Former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr, who served during then-President Donald Trump’s administration, made a shocking admission when asked on Wednesday who he planned to vote for in November.


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Barr says the re-election of Joe Biden to the presidency this year would be “national suicide” as he was appearing Wednesday morning on “America’s Newsroom” on the Fox News Channel.

When asked by host Bill Hemmer whom he would support in the 2024 presidential contest between Donald Trump and Biden, Barr indicated:

“Well I’ve said all along, given two bad choices, I think it’s my duty to pick the person I think would do the least harm to the country and in my mind that’s … I will vote the Republican ticket, I will support the Republican ticket.”

Barr then sounded the alarm about the most serious threat to the United States. “I think the real danger to the country, the real danger to democracy, as I say, is the progressive agenda.

“And I said Trump may be playing Russian roulette, but a continuation of the Biden administration is national suicide, in my opinion,” he added.

Barr, who worked for Trump but has not had many good things to say about him since the two of them left office, was nevertheless forced to make an admission about his old boss after the special counsel he appointed to investigate the origins of the “Russian collusion” hoax, John Durham, dropped his report last year.

“I think [the Durham report] helps him in the short term. My own view is that he will not win the nomination,” Barr told Fox News anchor Bret Baier. “And I have nothing personal against him… But I just don’t think he’s the right leader for the Republican Party going forward.

“I think people who want to restore America should look for a big victory that brings strength into the Congress and allows us to achieve some fundamental changes. And I don’t think he’s capable of delivering that kind of victory,” Barr said.

Here’s a partial transcript:

BAIER: You have been critical of your former boss, his temperament, his style.

But, in this case, in this effort to go after him, you defend him. You think this exonerates him?

BARR: Well, I felt, as I started learning more and more about Russiagate — and I have said, this is one of the greatest injustices done to a presidential candidate and a president. And he was treated unfairly here.

So, he is vindicated as far as Russiagate is concerned.

BAIER: You stopped short there. Are you…

BARR: Well, I have had my differences with him. I have also said that I thought that he had great policies, that he deserved a lot of credit for what he accomplished, and this was a grave injustice.

And the fact that he was able to accomplish a lot in the face of it, I think was a great achievement. I have other problems. I’m not supporting him for renomination, but he was right on this. And this is a vindication. He had it right from the beginning.


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