In a recent interview with CBS News reporter Catherine Herridge, former Attorney General Bill Barr expressed concern about the potential legal consequences that former President Donald Trump faces. Barr revealed that Trump’s remarks in a CNN town hall are likely to increase his legal exposure and even predicted that indictments could be expected on Tuesday. early August.
At town hall, Trump made a number of statements that raised eyebrows, especially regarding a case of classified documents. When asked about Barr’s comments on Trump’s remarks, Herridge shared that Barr believes the former president has “created more legal opportunities” for himself.
Barr, who has previously identified the document investigation as a significant threat to Trump, stressed that it is clear that Trump has no right to own those documents. He also highlighted the fact that Trump had plenty of time to return the documents and they were even subpoenaed. Barr warned that if any games were being played, Trump would find himself in a vulnerable position.
When asked about the progress of the investigations, Barr pointed to the Mar-a-Lago document case as the most worrying issue for Trump. He noted that the case was based not so much on intent but on the obvious fact that Trump had no good reason to possess those documents.
As for the deadlines for potential indictments, Barr suggested that it would be reasonable to expect a decision on charges before the end of the year. He speculated that the process of reviewing the evidence, consulting with the attorney general and finalizing the charges would likely take several months, with the earliest possibly being late summer or winter. collect.
Barr’s remarks regarding Trump’s exposure to the law and the potential for impending prosecution serve as a stark reminder of the legal challenges the former president may face. The significance of Trump’s statements in CNN town hall, as highlighted by Barr, raises questions about the potential consequences and deadlines for legal action. As the investigation’s progress and decisions are made, the coming months are likely to provide more details on Donald Trump’s legal fate.
NIKOLE KILLION: And I know you also spoke to him about some of the investigations that former President Donald Trump is currently facing. Where does he think the greatest danger lies?
CATHERINE HERRIDGE: Well, out of more than half a dozen investigations, the former attorney general told CBS News, in his view, there is one that stands out. And he said the former president’s comments at CNN town hall recently may have created more legal exposure.
BILL BARR: I’ve said all about the current cases, the thing that interests me most if I’m president, former president, is the case of the Mar-a-Lago document.
CATHERINE HERRIDGE: And why is that?
BILL BARR: Because it wasn’t intended or anything like that. It was clear that he had no business with those documents. It took him a long time to send them back. And he, they’ve got a subpoena. And if there’s any game being played there, he’s, he’s going to be very revealing.
CATHERINE HERRIDGE: With grand jury developments. Do you believe special counsel Jack Smith is about to make a decision on charges?
BILL BARR: I think they want to do it before the end of the year. And, you know, maybe, you know, late summer or fall, you know, will be the earliest time that I expect that.
CATHERINE HERRIDGE: And why choose that time?
BILL BARR: Because if they’re close to getting there, if they’re going to make a decision, I think the process of, you know, looking at that and talking to the attorney general and so on, and the announcement is probably going to take a lot of time. such time.