(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr on Sunday said that it would be best if former President Donald Trump was not put on the stand if the grand jury case were to end up going to trial.
During an interview on “Fox News Sunday” with host Shannon Bream, Barr noted that in his opinion it was always a “bad idea to go on the stand” but especially when it comes to Donald Trump it would be a “particularly bad idea” to have him put on the stand because of his lack of “self-control.” He added that because of Trump’s character it would be exceptionally difficult to prepare him for testifying.
Trump is not only the former President but he is also a candidate in the 2024 Republican presidential primary race. Following his indictment last Thursday, which remains under seal, he is now expected to be arraigned in connection to the New York City case.
In his comments, Barr also noted that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg seems to be stepping on federal boundaries and may even be “interfering with a federal election process.” This is particularly true because as Barr pointed out the entire case concerns a violation of federal law.
Barr proceeded to claim that a violation of federal law is the only way that Bragg could get out of the statute of limitations and also charge anything more than a misdemeanor, which is why he has been attempting to frame this case in the “federal arena.”
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