How The Empire© strikes back.
Barr Says Trump’s Own Lawyers Told Him Post-Election Scheming Would Land Him in Legal Peril: ‘No One Should Be Surprised’
While former President Donald Trump spoke to Fox Business Network’s Larry Kudlow Thursday, former Attorney General Bill Barr told Neil Cavuto on Fox News, “No one should be surprised” that Trump has become completely wrapped up in the legal system due to his actions leading up to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.
“I resigned on December 14 because I thought that at that point the state votes were certified and that was the end of the legal process,” Barr said, adding:
And I also didn’t like the way he was spouting the Big Lie. I thought that was irresponsible. But he took it much further than even I expected, or anyone expected. And during this time, he was being told by lawyers in the White House that if he kept on doing this, he would spend the rest of his life tangling with the criminal justice process. And that’s exactly what’s happened. He shouldn’t be surprised and no one else should be surprised.
“Well, the fact he didn’t drop things could lead to some to believe, and his people who defend him say, that he genuinely did feel that he was robbed and this was the good fight and the proper fight,” Cavuto said.
“The Big Lie,” eh? My GOD, but the balls on this scum-sucking sonofabitch.
Earlier in the interview, Barr said he thought both federal cases against Trump were legitimate.
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 could be concluded before the summer. And the other case, after the election, he, in my opinion, did cross the line. It wasn’t just rough and tumble politics. He crossed the line.
In a Truth Social post earlier Thursday, Trump claimed that he “canned” Barr “and felt really good about it.”
“Now he goes all over the place, especially Fox, pretending he’s a tough guy!” Trump posted.
Know why he’s doing that, you poor dumb shit? Because he, like all the rest of his Swamp confreres, knows full well that you’re soon going to find yourself behind bars. About which he’s perfectly correct.
Trump Says He’ll Surrender to Georgia Authorities Thursday
The former president’s attorneys promised Trump won’t intimidate witnesses or co-defendants as part of his Georgia bail agreement
DONALD TRUMP ANNOUNCED that he will surrender to Georgia authorities for arrest and arraignment in his state 2020 election interference RICO case on Thursday, but the conditions he must agree to in order to secure bail have already been decided.
The former president will be required to pay a $200,000 bond, and sign off on various requirements from the court in order to remain free. These include not committing any further crimes, appearing in court when required to, and refraining from making any “direct or indirect threat of any nature” against any co-defendant, unindicted co-conspirator, witness, or victim.
The court also prohibits the former president from making a “direct or indirect threat of any nature against the community or to any property in the community.”
Crucially, prosecutors made a point to stipulate that these restrictions apply to “posts on social media or reposts of posts made by another individual on social media.”
Having agreed to this, will Trump be able to refrain from saying anything that could “indirectly” “intimidate” a witness? Which could be construed by an anti-Trump kangaroo court as including any negative statement at all, because that could scare a witness into thinking Dark MAGA Extremists will come lynch him?
I don’t know.
Oh, but I think you do; we all do, and if you don’t, you damned sure ought to by now. Mike Ness knows the score.
It’s Trump’s new song, whether he knows it or not.