Fox Host Called Barr To “Scream” About Stolen Election

CNN Business reports:

Former attorney general Bill Barr says Fox News host Maria Bartiromo called him up “screaming” about imaginary voter fraud, according to his account in a new book. Betrayal,” by ABC’s chief Washington correspondent Jon Karl, highlights Bartiromo’s damaging role as a promoter of reckless lies about the election.

Bartiromo comes up several times in “Betrayal.” In mid-November, according to the book, Bartiromo “called Barr to complain that the DOJ hadn’t done anything to stop the Democrats from stealing the election.” “She called me up and she was screaming,” Barr told Karl on the record. “I yelled back at her. She’s lost it.”

Mediaite reports:

Karl said he reached out to Bartiromo for comment, because, “after all, it’s highly inappropriate for a journalist to call the attorney general and demand he do something related to a criminal investigation.”

While Bartiromo did not respond to Karl herself, she issued a denial through a Fox News spokesperson, who added, “it was Barr who was aggressive with her, yelling and cursing during the call.”

Karl noted that the day after the election was called for President Joe Biden, Bartiromo interviewed conspiracy theorist and lawyer Sidney Powell. Karl wrote that as Powell delivered a “fevered rant,” Bartiromo “didn’t express one ounce of skepticism.”