Bill Barr Reality Checks Trump Critics Following SCOTUS Ruling

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Former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr reality checked critics of the Supreme Court’s ruling granting former President Donald Trump “absolute immunity” for official acts taken while in office.

Critics of Trump argued the ruling places a president above the law by granting them the absolute power to execute any unlawful decision they desire. Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in her dissenting decision that the majority’s ruling “reshapes the institution of the Presidency,” claiming “the President is now a king above the law.”

“Let the President violate the law, let him exploit the trappings of his office for personal gain, let him use his official power for evil ends,” Sotomayor wrote. “Because if he knew that he may one day face liability for breaking the law, he might not be as bold and fearless as we would like him to be. That is the …

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