In an op-ed, Mick Mulvaney wrote that Trump could be charged with obstruction of justice.
According to Mulvaney, such claims are the threat Trump should be most concerned about.
He also described Cassidy Hutchinson’s January 6 testimony as “extremely believable”.
Former Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said Wednesday he believes the real threat to Trump is the potential evidence the Jan. 6 panel has that could lead to charges of obstruction of justice.
Mulvaney wrote that he had previously defended the former president against claims that he had done “something illegal or punishable” in relation to the Capitol riots. However, Mulvaney said he struggled to maintain that position, especially after Hutchinson’s testimony, which he found “extremely credible.”
“Because after some of the bombshells that fell during that hearing, I think it could get really dark for the former president,” Mulvaney wrote.
Mulvaney noted that there was one real threat to Trump during Tuesday’s hearing that did not depend on Hutchinson’s words or credibility. “It’s the one that caught my eye. And it’s the one that should worry the former president the most,” Mulvaney wrote.
He referred to the evidence presented by Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, which showed: two messages received by panel witnesses from January 6 before making their statements† The posts include allusions to being a “team player” to “stay in the good graces in the Trump world,” as well as reminiscences of Trump reading transcripts of interviews.
Mulvaney added that the implication behind displaying the messages during the hearing was “crystal clear.”
“The Jan. 6 committee members believe they have evidence that people within the Trump operation tried to intimidate witnesses. And that, however you cut it, is obstruction of justice,” Mulvaney wrote.
“Even if Donald Trump was as innocent as the virgin snow on January 6, even if he knew nothing about the guns, or attacked his agent, or had absolutely no idea what the Proud Boys were up to if he obstructed justice in In connection with the January 6 hearings, he may well become the next politician to learn the hard lesson that usually it’s not the crime. It’s the cover-up.” Mulvaney added.
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