Former Attorney General Bill Barr disagreed Former President Donald Trump He predicted that Trump would ultimately lose to President Joe Biden in the 2024 presidential election, predicting that he would be “the weakest of the Republican candidates.”
“In the end, I think the wise democratic strategists will know [the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office probe] It’s going to help Trump, and they want him to be the nominee because he’s the weakest of the Republican candidates, the most likely to lose to Biden again,” Barr said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”
Barr’s comments come a week after Trump pleaded not guilty. New York City Court Fraud of 34 business records in the first degree. The former president and Republican presidential candidate for 2024. He was charged as part of a years-long investigation by the Manhattan DA into security money payments made during the 2016 election.
Asked about the possibility of Trump being convicted and sent to prison, Barr said, “I don’t think anything will happen before the nomination and until the 2024 election.” “This thing is going to drag on until ’24, and it’s going to disrupt and disrupt the entire Republican primary process.”
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“I think, however, until General selection We’re concerned, it’s going to weaken Trump a lot,” Barr said. “I think he’s already a weak candidate to lose, but I think this proves it.”
Barr called his earlier statements inappropriate in the Manhattan case, calling it a “clearly political and … abuse of prosecutorial power to achieve an unjust cause.”
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“If it was fraud, it was committed in the course of a fraud. And I don’t see anywhere in here that there was any real indication that there was any fraud,” Barr said. “These were his own business records. He was paying himself the whistleblower and the business records were his own company. He owns the company.”
Barr also said he was deeply concerned about the Mar-a-Lago dossier, saying Trump was “in a hole” for his “reckless and self-destructive behavior.”
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“In many ways, he’s his own worst enemy,” Barr said.
The hush money payments include $130,000 paid to adult film star Stormy Daniels and $150,000 paid to her. Former Playboy model Karen McDougall. Both women have been silent on their allegations against Trump — issues Trump has repeatedly denied.
Fox News’ Brooke Syngman and Martha Danis contributed to this report.