Has anyone seen John Durham?
What happened to the Durham Report?
“Donald Trump is a man consumed with grievance against people he believes have betrayed him, but few betrayals have enraged him more than what his attorney general did to him. To Trump, the unkindest cut of all was when William Barr stepped forward and declared that there had been no widespread fraud in the 2020 election, just as the president was trying to overturn Joe Biden’s victory by claiming that the election had been stolen.
In a series of interviews with me this spring, Barr spoke, for the first time, about the events surrounding his break with Trump. I have also spoken with other senior officials in the Trump White House and Justice Department, who provided additional details about Barr’s actions and the former president’s explosive response. Barr and those close to him have a reason to tell his version of this story. He has been widely seen as a Trump lackey who politicized the Justice Department. But when the big moment came after the election, he defied the president who expected him to do his bidding.
Barr’s betrayal came on December 1, over lunch in the attorney general’s private dining room with Michael Balsamo, a Justice Department beat reporter at the Associated Press. Also in attendance were the DOJ chief of staff, Will Levi, and spokesperson Kerri Kupec. Balsamo was not told the reason for the invitation. When Barr dropped his bombshell between bites of salad, he mumbled, and Balsamo wasn’t sure that he had caught what the attorney general had said. …”
“Former President Trump has trashed former Attorney General Bill Barr as a “spineless RINO” after his onetime loyal lieutenant denounced his election lies as “bulls–t.”
Hours after addressing thousands of MAGA supporters in Ohio, Trump slammed Barr for distancing himself from Trump’s outlandish claims that the election was stolen from him.
“Bill Barr was a disappointment in every sense of the word,” Trump wrote in an email message. “Bill Barr’s weakness helped facilitate the cover-up of the Crime of the Century, the Rigged 2020 Presidential Election!”
Ticking off some of his favored election conspiracy theories, the former president accused Barr of being a RINO, or “Republican in Name Only,” who allowed Democrats to steal the vote.
“(Barr) and other RINOs in the Republican Party are being used in order to try to convince people that the election was legitimate,” Trump wrote. …”
Barr is right about the election fraud claims largely being bullshit. It wasn’t fraud so much as it was negligence. Donald Trump allowed Big Tech to censor and deplatform all of his supporters. Trump’s campaign allowed the Democrats to get away with pumping up mail in ballots. This was all done out in the open well ahead of the election and anyone with a brain saw it coming.
Still though, William Barr was another one of these Republican establishment figures who Trump appointed to a key position who didn’t do shit for us in office and who was useless when all hell broke loose last summer. Virtually all of them ultimately turned on him whether it was “Mad Dog” Mattis after Trump’s Syria withdrawal order or Kirstjen Nielsen who allowed the border to collapse.