Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday inadvertently admitted that he pressured then-Attorney General Bill Barr to take the fall for his failed coup attempt, by complaining that Barr refused to get impeached for trying to help him overturn the 2020 election results.
Trump’s stunning admission came during an interview with Fox News influencer Sean Hannity.
Asked to comment about investigations into his family company, Trump pivoted to attack his own Cabinet official after warning of revolt if the investigations continue.
“I just don’t think the people of this country are going to take it,” he said. “Look, we also had a chance, but Bill Barr, the attorney general, didn’t want to be impeached.”
“He didn’t want to get impeached. How do you not get impeached? You just sit back and relax and wait out for your term to end — and that’s what he did. And it was a sad thing and a sad day for our country,” Trump told Hannity.
“But you know what, had Bill Barr the courage, a lot of this could have been taken care of,” Trump argued.
“I said, ‘Look, get impeached. I went up a lot in the polls when I got impeached. You have to get impeached, maybe.’ But he was so afraid of getting impeached he refused to do his job,” Trump said.
Here's what Trump told Hannity he instructed Bill Barr to do:
— Bob Brigham (@BobBrigham) April 14, 2022