Trump attacks Bill Barr: 'Never had the energy or competence'

Barr said he has been a "dedicated conservative Republican" his entire life.

Updated: March 7, 2022 - 10:47pm

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Former President Donald Trump on Monday evening slammed former Attorney General Bill Barr for his actions after the 2020 election.

"Bill Barr said, and just reiterated, that the Trump campaign was 'spied on,' but did nothing about it," the former president said.

On Monday evening, Fox News host Bret Baier spoke with Barr about his memoir "One Damn Thing After Another" and his time in the Trump administration.

"The president's campaign was spied on," Barr said.

"And is that a crime?" Baier asked.

Barr did not dispute the fact a crime may have been committed but said it was an issue for Special Counsel John Durham to resolve.

"Well, it depends on the motivations of the FBI people involved, and that's obviously one of the things Durham has to look at," Barr said.

"He then said, 'mail-in ballots are prone to fraud,' and then did nothing to catch the fraudsters," Trump wrote in response to Barr.

Barr said he was unable to find any evidence of election fraud. 

The former president also accused Barr of switching sides politically. 

"He was so afraid of being impeached, that he went to the other side—and they left him alone," Trump said. "Barr was a 'Bushie' who never had the energy or competence to do the job that he was put in place to do."

The Fox host mentioned how Trump had insulted Barr personally. 

Barr responded: "This is the usual conduct of the [former] president. When he falls out with someone and someone doesn't agree with him on something, he attacks them personally and it's sort of an infantile attack."

Barr added that he has been a "dedicated conservative Republican" his entire life.

He served as attorney general under George H. W. Bush and said that he supported Trump and called the administration successful overall.

Barr even said that while he would not support Trump in the primary, he would vote for the former president again in the 2024 general election if he becomes the nominee.