On Wednesday, Attorney Letitia James filed a massive lawsuit against the Trump family, accusing them of civil fraud, which left Trump-followers raging with fury.
One such rebuker was Bill Barr, who has been critical of President Trump recently, and yet chose to slam James’ lawsuit. Barr called the move a “political hit job” and said this is an “example of…Trump derangement syndrome.”
Former Attorney General William Barr said on Fox News that the suit is a “political hit job” and James is guilty of “gross overreach” for dragging Trump’s children in. “It’s hard for me not to conclude it’s a political hit job,” Barr said. “I’m not even sure if she has a good case against Trump himself. But what ultimately persuades me that this is a political hit job is she grossly overreaches when she tries to drag the children into this.”
“Yes, they had roles in the business,” he continued. “But this was his personal financial statement. It was prepared by the CFO, accounting firms were involved in it. Listen, the children aren’t going to know the details of that … nor are they expected to do their due diligence in the real world.”
The $250 million civil lawsuit against Trump, Don Jr, Ivanka, and Eric, accuses the Trumps of manipulating asset value and is seeking to ban them from being “an officer or director in any corporation” or similar entity in New York.