Former federal prosecutor Andrew Weissmann – once dubbed a “legal pit bull” for his tough tactics – predicted Donald Trump would be charged this week with misappropriation of classified documents following his exit from the White House.
“Zillions of stories about the Trump case – but the bottom line is that he’s being indicted, and it’s in DC. And this week,” Weissmann tweeted on Monday.
He added, “Open questions are whether others can be charged and whether they will be in DC or FLA.”
Weissmann expanded on his prediction on Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s Deadline: White House.
Trump could actually be indicted in Florida and not in Washington, Weissmann conceded to Nicolle Wallace.
“I don’t think that’s going to be the case, but I think the one thing I’m pretty confident about is that we’re going to press charges in connection with the classified documents case, and by all appearances we will. “I think the DOJ will feel internal pressure to move forward,” he added.
Trump himself hinted Monday that he was close to being indicted in the case, ranting on his Truth Social platform, “How can the Justice Department indict me who has done nothing wrong when there is no other president?” [sic] were charged.”
The investigation is one of several legal issues plaguing the former president. He will face trial next year in the hush money payment case against Stormy Daniels. The criminal investigation into his alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 Georgia election result and his role in the January 6 riot is also ongoing.