Bill Barr: Trump ‘Lacks all Self-Control’ to Testify

By Allan Lengel

While saying it appears the New York indictment is politically motivated, ex-Attorney General Bill Barr strongly suggested it would be a disaster if former President Donald Trump testified in trial.

Bill Barr on Fox News

“I’m not his lawyer, generally I think it’s a bad idea to go on the stand,” Barr said Sunday in an interview with Fox News’ Shannon Bream. “And I think it’s a particularly bad idea for Trump because he lacks all self-control, and it would be very difficult to prepare him and keep him testifying in a prudent fashion.”

As for the validity of case, he said:

“It’s the very essence of the abuse of the prosecutive function, which is pursuing a person rather than pursuing a real crime.”

Trump is scheduled to be arraigned at 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday in Manhattan before Judge Juan Merchan. He’s expected to enter a not-guilty plea.

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