An indictment against former President Donald Trump “writes itself” after the release of the final report of the House Special Committee on the Jan. 6, 2021 inquiry, according to former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner.
Kirschner shared a video on YouTube on Friday offering his analysis of the committee’s report and its possible implications for Trump, which Kirschner describes as attempting “to retain the powers of the presidency unconstitutionally.”
He argued that the contents of the committee report meant there was enough evidence to prosecute the former president.
The former prosecutor outlined what he described as a “pressure campaign” Trump had waged against the Department of Justice (DOJ), state legislators, former Vice President Mike Pence and his own supporters.
“In a very real sense, he was pressuring his own base, his own supporters,” Kirschner said. “He fooled her. Well, many of them were people who were unable or unwilling to separate fact from fiction, but they looked up to this man.”
Kirschner said he was still reviewing the lengthy report, but: “This is now an indictment — a conspiracy charge — that can write itself.”
“I mean, this goes beyond a blueprint,” he continued. “It’s like GPS for prosecutors. All they have to do is follow the prompts, follow the trail, look at the evidence of crimes that have been uncovered and documented by the January 6th Committee – God bless them – and that is a criminal conspiracy charge that is turning himself writes.”
The January 6 committee criminally referred Trump to the DOJ for obstruction of an official process, conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to make false testimony, and inciting, aiding, or assisting and consoling a riot.
The decision to impeach Trump can only be made by the DOJ.
In its Jan. 6 report, the Jan. 6 committee alleged that Trump “or his inner circle were engaged in at least 200 apparent acts of public or private publicity, pressure, or condemnation directed at either state legislatures or addressed to the state or local election administrators to overturn state election results.”
The committee also said Trump made “several efforts” to contact witnesses before the committee, and the report added, “The Justice Department is aware of at least one of these circumstances.”
The former president slammed the committee’s report in a post on his platform Truth Social on Thursday.
“The highly partisan Unselect Committee Report purposely fails to mention Pelosi’s failure to heed my recommendation for the deployment of troops in DC, showing the ‘peaceful and patriotic’ [sic] Words I used or studying the reason for the protest, voter fraud. Witch Hunt!” Trump wrote.
news week has reached out to former President Trump’s office for comment.
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