“It is a horror show, you know . . . If you believe in his policies, what he’s advertising is his policies, he’s the last person who could actually execute them and achieve them.”
That was former attorney general William Barr in Cleveland last Friday. The “horror show” was not the ongoing train wreck of Joe Biden. It was what Barr believed would happen if Donald Trump was once again elected president.
“He does not have the discipline. He does not have the ability for strategic thinking and linear thinking or setting priorities or how to get things done in the system,” Barr told reporters. “And so, you may want his policies. But Trump will not deliver Trump policies. He will deliver chaos, and if anything lead to a backlash that will set his policies much further back than they otherwise would be.” That’s quite the performance from the former AG for Trump and George H.W. Bush.
William Barr is aware of Joe Biden’s ongoing horror show, starting with the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, the abandonment of allies, and the massive giveaway of American arms to the Taliban. The former AG knows the chaos brought on by Biden’s destruction of the border.
Barr cannot be ignorant of the supply-chain problems, soaring inflation, and weak economy. On the other hand, Barr knows that Trump built a roaring economy, slowed illegal border crossings to a trickle, promoted peace through the Abraham Accords, and reduced the tax and regulatory burden of the people.
William Barr knows that Trump accomplished all this while under relentless assault on bogus impeachment charges. Now the former AG prophecies that “Trump will not deliver Trump policies” and does not even have the discipline to do so. For Barr, such a salvo is hardly out of character.
Barr conducted no thorough investigation or audit of the 2020 election, yet he claimed there was not enough fraud to affect the outcome. Barr backs the Democrats’ January 6 show trial, and supported the FBI raid on Trump’s residence. As he told reporters, Christopher Wray and the people around him are not the type to “throw the FBI’s weight around to interfere in the political process.”
As Barr knows, they are the type to throw their weight around, and they do interfere. In his recent book, One Damn Thing After Another: Memoirs of an Attorney General, Barr gives good reviews to friends Robert Mueller and deputy attorney general Rob Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller to investigate Trump.
“Few can appreciate the complexities Rod faced during that tumultuous time,” writes Barr, “and even fewer will know the important contributions he made to the administration and the country.” Since Barr names not a single one, a ballpark figure for these important contributions is zero. Current FBI boss Christopher Wray, who denied any government spying on Trump, gets Barr’s full approval.
Back in the day, William Barr applied for an internship with the Central Intelligence Agency and was admitted to the program. As a lawyer, Barr continued to work in the CIA’s Office of Legislative Counsel. Aside from Jimmy Carter pick Stansfield Turner, “a disaster,” CIA bosses come off pretty well in Barr’s memoir.
John Brennan shows up on page 190 claiming that the CIA knew what the Russians were doing in the 2016 election. In the 1976 election, John Brennan voted for the Stalinist Gus Hall, candidate of the Communist Party USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Soviet Union. Barr is not curious why the CIA would hire such a person, who never should have got in the door. Brennan was a signatory to the letter calling the Hunter Biden laptop story an example of “Russian disinformation.”
Barr tasked U.S. Attorney John Durham to look into the Russia hoax, but as the memoir explains, “I made it clear that neither President Obama nor Vice President Biden were in Durham’s crosshairs.” For former attorney general William Barr, Joe Biden is above the law. That explains Barr’s jihad against Trump, which the people should take as a confession.
For all but the willfully blind, the CIA and FBI are deeply embedded in domestic politics and the U.S. Department of Justice is essentially their pro-bono law firm. For these federal agencies, the welfare, rights and choices of the people are not the slightest concern. Despite the horror show now going on, the deep state sturmtruppen are perfectly happy with the Pétain presidency of Joe Biden.
As William Barr also confirms, the woke oligarchy still perceives Donald Trump as the major threat to its own power. As Trump likes to say, we’ll have to see what happens.
Stephen Triesch says
Trump’s policies did not lead to chaos, but Biden’s policies are. Chaos at the border, chaos in the economy, chaos in the Ukraine, chaos in the schools and in the minds and bodies of the young.
Mo de Profit says
The legacy media seem to simply lie lie lie and lie again about president Trump.
Sad part is, the sheep believe it.
Gary G says
There are two Donald Trumps.
1. the fake one the MSM puts forward, of 98% negative, which is what most of the sheeple see, because they are too lazy to get good information.
2. the real Donald Trump, who understood the border problems, the danger of China, who got jobs back to the US, who got rid of pointless regulation and government harassment.
