Barr says Trump’s conduct a ‘betrayal’ of the presidency

Former Attorney General William Barr says President Donald Trump’s conduct as a violent mob of his supporters stormed the US Capitol was a “betrayal of his office and supporters.”

In a statement to The Associated Press, Barr says that “orchestrating a mob to pressure Congress is inexcusable.”

Barr was one of Trump’s most loyal and ardent defenders in the Cabinet.

Barr resigned last month amid lingering tension over the president’s baseless claims of election fraud and the investigation into Biden’s son.

US Attorney General William Barr speaks during a roundtable discussion on Operation Legend, a federal program to help cities combat violent crime, in St. Louis, October 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)