For years now, we have watched in collective horror and helplessness as Donald Trump got away with everything short of cold-blooded murder — four long years of which he was literally doing so from inside the powers and protections of the literal United States presidency. We have watched as more and more crimes and scandals surface and wondered if this would be the one to finally take him down — nothing ever did. But a panel of legal experts has recently convened and said no more. According to some of the nation’s top legal minds, we are finally witnessing the beginning of the end of Donald J. Trump.
MSNBC host Chris Hayes conducted an in-depth panel with two attorneys and one law professor — experts Andrew Weissmann, Maya Wiley, and Charles Coleman — all of whom affirmatively agreed that this country is finally bearing witness to what will ultimately be the demise of this country’s biggest and gravest mistake.
“You get hired, Andrew Weissmann, as the new legal team. They fire their old lawyers and they want you. You get the briefing book with the rundown of the legal issues facing your client. Your forced client says to you am I going to be indicted? You say what?” Hayes questioned.
Without a second thought, Weissmann answered, “Yes.”
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Wiley interjected, “Bye-bye, baby.”
Coleman chimed in with his own agreeance, adding, “It is happening. It’s not whether it’s going to happen, it’s when and with how many of these things that are in front of you.”
“And how many counts,” Miley added.
Weissmann went on to further elaborate, “I would say to him, what we have to focus on is the state cases. You are going to get indicted federally. Period. The end. That is what Jack Smith is going to do. Whether it is on one or two things, we don’t know. But, either one of those is no good. One is better than two that is going to happen. There may be a political solution ultimately on a federal indictment because, if there is a Republican president, it is unlikely that that will come to fruition. There will be a trial, they’ll be a jury verdict and you will be sentenced before there is the next presidential election. So, that is one area that we have to worry about.”
The legal expert went on to explain that the crux of it all will come down to the individual states that have lodged investigations and potential charges against the scandal-ridden ex-president, as Trump enjoys zero federal protections or pardon potential on a state level.
“If there is a Georgia indictment or a New York indictment, that is where you have to worry because if you are indicted in New York, you are going to go to jail,” Weismann said. “In Georgia, you might go to jail as well, unless they change the rules and allow the governor to pardon you. So, that is where we need to spend our time, looking at those cases and figuring out what the defenses are. Both of those, I think, are potential issues. The strongest of all of the things that we have seen at least on the outside is the Mar-a-Lago case.”
He went on to clarify that this carried the most weight “in the sense that the government is going to indict and it’s hard to see a valid defense there. That is a simple case. He took the documents. He knew he took the documents. There is gonna be a whole lot of lawyers from the White House who are key witnesses to say, ‘I told him not to do it. I told him it was illegal. I told him that these are government property.’ The fact that it took 18 months is going to be unbelievably damning evidence.”
You can watch the full think-tank analysis on MSNBC here:
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