Bill Barr claims Donald Trump is 'toast,' after indictment over classified documents

 June 12, 2023

Former Attorney General Bill Barr claimed during an interview on Fox News Sunday that former President Donald Trump is "toast" after the charges in his classified documents indictment were revealed.

The interview started with anchor Shannon Bream asking, "What about this chief argument that comes up for the president’s allies and his legal team that this should have been handled under the Presidential Records Act, not this Espionage Act charge and other federal statutes that were used here?”

Barr responded by saying, "It started out under the Presidential Records Act and the archives trying to retrieve documents that Trump had no right to have. But it quickly became clear that what the government was really worried about were these classified and very sensitive documents. I was shocked by the degree of sensitivity of these documents and how many there were, frankly. And so the government’s agenda was to get those, protect those documents, and get them out. And I think it was perfectly appropriate to do that. It was the right thing to do. And I think the counts under the Espionage Act that he willfully retained those documents are solid counts."

The former AG then went on to say, "But I do think that even half of what Andy McCarthy said, which is if even half of it is true, then he’s toast. I mean, it’s a pretty, it’s a very detailed indictment, and it’s very, very damning."

It's no surprise to see Barr proclaiming Trump's doom, as he has spent the last year bashing Trump in exchange for airtime on liberal networks.

Barr's legal opinions need to be taken with a grain of salt, as this is the same person who failed to hold anyone accountable for the Russian collusion hoax that nearly derailed Trump's presidency.