Bill Barr: Trump Georgia Indictment Too Excessive 

Former Attorney General Bill Barr on Thursday slammed President Donald Trump’s Georgia indictment as excessive. 

A Georgia grand jury returned 10 indictments against Trump and 18 other individuals on Monday following  Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ investigation into the former president’s alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.

Barr, who was Trump’s attorney general, told Fox News Channel that he is not happy with his former boss’ latest indictment. 

“Well, I’m not happy with the Georgia case,” Barr said. “I think it’s much too sweeping, much too broad, excessive case that is — make it look like people are piling on and being excessive to Trump and feed the narrative that he’s being victimized here. And I also think there’s merit in the point that this is a case that I don’t think is going to be triable before the election. It’s just too sprawling.”

Barr, however, added that he believes the former president will be convicted on some of the felony counts he faces in Special Counsel Jack Smith’s federal criminal investigations into his handling of classified material and his conduct leading up to the January 6 protest.

“I think the federal cases are legitimate,” he said. “At the end of the day, at the core of this thing, he engaged, in the case of the documents, in outrageous behavior where anyone would be prosecuted. I don’t know of any attorney general who could walk away from it. He’s not being prosecuted for having the documents. He’s being prosecuted for obstruction — two egregious instances are alleged. So, I think that’s a very simple case, and that should be tried. If the judge is anywhere competent, that can be concluded before the summer, and the other case after the election, he, in my opinion, he did cross the line. It wasn’t just rough and tumble politics. He crossed the line.”

Barr also slammed Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case against Trump, describing it as a joke and a “political hit job.” The former attorney general said he believes that the case will not be tried because Bragg will be worried about bringing it to trial.