McConnell Pushed Barr to Speak Against Trump’s Election Claims

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According to an excerpt from an upcoming book by ABC News Jonathan Karl, former Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reportedly pushed for former Attorney General William Barr to dispel Trump’s claim that widespread fraud affected the 2020 election. According to the excerpt, McConnell largely wanted Barr to refute the claims to help Republicans win two Senate run-off elections in Georgia.

The Hill reports:

But the Kentucky Republican had been telling Barr privately since mid-November that Trump’s claims were damaging to the party and to the country, according to an excerpt of the upcoming book “Betrayal” by ABC News chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl published in The Atlantic on Sunday.

Barr and McConnell both confirmed the account to Karl.

“Look, we need the president in Georgia,” McConnell told Barr, according to the excerpt. “And so we cannot be frontally attacking him right now. But you’re in a better position to inject some reality into this situation. You are really the only one who can do it.”

“I understand that,” Barr said. “And I’m going to do it at the appropriate time.”

Ultimately, Republicans lost both elections in Georgia and control of the Senate.

In a statement from Trump’s Save America PAC he slammed Barr, saying he let down the American people.

“RINO former Attorney General Bill Barr failed to investigate election fraud, and really let down the American people. Even the scam that took place in Georgia of ballot stuffing on camera, he couldn’t see what was wrong with it. Just like he failed to understand the Horowitz report and let everyone down with respect to getting a timely investigation (where’s Durham?) on all of the corruption of the Obama-Biden Administration,” Trump wrote.

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

“He came in with a semi-bang and went out with a whimper. Earlier in his term Bill Barr went ballistic on CNN with Wolf Blitzer warning Democrats were changing election rules to flood the system with mail-in ballots that “as a matter of logic” are “very open to fraud.” They are, and Bill Barr did nothing about it.”



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Philip Byler
Philip Byler
3 months ago

William Barr’s “See No Evil Monkey” Act ss to the 2020 vote fraud was irresponsible and disgraceful. In the end, Barr was a failure as AG. He lied about one of the greatest crimes in American political history in the 2020 vote fraud, and he preserved the double standard of justice by protecting FBI and DOJ people who should have been prosecuted. If you think Pence was booed by conservatives, it would be worse for Barr. if Barr would speak to the same crowd, Barr would be booed even louder and rowdier.

SDOFAZ
3 months ago
Reply to  Philip Byler

Utterly right Philip! Barr will not go into history with a great record of being a patriot but a person who led by covering up the worst crimes of this century and right up there with Benedict Arnold, another infamous traitor. The same for the other worthless AG, Sessions.
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Both prove that the establishment cesspool is full of floaters like both of them. They had the chance to be heroes by just doing their jobs properly and as the law determined but both failed miserably likely because the opposition and criminals in our government and political juggernauts had too much BS on them both.
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Lesson here is that if they have been in DC and the government for decades and through multiple administrations as survivors, they are very likely to be the equivalent of the rest of the crooks still in the cesspool. Not crusaders for the right things, not anything but survivors in the cesspool and who will do anything to continue that status quo. Even accepting the fraud of a national election by a crooked political party and political system.
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The USA is ruined and infested with rats, Barr is just one of many! But we are many and the winds of change come sooner or later. But right now states are where we must focus our efforts to change anything especially the mix that goes to congress! MAGA Philip!

Mike
3 months ago
Reply to  SDOFAZ

AMEN

Mac
Mac
3 months ago
Reply to  SDOFAZ

Yes sir those who rebell against the ppl of these United States will hang in time.

Lena
3 months ago
Reply to  SDOFAZ

DemoncRats

alicia
3 months ago
Reply to  SDOFAZ

And what ever happened with the other investigator? Not Mueer the one who has not made his appearance with the important docs he was supposed t make public? Whats his name’ besides “Invisible man”?

Peted
Peted
3 months ago

That was a masterly move by McConnell to win the Georgia Senate seats! Now if only Ossoff and Warnock were to become Republicans, McConnell would be Master of Strategery!

