President Donald Trump hit targets Saturday morning he accused of costing him in the presidential election against Joe Biden: his Attorney General William Barr, two Republican governors, and the Supreme Court.
Trump, who faced a major defeat on Monday when the electoral college will select Democrat Biden as the next president, painted a skewed picture on Twitter of being stabbed in the back by fellow Republicans, four of whom he was in their current jobs stuck.
Trump specifically said that Georgia and Arizona Republican governors should be voted out of office.
And Trump retweeted a post saying that if the attorney general had worked to keep a criminal investigation of Biden’s son Hunter Biden secret during the election, like Wall Street did, Barr “should be fired until the end of business today.” Journal reported on Friday.
“A big disappointment!” Trump wrote in a comment on this post ignoring the fact that Barr appears to be following ethical rules by holding mum over an investigation that did not criminalize the target.
Hunter Biden announced earlier this week that he is being investigated by the Delaware federal prosecutor for possible tax crimes, but said he was following the law with his taxes.
“Why didn’t Bill Barr reveal the truth about Hunter Biden to the public before the election? Joe was on the stage of debate that nothing was wrong or was going on – press confirmed. Big disadvantage for Republicans in the elections!” “Trump wrote in another tweet.
Barr has already been under fire by Trump for saying the Justice Department saw no evidence of widespread election fraud that would result in Biden’s victory being reversed.
Trump predicted in a third tweet that “IF” Joe Biden “comes to the White House,” “nothing will happen to Hunter or Joe”.
“Barr will do nothing and the new group of partisan killers will quickly kill everything,” he wrote.
The same tweet beat up a top federal attorney, John Durham, for failing to bring material charges of crimes committed by FBI officials and others in investigating his 2016 campaign and dealings with Russians prior to the election. Durham was commissioned by Barr to investigate the origins of the so-called Russia Inquiry.
Trump’s tweet rant came the morning after the Supreme Court ruled that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton would not be allowed to file a lawsuit directly with that court to contest election results in four states whose votes were won by Biden pushed him over the victory threshold of 270 votes in the electoral college.
Paxton’s efforts were backed up by filings from 18 attorneys-general from other states where Trump won the referendum and by a majority of the Republican House of Representatives.
The Supreme Court, which has three out of nine Trump-appointed judges, said Paxton had no legal power to challenge the voting processes of the states of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
The verdict is a fatal blow to Trump’s attempt to reverse Biden’s election victory through legal proceedings.
Two Conservative justices who were not appointed by Trump, Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas, said he allowed Paxton to file the lawsuit but ruled against him on the merits of his lawsuit.
“This is a big and shameful wrong decision,” wrote Trump, who after the verdict skipped a Christmas party in the White House where he was supposed to speak.
“The people of the United States have been betrayed and our country has been put to shame. We have never had our day in court.”
Twitter has prevented this tweet from being shared by others, including CNBC, on its platform. Twitter captioned the tweet: “This election fraud claim is controversial.”
The same label was smacked on Trump’s subsequent tweet which said, “I won the election in a landslide, but remember, I’m only thinking of legal votes, not all of the fake voters and scammers miraculously from everywhere came in here! What a shame! “
Trump later wrote, “The Supreme Court had ZERO interest in the merits of the largest electoral fraud ever committed in the United States.”
“All they were interested in is ‘standing’ which makes it very difficult for the President to come up with a case on the matter. 75,000,000 votes!”
These types of allegations by Trump have not resonated in any of the state and federal lawsuits filed by his campaign and his political allies in multiple states.
Trump also attacked two Republican governors, Georgia’s Brian Kemp and Arizona’s Doug Ducey, whose states were each won by Biden, and each of whom opposed Trump’s characterization of those victories as hoaxes due to massive fraud.
Trump wrote that both governors were Republican only and should be banned from their jobs in the next election.
“Who is a worse governor, @ BrianKempGA from Georgia or @ Dougducey from Arizona ??? These are two RINO Republicans who fought harder than any Democrat against me and the Republican Party, “wrote Trump.
“They allowed states I won easily to be stolen. Never forget to elect them out of office!”
Later that morning, Trump claimed “thousands of people” were gathering in Washington, DC to hold “Stop the Steal” protests that corroborate his conspiracy theory.
“I will see her!” he tweeted.