Former Attorney General Bill Barr says the DOJ is close to having enough evidence to indict Donald Trump

The DOJ is likely close to indicting Donald Trump, former Attorney General Bill Barr has said. But he expressed hope this would not happen, given Trump's status as former

president. Barr served as attorney general under Trump, but has recently been critical of him.  Former Attorney General Bill Barr said that the Justice Department is "getting

very close" to having enough evidence to indict former President Donald Trump for keeping hold of government records, including highly classified information, after leaving

office.  In an interview on Fox News on Wednesday, Barr discussed the DOJ's investigation into Trump, whom he served as attorney general. He said that the core issues are

whether the DOJ can make a case to prosecute Trump, and whether it ought to do so given Trump's status as a former president. Barr gave an at times contradictory analysis of

the legal peril facing Trump, arguing for the the strength of the DOJ's case yet also saying Trump should escape legal repercussions.—Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 7,

2022  "Will the government be able to make out a technical case, will they have evidence by which — that they could indict somebody on, including him?" Barr said. "That's

the first question, and I think they're getting very close to that point, frankly," said Barr, who resigned as attorney general shortly before Trump left office.  "But I

think at the end of the day, there's another question, [which] is do you indict a former president? What will that do to the country, what kind of precedent will that set, will

the people really understand that this is not, you know, failing to return a library book, that this was serious," Barr said.