Former Attorney General Bill Barr says he was “shocked” and “disturbed” that Joe Biden lied to the American people about his son Hunter’s infamous laptop being ‘Russian disinformation.’
In an interview with Fox News reporter John Roberts, the AG under Trump was confronted by comments he made regarding the many scandals that erupted from the Hunter Biden laptop.
The New York Times recently admitted the laptop and its contents were real in a story on Hunter’s tax bill and the federal investigation into his business dealings.
The Times discussed having “obtained” and “authenticated” emails from “files that appear to have come from a laptop abandoned by [Hunter] Biden.”
Barr ripped Joe Biden for, during a presidential debate, lying to the American people when he dismissed his son’s laptop as ‘Russian disinformation.’
Barr has been walking a tightrope of trying to appease those who view him as a formidable figure and trying to appear “reasonable” in contrast with former President Donald Trump.
Nowhere is this more evident than in what Barr is saying now about the Hunter Biden laptop story and what he allegedly told President Trump at the time, according to excerpts from his new book.
“I was very disturbed during the debate when candidate Biden lied to the American people about the laptop,” Barr told Roberts.
“He [was] squarely confronted with the laptop and suggested it was Russian disinformation and pointed to the letter written by intelligence people, it was baseless, which he knew was a lie, and I was shocked by that,” Barr continued.
He even went so far as to suggest the Biden campaign and the media had colluded to ‘interfere’ in the election.
“Fortunately the DNI came out and said no it’s not (Russian disinformation), and FBI said the same thing, media ignored it. So when you are talking about interference in an election, can’t think of anything more…” he added.
As for keeping up the ‘tough against Trump’ persona, Bill Barr’s commentary on the Hunter Biden laptop scandal was far more muted when the former President asked him about it.
“You know this stuff from Hunter Biden’s laptop?” Trump asked Barr, according to his book, “One Damn Thing After Another.”
“Mr. President, I can’t talk about that, and I am not going to,” Barr replied.
“You know, if that was one of my kids,” Trump again pressed before being cut off.
“Dammit, Mr. President, I am not going to talk to you about Hunter Biden. Period!” Barr fired back in a raised voice.
In his book, Barr did note that Biden’s claims that the laptop story was ‘Russian disinformation’ amounted to a “bogus statement” and “deception” on the part of his campaign and the media.
Still, Fox News reports that “Trump was upset with [Barr] for not refuting a claim now-President Biden made about emails on the laptop possibly being part of a Russian disinformation campaign.”
Biden repeated the ‘Russian disinformation’ canard well after the election.
“Mr. President-elect, do you still think that the stories from the fall about your son Hunter were Russian disinformation and a smear campaign like you said?” Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked at a press conference in late December.
Biden replied, “Yes, yes, yes.”
When asked about the revelation that the Hunter Biden laptop is real, White House press secretary Jen Psaki, who also felt compelled to comment on it being ‘Russian disinformation,’ suddenly couldn’t remark on the matter.
“I’d point to the Department of Justice and Hunter Biden’s representatives,” she said when asked for comment. “I’m a spokesperson for the United States; he doesn’t work for the United States.”
If Bill Barr was so shocked and disturbed by the lies being told by Biden and the media back in October of 2020, why didn’t he say anything?
Several Republican lawmakers and aides to President Trump at the time called on him to investigate the Hunter Biden laptop.
“Let’s get to the facts, let’s figure out exactly how much Joe Biden knew about this,” Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) told Fox News at the time as he called for a special counsel investigation into the business dealings revealed by the discovery of the device.
The Justice Department, according to a Daily Mail report, had a “policy against taking actions that would interfere in an election.”
Based on Barr’s comments in the present, they would have actually been taking action to prevent interference in the election.
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