William Barr, who served as Donald Trump's Attorney General spent much of the last few years defending him. The two men have since fallen out, but Barr certainly remains a Conservative.
Still, it is nearly impossible to defend Trump's actions in regard to the classified documents scandal. Barr didn't even try, in fact, he was quite damning in his assessment of the case.
Barr told Shannon Bream, "If even half of it is true, he is toast. I mean, it’s a very detailed indictment, and it’s very, very damning."
The former Attorney General continued:
"This idea of presenting Trump as a victim here or a victim of a witch hunt is ridiculous. Yes, he’s been a victim in the past. His adversaries have obsessively pursued him with phony claims. And I’ve been at his side defending against them when he is a victim. But this is much different. He’s not a victim here. He was totally wrong that he had the right to have those documents. Those documents are among the most sensitive secrets that the country has. They have to be in the custody of the archivist. He had no right to maintain them and retain them.”
Barr later noted, "You know, I defended the president on Russia-gate. I stood up and called out (Manhattan District Attorney) Alvin Bragg’s politicized hit job. And I have spoken out for 30 years about the abuse of the criminal justice process to influence politics. But this is simply not true. This particular episode of trying to retrieve those documents, the government acted responsibly. and it was Donald Trump who acted irresponsibly."