Adding to his crusade of spouting falsehoods about the election, President Trump continued having a meltdown over Attorney General Bill Barr keeping him in the dark about ongoing federal probes involving Hunter Biden that pre-date last month’s general election, during an interview that aired on “Fox and Friends” Sunday morning.
In the past week, Trump has continuously lashed out at Barr, who appears to have been on thin ice lately, following the Wall Street Journal’s report that suggested the attorney general has been working to keep quiet a federal probe involving the younger Biden during the campaigns leading up to last month’s election. The probe was launched in 2018, predating Barr’s tenure as attorney general.
Trump and his Republican allies have nagged Barr to investigate the younger Biden. The sitting president’s obsession with digging up dirt on the President-elect’s son leading up to the 2020 campaign, which includes a July 2019 call to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky into doing his bidding, ultimately led to Trump’s impeachment.
Trump continued taking aim at Barr while speaking with co-host Brian Kilmeade before an Army-Navy football game in West Point, New York on Saturday.
Trump griped to Kilmeade that Barr “should have stepped up” as he ranted about then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller denying Buzzfeed’s report last year that the president had instructed his lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie in his testimony to Congress.
Trump went on to double down on his assertion that Barr should’ve told him about the investigation on the younger Biden. The sitting president insisted he doesn’t “want to see anything bad happen to” Hunter Biden.
“Whatever it is the facts. I don’t want to see anything bad happen to Hunter Biden,” Trump, who urged Barr in October to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden, said. “I purposely stay out of it.”
Trump complained that Barr “frankly did the wrong thing” and that he “had an obligation to set the record straight” just like Mueller supposedly did, again referring to the then-Special Counsel’s denial of Buzzfeed’s report last year.
“Robert Mueller stood up and said that is a false statement,” Trump said. “And that was a great thing.”
Watch Trump’s remarks below:
"Who isn't disappointed?" — Trump concludes his interview with Brian Kilmeade by attacking Bill Barr for not doing more to impact the election for him pic.twitter.com/bnl8P5orbH
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 13, 2020