Former President William Barr donald trumpThe attorney general through the final months of his administration appeared Friday to defend the Justice Department’s decision to raid Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home and seize thousands of records.
In an interview with Fox News, Barr said: “I think what was driving this from the beginning was the large amount of classified information that was put on Mar-a-Lago.
“People are saying this is unprecedented. Well, it’s also unprecedented for a president to take all this classified information and put it in a country club, right?” Barr said.
“How long is the government trying to get it back?” Burr continued. “They said he got into an argument for a year, cheated about his voluntary actions, then went out and got a subpoena. They feel cheated.”
Attorney General William Barr speaking in Washington, December 10, 2019.
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“The facts are starting to show that they were messed up. So how long will they wait?” bar added.
The former DOJ director said court documents revealed detailed information about the Justice Department’s criminal investigation into classified government records sent to Mar-a-Lago after Trump left the White House. It was served when
FBI agent found Four dozen empty document folders Marked as “Classified” during last month’s raid trump’s club Newly opened court files were revealed early Friday. Forty-three of those folders were collected from Trump’s office, according to court filings.
The August 8 raid came months after the National Archives recovered 15 boxes of materials from Trump’s Palm Beach, Fla., vacation home in January. An FBI agent said he visited Mar-a-Lago in June to collect all additional records that were classified and marked.
But the FBI later “discovered multiple sources of evidence” that indicated more sensitive documents remained at Mar-a-Lago and began seeking a warrant to search the facility, one said. person said. DOJ Court Submissions.
Barr said Friday that the search warrant “suggests there’s probably pretty good evidence for them to bring things to this point, but that’s speculation.”
Barr also questioned claims that Trump had declassified documents stolen from Mar-a-Lago, calling them “highly unlikely.”
But if Trump actually “stands in front of dozens of boxes and doesn’t really know what’s in them, declassifies everything that’s in here and shows such abuse and recklessness.” It’s worse than stealing documents,” Burr said.
Barr became Trump’s attorney general in February 2019. He oversaw the controversial release of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible coordination with the Trump campaign.critics criticized him misrepresentation Conclusions of the Mueller Report when he published 4 page summary a few weeks before I got a complete report.
Less than a month after Trump lost the 2020 election to President Joe Biden, Barr undermine his false allegations that the race was rigged by widespread fraud; Even after stepping down as president on January 20, 2021, Trump has maintained that his campaign was rigged against him.
just recently, this week, trump demanded Either he should be declared the “legitimate winner” or a re-election should be held “immediately”.
Barr told The Associated Press in an interview published Dec. 1, 2020, that the DOJ “has never seen a fraud on the scale that could have influenced different outcomes in the election.”
playing cards Barr announces resignation Two weeks later.