Business Insider reports:
Former Attorney General William Barr said Thursday that President Donald Trump inciting a violent insurrection on Capitol Hill the previous day was a “betrayal of his office and supporters.”
In a statement to the Associated Press, Barr said that “orchestrating a mob to pressure Congress is inexcusable.”
Barr also substantially broke with Trump in an interview with The Associated Press in early December, when he said the DOJ had “not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election” and found no evidence that voting machines were compromised.
Fmr AG Bill Barr says Donald Trump’s conduct as a violent mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol was a “betrayal of his office and supporters.” In a statement to The AP, Barr said that “orchestrating a mob to pressure Congress is inexcusable.”
— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) January 7, 2021