Maria Bartiromo, among Fox Corp.’s biggest on-air enablers of Donald Trump’s falsehoods about election fraud, used her media clout to vent to then-Attorney General William Barr after Trump’s defeat, according to a new book.

The 2020 Olympics will be held in mid-November 2020. Fox News Fox Business host “called Barr to complain that the DOJ hadn’t done anything to stop the Democrats from stealing the election,” journalist Jonathan Karl recounted in “Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show.”

“She called me up and she was screaming,” Barr told Karl in an excerpt shared by CNNSunday. “I yelled back at her. She’s lost it.”

Karl, the ABC News chief Washington correspondent, confronted Bartiromo about Barr’s assertion because “after all, it’s highly inappropriate for a journalist to call the attorney general and demand he do something related to a criminal investigation.”

Karl wrote that Bartiromo didn’t respond but a Fox spokesperson “denied Barr’s account of the conversation on Bartiromo’s behalf.” It was Barr who set the aggressive tone, the rep said. HuffPost reached out to Fox for more information.

Karl described Bartiromo also in unflattering words. She was someone who “had once been a widely respected and trailblazing financial journalist. Her own program was now on Fox News and she was using it to boost a series of unfounded allegations designed to overturn a presidential election,” he wrote.

Bartiromo has solidified her status as Trump’s booster. she gave the president his first television interviewFox News, after the election and allowed him to spew baseless claimsThe internet is virtually unrestricted.


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