The Failure of Bill Barr

Emerald Robinson at Substack

President Trump’s Attorney General Bill Barr has been trying to rehabilitate his tarnished reputation in the last month with regular guest appearances on Fox News as he hawks his new book. The mendacity on display has been breathtaking. Never have so many lies been told on television for the sake of selling a bad memoir by an unreliable narrator. Fox News is happy to encourage Barr’s rewriting of history now because Fox News wants the history to be rewritten: both of them got caught colluding with Democrats to throw the election to Joe Biden in 2020 — and nobody trusts them anymore. It’s a perfect marriage of convenience for these grifters.

The problem with Bill Barr’s version of events regarding the laptop is clear to anyone who owns a calendar. Allow me to summarize it in simple terms. Who was the Attorney General when the FBI obtained Hunter Biden’s laptop in 2019, and thus who allowed the FBI to hide it from the public in order to help Joe Biden before the 2020 election? Bill Barr.

That’s not a question that anyone is going to ask Bill Barr at the lefty outlets where he likes to puff himself these days. Of course, there are plenty of contenders for Bill Barr’s least favorite question. Here’s another one: who was the Attorney General when the FBI fabricated an entire militia group for the Governor Whitmer kidnapping hoax that was used to hurt President Trump before the 2020 election?

You guessed it: Bill Barr.

Barr did a show recently with Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade where he said that the public letter signed by 51 national security officials claiming that Hunter Biden’s laptop was Russian disinformation was itself a kind of election interference. Barr’s displeasure here is the epitome of “a day late and a dollar short.”

Let’s turn back the clock and fact-check him. What did AG Bill Barr actually do at the time this letter appeared in 2020? He did nothing. He could have publicly condemned the letter and its signers. He could have announced that the Hunter Biden laptop was authentic. He could have launched an investigation. Instead, he did nothing.

The reason that Bill Barr did nothing is not difficult to decipher. He did not want President Trump to be re-elected, and so he helped Joe Biden. This is one of those obvious truths that’s hiding in plain sight.

One thing Bill Barr is very open about now is his disdain for President Trump. He even slouched into the couch on Greg Gutfeld’s show to laugh at the President’s notion of seeking re-election……

……It’s the same story when you ask Bill Barr about election fraud in 2020. He likes to tell outlets like left-wing Business Insider that Trump didn’t lose due to cheating —but because Biden got more votes. Never mind that even Democrat voters think that election fraud was rampant in 2020 (as recent polling shows). The problem with Barr’s version of reality is that we have a public letter from (then) U.S. Attorney William McSwain claiming that Barr blocked him from investigating voter fraud in Pennsylvania during the election:

“On Election Day and afterwards, our Office received various allegations of voter fraud and election irregularities,” the letter said. “As part of my responsibilities as U.S. Attorney, I wanted to be transparent with the public and, of course, investigate fully any allegations. Attorney General Barr, however, instructed me not to make any public statements or put out any press releases regarding possible election irregularities. I was also given a directive to pass along serious allegations to the State Attorney General for investigation — the same State Attorney General who had already declared that you [Trump] could not win.”

Meanwhile, Barr has no problem in 2022 claiming that — sure, of course! —election fraud was a real thing in 2020. He will even admit that he’s “not sure” whether Mark Zuckerberg’s private election infrastructure scheme (which is really just old-fashioned bribery of public election officials) is illegal or not.


Barr supported President Trump during the “Russian collusion” hoax, but never went after the conspirators who attempted a coup d’ etat against a duly elected President. He never conducted any real investigations of voter fraud and ballot tampering. He’s also been totally fucking useless as far as holding the Biden Crime family accountable for their corrupt business deals with the ChiComs and Ukraine.

He’s a huge disappointment.

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