“My attitude was: It was put-up or shut-up time. If there was evidence of fraud, I had no motive to suppress it. But my suspicion all the way along was that there was nothing there. It was all bullshit.” It was all bullshit, but too many people didn’t have the ethical courage to call bullshit. Jonathan D. Karl in The Atlantic: Inside William Barr’s Breakup With Trump. In short, they lost control of their monster. “To McConnell, the road to maintaining control of the Senate was simple: Republicans needed to make the argument that with Biden soon to be in the White House, it was crucial that they have a majority in the Senate to check his power. But McConnell also believed that if he openly declared Biden the winner, Trump would be enraged and likely act to sabotage the Republican Senate campaigns in Georgia. Barr related his conversations with McConnell to me. McConnell confirms the account.” (Isn’t it nice when someone confirms an account that makes it so clear that they put self-interest over country?)