Bill Barr Makes Prediction on Trump’s Potential Conviction
Former Attorney General Bill Barr recently came to the defense of his former boss, ex-President Donald Trump, in response to the latest indictment against Trump in Fulton County, Georgia. Barr predicted that Trump would be convicted in one of the two federal cases he currently faces by next summer. Barr made these remarks during an interview on Fox News, where he expressed dissatisfaction with the Georgia case, calling it excessive and too broad.
Barr criticized the Georgia indictment, stating that it appeared to be an attempt to pile on and victimize Trump. He expressed his belief that the case was unlikely to be tried before the upcoming election due to its sprawling nature. Additionally, Barr dismissed the charges from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office as a political hit job, suggesting that they were motivated by political bias rather than a pursuit of justice.
Despite his defense of Trump in the Georgia and Manhattan cases, Barr acknowledged the legitimacy of the federal criminal investigations against Trump. He stated that Trump’s alleged handling of classified material and actions to overturn the election warranted prosecution. Barr highlighted two instances of alleged obstruction, which he deemed as “outrageous behavior” deserving of legal consequences.
Barr firmly believed that these federal cases had merit and predicted Trump’s conviction. He emphasized that the core issue was not possession of classified documents but rather Trump’s alleged obstruction. Barr maintained that any competent judge would find the case straightforward and concluded before the summer. He also suggested that another case would be tried after the election, indicating that Trump had crossed a line beyond acceptable political maneuvering.
While Barr anticipated Trump’s conviction, he expressed his belief that Trump should not go to jail. Instead, he recommended that Trump pay a “very substantial penalty” for his actions. Barr revealed that White House lawyers had warned Trump about the consequences of his post-election behavior, cautioning that he would spend the rest of his life entangled in the criminal justice process. Barr stated that Trump and others should not be surprised by the legal repercussions they now face.