Speaking about Donald Trump‘s legal troubles, former Attorney General Bill Barr said that the case that poses the biggest threat to the former president is the one involving his handling of classified information.
Trump is being investigated by special counsel Jack Smith in regards to documents that were discovered last August at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, and were seized by the FBI.
“I’ve said all along that of the cases out there right now, the one I’d be most concerned about, if I were the president, is the Mar-a-Lago document case,” Barr told CBS News’ Catherine Herridge on Thursday.
“It’s very clear that he had no business having those documents,” the former attorney general added. “He was given a long time to send them back and he was—they were subpoenaed. And if there’s any games being played there, he’s going to be very exposed.”
Trump-era AG Bill Barr tells @CBS_Herridge he believes former Pres. Trump will be "very exposed" legally if he was playing "any games" with the documents marked as classified that were kept at Mar-a-Lago.
"It's very clear that he had no business having those documents," he says. pic.twitter.com/h3GTKpui6K
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 18, 2023
Speaking to Fox News last year, Trump said there “doesn’t have to be a process” when it comes to taking classified materials from the White House.
“You’re the president of the United States, you can declassify just by saying it’s declassified, even by thinking about it,” Trump said at the time.
But that argument is not “gonna fly,” Barr said.