Former President Donald Trump could soon face a slew of “flips” from his criminal co-defendants, according to legal analyst Glenn Kirschner.
Kirshner, a staunch critic of Trump and former assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, said in a recent investigation that episode his justice is important The “ringleader” former president’s “walls are coming down,” according to Tuesday’s podcast.
Trump pleaded not guilty this year to 91 felony counts in four criminal indictments and claimed to be the victim of “witch hunts” and “election interference” as he seeks re-election as president in 2024.
The former president was indicted along with 18 co-defendants accused of trying to overturn the results of Georgia’s 2020 presidential election and with two co-defendants in a federal case related to Trump’s handling of sensitive documents.
According to Kirshner, in his experience as a federal prosecutor, “the flipping always starts” in cases involving multiple defendants or conspiracy charges. He predicted Trump’s “responsibility” would “start pouring in soon”.
“I’ve handled enough co-accused cases, conspiracy cases, RICO [Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations] “I would tell you that at some point, at some point, the flipping will always start,” Kirshner said. “And then at another point … the flipping tends to accelerate.” We’re getting to that point now. “
“Attorney [Trump’s co-defendants] …will get the best deals for their clients,” he added. “Those best deals will definitely involve working with the main guy, Donald Trump. The walls are coming down and the responsibilities will soon start pouring in. “
In response to a request for comment, Trump spokesman Steven Chang emailed an Weekly newspaper A previously released statement called Kirshner a “notorious conspiracy theory trafficker and dubious legal analyst” who “has been shunned by the entire legal profession.”
Kirshner’s remarks on Tuesday came in response to a Politico article published the same day that claimed “Trump’s co-defendants have turned against him.” The article quoted Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen as saying that the Georgia case “will be each defendant’s own.”
cohen told Weekly newspaper Last week, Trump faced “legal risk” because the potential for co-defendants to attack him “is unlimited.”
Tristan Snell, a New York state attorney and former assistant attorney general, predicts that former Trump attorney Jenna Ellis, who was indicted with the former president in Georgia last month, will “Will cooperate with the authorities”.
Ellis has repeatedly publicly criticized Trump for refusing to fund her legal defense and that of her co-defendants, despite no evidence that she cooperated with authorities.
Fears that co-defendant Rudy Giuliani could flip for the same reason may have prompted Trump to host a $100,000-per-ticket fundraiser for the former New York City mayor, which It is scheduled for Thursday in New Jersey.
Former federal prosecutor Michael McAuliffe said there were reports last month that Yuscil Taveras, the Mar-a-Lago IT director and witness, testified against Trump in the federal filing case. launched an attack. Weekly newspaper Others are “likely” to follow suit.