In a recent interview, former U.S. Attorney General William Barr pointed out that special counsel John Durham’s report on the origins of the FBI’s investigation into former President Donald Trump indeed “vindicated” Trump, highlighting the truth in Trump’s early assertions about what the Left was aiming to do.
Durham’s report disclosed that the FBI lacked evidence to justify the investigation and noticed “sobering” discrepancies in the FBI’s approach to the Trump probe compared to other politically sensitive investigations.
Barr expressed to Fox News anchor Bret Baier that Durham’s report was a “triumph” in the sense that it unearthed the truth and highlighted issues that have already instigated changes in the DOJ and the FBI, with a caveat that further alterations are required.
According to Barr, the primary instigators behind the deceptive narrative that fueled the conspiracy theory for years and led to multiple investigations costing tens of millions of dollars were Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the media, and the FBI.
“Let’s not forget the root of the lie: Russiagate,” Barr emphasized. “The falsehood was that there was collusion. But there was no evidence to back it.”
Barr added that the Left’s actions resembled “a witch-hunt” or something strikingly similar. “This is one of the most egregious injustices inflicted on a presidential candidate and a president. He was treated unfairly here,” Barr stated. “Therefore, Trump’s vindication concerning Russiagate is undeniable.”
Despite his disagreements with the former president, Barr conceded that Trump enacted “great policies” and deserves recognition for his accomplishments despite facing grave injustice. “The fact that he was able to accomplish a lot in the face of it, I think was a significant achievement,” Barr added.
However, when questioned about the 2024 Republican Party primary for president and his thoughts about the former president, Barr expressed his doubts about Trump’s potential nomination. “I believe that Durham’s report will bolster Trump in the short term, but I’m not convinced he’ll secure the nomination,” he said.
Despite having no personal or antagonistic sentiments against Trump, Barr expressed his belief that Trump might not be the best leader for the GOP going forward. He opined that those seeking to restore America should aim for a sweeping victory that strengthens Congress and enables fundamental changes, and he doubted Trump’s ability to deliver that kind of win.
Barr also voiced his concern that Trump, despite being a strong contender, might lead to Republicans losing their majority in Congress due to a massive voter turnout against him. He implied that the GOP might need to look beyond Trump for a candidate who can ensure a comprehensive victory and bring about the much-needed changes in the current political scenario.