Bill Barr gave Trump a profanity-filled analysis of why he was going to lose the 2020 election: Bob Woodward
Journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa claim that former Attorney General Bill Barr last year gave former President Donald Trump a brutally honest -- and profane -- analysis of why he was going to lose the 2020 presidential election.
Business Insider, which has obtained a copy of the reporters' new book "Peril," reports that Barr told Trump that he would not win the election if he kept alienating suburban voters that Republicans have traditionally relied upon to win national elections.
"There are a lot of people out there, independents and Republicans in the suburbs of the critical states that think you're an assh*le," Barr told him, according to Woodward and Costa. "They think you act like an assh*le and you got to, you got to start taking that into account."
Trump would also regularly berate Barr and tell him that he wanted to see prosecutions of his "deep state" enemies such as former FBI Director James Comey ahead of the election, but Barr told him that wouldn't be enough to drag him over the finish line.
"Your base cares about seeing [Comey] and the rest of those guys held accountable, but these other people don't," Barr said. "They don't care about your f*cking grievances. And it just seems that every time you're out there, you're talking about your goddamn grievances."
Trump refused to back down, however, and told Barr that his base loved him because he was a "fighter."
A horrifying video was just released showing a San Antonio Police Department detective dragging a Black man down the street while handcuffed, reported KSAT News.
The department released a statement saying that they had suspended Det. David Pantoja for 20 days and he's already back to work. The incident happened just after 3 p.m. on Jan. 30 and the investigation took six months.
The video shows Pantoja dragging the handcuffed man screaming. The officer then refused to provide any medical help, the investigation showed. The report claimed that the man was "unnecessarily dragged."
"Pantoja and another officer, later identified by officials as Robert Ferguson, were seen dragging the man, Joshua Coney, by his handcuffed arms as Coney faced away from them, Pantoja's suspension paperwork states," according to the report. Ferguson was suspended for six days for his connection to the issue.
Pantoja then invented a misdemeanor citation for "failure to ID," from the incident which isn't "a citable offense," the records explained.
"Detective Pantoja did not thoroughly understand the laws and ordinances which he was charged with enforcing when he issued the citation in question," the suspension paperwork claims. Although, Pantoja has worked for the SAPD since 1996, so it's unclear how he was promoted to detective if he "did not thoroughly understand the laws."
Pantoja claimed that they were forced to drag the man because he "made his body go limp." He then said that Coney "attempted to place both of his legs under the rear of my patrol vehicle to appear as if he had been run over by the police vehicle."
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Even though MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's prophecy about former President Donald Trump being "reinstated" last month didn't come to pass, some hardcore supporters of the former president still aren't giving up hope.
NBC 4 Washington reporter Scott MacFarlane, who has emerged as a top source for covering the trials of assorted Capitol rioters, writes on Twitter that jailed one Capitol riot defendant told him this week that "he's convinced Trump is coming back to office soon."
MacFarlane relayed this story in the context of Trump putting out a statement in support of the supporters who violently stormed the United States Capitol building, in which he said that "our hearts and minds are with the people being persecuted so unfairly relating to the January 6th protest concerning the Rigged Presidential Election."
MacFarlane described this statement as like "kerosene" being poured onto a potentially combustible situation.
Although Trump initially denounced the riots at the Capitol in their immediate aftermath, he has since come to embrace them, and in particular has contributed to the martyrdom of Ashli Babbitt, who was fatally shot by a Capitol police officer as she tried to break into the congressional chamber.
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