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Trump Accused Of Extortion

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What a joke!

Former Attorney General William Barr slammed former President Donald Trump once again and is now accusing him of using “extortion” to keep control of the Republican Party.

According to Yahoo, in a recent interview with NYT Editor Bari Weiss, Barr was asked by more Republicans don’t come out and say that Trump was lying about the 2020 presidential election.

Barr slammed Trump and responded, “The tactic that Trump is using to exert this control over the Republican Party is extortion. What other great leader has done this? Telling the party, ‘If it’s not me, I’m going to ruin your election chances by telling my base to sit home. And I’ll sabotage whoever you nominate other than me.’ It shows what he’s all about. He’s all about himself.”

Barr was then asked if he underestimated Trump. Barr replied, “I underestimated how far he would take it. I thought on Dec. 14, when I tendered my resignation, the states had all certified the votes. To me, that was it. That was the last stop. There was no process beyond that which would allow him to challenge the election. I thought it was safe to leave at that point. I was wrong. I did not expect him to take it as far as he did with these very wacky legal theories that no one gave any credence to.”

Barr then talked about how he felt after the Jan 6th Capitol riot, “I was disgusted and mortified and feeling very angry. I felt this whole thing had hurt the Republican Party and hurt the reputation of the administration even more than before. I was angry about that. Everyone I knew in the administration was angry about that. I also felt that it was just a Keystone Cops exercise. There wasn’t a genuine threat of overthrowing the government, as far as I was concerned, it was just a circus,” Barr said, adding that “the whole thing, to me, was a big embarrassment.”