Former federal prosecutor Glen Kirshner predicted Friday that Donald TrumpFormer White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows Will “Rat Out” Former President for Justice Department Investigators part of the investigation on 6 January 2021.
CNN reported Thursday that Trump was asked by advisers to “cut off contact” with Meadows, who is seen by some legal analysts as a potential key witness against the former president. The news organization also reported that Trump’s legal team is “in direct contact with Justice Department officials” regarding the January 6 investigation.
Kirschner, who now works as a legal analyst msnbc And NBC news, and Demand to accuse Trumpcited this reporting CNN in a video Shared on YouTube and Twitter on Friday. He said the former president’s lawyers were talking with the Justice Department in what was a “last effort” to block an indictment. Legal expert also pointed to report Rolling stone That said Trump’s legal team is attempting to place the blame on “the people who fall” for any alleged criminal behavior.
“Who is one of the Marquee Fall guys?” Kirshner asked. “Mark Meadows.”
“And do you really think Mark Meadows is going to just sit quietly and fall for Donald Trump? Maybe volunteer to dive under the bus? No,” the lawyer said. “He’s going to cut his losses. He’s going to cooperate. He’s going to flip. He’s going to turn over the state evidence. He’s going to oust Trump. He’s going to snatch “
newsweek Trump’s press office reached out for comment.
Former president says he did nothing wrong on January 6 or in his attempt to overturn the president Joe Bidenelectoral victory. Trump also continues to say that the election was “rigged” or “stolen”. He describes all investigations targeting him and his associates as part of a partisan “witch hunt”.
Despite Trump’s claims, no evidence has emerged that the 2020 election was a fraud. In contrast, dozens of legal challenges brought by the former president and his allies failed in state and federal courts. Meanwhile, audits and recalculations have consistently confirmed Biden’s victory.
Top Trump Administration Officials and Heads Republican Has repeatedly said that there is no evidence that the election was stolen. former attorney general William BarrowWho was widely seen as one of Trump’s most loyal cabinet members, has called the claims of widespread voter fraud a “nonsense*t”.
It remains to be seen whether Trump will face indictment from the Justice Department. attorney general Merrick Garland There has been a public silence regarding the investigation. At the same time, Garland has said that no one is out of bounds in the investigation.
“No one is above the law in this country. I can’t say that more clearly,” he said in July. His remarks came in response to questions about whether the Justice Department would hypothetically indict a former president.
Accusing a former president would be an unprecedented move in the United States as no former head of state has ever been indicted for a crime. While some analysts have warned about the repercussions of such a move, Kirschner had previously warned that the consequences of not doing so would be worse.
“It’s time for Justice DepartmentIt is time for our federal government to make the first legal visit and hold a criminal former president accountable for his crimes,” Kirschner said.
Former federal prosecutor said That if Trump is not prosecuted, it would be like giving a “pass” to the former president. He also said it would be “a pass for everything from obstructing official proceedings to potentially treason.”
“It sends the unmistakable signal to all future presidential candidates or presidents seeking to retain power after losing an election that they have DOJ permission to do what Donald Trump did to either gain or retain power. It was,” Kirshner said. “And I don’t think our nation, you know, can survive another round.”
Burr In comments to CBS News assessed on Friday that the January 6 investigation by the Justice Department is “building up” the evidence against Trump.
“I’m sure what they’re doing is getting deeper into it,” the former Trump administration official said. “So, I think what Merrick Garland is trying to do here is try to say, ‘Hey look, I’m paying attention to this, and if we get an offense, we’re going to do that. Will prosecute you.”