Former Attorney General Bill Barr slams Trump indictment as 'abuse of prosecutorial power'
Former Attorney General Bill Barr sat down for an interview with ABC’s This Week on Sunday and slammed the indictment of former President Donald Trump as an "abuse of prosecutorial power to accomplish [a] political end."
Anchor Jonathan Karl began the interview by asking Barr, "You a chance to see the actual indictment and statement of fact that went along with it. Do think there still no merit to this case?"
Barr responded by saying, "Yeah, I don’t think it has any merit. I think it is transparently an abuse of prosecutorial power to accomplish political end. I think it is an unjust case. Not to say that every legal challenge that the president faces is unjustified. But this one especially is."
Trump has been under legal assault by the left for the better part of the past decade. This indictment by Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg is simply the latest move in a campaign by the left to stop their greatest adversary.
Karl pressed Barr by asking, "They did provide significant detailing of what was alleged falsification of business records. Putting decide decision whether or not you would decide to prosecute that, isn’t that problematic? Some of this falsification of business records actually happened while he was president of the United States." Barr then explained, "Falsifying a business record is a crime if it is part of a fraudulent scheme, if it is a fraud if it was committed in the course of fraud. I don’t see anywhere specified in here exactly what the fraud was. These were his own business records. He was paying himself the hush money and the business records or his own company. He is owner the company. I don’t see who was defrauded."
Bragg's case against Trump is next to hopeless but the Democrat Party is looking for any way to damage the man who will likely be the Republican nominee for President next year. Trump is a legitimate threat, and Democrats don't want to take their chances in the election with so much on the line.