SDOFAZ
3 months ago
Reply to  Peted

Another truth. Sink the knife in the back of Trump and MAGA supporters to NOT win those seats. Standing up to the dim wits might be a better ploy for the establishment GOP like McConnell but then the establishment he is definitely part of might out him for all his dirty deeds too.
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Too late to rid the congress of these cesspool floaters but focus on the states and all those floaters need to be flushed at the polls in each state. That is if the fraud juggernaut for rinos and dim wits is dismantled properly.
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We all know the roulette voting machines must go, those infamous counters must go, and who we send to congress in 2022 must be new and untainted by the slime that resides in congress today and strong of mind, very strong, to resist the filth they will find in DC.
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However a healthy dose of caution must dictate those choices. New is not always better. All one has to do is consider the gaggle of four ducks that were also immediate floaters in the cesspool who have encouraged even more fake dissent.
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It is amazing to consider how bad this country must be to breed these sorts of nasty, angry liberals who want to destroy this country as the enemy within. Oh wait, two of them are middle east transplants by amnesty intakes via parents or on their own by lies and deceit. The other two are a whining black who deals in race baiting like some others and an immigrant latino who has found a better gig than tending a bar and forgotten why she was brought here to escape a socialist regime.
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And the contradiction to their story line we see nearly every day yet their whining, angry, divisive rhetoric is what dominates the fake news.
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We have a lot of work to do. The vermin must be challenged and removed!

Lee C
Lee C
3 months ago

Another Catholic gone wrong. Shame on you Mr. Barr. You were at one time a good lawyer.

UMCane
UMCane
3 months ago
Reply to  Lee C

Barr is your typical DC swamp dweller. He had lined up a multi million dollar Washington job well before the election. Now he stabs in the back the man who gave him the DOJ top job!! A weasel of a man!! Shame on him!

B8ll
3 months ago
Reply to  UMCane

He deserves to hang for Treason the low life piece of dung.

Steve
Steve
3 months ago
Reply to  UMCane

willy barr??? one statement: BUSH BOYS REGIME BEHOLDEN TO PAPPA G’S ASSIST TO THE GLOBALNEWWORLDORDER DICTATORSHIPS!!
William was originally a Bush Boi Servant!

B8ll
3 months ago
Reply to  Lee C

Bar must have been one of those bend over Alter Boys.

Lee C
Lee C
3 months ago
Reply to  B8ll

I am Catholic and find your comment appallingly. There are bad clergy in every religion. Just as they are many great priests. We are talking about his law credentials….why go that low with a sick comment. Ya… freedom of speech and all. Sick mind.. sick heart.🇺🇸✝️

Joe
Joe
3 months ago
Reply to  Lee C

God forbid someone have an opinion on a group of people that is contrary to yours. Maybe he views Catholics just like you do him. So it’s okay for you, but not okay for him. Got it.

Lena
3 months ago
Reply to  Lee C

I’m Catholic and I’m with you. That was a terrible and disgusting comment.

Mutzika
Mutzika
3 months ago

Barr did not think
did $$$ do the play for…??
another greedy pig 🐖 hit the sack?

Marion Williamson
Marion Williamson
3 months ago
Reply to  Mutzika

Maybe he was threatened? That can be a powerful persuasion. SAD!

Tom J
Tom J
3 months ago

My President Donald Trump tells it like it is.

joe henderson
joe henderson
3 months ago

McConnell has skin in the game. His wife is tied to China and he has always been a Establishment insider. Ted Cruz was put down during his first term for outing him and Cornyn for being liars of the first order. Barr was happy to double cross Trump at the behest of the establishment.
Washington is fire with corruption. Our Representatives found out how to game the system and corruption is rampant. They will fight to the death to keep the status quo. Trump was exposing it. Our own Government has been at war with it’s citizens for decades and party lines matter not where their money is concerned. It’s all for Show.

Lawrence Hurd
Lawrence Hurd
3 months ago
Reply to  joe henderson

she should be arrested all these spouses and family members should be scrutinized treason is just that and we are seeing it in our faces like never before all with a grand plan to kill a vast majority of us and that is the dam TRUTH!!

Brad Fisher
Brad Fisher
3 months ago

This is shameful unconscionable. Both McConnell and Barr need to be held accountable before a tribunal at Gitmo. Let them talk their way out of this one.

Lawrence Hurd
Lawrence Hurd
3 months ago

If this true the should be recalled bitch McConnell

Margaret Dent
Margaret Dent
3 months ago

Another communist arm.of evil DemocRATS

Maggie
Maggie
3 months ago

Swamp dwellers like McConnell and Barr are worse than we think . Much worse . Compromised as much or more than Dems. They are all going down. .

Carol Dugan
3 months ago

Barr not only was a betrayal of Trump he was a big betrayal to America

policestate
3 months ago

99% of Politicians are dirty and just out to gain wealth and power for themselves and family. The whole system needs to be dismantled and started over with a new set of rules on politicians length of service and conduct/pay/pensions also no management jobs can be accepted in private industry for 15 years after leaving office, they are also banned from becoming lobbiests. This should be a starting point to clean up our political swamp.

cactusbob
cactusbob
3 months ago
Reply to  policestate

It is a Marxist idea that it is necessary to dismantle something before it can be improved. Honest elections can make for improvements without becoming communist first, if we can ever have them again.

