(Luis Cornelio, Headline USA) Former Trump Attorney General William Barr slammed Soros-backed Manhattan DA for his “abuse of power” in the charges filed against former President Trump in a Sunday interview.
Barr, who in recent years became a vocal critic of former boss Trump, said that the political prosecution of Trump is likely going to push him to win the GOP primaries for 2024. “I think ultimately the savvy Democratic strategist know [Bragg] is going to help Trump. They want him to be nominee,” Barr told ABC News’ “This Week” on Sunday.
ABC host George Stephanopoulos asked Barr if he still thought that the charges had no merit after the details of the indictment were released. “I don’t think it has any merit,” Barr unapologetically responded. “I think it is transparently an abuse of prosecutorial power to accomplish a political end. I think it is an unjust case that’s not to say that every legal challenge that the president faces is unjustified. But this one especially is.”
Trump pleaded not guilty to 34 felony charges on Tuesday after being indicted by a Manhattan grand jury assembled by the Soros-funded Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg. The charges allege that Trump falsified business documents when he reimbursed attorney Michael Cohen for hush payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal. The payments totaled $280,000.
“If it was fraud, it was committed in the course of fraud. And I don’t see anywhere specified in here exactly what the fraud was,” the former AG warned. “These were his own business records. He was paying himself the hush money and the business records were his own company. He’s the owner of the company.”
Trump was arraigned on Tuesday, April 4 and is expected to return to court on Dec. 4, 2023. The former president has dubbed the charges as an “attack on our country” and a political vendetta.
In 2021, Bragg, a then-candidate for Manhattan, said “convicting” Trump would be the “number one issue” if he were to be elected.
In recent weeks, leftist Democratic mega-donor George Soros attempted to distance himself from Bragg, claiming he had never met the DA. “As for Alvin Bragg, as a matter of fact I did not contribute to his campaign and I don’t know him,” the leftist billionaire told Semafor magazine.
Soros, however, did contribute to Bragg’s electoral efforts—just not directly. In 2021, Soros funneled $1,000,000 to the Color of Change PAC, days after it endorsed the DA campaign of Alvin Bragg. Color of Change then earmarked $500,000 for Bragg’s candidacy. The other $500,000 was revoked amid “disturbing” allegations against Bragg were raised by an unnamed woman, the Daily Mail reported in February 2022.
Fox News also reported that Soros’s son, Jonathan Soros, and daughter-in-law, Jennifer Allan Soros, directly contributed $20,000 to the Bragg campaign in two separate checks on April 26 and April 29, 2021, respectively.