Trump brands 'RINO' Bill Barr a 'disappointment in every sense' after ex-AG called election claims ‘bulls***’

DONALD Trump has lashed out at Bill Barr amid reports the former attorney general dismissed his claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election as "bulls**t."

In a statement issued through his Save America PAC on Monday, Trump called Barr a "disappointment in every sense" who "let down the American people."

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"RINO former Attorney General Bill Barr failed to investigate election fraud, and really let down the American people," Trump wrote.

The term RINO, which stands for Republican in name only, is an insult used against those on the political right who are deemed not Republican enough by pro-Trump supporters.

"It’s people in authority like Bill Barr that allow the crazed Radical Left to succeed," Trump continued.

"He and other RINOs in the Republican Party are being used in order to try to convince people that the election was legitimate when so many incredible facts have now come out to show conclusively that it wasn’t."

Since failing to secure a second term as commander in chief in November, Trump has repeated unfounded claims that the election was rigged against him almost daily.

According to a preview of the forthcoming book Betrayal, by ABC's John Karl, Barr said that he only opened a Department of Justice probe into Trump's claims to placate the former president.



"My attitude was: It was put-up or shut-up time. If there was evidence of fraud, I had no motive to suppress it," Barr told Axios' Jonathan Karl.

"But my suspicion all the way along was that there was nothing there. It was all bulls**t,' he added.

Appearing to reference the report on Monday, Trump wrote: "Bill Barr was a disappointment in every sense of the word.

"Besides which, Barr, who was Attorney General (lawyer) shouldn’t be speaking about the President. Instead of doing his job, he did the opposite and told people within the Justice Department not to investigate the election."

Trump accused Barr of doing the same thing with the Mueller report and the "cover up of Crooked Hillary and RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA."

"Bill Barr’s weakness helped facilitate the cover up of the Crime of the Century, the Rigged 2020 Presidential Election!" Trump fumed.

He characterized Barr's tenure as Attorney General as begining with "a semi-bang" and ending "with a whimper."


Also in the president's crosshairs on Monday was Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell, whom he accused of pressuring Barr to downplay his claims of voter fraud.

According to Trump, McConnell did so because he was worried about losing Republican Senate seats in the runoff elections in Georgia at the time.

"Now it was revealed that Barr was being pushed to tell lies about the election by Mitch McConnell, another beauty, who was worried about damaging the Republicans chances in the Georgia runoff," Trump wrote.

"What really damaged the Senate Republicans was allowing their races to be rigged and stolen, and worse, the American people to no longer believe their vote matters because spineless RINOs like Bill Barr and Mitch McConnell did nothing."

Trump held his first post-presidency rally in Wellington, Ohio, over the weekend in which he claimed to be the legitimate winner of the 2020 vote.

"This was the scam of the century and this was the crime of the history," Trump told a huge crowd of MAGA supporters on Saturday night.

He also insisted that in some states there were "more votes than voters" and that "ballots were wheeled in backdoors.

"There's just mountains of evidence," Trump said. "[Democrats] used COVID in order to cheat."

Despite Trump's claims, numerous investigations have yielded no evidence that widespread voter fraud took place, with some officials deeming the 2020 election one of the most secure on record.

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