Finally, Barr is just another swampy POS.
Lee Short says
Now we are sure why the doj did nothing about election fraud under Barr!
john r butala says
There was no election fraud. You’ve been bamboozled….like all the other commenters on this forum.
Jason P says
Barr acknowledges Trumps achievements such as “reduced the tax and regulatory burden of the people.” But he credits this to the RINOs in Congress. He also credits Pence’s pick for making the right decision for the President. Finally he correctly credits the Heritage Foundation for judicial picks. One assumes that he sees himself as an advisor with a positive influence.
He’s right that others did the heavy lifting but still this is to Trump’s credit for picking and listening to good people. He doesn’t think Trump will get the right advice or listen to the right people going forward. Perhaps. I didn’t think he would back in 2016. I was wrong. And as the author points out, what’s the alternative.
Ironically, Barr inadvertently blames Trump for having appointed him among the others who bedeviled his otherwise exceptional administration.
john r butala says
Anybody but corrupt, liar Trump is the alternative.
Algorithmic Analyst says
Barry Spinello says
I believe Trump’s problems with the DOJ, CIA, FBI, Deep State will not approach solution until, in some way, an inclusive case is framed and presented to the Supreme Court that will address malfeasance in these agencies
in the deep state to hold Trump back. There needs to be a case that will frame this up or down. ‘The powers that
be are illegally holding back a citizen’ That’s the crux of it. Supreme Court decides. How? How to frame such an
Good grief you don’t really think the Supreme Court has the spine to rule against the Deep State components you named do you? There was a clearcut case of illegal, as per the Constitution, votes being cast and counted in five states during the 2020 election for president and they wouldn’t take the case. We are as likely to get relief from the Supreme Court as we are wishing on a star.
Spurwing Plover says
And there no doubt that Soros has his dirty hands in it all this man is worst then any Dictator ever was Soros War Criminal #1
Talking about the DEEP STATE:
a. In “The Dive with Jackson Hinkle” (pro-multipolar world) Jackson Hinkle shows clips of a TULSI GABBARD interview of Tucker Carlson after his firing from Fox.
b. Tucker says this:”The LEADER of the neocons in the House ….last year on the phone,told somebody I
was a RUSSIAN AGENT……I was outraged,so I called him on the phone……
he said,”Whoa,whoa,whoa, that is what the INTEL BRIEFERS told me.
That YOU were working for RUSSIA.” ”
So Tucker told him “You are being MANIPULATED by them.”
“CONFIRMED: Real Reason Tucker Carlson Was FIRED” ( 9 min )
By the way,the SAME intel sources that us a Chinese weather balloon is a spy balloon, that the Chinese GOVERNMENT itself is exporting
fentanyl to the US via Mexico, that there are “Chinese POLICE stations” all over the world,
that there is a Uyghur genocide with 1 million being sterilized and in concentration camps,
that China’s Belt and Road Initiative is a DEBT TRAP( when the real one is that of the IMF and World Bank),etc. Conservatives in the US are being manipulated,and they believe it all,watching TV………………just like that,NO demand of proof.
Joe Esposito says
Barr like Biden are long time Washington DC political hacks who have built a phony
reputation as American loving politicians and in reality are the backbone of the deep
Corrupt political state of the federal government.
This bimbo Barr is trying way so hard to stay in politics when neither political party wants him.
Don Davenport says
Barr’s biggest concern in his position was what was for lunch at the Justice Department cafferteria.
Isn’t Barr’s statement a direct threat? And yes, a confession too?
It seems he is threatening that when Trump wins (heaven help us, he must), Barr’s deep state will create chaos again and again try to stop Trump from enacting Trump’s helpful citizen-centered, patriotic policies.
Stormtroopers and Nazi’s indeed!
Alex MacColl says
Clearly it is no easy task to find an honest person to appoint as AG or perhaps as anything else when looking around in all the usual places, Washington D.C. for one, SDNY another.
P÷rhaps the Heritage Fdn can start shopping around for honest Federal employees and appointees.
Gary G says
As with many of Trump’s appointees, you have high hopes for them, but most of them just turn out to be swamp creatures in disguise. I think they need to look completely outside of government to find appointees. For instance, people who have had to work in the actual real world private sector. In other words, more people like Donald Trump, who worked in the real world private sector and understands it.
Ugly Sid says
Ruby Ridge. The dead Weavers. He’s speaking from the strength of his record.
