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A former top official in the Trump administration has made some serious accusations against former Attorney General William Barr.
During an interview on Fox News with anchor Maria Bartiromo, former Trump adviser Peter Navarro said Barr was part of a “deep state coup” against Trump and never took any action to actually help the former president.
“Trump’s last Attorney General actually also turns out to be Joe Biden’s first Attorney General,” Navarro railed.
“Because here is what was happening. We had over 30 executive orders queued after election day, ready to go. But we kept running into all of these roadblocks and roadblocks and hurdles. It turns out that Bill Barr’s office of legal counsel was fast-tracking all of these Biden EOs,” he continued.
“And basically, it was a Deep State queue,” he added.
Navarro said: “Now, this has implications, Maria. I will tell you about one that got away from us. And I will tell you about one that Biden did. The first one that Biden did was an abomination. We did a beautiful executive order… to prevent the Communist Chinese from selling bulk power equipment into our electricity grid.”
“So, we had this beautiful order,” he went on. “One of the orders that Bill Barr helped Joe Biden do was to basically unwind that.”
“Wow,” Bartiromo exclaimed.
“So, bad news there,” Navarro continued.
“The problem I told Barr about numerous times, and yeah, he should have been fired months before he was, by the last year of this administration,” said Navarro. “By the last year of this administration, he was really working against this administration in a lot of ways.”
“Wow,” Bartiromo exclaimed.
“And these executive orders, the bottleneck was at the Department of Justice, on so many things we did,” Navarro went on. “You see what President Biden is doing now, he’s just unwinding things that are going to come back to haunt the American worker, bigtime.”
There you have it. There was a reason that Barr slunk into the shadows in the last year of the Trump administration.
Back in early January, Barr accused President Trump of a “betrayal of his office” after people stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
“Orchestrating a mob to pressure Congress is inexcusable,” Barr said in a statement. “The President’s conduct yesterday was a betrayal of his office and supporters.”
“The violence at the Capitol Building is outrageous and despicable,” Barr said. “Federal agencies should move immediately to disperse it.”
During his speech on Jan. 6 before the mayhem at the Capitol, Trump launched a fiery attack on Barr.
“All of a sudden, Bill Barr changed. You hadn’t noticed,” Trump complained. “I like Bill Barr, but he changed. Because he didn’t want to be considered my personal attorney.”