Former Attorney General Bill Barr is taking the position that Jack Smith, the special counsel who brought the second and third indictments against the former president, has a trove of evidence, according to The Hill.
Barr claims that the third indictment, which charges Donald Trump with conspiracy to defraud the United States, is just the “tip of the iceberg.” He explains that the position of the counsel is that Trump knew the election was not stolen, which the prosecution will have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt. Because that is a high bar to set, Barr says that he believes there is more to come.
The 45-page indictment claims that Trump tried to hold onto power and steal the election, which is cited as a “bedrock function of democracy.” Barr was the AG under the Trump administration but has in recent years come out against the former president.
The news comes as the 2024 presidential race continues to heat up. Trump is dominating the GOP primary field and reportedly leads with 54 percent support while Florida Governor Ron DeSantis trails with less than 20 percent. But despite his early lead, 46 percent of GOP voters say that they’re open to supporting a different candidate.
Former Vice President Mike Pence, a contender for the GOP nomination, has also come out against his former partner and boss. He has posted on social media that another indictment, this time relating to January 6, will mean that Trump will continue to talk about the past rather than the future.
But not all GOP voters are partial to this rhetoric from Pence. GOP voters responded to his comments, notably calling him a “traitor.” Voters are also calling out Pence for supporting the Ukrainian war at the expense of “America First policies.”