Former Attorney General Barr Tells Trump This Is A Bad Idea – Watch
Former Attorney General William Barr served in the Trump Administration right after Jeff Sessions. He recently had some words about the indictment against Trump by the New York attorney general.
Barr said it was “the epitome of the abuse of prosecutorial power.” At first, he was praised by Trump’s MAGA community, but then Barr faced their wrath.
The former attorney general said he’s “all for restoring America, but that “Trump is not that man.”
Breitbart reported about Barr’s comments from this week’s “Fox News Sunday.” The former attorney general said that Trump should not testify on his behalf because of the former president’s “lack all self-control.” Barr said it would make it unwise for the former president to speak in his defense in the hush money case.
The Fox Host, Shannon Bream, began her interview like this: “So he is facing other cases. We’ve got special counsel investigating the Mar a-Lago, the documents, the January 6 lead-up. As somebody who headed up the DOJ, are you confident they can be neutral and they will be in this case?”
Barr did not mince words in his response:
“I hope they will be. As I have said repeatedly, I think the document case is the most serious case. I don’t think they went after those documents to get Trump. I think they actually wanted the documents back.
What’s at issue, in that case, is not the taking of the documents. It’s what he did after the government sought them and subpoenaed them and whether there was any obstruction. I think that’s the most serious one out there.
The other one, I think the January 6 one, is a difficult case to make. It also runs into First Amendment issues. Where are you going to draw the line between legitimate First Amendment activity, protesting an election, and actually conspiring to undo an election? That’s a difficult case to make. I’m hopeful the department will approach it properly.”
Bream then asked her final question:
“I asked you if the president was your client, would you put him on the stand? I’m thinking if it goes to trial, he’s going to want to defend himself.”
Barr concluded his remarks and he gave this advice:
“I’m not his lawyer, but generally, I think it’s a bad idea to go on the stand, and I think it’s a particularly bad idea for Trump because he lacks all self-control.
It’d be very difficult to prepare him and keep him testifying in a prudent fashion.”