During an appearance on Fox News this Tuesday, former Attorney General Bill Barr criticized a Florida federal judge allowing theto review the documents seized at former President Donald Trump’s Florida resort, calling the ruling “wrong” and “deeply flawed.”
“The opinion, I think, was wrong, and I think the government should appeal it,” Barr said. “It’s deeply flawed in a number of ways. I don’t think the appointment of a special master is going to hold up.”
Trump-appointed Judge Aileen Cannonthat she agreed with Trump’s legal team that a special master should review the documents seized as part of the Justice Department’s investigation into whether Trump improperly took classified documents from the White House.
“The law here, I think, is pretty clear that the Justice Department should be able to review these documents,” Barr said.
Barr said while there are likely documents recovered that fall under attorney-client privilege and will have to be returned to Trump, but the “classified stuff” Trump allegedly took, “they go to the government.”
“There is no scenario legally in which [Trump] gets to keep the government documents, whether it’s classified or unclassified,” he continued. “If it deals with government stuff and it’s government documents, it goes back to the government.”
Later in the segment, Barr was asked how he thinks Trump’s latest legal troubles will end. According to Barr, he thinks the government is “getting very close” to an indictment, but the other question is, “Do you indict a former president?”
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Bill Barr, Trump's former AG, on Trump possibly being indicted: "I think they're getting very close to that point, frankly" pic.twitter.com/dANTqoXOA3
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