Former Attorney General Bill Barr has boldly declared he would “bet” on an impending indictment in Jack Smith’s classified documents case against Trump. With potential federal charges looming, the stage is set for another high-profile investigation into wrongdoing by the controversial former president.
For several months, Special Counsel Jack Smith has been digging into Trump’s handling of presidential records at Mar-a-Lago and investigating any attempts by the 45th president to obstruct the probe. Now, with CBS News reporting that the decision to indict Trump on federal charges is imminent, it seems we may finally have some clarity on this issue.
Adding fuel to the fire, Bill Barr was asked about a recent meeting between Trump’s lawyers and Justice Department officials. Rather than dismissing the significance of the event, Barr indicated that the meeting was likely held by Trump’s team as a complaint session about Smith’s work as special counsel.
With Trump’s own former Attorney General appearing to view the meeting as a sign of impending charges, it’s worth considering the credibility of the case against him. Barr defended Smith’s probe into the classified documents, saying this was no witch hunt by the Department of Justice. In fact, he insisted that had Trump simply returned the documents, this whole situation would have been avoided. Instead, Trump spent a year and a half dragging his feet, leaving investigators questioning whether he intentionally deceived them.
While Trump has suggested federal charges are imminent, he has yet to be officially indicted. He took to Truth Social on Monday to express his outrage at the