A Harvard law professor said he thinks Trump will be charged by the Justice Department.
Laurence Tribe is the former professor of US Attorney General Merrick Garland.
“He said he would go to the top if that’s what the evidence points to and that’s certainly what it’s pointing to now,” Tribe said.
Laurence Tribe, a Harvard Law School professor who taught Attorney General Merrick Garland, believes his former student will indict former President Donald Trump over the January 6 uprising.
Tribe made the prediction during an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer days after explosive testimony was pronounced at the final Jan. 6 hearing of the House Select Committee.
Blitzer asked if, given the latest revelations and developments, Tribe thought the US Department of Justice would indict Trump.
“Well, I wish I knew, but Merrick Garland is a friend and a former student of mine. He’s an honest man,’ Stam began. “He said he would go to the top if the evidence points to that and that’s certainly what it’s pointing to now.”
Stam said some recent searches by federal agents, including the… Phone confiscation of former Trump attorney John Eastmanprovide “strong evidence that the Justice Department is not stopping with the foot soldiers. It goes to the generals, and the greatest general of them all is, of course, Donald Trump.”
“I think there’s a good chance he’ll be charged,” Tribe said. After Blitzer urged him whether he thought Garland would press charges against Trump, Tribe reiterated, “If I had to guess, that would be my guess.”
The January 6 committee said: Enough Evidence to Ask the Justice Department to Indict Trump†
Camila DeChalus from Insider reported that the commission is likely to gather evidence to indict Trump on charges including conspiracy to defraud the administration, obstructing official proceedings, wire fraud and witness tampering.
But experts said Trump could mount a strong legal defense.
Stam said if he were to indict Trump, he would be concerned about the possibility of a hung jury because of a person who believes Trump “can do no wrong.” He also said he was concerned about the potential unrest an indictment could cause.
“I certainly recognize that impeaching a former president would create a lot of social heat, perhaps violence,” he said. “But not charging him would provoke another violent uprising.”
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