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IT IS NO secret that Donald Trump and William Barr don’t have the best relationship. The former president and his former attorney general have had their run-ins ever since Barr declined to continue investigating Trump’s fraud allegations.
However, Barr trashed Letitia James’ civil suit against the Trump family and called it a “political hit job.”
The said legal action targets the entire Trump clan, including Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, Allen Weisselberg, Jeffrey McConney, The Donald J. Trump Revocable Trust, and The Trump Organization, Inc, among others.
Specifically, New York Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit seeks to fine them $250 million and prohibit them from operating any business in the state.
William Barr defended the Trump family against Letitia James’ lawsuit
Within that context, Barr spoke to Fox News and had very harsh words regarding the nature of the indictment.
“It’s hard for me not to conclude it’s a political hit job. And this is a woman who campaigned for office saying that — promising she was going to go after Trump, which I think is a tremendous abuse of office to go head-hunting and targeting individuals. So, I think she was targeting Trump. And this is, after three years, a civil lawsuit, the gist of which is that, when the Trump Organization borrowed money, Trump personally guaranteed those loans,” expressed the former attorney general, who also served in that capacity during the administration of George H.W. Bush administration.
Bill Barr on NY AG's lawsuit: "This is a political hit job. I think it's gonna back firing on them. For Trump this is another example of people piling on because of TDS." pic.twitter.com/TUZGsg8gQz
— Real Mac Report (@RealMacReport) September 21, 2022
Barr said the straw that broke the camel’s back was the inclusion of the entire Trump family in the lawsuit. He is not sure “she has a good case against Trump himself. But what ultimately persuades me that this is a political hit job is, she grossly overreaches when she tries to drag the children into this.”
“And so this — this, to me, looks like gross overreach, which I think is going to end up backfiring on them, because I think it will make people sympathetic for Trump,” Barr concluded.
Joaquín Núñez es hincha de Racing Club de Avellaneda y licenciado en comunicación periodística por la Universidad Católica Argentina. Se especializa en el escenario internacional y en la política norteamericana // Joaquín Núñez is a fan of Avellaneda's Racing Club and has a degree in journalistic communication from the Universidad Católica Argentina. He specializes in the international scene and American politics.