At Michael Wolff Landslide, extracts of which have been published by The daily beastMr. Trump excoriated his second of three successful confirmations in court and appeared to question whether Mr. Kavanaugh was really “great justice.”
“I am very disappointed with Kavanaugh,” Mr. Trump told Mr. Wolff in an interview, according to the book.. “He just didn’t have the courage you need to be a Grand Judge. “
In camera, Mr. Trump is said to have been much more vicious in his allegations against Mr. Kavanaugh and his two other candidates, Judges Amy Coney Barrett and Neil Gorsuch, about the court’s decision.
Of Mr. Kavanaugh, he reportedly added, “Where would he be without me?” I saved his life. He wouldn’t even be in a law firm. Who would have had it? Nobody. Totally dishonored. I alone saved him.
The Supreme Court dealt a blow to Mr Trump’s months-long efforts to reverse his 2020 defeat in December, when it refused to take up a case brought by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. a Republican and ally of the president, calling for results. in four states to be struck down due to changes in electoral rules by state lawmakers in response to health concerns resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. All three judges appointed to the bench under Mr. Trump’s presidency voted against hearing the case.
According to Wolff, the former president also directed much of his fury against former Attorney General William Barr, whom the president saw as disloyal after Mr. Trump’s defeat. In particular, Mr. Trump resented the refusal of American lawyers across the country to open investigations into suspected cases of electoral fraud, as well as Mr. Barr’s own statement denying widespread electoral fraud that could have been affect the result.
“If I had won, Barr would have licked the floor if I had asked him to. What a can! Mr. Trump said, according to Mr. Wolff.
While some of Mr. Wolff’s reporting has been disputed in the past, Mr. Trump’s efforts to reverse his electoral defeat and subsequent outrage against allies who failed to help him are well known.
Mr Trump publicly torched his former attorney general in a statement in June, calling Mr Barr a “bummer in every sense of the word” after Mr Barr called the former president’s election fraud allegations a “bull” **** ”in an interview with Jon Karl of ABC News.
In the same statement, he criticized Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for the Kentucky lawmaker’s refusal to back him up on the false allegations of fraud, calling the Senate GOP leader a “RINO without luck.” which means “Republican in name only”.
To date, no evidence has been presented to prove or even seriously allege that voter fraud or voter fraud occurred at a level significant enough to affect the results in a single state in the 2020 election.