Pawn
Pawn
3 months ago

Barr, McConnell and many, if not all of these corrypt politicians have been paid off by the super rich, soros, bloomberg, etc. to get the agenda of these super rich through. Also, all these politicians have corruption/illegal behaviours to hide so they cover for each other and are putting on the biggest “dog and pony show” the world has seen.
The American people are all dupes, and I might add so indoctrinated that they can’t think for themselves and are plain stupid, might say been breed and raised to be stupid (ok obviously not all American people but in the big cities that is the more true than not and even getting to the country). All of these poliiticians need to be voted out and all new in. BUT… no “woke” idiots as that is the biggest scam, along with cover (made as biolobical warfare and released on purpose and used to scare the world people so they will give up freedoms for fear), We, the American people are to blame for not holding these politicians accountable, for letting the corruption to go on.

cactusbob
cactusbob
3 months ago
Reply to  Pawn

The “duped” Americans would have been O.K. if the 2020 elections had not been preceded by a 4 year-long well-organized scheme of lying by The Resistance, which included most Media, all elected Democrats, RINOs, and the Deep State. It was successful only because of massive violation of laws and the Constitution ever since Trump became a candidate for President. We have learned that the entire intelligence community has become corrupted and cannot be trusted. It is going to be a long road back, and it will depend on Democrat voters who were oblivious to all the lying, to realize what was actually going on and vote accordingly.

TexasTough
TexasTough
3 months ago

BARR WRAY McConnell Lindsey Graham Gina Haspell all Rjno traitors against Trump

Tom Haver
Tom Haver
3 months ago

Mitch McConnell is a Trader !!
Mitch , rest of GOP leadership in senate back stab Americans and Trump for 4 years. These are the deep state. Including these worthless individuals: John Roberts Supreme Court Chief Justice and 6 others, DOJ Barr, FBI director Wray and CIA director and all her agents.
This is the deep state working for!
US Chamber of Commerce, Bush family Globalists,Soro’s and Communist money.
Mitch McConnell is a very dangerous!! His wife family are in bed with China Communist Party.

Richard
Richard
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom Haver

Telling a lie is wrong. Both RINOs Barr and McConnell admitted that they lied. God does not like liars, maybe there is a reason why the Republicans lost control of the Senate and both Georgia elections.

Bill
Bill
3 months ago

I don’t know what to believe anymore? It’s all bull shit and evil !!!

cactusbob
cactusbob
3 months ago
Reply to  Bill

The best way to learn what is true is to watch Newsmax TV. Certainly ignore the many Fake News sources!

Ellerbart
Ellerbart
3 months ago

So did I hear correctly that Barr had skin in the game on those Dominion machines?!
If he’s making money from that – and if that is really true, then ‘nuf said.
They have all failed us. WHERE IS GEORGE WASHINGTON when you need him?!

Vincent J.
Vincent J.
3 months ago

I was very disappointed in our AG, he let the country down. Trump won the election in spite of the Justice Department, the FBI, CIA, NSA and State Department working against him. It’s time for the American people to work together cleaning out the swamp. Mass firing are in order, there are many good lawyers, professional and others that love America and would do a better job for the people.

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
3 months ago

The Fat Hog is a dishonest cretin!!! Trump trusted him. Trump is getting flak for trusting too many. We tend to judge others, by ourselves, until they prove that they are unworthy.

B8ll
3 months ago

Bill Bar is just another swamp rat. He has been in the swamp for over 30-years, did you really think he would do anything but protect his fellow swamp rats. All the swamp rats in the FBI, JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, CORPORATE AMERICA, CONGRESS, SENATE , THE EXCUTIVE BRANCH, CIA, and NSA NEED TO BE PURGED FROM GOVERNMENT, OUR COUNTRY, THE WORLD, AND FROM LIFE.

Lorraine E Blazich
3 months ago

What a shame that President Trump was surrounded by so many traitors. As intelligent as he is he needed some good friends around him to warn him of the many traitors in his administration.

Jawad
Jawad
3 months ago

So sorry, I don’t cotton to ‘ad hominem‘ attacks, but this time I will make an exception. I apologize. Mr. Barr, your jellyrolls make you look like Jabba the Hutt, and in fact you are beginning to SOUND like him.

