Attorney General William Barr had his final press conference as his tenure in President Donald Trump's administration comes to a close. Barr tried to dispel any myths being spread about election fraud and other conspiracy theories spread by Trump and his personal legal team. But according to one former federal and state prosecutor, it's "too little, too late."
"Easy to find your principles on the way out the door. Where was any of this throughout the prior two years of dishonesty and political cronyism?" asked Elie Honig.
Way too little, way too late from Barr. Easy to find your principles on the way out the door. Where was any of this… https://t.co/q8LW0zZQp4— Elie Honig (@Elie Honig)1608579504.0
Barr spent the better part of his time in the administration covering for Trump and ushering in his bizarre belief that a president has absolute authority over all of government. When Barr came into office he was celebrated as the "adult in the room," but he proved to be one of the most dangerous figures in the Trump administration, according to his critics.
See the comments on Barr's presser below:
Undercutting Trump, Barr says there’s no basis for seizing voting machines, using special counsels for election fra… https://t.co/ZtIRUYNpj7— Jennifer Rubin (@Jennifer Rubin)1608571420.0
My husband said something that’s really helped me think about where everyone is at emotionally, why everyone seems… https://t.co/laKt3kOptx— Hillary Dixler Canavan (@Hillary Dixler Canavan)1608493479.0
Of course that won't stop Trump from appointing his own "White House Special Counsel" which is all Trump really nee… https://t.co/jgFJ7X5mrP— Shanlon Wu (@Shanlon Wu)1608572613.0
🚧 Correct. Barr is still a bad guy. This does not rehabilitate him at all https://t.co/lq7aTIYvcC— Jennifer Taub (@Jennifer Taub)1608571727.0
Bill Barr pretended to be a law-abiding Attorney General in his final press conference today. We reject Barr’s rep… https://t.co/P2MaKVt4UZ— Glenn Kirschner (@Glenn Kirschner)1608569516.0
Barr just said at his final press conference: NO election fraud undermining Biden’s win NO to seizing voting machi… https://t.co/NOlQImIS4y— Glenn Kirschner (@Glenn Kirschner)1608569051.0
Four matters that are key to maintaining the rule of law https://t.co/qapWkRl29G— Joyce Alene (@Joyce Alene)1608567424.0
He knows he’d have to convince a federal judge there was probable cause to believe a crime had been committed to ge… https://t.co/12m7Ogxw6f— Joyce Alene (@Joyce Alene)1608568075.0
The right thing—for a change: Outgoing AG #Barr said today he sees no basis for the fed government seizing voting m… https://t.co/j0Cs9tAfez— Eliza Todd (@Eliza Todd)1608581154.0
When Bill Barr says there is zero election fraud and nothing to see on Hunter - it’s his way of telling Trump & Adm… https://t.co/otFoSlCgVl— Andrew Werthmann (@Andrew Werthmann)1608581190.0
bill barr so corrupt... https://t.co/4utJVb6R26— a2burns (@a2burns)1608581219.0
Um. #BillBarr at the @TheJusticeDept after betraying the country for a couple of years. https://t.co/4bqMRoWOWl— Mark Fulop (@Mark Fulop)1608581219.0
I don’t know about y’all, but feels like #BillBarr is setting himself up to be a star witness in a trial of a famil… https://t.co/BwLe4pM79Y— 🇵🇱Reality Dose🇺🇸 (@🇵🇱Reality Dose🇺🇸)1608581329.0
Which rat is AG Bill Barr? https://t.co/J1PqJoljlW— Éric Legrand (@Éric Legrand)1608581337.0