(UnitedVoice.com) – Bill Barr, who served as the 77th and 85th attorney general, was once one of former President Donald Trump’s staunchest allies. Critics of the administration regularly claimed he was using the Department of Justice to help the former POTUS. One month before Trump was set to leave office, Barr suddenly resigned. In the years since they parted ways, the two have traded barbs — and the sparring seems to have increased recently.
In the latest iteration of the feud, Barr sat down for an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday, June 18. During the interview, the former attorney general said the former commander-in-chief “provoked this whole [indictment] himself.” He explained that while the former president has been targeted in the past, this is not the same situation. In this case, Barr said Trump isn’t “the victim,” and it’s not “government overreach.”
Barr went on to call Trump a “fundamentally flawed person who engages in reckless conduct.” He said that creates problems like what is happening now and said the former president is acting like a “defiant 9-year-old kid who’s always pushing the glass toward the edge of the table.” The ex-AG said Trump is “petty” and will always put himself before the country but said America shouldn’t be his “therapy session,” calling his former boss a “troubled man.”
The recent issues between the former allies began when Barr commented on the 37-count federal indictment against Trump for the alleged mishandling of classified documents. The former AG told Fox News’s Shannon Bream that if half of the allegations in the indictment are true, then Trump is “toast.” He went on to call the indictment “very, very damning.”
Former Trump AG Bill Barr on Trump's federal indictment: "If even half of it is true, then he's toast. I mean, it's a very detailed indictment, and it's very, very damning. This idea of presenting Trump as a victim here — a victim of a witch hunt — is ridiculous." pic.twitter.com/iUTPR3qeR8
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 11, 2023
When Trump heard what Barr said, he went into attack mode. In an interview on Roger Stone’s radio show, the former president called his AG “gutless.” He went on to call Barr a “coward who didn’t do his job.”
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