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‘Games Were Played’: Bill Barr Breaks Down Trump’s ‘Self-Destruction’

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Appearing on CNN Thursday night, former Attorney General William Barr called Donald Trump “his own worst enemy” and said that his legal troubles are because he engages in “reckless” and “self-destructive “behavior.

“I said he’s frequently his own worst enemy and he digs himself holes,” Barr said. “And he does some things that are reckless that are clearly gonna give rise to investigations and look into them. And that included both the documents in Mar-a-Lago and the Jan. 6 episode.”

During the interview, Barr said that while he believes some cases against his former boss have been “brought for political reasons, that doesn’t mean everything that Trump does, he’s a victim on.”

“He’s frequently his own worst enemy, and he digs himself holes, and he does some things that are reckless, that are clearly going to give rise to investigations and look into them,” Barr said. “And that included both the documents in Mar-a-Lago and the January 6 episode, and the events after December 14, and trying to reverse the election when all the states had certified their votes.”

“Games were played, and I think that exposes him,” he added.

Barr has been openly critical of Trump since leaving his administration, even saying last week that Trump is the “most likely” GOP candidate to lose to President Biden in a hypothetical 2024 presidential election.

Trump has faced a myriad of criminal and civil suits including being arrested and charged with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records earlier this month following a multi-year investigation by the Manhattan district attorney.

He also faces three other criminal investigations, two in Washington D.C. over his involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection and his alleged mishandling of classified documents, and a third in Georgia over his alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 election there.

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