Former Attorney General Bill Barr stated on Tuesday that he would “bet” an indictment is close in Jack Smith’s classified documents case against Trump.
Special Counsel Jack Smith has been conducting an investigation into Trump’s actions, specifically focusing on the stored presidential records at Mar-a-Lago and whether the former president tried to obstruct the probe.
According to CBS News, the decision of whether to bring federal charges against Trump is imminent.
Barr was asked about the meeting Trump’s lawyers had with officials from the Justice Department on Monday.
He took a shot at Donald Trump and suggested that the meeting was likely convened to complain about the special counsel’s work.
CBS asked Barr if he thinks the meeting suggests that an indictment is close.
“If I had to bet, I would bet that it’s [an indictment] near,” Barr said.
The former Attorney General defended Jack Smith and stated that the special counsel’s investigation into classified documents is definitely not a witch hunt.
“This is not a case of the Department of Justice conducting a witch hunt,” Barr said on CBS Mornings.
“In fact, they approached this very delicately and with deference to the president and this would have gotten nowhere had the president just returned the documents but he jerked them around for a year and a half and the question is did he deceive them,” he added.
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