Former AG Bill Barr: Trump indictment an 'abomination'

 April 3, 2023

Yet another high-profile figure is speaking out in defense of Donald Trump in the wake of Democrat District Attorney of New York Alvin Bragg’s indictment of the former president.

Former Attorney General Bill Barr called Bragg's indictment against Trump an "abomination."

"Based on the news reports if they’re accurate, this is an abomination," Barr said.

"It’s the epitome of the abuse of prosecutorial power to bring a case that would not be brought against anyone else. They are going after the man, not a crime. And the legal theory, frankly, is pathetically weak," Barr added.

The former attorney general continued, "The case is held together [by] paper clips and rubber bands. It’s a lousy case, and it’s a shame. It’s a shameful episode in our history where this local prosecutor is trying to affect the political process by bringing this case."

"While the charges have not yet been made public, Bragg is expected to argue that Trump classifying a reimbursement in October 2016 to his then-lawyer Michael Cohen for 'hush money' to porn actress Stormy Daniels as legal expenses was a state crime of falsifying business records, which would be at most a misdemeanor. Bragg is then expected to seek to upgrade that to a felony by arguing it was done specifically to hide another crime, which will likely argue is the federal campaign finance crime of not reporting the payment as a campaign expense," reported Breitbart.

"It makes us look like a banana republic. And it should," said Barr.

"Now this is New York State, and New York State has been acting like a banana republic. They had that civil lawsuit against the Trump and his children. That civil lawsuit brought by the state attorney general that was a political hit job as well. This ratchets that up because it’s a criminal case. And, you know, these cases together to me, mean the breakdown of the rule of law in New York State," Barr concluded.