Former President Donald Trumpâ€™s onetime trade adviserÂ Peter Navarro hatched yet another wild conspiracy theory Sunday, claiming to Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo that Bill Barr, the former presidentâ€™s own hand-picked attorney general, was part of a â€œdeep state coupâ€ against him.
It was difficult to follow Navarroâ€™s reasoning. But he claimed that â€œBill Barr, Donald Trumpâ€™s attorney general, actually turns out to be Joe Bidenâ€™s first attorney general.â€ Apparently, he meant theoretically or fantastically, because Barr definitely was not Bidenâ€™s first AG inÂ reality. Biden hasÂ nominatedÂ Merrick Garland to be his attorney general. BarrÂ resignedÂ in December, when Trump was still in office.
Navarroâ€™s proof, he claimed, is that after the presidential election â€œwe had over 30 executive orders all queued, ready to go, but we kept running into roadblocks and roadblocks.â€ It â€œturns out Bill Barrâ€™s Office of Legal Counsel was fast-tracking all these Biden EOs. Actually it was a deep state coup,â€ he insisted.
Bartiromo was just named last week in a $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit filed by the electronic voting system company Smartmatic against the Fox News Corporation. It accused the company and news personalities of falsely claiming the presidential election was rigged. Jeanine Pirro and Lou Dobbs were also named in the suit. Fox has called the suit â€œmertiless,â€ but canceled â€œLou Dobbs Tonightâ€ the following day.
Twitter critics were mainly dumbfounded and completely confused by Navarroâ€™s latest theory.
Barr couldnâ€™t be reached for comment.
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