Attorney General Barr Supports Trump Amid Fulton County Indictment, Anticipates Federal Conviction by Summer
Former Attorney General Bill Barr has come to the defense of former President Donald Trump in light of the recent indictment against him in ...
Former Attorney General Bill Barr defends Donald Trump
Former Attorney General Bill Barr has come to the defense of former President Donald Trump in light of the recent indictment against him in Fulton County, Georgia. Barr predicts that Trump will be convicted in one of the two federal cases he is facing by the summer of next year.
Barr criticizes charges against Trump in Georgia
In an interview on Fox News, former Attorney General William Barr expressed his dissatisfaction with the charges brought against former President Donald Trump in Georgia. Trump was charged with 13 felonies for his alleged attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Barr criticized the case, calling it "too sweeping" and "excessive," suggesting that it makes it seem like people are piling on and being unfair to Trump. He also questioned the timing of the case, stating that it is unlikely to be resolved before the next election.
Barr accuses Manhattan District Attorney's Office of political hit job
In response to charges from the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, Attorney General William Barr has accused them of conducting a political hit job. Barr also expressed his belief that former President Donald Trump will be convicted on some of the numerous felony counts he faces in federal criminal investigations related to his handling of classified material and alleged actions to overturn the election.
Speaker emphasizes legitimacy of federal cases
According to the speaker, the federal cases against someone are legitimate and should be pursued. The person in question is being prosecuted for obstruction, specifically for engaging in outrageous behavior related to documents. The speaker believes that the case is straightforward and should be concluded before the summer if the judge is competent. Additionally, the speaker thinks that the person crossed the line and it was not just normal political behavior. The other case mentioned is expected to be tried after the election.
Barr suggests significant penalty instead of jail time for Trump
According to the provided information, Attorney General William Barr stated that if it were his decision, former President Donald Trump would not be sent to jail but would be required to pay a significant penalty. Barr also mentioned that White House lawyers had cautioned Trump after the election, warning him that continuing his actions could result in a lifetime of legal troubles.
Barr claims Trump's tweets hindered Department of Justice
Attorney General William Barr has stated that President Trump's constant tweeting about ongoing criminal cases has made it "impossible" for him to do his job. Barr mentioned that Trump's tweets have put him in a difficult position and have made it challenging for the Department of Justice to carry out its work independently. Barr's comments come after Trump criticized the sentencing recommendation for his former associate, Roger Stone.