When these hearings started, it was an open question how often, and how clearly, Trump’s advisers told him he had lost. Plenty of times, the committee has demonstrated. Former attorney general William P. Barr said he told the president that various allegations of widespread fraud were easily debunked, and the idea the election was stolen was “bullshit.” “I was somewhat demoralized because I thought, ‘Boy, if he really believes this stuff, he has … become detached from reality,’” Barr testified. He said he resigned in part because Trump wasn’t listening to him.
“He thought the election had been stolen or was corrupt and that there was widespread fraud,” testified Barr’s successor as attorney general, Jeffrey Rosen. “And I had told him that our reviews had not shown that to be the case.”
By December, after the electoral college confirmed Joe Biden’s win, White House officials said they told Trump to concede.
Yet Trump consistently turned away from the facts…
This article was written by Amber Phillips and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com