On Thursday, former Attorney General Bill Barr appeared on “CBS Evening News” and declared that former President Donald Trump “had no business” storing classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago home.
Barr declared, “I’ve said all along of the cases out there right now the one I would be most concerned about if I were the former president is the Mar-a-Lago document case.”
Senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge inquired, “Why so?”
Barr replied, “It doesn’t go a lot on intent or anything like that. It’s very clear that he had no business having those documents. He was given a long time to send them back. And they were subpoenaed. And if there’s any games being played there, he’s going to be very exposed.”
Herridge pressed, “Given the developments in the grand jury do you believe special council Jake Smith is close to a charging decision?”
Barr answered, “I would think they’d want to do it before the end of the year. It could be later in the summer or in the fall would be the earliest I would expect it.”
Herridge asked, “Why that timing?”
Barr responded, “Well if they are close to a decision I think the process of reviewing that and socializing it with the attorney general and so forth and buttoning it up will probably take that long.”
Interesting that he has set his sights on Trump and the documents that he had, which the former president has stated that he declassified, but did not mention the numerous classified documents in numerous locations that President Joe Biden stashed. Not even documents from his own presidency, but documents from when he was the vice president to former President Barack Obama. Therefore he was not even qualified to remove those documents from the premises.
Barr doesn’t care about any of that though because it doesn’t serve the narrative of trashing Trump.