“The basic principle in the criminal justice system is if a prominent person commits a crime and is seeking office, that doesn’t give them immunity. If there’s if there’s enough time to have it resolved before the election, it should be resolved.
“The idea that, ‘Oh, okay. Well, I’m sorry, we’ll let you get to run in the election and then after will address it.’ That’s not a principle of the criminal system.
“I mean, just think some mayor charged, you know, charged with massive embezzlement and he says, ‘Well, you know, it’s a year and a half to the election. Let’s put that on hold. While I run for reelection.’ It’s silly. It’s silly.
“Now, you can argue about whether he should have been charged and so forth. But the idea that this is interfering with the election is simply wrong.” – Former Trump attorney general Bill Barr, last night on Fox News.
Trump’s former AG Bill Barr utterly destroys Trump’s argument that prosecuting him for his crimes is “Election interference”:
“Just think of a mayor charged with massive embezzlement, and he says, Well, it’s a year and a half to the election; let’s put that on hold, while I’m… pic.twitter.com/d7Z36Mpw4x
— Republicans against Trump (@RpsAgainstTrump) August 31, 2023