Former Attorney General Bill Barr is back in the news.
This time, he came out to criticize Judge Aileen Cannon on her ruling in the Special Master request by the Trump legal team.
According to Barr, her ruling was “deeply flawed.”
Barr, on the ruling, stated, “The opinion, I think, was wrong and I think the government should appeal it.
“It’s deeply flawed in a number of ways. I don’t think the appointment of a special master is gonna hold up, but even if it does, I don’t see it fundamentally changing the trajectory, right?
“In other words, I don’t think it changes the ball game so much as maybe we’ll have a rain delay for a couple of innings.
“But I think that the fundamental dynamics of the case are set.
“The government has very strong evidence of what it really needs to determine whether charges are appropriate, which is: government documents were taken, classified information was taken and not handled appropriately and they are looking into — and there’s some evidence to suggest — that they were deceived and none of that really relates to the content of documents.”
Barr obviously knows far more than I do about the law, but I think he is missing the main point of the ruling.
First and foremost, nobody on Trump’s team trusts the FBI or DOJ to do the right thing right now.
Secondly, if the Special Master does find additional privileged documents or documents that go beyond the scope of what was already a generous scope, it could result in the entire search being tossed out.
Barr seems to be looking at this from the DOJ perspective rather than Trump’s defense, which is why I believe he made that statement.
Source: Daily Caller