Barr Turns on Trump in New Memoir

Barr Turns on Trump in New Memoir

There’ve been a number of high-ranking former Trump administration officials who’ve turned on their old boss. From former Defense Secretary James Mattis to longtime White House chief of staff John Kelly the list is almost as long as their criticisms.

Now, former U.S. Attorney General William “Bill” Barr is officially adding his name to that list.

Barr’s new memoir is a scathing indictment of the former president and his leadership abilities. Although it’s unlikely to change any minds, it has burned whatever remained of the bridge between Barr and Trump.

As The Hill reports:

Former Attorney General William Barr writes in his forthcoming memoir that former President Trump “lost his grip” after the , also urging the Republican Party to find a different candidate for 2024, The New York Times reported.

In his new memoir, “One Damn Thing After Another: Memoirs of an Attorney General,” Barr repeatedly knocks Trump, whom he fell out with amid the former president’s claims of election fraud.

“He stopped listening to his advisers, became manic and unreasonable, and was off the rails,” Barr writes in his memoir, per the Times. “He surrounded himself with sycophants, including many whack jobs from outside the government, who fed him a steady diet of comforting but unsupported conspiracy theories.”

Barr chronicles how his relationship with Trump soured rapidly after he told the Associated Press in a Dec. 1, 2020 article that the Department of Justice found nothing to substantiate Trump’s election fraud claims.

Barr adds that he’s “dismayed” by the prospect of a future Trump presidential run. He urges Republicans to find another nominee in 2024.

Despite Barr’s dramatically changed tune, many liberals have wasted no time chastising him for, in their view, enabling Trump for so long. One commentator even compared him to a lapdog who turned on his master.

The conservative lawyer spends a portion of his 600 page book attempting to defend himself from accusations that he shielded Trump and his most steadfast aides, contending that he intervened on behalf of targets in the Mueller probe because federal prosecutors overreached.

The New York Posts adds:

“Predictably our motion to dismiss the charges led to an election-year media onslaught, flogging the old theme that I was doing this as a favor to Trump,” ​he wrote in the book. “But I concluded the handling of the Flynn matter by the FBI had been an abuse of power that no responsible AG could let stand.”​

Barr’s memoir hits shelves March 8.

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