The biggest employer in our country is drawing its people from a tainted pool. Barr’s a tainted pool insider.
John Willson says
As usual Mr. Billingsley is right. Barr seems intent upon ruining what was once a decent reputation for patriotic service.
Typical deep state doublespeak and misdirection. When Barr says Trump will create chaos, what he really means is that Trump will create chaos for self-serving, deep state slime like himself.
Susan Daniels says
Barr is doing what is called “projection.” He’s blaming Trump for what he is capable of.
Barr didn’t endorse Biden over Trump. He prefers the GOP nominate someone else.
Mark Ruscoe says
A mind such as William Barr’s–plodding, conventional–cannot fathom a mind such as Donald Trump’s. So he discredits it, even though it has already done many of the things once before which Barr says cannot happen again.
Big body. Small mind.
Let’s have a look at that chaos that trump was responsible for in his first term.
Behold his mighty hand:
Energy independence, opened up Anwar for drilling, supported fracking, started up the Keystone pipeline.
Managed to build most of the wall after uniparty resistance. He would have finished it in a second term.
Fairly stable stock market, the tax cut $2.50 gas, 1% inflation, no wars, 3 Supreme Court picks confirmed.
Killed two major Jihad leaders, America first foreign policies, kept Iran in it’s box, imposed trade sanctions on China, kept the Norks in their box.
Exposed the deep state and the feckless RINOs for who they are, He alone exposed the uniparty con and their grift.
Trump also refused to join the Euro centric climate change deal and got us out of Trans Pacific Partnership
All of this with almost zero support from Congressional leaders. If that is chaos I’ll take it any day over what we have now.
Gary G says
Well said, and that is just a short list of all of the great things he did. Amazing what a 180 degree difference there is from a private sector businessman, compared to senile, wet brain, hair sniffing pervert who is nothing but a 50+ year career politician. In other words, a know-nothing.
Byron M Harrold says
Excellent re-cap. Promises made / promises kept. Barr is the swamp rat in this picture. He’s a fake patriot and interested in keeping the uniparty status quo. If Trump is back in power, the deep state will be in trouble and Barr knows it. That’s why he’s
posing as a law enforcement figure while really undermining the
reforms that are needed.
Frommer Bischkva says
Was Bill Barr alive and conscious between January 2017 and today? Did he notice that Trump was impeached twice and under the constant barrage of false accusations, constantly “on trial” for every comment, every state visit, every single thing he did? It’s amazing Trump got anything done at all.
Barr, and many others, simply can’t stand the fact that President Trump has correctly judged him, and others, for the morally corrupt politicians they are.
Gerry G says
Like the Costa Concordia, The United States is now a beached shipwreck https://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-insider-20120122-story.html
Who can spearhead a slavage operation? Certainly not Bill Barr or Wray or Rosenstein. Like the Concordia we are overpopulated with a complete disregard for active management and organizational skills in place.
I grew up here in the United States. I vote continually year after year for the right. Only now with the complete promise that the left will win. It is the weak politician who anxiously waits for his kickback from the dark infested waters of evil.
Woke, Transgender, Gay, LBGTQ, Representation in the Senate & Congress. Mentally ill presidency, Speakers of Houses. Oh God Hear my Cry savce us from this destruction.
A. Barker says
We are cheap,cheap all the birds say and then they fly away (. Feathers and white goo, bon appetite)
Onzeur Trante says
Good article on the fact that Barr has zero credibility. He also appears to suffer from TDS.
Goodnight Irene says
If Trump was guilty of anything, it was being too nice to RINOs. They thoroughly betrayed him, Bill Barr being the worst.
Barr swept Epstein’s murder under the rug. Defender of Ruby Ridge and Waco IC murderers (of children). His real problem is knowing PDJT will scatter the IC into a thousand pieces, and let Bobby Kennedy’s son orchestrate it. Justice will be done.
john r butala says
Why a hack like Billingsley is allowed to write articles that get printed is the mystery.
Trump is a liar and a corrupter.. He has corrupted numerous people in the GOP and tried to steal an election.
Billingsley is just another Trump rear end kisser who can’t stand the truth about his idol.
“Allowed?” Spoken like the totalitarian maggot you are. Irritating shitheads like you with the truth is reason enough for me. You’re apparently compelled to read Billingsley’s articles, so he is living rent free in the void between your ears..
You could always change biden’s diapers, that would keep you busy.