Donald Trump spent his Presidency in shark infested waters.
Former Attorney General Bill Barr was one of the former President’s biggest critics.
And Barr just caused jaws to drop with his opinion of the felony charges against Donald Trump.
The political prosecution of Donald Trump by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg marks a deep descent into political corruption.
Bragg got Trump arraigned on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records allegedly linked to hush money payments issued to Playboy model Karen McDougal and adult film actress Stormy Daniels.
The case is so shallow, even many of the President’s biggest detractors are struggling to wrap their minds around the Manhattan DA’s sheer audacity.
It’s beyond obvious that Bragg is weaponizing the criminal justice system in an effort to take out the Republicans’ leading Presidential candidate.
Many inside the Washington, D.C. establishment would like to see Trump disappear from the political scene—and that seems to include former Attorney General Bill Barr who is a card-carrying of the Bush-led establishment within the Republican Party.
Since a major falling out with his former boss at the end of his Presidency, corporate-controlled journalists know they can count on Barr to attack Trump.
So they were completely shocked when they got Barr’s opinion on the Manhattan DA’s case against Trump.
During an appearance on ABC’s This Week, Barr described Bragg’s case as an “abuse of prosecutorial power.”
“Now that you’ve had a chance to see the actual indictment and the statement of fact that went along with it, do you still think there’s no merit to this case?” ABC’s Jonathan Karl asked.
“Yeah, I don’t think it has any merit,” Barr responded. “I think it’s transparently an abuse of prosecutorial power to accomplish a political end and I think it’s an unjust case.”
You know things are bad when even a Trump hater from the GOP establishment is forced to admit this criminal case amounts to nothing more than yet another witch hunt.
Karl was taken aback and tried to push Barr into legitimizing the politicized attack on Trump.
“They did provide significant detailing of what was alleged falsification of business records,” Karl argued. “Putting aside the decision of whether or not you would decide to prosecute that, isn’t that problematic? Some of this falsification of business records actually happened while he was President of the United States.”
But that question backfired on Karl since it led Barr to explain exactly why the case has no teeth.
Bragg’s illogical argument rests on the idea that Trump falsified documents in 2017 (after the Presidential election was over and Trump was ensconced in the White House) to help his 2016 campaign.
“Falsifying a business record is a crime if it is part of a fraudulent scheme,” Barr told Karl. “I don’t see anywhere specified in [the indictment] exactly what the fraud was.”
“These were his own business records. He was paying himself the hush money, and the business records of his own company,” Barr added. “He is the owner of the company. I don’t see who was defrauded.”
Alvin Bragg’s bogus criminal case against Donald Trump can’t even stand up to a news segment with a leftist journalist and establishment Trump critic.
It’s going to have some serious problems under legal scrutiny in a court of law.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.