It appears that William Barr has broken into the truth closet to remove some ammunition for his upcoming book. Now that Barr has left office, he appears to really let go on the ex-president, calling for a Changing of the Guard.
He wrote about Trump in a way he should have done before walking out of the U.S. AG’s job in December 2020, weeks before President Joe Biden took office. If the ex-attorney general’s reports were accurate, Trump may have fired his AG via Twitter.
Barr’s book, available for pre-order on Amazon, looks into his reports on a federal investigation into the president’s son Hunter Biden, which he kept under the covers. He quickly urged the not-so-Grand Old Party (GOP) to cut their losses and leave Trump behind in the dust.
In the beginning, Barr sent the ex-president a letter which was for all purposes a job interview for the 85th attorney general job. He served in the second half of the former POTUS’ term.’
The former AG wrote in his 608-page doorstop, One Damn Thing After Another, that the GOP needed to make recruiting new leaders its top priority:
‘[Trump has] shown he has neither the temperament nor persuasive powers to provide the kind of positive leadership that is needed.’
Still, Trump continues to be the leader of the Republican Party. And dangles his potential rerun for the White House in a way that makes people dive into their wallets.
Barr claimed that he believed the ex-president might have won in 2020 if only he had:
‘[J]ust exercised a modicum of self-restraint, moderating even a little of his pettiness.’
The former AG described his book as:
‘[A] candid memoir documenting his tenures as attorney general under former Presidents Donald Trump and George H.W. Bush.’
It further explains what life was like under the first George Bush presidency:
‘William Barr’s first tenure as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush was largely the result of chance, while his second tenure under President Donald Trump a deliberate and difficult choice. In this candid memoir, Barr takes readers behind the scenes during seminal moments of the 1990s, from the LA riots to Pan Am 103 and Iran Contra.’
When Barr returned to the attorney general job once again:
‘Thirty years later, Barr faced an unrelenting barrage of issues, such as Russiagate, the COVID outbreak, civil unrest, the impeachments, and the 2020 election fallout. One Damn Thing After Another is vivid, forthright, and essential not only to understanding the Bush and Trump legacies, but also how both men viewed power and justice at critical junctures of their presidencies.’
NBC News anchor Lester Holt snagged Barr’s first interview. The 60-minute special will. go into primetime on March 6. Anchor Savannah Guthrie will also do an interview with the ex-AG to air on NBC’s Nightly News, March 3, and on Today on March 7.
So who is Barr? The book’s abbreviated bio explained:
‘[He is a] native New Yorker, William P. Barr earned his A.B. and M.A. degrees at Columbia University and his J.D. at George Washington University, after which he spent a decade practicing law at a Washington firm, interrupted by a stint serving in the Reagan White House.’
And here was Barr’s corporate climb:
‘President George H. W. Bush successively appointed Barr Assistant Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, and, finally, the 77th Attorney General. Barr retired in 2008 after fifteen years as general counsel of GTE Corporation and its successor company, Verizon, after which he served on a number of corporate boards and consulted for corporate clients.’
Stay tuned. Things change quickly in Washington D.C.
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