In addition to infuriating many on the right during what are already extremely tense political times, the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision is likely one that the United States Supreme Court will wallop when it gets to it, as former Attorney General Bill Barr said during a recent appearance on Fox News Channel to discuss the 2020 election cases.
Former AG Barr was speaking to FNC’s Neil Cavuto on a Saturday segment of “Cavuto Life” when he made the remark about the Supreme Court, with their discussion mainly revolving around whether Trump will have immunity from prosecution regarding the 2020 election interference cases.
Cavuto led the discussion, asking former AG Barr about Trump’s seeming legal strategy and where it might be headed, asking, “You know, the core of the former president’s argument – the legal team’s argument – is to challenge a lot of this and push it back. And some have argued that he’s running out the clock, but that It’s working for him. Do you agree with that?”
Barr, responding, said that the former president likely is trying to run out the clock on prosecution and dealing with the situation and that he has the legal and financial tools to do so, telling Cavuto, “Yeah, I mean his strategy is to run out the clock and he has a lot of tools to do that, and he may be successful.”
Continuing, AG Barr went on to explain the case Trump has against Jack Smith’s argument, saying, “This issue here – I think everyone agrees that there’s something called absolute immunity for your official functions – if you’re performing an official function, the president has absolute immunity, and I think that has to be protected. I support that.”
Then, Barr added, “The government’s position is gonna be that he was a candidate, he was acting as a candidate, not really as president. And [Trump’s] argument is gonna be, I think, that whenever he uses an official function, if he directs the department to do something – even if the purpose is as a candidate – but if he uses that tool, then he’s immune.” Watch Barr here:
Afterward, a bit later in the interview, Barr commented on the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision and said he hopes the Supreme Court strikes it down, and that it’s jus the sort of tactic that pushes many Americans to support Trump. He said, “I hope the [U.S. Supreme] Court – the Court has to smack this down very quickly. I think the legal argument here for it is ridiculous. Even more importantly, it is highly destructive, and it’s exactly the kind of tactics by the left that created Donald Trump in the first place.”
Barr is no longer a Trump supporter, as the two have had quite vocal disagreements since the end of the Trump Administration. Such was made clear when Cavuto asked, “But if that’s your choice, Joe Biden or Donald Trump, where does Bill Barr go?” Responding, Barr told him, “Well as I said, I’ll jump off that bridge when I get to it.”
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