Ex-Aide Says Trump Discussed ‘Executing People’ More Than Bill Barr Claims To Recall | EUROtoday

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Former White House communications director Alyssa Farah Griffin, who beforehand alleged that Donald Trump as soon as thought of having a staffer “executed,” mentioned Friday that former Attorney General Bill Barr has “danced” round the truth that this wasn’t a one-time incident.

“Kaitlan Collins … at CNN interviewed Bill Barr and asked about an anecdote I had shared about a meeting he and I were both in, in the Oval Office, where Trump straight-up said a staffer who leaked a story should be executed,” Griffin mentioned on Mediaite’s “Press Club” podcast.

“And Bill Barr kind of danced [around] it and said, ‘I don’t recall that specific instance,’ but there were others where he talked about executing people,” she continued. “How [do] you rationalize that that is a person fit in sound judgment to be president of the United States?”

Griffin stepped down days earlier than the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot and publicly demanded Trump resign after it. She’s since turn out to be a co-host on “The View,” the place she mentioned in December that Trump mentioned executing a staffer in entrance of “a dozen other” individuals.

Barr, requested concerning the second in in April, informed Collins: “I remember him being very mad. … I actually don’t remember him saying ‘executing,’ but I wouldn’t dispute it.”

Griffin was communications director beneath Trump for less than 4 months in 2020, however had additionally served his administration as press secretary for then-Vice President Mike Pence, and earlier than that, for the Defense Department.

Griffin, who not too long ago slammed Barr for utilizing “lawyer-speak” in his reply about Trump, has since concluded that Republicans like Barr — who’ve decried the previous president’s conduct as “crazy” and “reckless” however proceed to assist him in 2024 — are nonetheless afraid to defy him publicly.

“They’re reading the tea leaves,” she mentioned Friday. “They know there’s a very real chance he’s going to be president again. And there’s not a lot of glory or victory in being right. But being on the wrong side of Trump, I think that’s ultimately what it comes down to.”

See extra of her dialogue under.