Former Trump administration Attorney General Bill Barr told Glenn Beck last weekend that he believes special counsel John Durham has uncovered “seditious” acts by some high-level Democrats in their efforts to defeat President Donald Trump.
In an appearance on “The Glenn Beck Podcast,” Barr said that no matter what a person thinks of President Trump the “whole Russiagate thing was a grave injustice.” Barr said the fabricated narrative about collusion between Trump and Russian interests was a political “dirty trick” used to hobble his reelection campaign and to then drive him from office.
Barr said that Durham, who he appointed while he was in office, has shown that the Hillary Clinton campaign’s operatives spun up a political narrative to attack the sitting president, and said it was “seditious.” He added that whether particular crimes can be proven in court or not, people are now seeing what actually happened.
Just after the Beck interview, a jury on Tuesday returned a not guilty verdict in the trial prosecuted by Durham against a former Clinton campaign lawyer. Michael Sussmann was charged with one count of lying to the FBI related to his disclosure of bogus investigative data purporting to show the Trump organization had reached out to the Russian Alfa Bank for financial assistance.
Barr also told Beck that the false Russiagate story was a gross injustice that harmed U.S. foreign policy, “including what we’re seeing in Ukraine these days”
He said that he decided to accept the appointment as Trump’s attorney general in large part because of the attempts by Democrats to subvert the electoral process. He said he felt that the nation was “heading into a constitutional crisis.”
Barr said that when he and his wife were discussing whether he would take the job or retire, the Democrats’ treatment of family friend Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation process convinced her that something had to be done.
He added that he finally felt compelled to resign when he decided he could not support President Trump in his allegations of election fraud in the 2020 election. Barr compared Trump’s January 6 rally to protests by abortion activists taking place this year outside the homes of Supreme Court justices.
Barr also said that the justice system takes too long to handle political stories like the abandoned Hunter Biden laptop, and is “rigged against Republicans.” The double standard that applies makes it impractical to seek speedy criminal investigations into Hunter’s “scuzzy, shameful behavior,” according to the former AG.