Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon put former Attorney General Bill Barr on notice for being a “sell-out” who turned on President Donald Trump before issuing a warning to Barr.
Bannon said: “Well, he’s Walter Mitty. He’s a nerd and been a nerd all of his life. He not only stabbed Trump in the back, he stabbed the nation in the back. On this hard drive from hell, what he did, he suppressed this information so that what the elites in our country were doing, compromised by the Chinese Communist Party and all of the situation in Ukraine, stealing money with both hands.
“Barr, It’s all going to come out. And we’re going to have a field day going into the details of what a total and complete scumbag you are. You had this in December of 2019 (Hunter’s laptop) and you actively suppressed it from the people of the United States.
“Don’t worry about joining a law firm. You better lawyer up. Nothing gets me worked up as much as these guys, the scum of the Bush, that are just complete filth and trash.
“And we’re going to do it with facts. We’re going to walk you through the facts of what Bill Barr knew and when he knew it. And Chris Wray. Throw Chris Wray into the pile too,” he said.
While Barr did call out Trump in his book he also said some nice things about his former boss.
Barr wrote the country was “in no mood for four more years of Obama-era progressivism and Clintonian mendacity” and Trump “deserves enormous credit for sparing the nation a Clinton presidency.”
Barr wrote: “The collective meltdown of the political and cultural elite, together with the bewildered response of the mainstream media, was something to behold. Trump’s adversaries, powerful as they were, had no idea what to think. He had done it.
“No tactic, no matter how abusive, was out of bounds if it helped destroy his administration.
“The ends truly justified any means. Talk of impeachment began the moment he won office.
“The survival of our democratic system depends on our capacity to transfer power peacefully through elections.
“At a minimum, that means political leaders and the citizenry have to accept the results of elections and the legitimacy of duly elected governments.
“I thought this was essential in 2016, just as I later thought it was in 2020.”
Barr criticized the group of political and media elites who opposed Trump’s presidency and called themselves “the resistance” saying they were “beyond the pale.”
“It is typically used to describe an insurgency against an occupying military power and connotes an illegitimate government.
“Use of this word was grossly irresponsible, as was the media’s failure to censure it.”
Barr said Trump’s political opponents “viewed themselves essentially as guerrillas engaged in a war to cripple a duly elected government, even if it meant that the country would suffer as a result.”
Barr also complimented Trump for stopping Hillary from getting in the White House saying he “deserves enormous credit for sparing the nation a Clinton presidency.”