Bill Barr, of all people, led Left’s assault on ‘reality’ at Jan. 6 hearing

Analysis by WorldTribune Staff, June 15, 2022

The new “reality” raised its ugly head in 2020, the year Americans were told (not asked) to believe that Anthony Fauci was an infallible scientist and that Joe Biden got more than 81 million votes in the presidential election. Skeptics were banned from polite society if they were lucky and from their livelihoods if not.

Politifact graciously offered to help explain how Biden got 13 million more votes and in fewer counties than Barack Obama did in 2008, but did not open the floor for questions. That piece makes for fun reading today, 19 months later, but for those who work for a living the new reality is a very bad joke indeed.

Attorney General William Barr and President Donald Trump / Getty Images / File

Since America tuned out the corporate media and with it the Jan. 6 hearings, it was left to former Attorney General Bill Barr to save the day.

Barr, who once radiated gravitas, was a guest star at the House Select Committee on Jan. 6’s show trial and told the partisan panel that nothing had changed his mind on 2020 election fraud, including Dinesh D’Souza’s “2,000 Mules” documentary.

Like the once-vaunted U.S. judicial system, the facts were not at issue. “Reality”, as determined by the Associated Press on Nov. 7, 2020 hours after published this story, was all that mattered.

Barr told the committee in a recorded deposition that he advised President Donald Trump that there was no evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 election, saying that his former boss had “become detached from reality if he really believes this stuff.”

Barr said he told his secretary at the time that he thought he would be fired for telling The Associated Press that there was no evidence of widespread election fraud.

“The President was as mad as I’ve ever seen and he was trying to control himself,” Barr recalls of a subsequent meeting when Trump, who told him, “This is killing me. … You must have said this because you hate Trump, you hate Trump.”

Trump, Barr said, was “indignant” when Barr told him that the fraud claims were “bulls**t” and there was “zero basis” for arguing that the election contractor Dominion Voting Systems had rigged the voting machines in favor of Joe Biden. Barr said Trump told him “the [Dominion] report means I’m going to have a second term.”

“It looked very amateurish to me” with no supporting information, Barr said.

But, critics are asking, who exactly is detached from reality here?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi prohibited Republicans who back Trump from serving on the committee. Just one side of what happened on Jan. 6 is being presented, despite there being a slew of witnesses and video that would counter the panel’s narrative.

As for Barr, critics say he hasn’t changed his mind on the 2020 election because he was a key player in shutting down investigations into election fraud.

“Barr ordered the U.S. Attorney in Eastern Pennsylvania to stop investigating 2020 election issues in the state and turn any issues over to the Democrat Pennsylvania Attorney General,” The Gateway Pundit noted. “This would have included the reports of approximately 288,000 ballots entering Pennsylvania on a semi-trailer from New York.”

Truck driver Jesse Morgan, who moved mail for the U.S. Postal Service, detailed how he hauled tens of thousands of ballots from New York to Pennsylvania before the 2020 Election.

Last week, Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer discussed the Jesse Morgan story and the work he and others performed to vet the story after the 2020 Election. Shaffer said that after his team fully vetted Morgan, he decided to move forward with the story. He contacted his friends in law enforcement to get them on board with further investigating the matter.

When Barr heard the news he called Shaffer and screamed at him, and told Shaffer to stop his investigation, claiming it interfered with an FBI investigation. Shaffer was shortly thereafter removed from the investigation.

Shaffer said he wanted to give Morgan whistleblower status but Barr wouldn’t hear it.

Shaffer told The Gateway Pundit: “And I would argue that he broke the law by refusing to accept that as a premise of him going in [to the FBI to discuss what he saw and knows]… So the next thing you know I’m gone off the investigation, Morgan is turned over and he goes away, never to be heard from again.”

In an Gateway Pundit interview, Pennsylvania attorney Tom King said the investigation into the issue was moved to the United States Postal Service since the event involved U.S. mail.

“I was involved in that case and we worked directly with the U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain who is now a candidate for governor… We got the truck driver over to the FBI offices in DC and to date we have met nothing but resistance from the postal authorities to release the report done by the postal police and the FBI. We’re close to getting it but that’s still unresolved as I speak to you today,” King said.

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