Trump Playing Legal ‘Games’, DOJ Should ‘Impeach’ Him: Glenn Kirschner
Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner on Sunday urged the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to stop “playing games” with Donald Trump and criminally indict him.
Kirschner’s comments came after the former president’s legal team asked the Supreme Court to ensure the classified documents federal agents seized at his Mar-a-Lago home in August could be reviewed by a special master before they were released by DOJ officials could be viewed.
The FBI took the documents as part of an investigation into whether or not Trump mishandled classified material. The ex-president has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing over the documents, saying that all the classified documents he took from the White House last year have been declassified.
Trump appealed to the Supreme Court after a lower court ruled in favor of the Justice Department, allowing officers to continue using the classified materials as evidence in his criminal investigations without the need for a special foreman to intervene.
During an interview on MSNBC on Sunday, Katie Phang hosted The Katie Phang Show asked the former federal prosecutor about the strategy of Trump’s legal team.
“Do you think it will be successful… but do you think it’s just another delaying tactic by Trump?” asked Phang.
“When has Trump’s strategy of delaying the trial failed to work? Not gaining enough time, sometimes to run out of time,” said Kirschner. “I wish the Justice Department would stop playing Donald Trump’s reindeer games, stop playing Donald Trump’s playing field, because civil litigation is Donald Trump’s playing field. There he can best arm the delay inherent in the civil process. You know how the DOJ can put an end to all this: impeach him.”
Kirschner added that once someone is criminally charged, “the delays, the opportunity for piecemeal appeals, are over. Because then the only time you can really appeal is after you’ve been tried, convicted, and then the appeals begin.”
Kirschner had previously asked federal prosecutors to indict the former president. In July, Kirschner said the DOJ had “evidence sufficient for prosecution” related to the events of January 6, 2021, Trump.
He said the DOJ “has a responsibility to protect the American people, including Trump supporters.” Hundreds are now going to jail for doing what Donald Trump told them to do, and Donald Trump is recruiting the next batch of future insurgents… and we’ll let him do that.”
Trump has blasted federal investigators in response to their investigation into whether he mishandled documents, calling the raid on his home a “witch hunt” and raising the possibility that agents planted objects on his property.
news week has reached out to Trump’s press office and the DOJ for comment.
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