Bill Barr suggests Trump cooked his own goose at CNN town hall, predicts indictments this summer or fall

There is no ex-Trump administration official who is more of a go-to guy for the media than former Attorney General Bill Barr who ran the Justice Department for nearly two years during what was perhaps the most tumultuous period of President Donald J. Trump’s White House tenure, and he has become a fixture on network and cable news shows where he seems to relish in jabbing his former boss.

Barr recently sat down with CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge and predicted grim times for the 2024 GOP frontrunner, suggesting that Trump may have given his enemies the knife that they will use to cut his throat and handed it to them on a silver platter with his remarks during last week’s CNN town hall, a triumphant return to the network for the ex-POTUS. But according to the former top law enforcement official, his short-term gain could soon lead to legal pain.

On Thursday’s edition of CBS’s streaming show “America Decides,” Herridge was asked by anchor Nikole Killion what Barr had to say about Trump’s remarks regarding the classified documents that were at Mar-a-Lago before the FBI confiscated them during an unprecedented raid on the home of a former president last year, comments that some have suggested were a gift to special counsel Jack Smith who is reportedly moving in for the kill.

“And I know you also talked to him about some of the investigations that former President Donald Trump is currently facing. Where does he think the most danger lies?” Killion asked of Herridge’s talk with Barr.

“Well, of the more than half dozen investigations, the former attorney general told CBS News, in his view, there is one that stands out. And he said the former president’s comments at that recent CNN town hall may have created more legal exposure,” she responded, as a clip of the words directly from the horse’s mouth rolled on the screen.

“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, former president, is the Mar-a-Lago document case,” Barr remarked.

Herridge asked, “And why so?”

The former AG responded, “Because it’s, it doesn’t go a lot on intent or anything like that. It’s very clear that he had no business having those documents. 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.”

“Given the developments in the grand jury. Do you believe that special counsel Jack Smith is close to a charging decision?” Herridge inquired.

Barr answered, “I would think they’d want to do it before the end of the year. And, you know, it could be, you know, later in the summer or in the fall, you know, would be the earliest I would expect that.”

“And why that timing?” Herridge asked.

“Because if they’re close, if they’re close to a decision, I think the process of, you know, viewing that and socializing it with the attorney general and so forth, and buttoning it up would probably take that long,” Barr replied.

In another media appearance this week, this one on Fox News, Barr chimed in on the allegations against former New York City mayor and Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, by a former girlfriend who is suing him for sexual assault, that he and Trump were selling pardons out of the back door of the White House.

“This is someone who worked for Rudy Giuliani, who alleges not only sexual assault and harassment, but that she has evidence that he tried to sell pardons for $2 million apiece, which he and President Trump would split. Do you think that that’s possible?” Fox News anchor Baier asked Barr.

“Uh, I’m skeptical about that. I don’t think Rudy Giuliani would do that. I hope he wouldn’t, but I don’t know,” he said, not exactly a stout defense of the former president whom he has frequently clashed with.

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