Attorney General Bill Barr arrived at the White House a little before 3 p.m. EST. Moments before he arrived, the Associated Press released an interview in which Barr said that there was no massive voter fraud in the 2020 election. It flies in the face of Trump's accusations that there was an outbreak of voter fraud in all of the states in won by President-elect Joe Biden.
It prompted speculation on whether Barr would be fired by Trump, who the new acting attorney general would be and when to expect the president lashing out about Barr on Twitter. Even Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) made the joke, according to CNN's Manu Raju.
“I guess he’s the next one to be fired,” Schumer says of Barr after the AG said no evidence of fraud that would overturn the elections— Manu Raju (@Manu Raju)1606853212.0
Lawyer Rudy Giuliani also took a swipe at Barr from the Trump campaign.
President Trump's lawyers, Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, take a swipe at AG Bill Barr after he said that there's n… https://t.co/OsR72msM00— Josh Wingrove (@Josh Wingrove)1606852659.0
The last staffer Trump fired for denying mass voter fraud was his director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, who appeared on "60 Minutes" Sunday to denounce the president's conspiracy theories.
See the responses to Barr below:
Having fought Barr as impeachment co-counsel and since, this is remarkable. Barr was willing to embrace and promot… https://t.co/Fn2QOgxPAt— Norm Eisen (@Norm Eisen)1606852637.0
Hugo Chavez got to Bill Barr, too!!!! This is one deep conspiracy. https://t.co/Yc2THkEO6c— David Corn (@David Corn)1606852223.0
If Barr isn't investigating it's because he knows there's nothing there and all these lies the Trump campaign is pu… https://t.co/LQqCR1J74O— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP)1606852923.0
Barr shooting at Powell’s hot air balloon is fascinating. https://t.co/ASIJZFV5te https://t.co/MXvZHyX1Ve— southpaw (@southpaw)1606852963.0
Coming soon: AG Barr is a sleeper Deep State plant paid by Soros!— Spiro Agnew’s Ghost (@Spiro Agnew’s Ghost)1606851810.0
Bill Barr just left Trump on the Titanic. But we have news for ya Billy, there's a hole in your lifeboat, and the water's gettin' choppy.— Dr. Jack Brown (@Dr. Jack Brown)1606852977.0
The fact that Barr has now admitted reality should not excuse anything else he's done. He gave federal prosecutors… https://t.co/ME3pozlto8— digby (@digby)1606852271.0
If Trump fires Barr for failing to stoke baseless conspiracy theories, it will be perhaps the defining proof that e… https://t.co/x1nXc91VCr— Heath Mayo (@Heath Mayo)1606852591.0
Trump is going to go apeshit when he hears Barr told the AP the election was clean and there’s no fraud that would… https://t.co/c7ZHzs7gpR— Tom Joseph (@Tom Joseph)1606852609.0
Dear @realDonaldTrump: FYI below, this is from Bill Barr, the Attorney General you appointed. Long past time for y… https://t.co/VEli8Da2WJ— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu)1606852509.0
Barr being at the White House is interesting giving the timing, and because there was no previously disclosed Trump… https://t.co/8chO5kjNAe— Angry Staffer (@Angry Staffer)1606852608.0
when Judge Jeanine is appointed acting Atty General, I hope she’ll be sworn in with her hand on a box of Franzia https://t.co/qIkoaY7li1— shauna (@shauna)1606852462.0
Trump is going to attack Barr. Just a matter of when. https://t.co/XotUuo8Nnz— Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali (@Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali)1606851842.0
Warning, before you read the following, please remember that Barr nonetheless is a man who systematically has tried… https://t.co/Im822EwsYl— David Rothkopf (@David Rothkopf)1606851917.0
In the last hour, AG Barr has come out and acknowledged Joe Biden won the Presidency as Sidney Powell filed a Wisco… https://t.co/pNzO0LVJVq— Robert J. DeNault (@Robert J. DeNault)1606851837.0
Attorney General William Barr just said there's no evidence of fraud that would change the election outcome. So, I… https://t.co/X2VRVNyQLA— St. Nick Jack Pappas (@St. Nick Jack Pappas)1606852024.0
@kaitlancollins BARR: "there is no evidence of fraud that would change the outcome of the election" TRUMP: https://t.co/4N0nMOGpOZ— NotATweeter16 (@NotATweeter16)1606851654.0
Bill Barr is trying to get fired. He thinks that will look better in the history books. It won’t.— Mark Schweitzer (@Mark Schweitzer)1606851966.0
So is Trump about to fire Barr and appoint Rudy as Acting AG? https://t.co/HTg9wiIvA8— Steven M. Bellovin (@Steven M. Bellovin)1606852466.0
Ghoulish William Barr destroying Trump's "Power of Positive Thinking" election conspiracy and then being summoned t… https://t.co/0DbswqYP31— Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷) (@Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷))1606853069.0
Incidentally, Billy Barr oversaw the destruction of evidence in this investigation already.— Dr. emptywheel (@Dr. emptywheel)1606853783.0
Barr is only okay with covering up crimes, not committing them. https://t.co/fBOmFGtJTE— Frank Lesser (@Frank Lesser)1606853145.0
Trump walks into a Barr...— John Pavlovitz (@John Pavlovitz)1606853364.0
Barr failed to find something that doesn’t exist.— Windsor Mann (@Windsor Mann)1606853111.0