Trump might not have left office if fraud claims had not been debunked, Barr claims
Guardian, 24 Jun 2022
Donald Trump’s attorney general, William Barr, thought Trump might have refused to leave office at all had the Department of Justice not immediately investigated and disproved his lies about electoral fraud in his defeat by Joe Biden.
'I am not sure we would’ve had a transition at all,' Barr said in startling video testimony played by the January 6 committee on Thursday.
The hearing, the fifth in a series set to extend into July, focused on Trump’s attempts to pressure the justice department to aid his attempt to overturn the election result – an attempt that culminated in the deadly attack on the US Capitol on 6 January 2021