Former attorney general Bill Barr, who served in the Donald Trump administration, said the Department of Justice is “getting very close” to having enough evidence to indict the former president.
“Will the government be able to make out a technical case, will they have evidence by which — that they could indict somebody on, including him?” Barr said in a Fox News interview. “That’s the first question, and I think they’re getting very close to that point, frankly.”
However, Barr said the DOJ should consider how indicting a former president would affect the country.
“I think at the end of the day, there’s another question, which is do you indict a former president? What will that do to the country, what kind of precedent will that set, will the people really understand that this is not, you know, failing to return a library book, that this was serious,” Barr said.
Barr said he hopes those factors will ultimately lead the DOJ to decide not to indict Trump, but he said the department will be under pressure to do so.
“One question is, look, if anyone else would have gotten indicted, why not indict him?” Barr said.