Glenn Kirschner: Trump will be indicted and will then throw everyone under the bus to stay out of jail—including his family.
Justice might just be coming!
Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner made it clear Friday on my SiriusXM radio show that Donald Trump “will be indicted.” This is actually meaningful given that Kirschner and I have long discussed the need to indict Trump, yet never before did he predict charges were actually coming. (In fact, Kirschner’s comments on my show made press in various media outlets including Newsweek and HuffPost.)
It’s now 2 years and nearly 50 days since Trump’s Jan 6 terrorist attack on our Capitol and even longer from the start of his attempted coup that began in earnest after the November 2020 election. The message sent by Attorney General Merrick Garland’s long delay in bringing any charges is that what Trump did was not that serious. It was. Trump attempted to remain in power despite losing the 2020 election. We have never seen this before in the history of our nation.
But Kirschner—who served more than 30 years as a federal prosecutor—is finally seeing light at the end of a long dark tunnel of inaction by the DOJ in regards to Trump’s crimes.
Kirschner also painted a vivid picture of what we can expect to see in response by Trump: He will throw every and anyone under the bus to protect himself. As the MSNBC legal analyst correctly reminded us: “Donald Trump basically burns everyone who comes within arm’s reach of him.”
Kirschner added, “That’s true of his Cabinet officials when he was president. It’s true of his lawyers who end up being disbarred and potentially prosecuted. It’s hard to understand why people would compromise themselves in these ways for Donald Trump.”
Finally, the former federal prosecutor offered a warning to all in the Trump orbit: “And here’s the beauty of it. Once Donald Trump gets indicted—and he will be indicted—he will throw every single person under the bus, including his own family members, if it will reduce his prison term by just one day or one hour.”
Kirschner’s final words on the topic were ones we all hope come true: “So hold on tight, because that’s comin’.”
I’ve never said that Merrick Garland will or will not charge Trump. There’s no way to know with any certainty. But Kirschner’s experience as a federal prosecutor gives me hope we may finally see Trump held accountable. However, if that doesn’t happen, historians may one day look back and determine that the failure to charge and convict Trump was the key mistake that led to the end of the United States of America as a Republic.
***UPDATE: After I posted this Tuesday morning, the NY Times published late Tuesday afternoon an interview of the forewoman of the special grand jury convened by the Fulton County District Attorney to investigate Trump and others for potential crimes surrounding the 2020 election in Georgia. The juror, Emily Kohrs, told the NY Times that the grand jury had recommended indictments of multiple people on a range of charges.
“It is not a short list,” the forewoman, Kohrs, said, adding that the jury had appended eight pages of legal code “that we cited at various points in the report.”
When asked whether the jurors had recommended indicting Mr. Trump, Ms. Kohrs gave a cryptic answer: “You’re not going to be shocked. It’s not rocket science,” adding “you won’t be too surprised.”
To be clear, the Fulton County DA is not bound by the grand jury’s recommendations. But it looks increasingly like our friend Glenn is correct that Trump will be indicted!
You can watch the clip here:
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Oh please!!! From your mouth, Glenn to Garlands DOJ!
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