Bill Barr Suggests Trump Came Very Close to Staying in Power: ‘I’m Not Sure We Would Have Had a Transition at All’

‘I felt the responsible thing to do was to be in a position to have a view as to, whether or not, there was fraud’

(via Mediaite)

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) played a clip Thursday of former Trump Attorney General Bill Barr explaining the importance of a real-time Department of Justice investigation into Trump’s baseless claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election.

In the clip, shown during the fifth hearing of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, Barr said, “I am not sure we would’ve had a transition at all” had the Department of Justice not investigated the 2020 election and debunked then-President Donald Trump’s claims of voter fraud.

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