The former Attorney General, William Barr, denounced Donald Trump for his classified documents that led to the former President’s indictment, saying, “It is entirely of his own making.”
Let’s read what the former administration official added, expressing his thoughts on the former President’s indictment.
William Barr To Trump’s Documents Case It’s ‘Entirely of His Own Making
In an interview on Sunday, William Barr, former Attorney General under former President Donald Trump‘s administration, spoke about the classified document case that led to the federal indictment of Trump with 37 felony charges. The Attorney General described Trump’s conduct as reckless and harmful to the country and the Republican Party.
He faces 37 critical charges, including illegally retaining documents concerning information about national secrets, obstructing justice, falsifying the statement, and hiding the documents from the grand jury when the enforcement officials tried their recovery.
The Federal prosecutors said that Trump had attempted to put national security at risk by mishandling the important documents and conspiring to stop the government from retaining the material.
Barr compared Trump to a 9-year-old kid when asked whether the Attorney felt Trump would put the country in danger if reelected as the President and asserted that the former President could cross any limit to serve his purpose.
He said, “Trump is like a defiant 9-year-old kid who is always pushing the glass toward the edge of the table, defying his parents to stop him from doing it. And he is a very petty individual who will always put his interests ahead of the country’s, the gratification of his ego, but our country cannot be a therapy session for a troubled man like this.”
Trump is the first former President to be charged with federal crimes who pleaded not guilty through his lawyers in his first hearing about classified documents at the federal courthouse of Miami last week.
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Trump, who leads the growing battle of rivals for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, claims that the Justice Department is trying to derail his reelection bid.
He constantly denied the allegations and marked the indictment as politically motivated. In addition, his supporters have said that the Presidential Records Act authorized Trump to take some records with him.
Criticizing his attempt to take the document, Barr said, “This was a case entirely of his own making. He had no right to those documents. The government tried for over a year to retrieve them, which was essential. But he jerked them around. And he had no legal basis for keeping them. The former President’s conduct is indefensible.”
The former Attorney denied the suggestions by Trump and his backers that the Presidential Records Act gave him a right to take the documents to his residence after leaving the White House.
Barr also called the former President a ‘consummate narcissist’ and a ‘fundamentally flawed person ‘and added that Trump had lied to the Justice Department about the classified documents in his possession.
Besides Barr, the former President also received criticism from one of his other former officials on Sunday. Mark Esper, a defense secretary in the Trump administration, said that the former President had committed an illegal act and his actions had endangered U.S. national security.
Esper said, “Think about how that could be exploited and used against us in a conflict. It was unauthorized, illegal, and dangerous.”
Barr and Esper have become vocal critics of Trump after the former President attempted to change the result of the 2020 election.
The paper was dismissed days after the 2020 election, and Barr left the office the following month. While the former Attorney General has constantly criticized Trump for his actions regarding the classified documents, he also said that he had been the victim of unfair witch hunts. But he insisted that the indictment in the document case is different and he is entirely responsible.
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