Mary Trump Slams Bill Barr Over Donald Trump Criticism: 'Way Too Late'

Mary Trump attacked former Attorney General Bill Barr, branding his criticism of Donald Trump "way too f***ing late".

On Friday Barr hit out at the former president on Fox News, saying the FBI's Mar-a-Lago raid looked "reasonable" and claiming it is "highly improbable" that Trump declassified confidential documents, as he had asserted.

Mary Trump, the former president's niece and frequent critic, argued Barr should have acted earlier.

She retweeted a clip of Barr's Fox News appearance, adding: "Better late than . . . Never mind--it's way too f***ing late."

Mary's tweet was widely shared, receiving over 2,600 retweets and 18,000 likes.

Mary Trump hits out at Bill Barr
Then U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr meeting with members of the St. Louis Police Department, in October 15, 2020. On Friday he told Fox News the FBI's Mar-a-Lago raid appeared "reasonable". JEFF ROBERSON/POOL/AFP/GETTY

During his Fox News appearance Barr was asked whether the August 8 raid on Mar-a-Lago, Trump's Florida residence, could have been avoided.

He replied: "People say this was unprecedented, but it's also unprecedented for a president to take all this classified information and put them in a country club.

"How long is the government going to try to get that back?

"They were deceived on the voluntary actions taken. They then went and got a subpoena, they were deceived on that.

"The facts are starting to show that they were being jerked around and so how long do they wait?"

FBI agents removed 20 boxes of documents from Mar-a-Lago during an investigation into whether Trump broke multiple federal laws, including the Espionage Act.

A 36-page court filling released by the Department of Justice included a photograph taken during the raid, showing documents marked "Top Secret" and "Secret" scattered over the floor.

Trump had claimed he declassified the documents taken to Mar-a-Lago whilst still president, but Barr branded this "highly improbable."

He added: "If in fact he sort of stood over scores of boxes, not really knowing what was in them and said, 'I hereby declassify everything in here,' that would be such an abuse and shows such recklessness that it's almost worse than taking the documents."

In 2020 Mary Trump published 'Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man', a book highly critical of her uncle.

Speaking to the Business Insider the following year Mary Trump branded Donald Trump "a fascist."

She added: "He thinks he deserves all the power in the world just because of who he is. In his mind, he's always at the center of the universe and thinks he should be deferred to even though he's ignorant, the weakest, and the least intellectually curious person I've ever met."

Mary Trump currently hosts a podcast, 'The Mary Trump Show', which covers politics and other subjects. In February 2022 she removed it from Spotify to protest what she claimed was coronavirus misinformation being spread on the platform.

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