In a recent conversation on “Your World” with Neil Cavuto, Bill Barr, who served as Attorney General in the Trump administration, stated that the federal charges against Donald Trump are “legitimate.” Barr expressed his belief that Trump’s actions in the Mar-a-Lago documents case were “outrageous” and would likely lead to prosecution by any U.S. attorney general. He also criticized Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election results, referring to them as the “Big Lie.”
Barr told Cavuto:
“At the end of the day, at the core of this thing, he engaged, in the case of the documents, in outrageous behavior where anyone would be prosecuted. I don’t know of any attorney general who could walk away from it.”
“He’s not being prosecuted for having the documents. He’s being prosecuted for obstruction to egregious instances are alleged. I think that’s a very simple case and that should be tried. If the judge is anywhere competent, that can be concluded before the summer and the other case after the election.”
“It wasn’t just rough and tumble politics. He crossed the line.”
Additionally, Barr indicated that both cases presented by special counsel Jack Smith against Trump were credible. He went on to reveal that one of his reasons for resigning in December 2020 was his disagreement with Trump’s false claims about winning the election. Barr’s statements suggest a strong conviction that Trump will face legal consequences before the summer ends. Although, Barr did state that the cases against Trump in New York and Georgia are extremely weak and not likely to amount to anything.