According to former Attorney General Bill Barr, Trump was obsessed with “crazy” allegations of voter fraud and had no interest in “what the actual facts were.”
Former Attorney General Bill Barr spoke with the panel on January 6 about Donald Trump.
Barr described a meeting in which he believed Trump had “become detached from reality.”
Former Attorney General Bill Barr told investigators that toward the end of his presidency, former President Donald Trump was more concerned with “crazy” allegations of voter fraud than with knowing the “true facts.”
Parts of Barr’s testimony to the House committee investigating the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot were shown Monday as part of the committee’s second of six public hearings on their investigation.
Barr recounted a meeting in a videotaped deposition.
Barr recounted a meeting with Trump on December 14, 2020, shortly before stepping down as attorney general, in a videotaped deposition.
During the meeting, Trump “went off on a monologue” about what he claimed was “definitive evidence” of election fraud using Dominion voting machines, according to Barr.
According to Barr, Trump then “held up the report” and claimed it showed “absolute proof that the Dominion machines were rigged.” Trump then declared that the report meant he would have a second term, according to Barr.
According to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, a branch of the Department of Homeland Security, there is no evidence that flaws in Dominion voting machines have ever been exploited.