Trump’s Classified Documents Case Takes Major Turn

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On Sunday, former Attorney General Bill Barr claimed that the investigators handling former President Donald Trump’s potential mishandling of classified documents had most likely collected “very good evidence” to support the case that Trump attempts to withhold the documents and stop authorities from gaining access to them.

Barr claimed that in that case, the government is going to be focusing on the timeline it took in order for the documents to be retrieved. He argued that time is going to play an important role in any case brought forth against Trump. As Barr reaffirmed, the classified documents belonged to the U.S. government and Trump had no right to retain them. He added that “I think he was jerking the government around.  And they subpoenaed it” in order to force him to return the documents.

He continued to note that the investigation is probably looking to establish the “extent to which games were played and there was an obstruction in keeping documents from them.” He claimed that this could potentially be an important legal case that will likely have “very good evidence.”

Barr continued to say that from all of the possible legal troubles that Trump might be facing, the one to “be most concerned about” was probably the classified documents case. He added that prior to classified documents being found in President Biden’s and former Vice President Mike Pence’s houses Trump would have ended up indicted in this case.