Bill Barr: Trump ‘does not have immunity’ if he’s convicted for a crime while running for president

During an appearance on Fox News this Thursday, former Attorney General Bill Barr said that people who claim that former President Donald Trump’s criminal cases will interfere with the 2024 election are “simply wrong.”

“The basic principle in the criminal justice system is if a prominent person commits a crime and they’re seeking office, that doesn’t give them immunity,” Barr said on Fox’s America Reports.” “If there’s enough time to have it resolved before the election, it should be resolved.”

“Just think, some mayor charged with massive embezzlement and he says, ‘Well, you know, it’s a year and a half to the election, let’s put that on hold while I run for reelection.’ It’s silly,” said Barr.

Earlier this week, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan set Trump’s Washington trial to begin on March 4, one day before Super Tuesday, which is the most crucial period for the GOP presidential primary.

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Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.