attorney General William P. Barr pointed to a case in Texas that he said highlighted the risk of fraud. “Elections that have been held with mail have found substantial fraud and coercion,” Barr told CNN on Wednesday. “For example, we …

    June 2020:

    Here’s Barr in June 2020 saying that mail-in voting “opens the floodgates of fraud,” even though there is no credible evidence of substantial mail-in voter fraud. Barr voted by mail himself in 2012 & 2019.

    July 2020:

    In July Barr attacked mail-in voting again, this time saying that foreign governments would themselves mail-in phony ballots. Again, mail-in voting has been used for decades w/o evidence or suggestion of this concern.

    September 2020:

    March 2021:

    Remember when Barr was asked directly in a televised interview about whether U.S. intelligence reports pointed to election interference by China or Russia? And he said”China.” An assertion vehemently contradicted by others who saw the classified reports?

    The Worst Part

    Worse, Barr now tells us that he knew the President, with 8 weeks left in office, was volatile and “detached from reality,” and that his response was to resign and then publish a book about it a year later. This is not a heroic legacy.

More stories from Trump news update