Former Attorney General and Trump appointee William Barr said over the weekend that there is solid evidence federal prosecutors have that the former president obstructed justice in their criminal investigation into his handling of sensitive information.
Barr is a Trump appointee.
William Barr made the infamous remarks on Easter Sunday during an interview on ABC’s “This Week,” during which he discussed the four criminal investigations of former President Donald Trump.
According to Barr, the Manhattan case in which Trump was recently charged with 34 felony counts is a “clear example” of using the judicial system as a political tool, and the point is extremely weak.
The former attorney general feels the Democrats are exploiting the investigations to “get into the center of the Republican primary process and turn it into a spectacle.”
Barr had a word of warning, saying he believes, ultimately, the shrewd Democratic strategists realize this will benefit Trump, and they want him to be the nominee because he is the weakest of the Republican contenders and the most likely to lose again to Biden.
Trump, according to Barr, should be “particularly worried about the document case at Mar-a-Lago” because prosecutors had “strong evidence” that Trump committed obstruction of justice as they sought to retrieve federal documents and sensitive materials from the previous president.
According to him, Trump should be “particularly worried about the document case at Mar-a-Lago” since the prosecutors likely have relevant paperwork from Trump’s Florida resort.
Barr said that it took approximately a year and a half of seeking to collect the information from him before the search order for Mar-a-Lago was carried out. According to the statement, “he had no permission to view such files, especially the confidential ones.” The government strictly regulated their activities.
Therefore, I think he was just messing around with the government. In addition, a subpoena was issued for it. They went to great lengths to coerce him into handing up the documents.
Yet, he added, “the government is now looking into how much of a role games played, and whether or not there was an obstruction in withholding material from them.” “That it worries me as a possible legal problem. I think they have some rock-solid evidence over there.”
Due to this inquiry, Barr has said that Trump would “very likely” face criminal charges.