Kevin
Kevin
3 months ago

I would think that fixing the election integrity would be light years ahead of getting 2 people elected in Georgia…

Jack Schiht
3 months ago

Bush Boy Barr should have been retained by Biden”s Handlers. He did such a great job of protecting the Obama Clinton Cabal and all the traitors involved. He made it look like justice was right around the corner, but he prosecuted no one except for the guy who got coffee for the mailroom employees. Bush Boy Barr accomplished his mission, a bogus Russian collusion investigation lent dignity and respect, and two impeachments given credibility by his bureaus.
Bush Boy Barr is as big a traitor as Comey, McCabe, Arnold, strdck, etc.
The swamp is deep.

Blueberry
Blueberry
3 months ago

I guess McConnell did not think of the fact that if they cheated in Georgia during the Presidential election that they would do the same for the Senate run-off election. Because of the cheating during the Presidential election the Republican’s also lost the Senate seat in Michigan. John James was leading by a hefty margin when they stopped counting the night of the election. Somehow that margin evaporated just like Trump’s did when they supposedly resumed counting the next day.

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP….THERE are SO MANY RINOS in the REPUBLICAN PARTY. HOW on EARTH is the SHIP Going to STOP SINKING at This RATE???? From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

Mike
3 months ago

The DEMOCRATS CHEATED , PERIOD !!!!!

wvcitizen
3 months ago

Looks like Mitch might retire when the red tsunami hits the senate. They might just take away his leadership role.

FNU LNU
FNU LNU
3 months ago

He was “Siily Biily” in Primary School – somethings don’t change

Casey
Casey
3 months ago

Bill Barr was an incompetent failure as AG. He must be a very lazy person because he refused to do the work necessary to identify and expose all the corruption that the Democrat Communist Political Party perpetrated during the 2020 election.

Whopper Farts
Whopper Farts
3 months ago

Candy Barr is a turd.

J. Ricks
J. Ricks
3 months ago

McConnell is so, so compromised IMHO. His father-in-law is a Chinese businessman, living in China, under control of the CCP. Of course, McConnell is heavily influenced by both his wife, and his Chinese father-in-law. No transparency there! McConnell’s silence in behalf of the American people during all the 2020 election fraud controversy also seems to point to his being compromised and probably corrupted. Why am I not surprised.

Mac
Mac
3 months ago

They are all paid off by Satan . They’ll never change

ANTHONY & Claire
ANTHONY & Claire
3 months ago

who cares

Jim
Jim
3 months ago

When Barr was announced I thought thank God, finally we will get answers! Wrong! We got barred from the truth. And then he appointed Durham and we still have nothing to show for these two disgraceful bureaucrats. The swamp and the elites are so deep and corrupt that even if Trump were to be reelected he may still be stuck with the effects of the corrupt Democrat since everything they touch turns to illegal government. Barr and Durham will skate as will Mitch McConnell. Unless we send them packing at their next election the ilk of McConnell will continue on just as the scum on the swamp continues to grow. We need to keep voting them out every time we get the opportunity. And the next time we are the majority we need to clean every agency down to the last janitor and restart with a fresh patriotic crew of real people who appreciate what everyone before us has done to assure us our rights to life and liberty. I still know that our children will do a better job for America than we’ve done if we continue to do our job at hand.

Karl Drumm
Karl Drumm
3 months ago
Reply to  Jim

Barr & Mitch are SWAP creatures! They have NO RIGHT to represent the American people.This is what happens when these clowns are in politics too long>They think they own the CIA,FBI and ALL other government agencies!

Oldclimber
Oldclimber
3 months ago

I tried hard to come up with an analogy to Mitch’s “strategy” but the only thing I could come up with is “It’s like chopping down the tree to save the branches”.

Carmine m
Carmine m
3 months ago

Bill Barr was and is both a swamp bureaucrat, and a Bush ally. It is no surprise that he turned out to be a failure and a back stabber.President Trump should never listen to whomever recommended him. Whoever this individual or individuals are are rhinos who cannot be trusted. A clean sweep of these individuals must occur from the GOP.

BoopyDoo
BoopyDoo
3 months ago

If the fools had kept out of it and voters from out of state hadn’t moved temporarily to Georgia to vote in the runoff the election would probably have turned out differently. No one that didn’t live in the state at the time of the original election should be allowed to vote in a runoff election.

Lena
3 months ago

Everything that Trump said and warned us about so far have happened! It must feel great for Trump to be vindicated. Who’s the fool and liar now? Oh, the democrats!

Lena
3 months ago

Our country is in big trouble, isn’t it?

Carol
Carol
3 months ago

Dem’s are Diverting attention OFF their crimes

alicia
3 months ago

It blows my mind to see conservatives as Barr & Mc Connell go aginst POTUS TRUMP! Whats going on? Hw can these rats sleep at night being so deceitful and sinister???

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