Trump will ‘fold down like a house of cards’ to avoid jail: Kirschner
Former President Donald Trump will “fold down like a house of cards” to avoid jail time if charged in one of the ongoing criminal investigations against him, according to former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner.
Brian Tyler Cohen, host of The legal breakdownKirschner asked Saturday whether or not he thinks Trump will be indicted on separate counts if charges are brought against him during the Georgia election campaign.
“I’d like to think the Department of Justice (DOJ) has that kind of backbone [and] has the kind of guts and the kind of determination to move forward with the indictment of the former president and his criminal allies,” Kirschner replied.
Former federal prosecutor and MSNBC legal analyst hopes the DOJ doesn’t need Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who is handling the Georgia investigation, to take the first step in filing charges against Trump so they follow him and can sue him in other cases.
Trump and some of his allies are under investigation for allegedly trying to overturn the results of Georgia’s 2020 presidential election. Willis on Tuesday urged Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney not to make public the findings of a special grand jury that has spent months examining the case.
Willis also asked the judge to be cautious about “protecting the rights of future defendants” in light of the ongoing criminal investigation. She added that a decision on potential criminal charges was “imminent,” but didn’t name names.
Kirschner said Saturday he thinks indictments against the former president in the Georgia election inquiry would “encourage” and “encourage” the DOJ to “speed up” its pace and move toward indictments a little faster.
“I think prosecutors investigating Donald Trump are going to need all the support they can find, both legally and atmospherically, and so I think once one charge is dropped and the others are dropped, then you’re going to see Donald Trump fold like a house of cards. And I think he’s going to be desperate to make whatever deals he can to minimize his risk in prison,” added the former federal prosecutor.
During a Thursday episode of The legal breakdownKirschner predicted Trump could face trial within “a year” if indicted in the Georgia election probe.
“If I had to guess, once the indictments are returned and Donald Trump is tried and indicted on those charges, [and]… Read the charges the grand jury has brought against him, we’ll likely see a trial date of between six months and a year, but the defense attorney will always try to make motions to keep pushing him further and further down the road “, he said.
Trump, who has continued to maintain his innocence, is being investigated in other criminal investigations, including how he allegedly handled classified documents seized by FBI agents from his Mar-a-Lago residence last August , and his alleged involvement in January A Capitol riot broke out on February 6, 2021 when his supporters stormed the US Capitol building to stop Joe Biden’s electoral college certification.
news week contacted Trump’s media office for comment.
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