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Fri Apr 30, 2021, 02:14 PM

The Last Days of Bill Barr [View all]

Episode 4: Trump turns on Barr

Why would you say such a thing? You must hate Trump. There’s no other reason for it. You must hate Trump - DJT


"These things aren't panning out," Barr told the president, standing beside his chief of staff Will Levi. “The stuff that these people are filling your ear with just isn’t true.” Barr explained that if Trump wanted to contest the election results, the president's internal campaign lawyers would have to do it.

... Barr reiterated that the Justice Department was not ignoring the allegations, but that Trump's outside lawyers were doing a terrible job. "I'm a pretty informed legal observer and I can't fucking figure out what the theory is here," he added. "It's just scattershot. It's all over the hill and gone."

...A week later, the New York Times reported that Barr was considering resigning. Barr's relationship with the president was becoming untenable, and the president was listening to Sidney Powell and Giuliani instead of his White House counsel and attorney general.

Barr decided to quit before their private skirmishes spilled further into public view. Some speculated he had quit over the president's increasingly questionable pardons. But that had nothing to do with it. Barr had made it clear to Cipollone he did not want to be consulted on these post-election pardons. He did not need to hear about them until he received the official notices. The only pardon he made an effort to preemptively stop was for Edward Snowden.


Earlier, Trump wanted to use the Insurrection Act to send the military into U.S. cities. He wanted troops in the street.

What would these soldiers do, Barr pointed out. Just stand around and get yelled at? Trump didn't care. "We look weak and this is hurting us". Then he slammed his hand on the Resolute Desk.

"No one supports me," Trump yelled. "No one gives me any fucking support.". Trump got up and stormed out of the Oval Office.

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