Barr believes in a political end
Ex-Justice Secretary: Trump “done” if allegations confirmed
06/12/2023, 03:00 a.m
Things are looking bleak for Trump in the US secret documents affair, predicts his former attorney general, William Barr. If even half is true, that would be the end, he told US broadcaster Fox News. Trump responded promptly to “the cowardly pig”.
Former US Attorney General William Barr expects his political end if he confirms the charges against ex-President Donald Trump in the US secret documents affair. “If even half of it is true, then he’s done,” Barr told Fox News. He was shocked by the explosiveness and number of documents. “I think the charges under the Espionage Act that he willfully withheld those documents are solid.”
Trump immediately responded to his former Attorney General’s comments. In a social media post on his platform Truth Social, he called Barr a “lazy” and “weak” attorney general. Trump accused Barr of making the comments out of irritation and claimed it was misinformation. “Turn off Fox News when that cowardly pig is on the air.”
According to his campaign offices, Trump is scheduled to give a speech on Tuesday at 8:15 p.m. (local time/00:15 CET on Wednesday) at his golf club in Bedminster, New York. According to the indictment published on Friday, he is said to have withheld, among other things, confidential and top-secret documents on the US nuclear program and on possible US weaknesses in the event of an attack.
The Republican is also said to have shown another person a document from the Department of Defense that describes a plan of attack against another country. Other material comes from secret services such as the CIA and NSA. Trump is also accused of obstruction of justice. According to earlier statements, he is due to appear in court in Florida on Tuesday.