Former Attorney General Bill Barr sank the knife deeper into President Donald Trump, declaring he would be willing to testify against him at the Jan 6 trial.
On CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Anchor Major Garrett asked, “Were you interviewed by the special counsel?”
Barr said, “I’m not going to go into that.”
“Would you appear as a witness if called?” Garrett asked Bill Barr, reffering to the Jan 6 trial.
“Of course,” Barr said.
Garrett said, “One of those associated with Trump’s defense team has said, if you were called as a witness, they would cross-examine you and pierce all of that by asking you questions that you couldn’t, to their mind, credibly answer about how thorough that investigation was that led you to tell the president what you told him. How thorough was that investigation?”
“I think it satisfied us that there was no basis for concluding that there had been fraud in those instances.”
“Some of them were obvious. One that he keeps on repeating is that there were more that more people voted than absentee ballots that were requested, and that was mixing apples and oranges,” he added.
“And once that was explained to him, we should we should have heard no more about that.”
Barr told CNN: “I think it’s a legitimate case. I think, unlike the document case, it’s going to have issues of proof. It’s a more complicated case.”
“They’re not attacking his First Amendment right. He can say whatever he wants, but that does not protect you from entering into a conspiracy. All conspiracies involve speech, and all fraud involves speech,” Barr said.