This isn’t REALLY news…..
But someone IS saying this outloud……
People keep talking past Donald Trump’s MOUNTING legal troubles…..
It is turning out that the classified doucuments case could be the stronger case against him…..
Trump-era Attorney General Bill Barr says he believes former President Donald Trump will be “very exposed” legally if he was playing “any games” with the documents marked as classified that were kept at his Mar-a-Lago estate.
In an interview with CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge Thursday, Barr also said he thinks special counsel Jack Smith could arrive at charging decisions in the Trump investigations as soon as this summer. Smith was appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland to probe Trump’s retention of the documents, and his role in any alleged unlawful interference in the transfer of power after the 2020 election or the Electoral College certification on Jan. 6, 2021.
Barr believes the special counsel investigations into Trump’s handling of classified documents, in particular, should be cause for concern for the former president.
“It doesn’t go a lot on intent or anything like that. It’s very clear that he had no business having those documents,” Barr told Herridge. “He was given a long time to send them back. And they were subpoenaed. And I’ve said all along that he wouldn’t get in trouble, probably, just for taking them, just as Biden I don’t think is going to get in trouble or Pence is not going to get in trouble.”
“The problem,” he continued, “is what did he do after the government asked for them back and subpoenaed them? And if there’s any games being played there, he’s going to be very exposed.”….
The Jan. 6 investigation is going to be “harder to establish a case,” because it could run up against First Amendment issues and also, much of the case relies on proving intent, Barr said. The former attorney general estimated that charging decisions in Smith’s investigation related to Trump, his actions around Jan. 6 and the Mar-a-Lago documents could come as soon as this summer…..
Predicts Trump will be defeated in 2024 GOP primary race
Barr continues to believe Trump will not win the Republican nomination next year. But he isn’t sure who will.
He’s also not convinced stricter abortion laws in the states are a winning issue for Republicans…
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