In a Sunday interview, former Attorney General William Barr reportedly attacked former President Donald Trump for his conduct and suspected criminal activity.
During an appearance on “Face The Nation” with CBS News, Barr made the comments in relation to the president’s federal indictment as well as two other criminal matters.
Trump criticized Barr a week ago after Barr provided a negative opinion of the legal position that Trump is currently facing.
Trump lied to the Department of Justice, according to Barr, who said that the former president had “no legal basis” to keep the materials.
“But that doesn’t obviate the fact that he’s also a fundamentally flawed person who engages in reckless conduct, and that leads to situations, calamitous situations like this, which are very destructive and hurt any political cause he’s associated with. And this was a case, entirely of his own making. He had no right to those documents. The government tried for over a year, quietly and with respect, to get them back, which was essential that they do, and he jerked them around.” Barr said.
The former attorney general vehemently disagreed with Trump’s assertion that the Presidential Records Act should protect him.
Barr did not directly respond to the question on Trump’s potential punishment if found guilty, but he did state.
Barr continued by stating that he thinks Trump will be charged in the federal criminal investigation into his attempts to rig the 2020 election, but he also cautioned that the First Amendment will make it difficult to pursue the case.
He stated that he was dubious about the evidence and that he anticipated charges being brought in Georgia’s ongoing criminal probe.