On Wednesday, New York State Attorney General Letitia James took to the podium to announce that her office was suing former President Donald Trump for tax fraud, including his organization and his children in the litigation as well.
The move was considered outrageous by Trump’s supporter, who’ve long believed that these legal and political attacks on Trump are nothing more than uncouth attempts at deterring his potential 2024 presidential run.
Former Attorney General Bill Barr similarly believes that the charges are political in nature.
Former Attorney General Bill Barr said Wednesday on FNC’s “America Reports” that New York State Attorney General Letitia James’s lawsuit against former President Donald Trump and his adult children was a “political hit job.”
Barr said, “It’s hard for me not to conclude it’s a political hit job. This is a woman who campaigned for office promising she was going to go after Trump, which I think is a tremendous abuse of office to go headhunting and targeting individuals. So I think she was targeting Trump.”
He continued, “This is after three years a civil lawsuit, the gist of which is when the Trump organization borrowed money, Trump personally guaranteed those loans, and to support that, she’s claiming that he inflated his assets on his financial statements. I’m not even sure she has a good case against Trump himself, but what ultimately persuades me that this is a political hit job is she grossly overreaches when she tries to drag the children into this.”
This is the first time in a few weeks that Barr has erred on the former President’s side, and the return to form was certainly recognized by the GOP.