William Barr, the former attorney general for Donald Trump, stated on Friday that he thinks Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg indicted Trump in order to help him win the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, only for him to lose the general election.
The alleged $130,000 hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential election is the subject of the claimed 34-count indictment.
“We’ve never seen it. Barr stated, “We don’t exactly know what’s there. Yet based on the news accounts, it appears to be a classic example of the prosecutorial role being abused to carry out a political hit. If it turns out to be what we think it is, it’s a disgrace.
Barr continued, “Politically, I think it’s going to be harmful to the Republican Party because I think it’s a no-lose position for the Democrats. “I believe the motivation is actually to assist Trump in receiving the nomination, to keep the spotlight on him for two years, to have this matter swirl about, plus whatever else occurs, which I think will be detrimental to whoever receives the nomination,” said the commentator.
Legally, he continued, “I think it’s, from what I gather, a very poor case.”
Barr continued by outlining the reasons why he thinks the entire argument is “extremely weak.”
Former Attorney General Bill Barr on indictment of former President Trump: “It’s the archetypal abuse of the prosecutorial function to engage in a political hit job, and it’s a disgrace…Politically, it’s going to be damaging I think to the Republican party…” pic.twitter.com/2aNz5dBSFR
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