Barr criticizes Trump Georgia indictment as ‘too sweeping,’ ‘too broad’

Julia ShaperoAugust 17, 2023 at 7:57 PM

Former Attorney General Bill Barr criticized the Fulton County, Ga., indictment of former President Trump as “too sweeping” and “too broad,” arguing that it helps “feed the narrative” that Trump is being unfairly targeted by prosecutors.

“I’m not happy with the Georgia case,” Barr told Fox News’s Neil Cavuto on Thursday. “I think it’s much too sweeping, much too broad, excessive case that is [going to] make it look like people are piling on and being excessive to Trump and feed the narrative that he’s being victimized here.”

“I also think there’s merit in the point that this is a case that I don’t think is going to be triable before the election,” he added. “It’s just too sprawling.”

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The former president was indicted by a Fulton County grand jury Monday alongside 18 others, ranging from Trump lawyers Rudy Giuliani and John Eastman to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and former Justice Department lawyer Jeffrey Clark.

The indictment, which is Trump’s fourth this year, brought a litany of charges over the former president and his allies’ efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia.

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