In the weeks leading up to the 2020 election, Donald Trump knew that he was in bad shape. The former president has attacked vote in mail and tried to sabotage the postal service, but it wasn’t clear if that was going to be enough. Polls regularly showed Joe Biden with a commanding lead.
Trump hoped his ace in the hole was either the Supreme Court or Attorney General William Barr. But according to a new book, Barr never had any intention of engaging in Trump’s election fight.
The book, entitled Betrayal, was written by Jon Karl. The author writes, He had expected Trump to lose and therefore was not surprised by the outcome. He also knew that at some point, Trump was going to confront him about the allegations, and he wanted to be able to say that he had looked into them and that they were unfounded.”
Karl quotes Barr as saying, “My attitude was: It was put-up or shut-up time. If there was evidence of fraud, I had no motive to suppress it. But my suspicion all the way along was that there was nothing there. It was all bullshit.
Of course, Trump was furious about Barr pushing back on Trump’s claims.
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology and spending time at the shore with his family.