Legal analyst Glenn Kirchner says former President Donald Trump will be convicted with the support of a “choir” of former Republican allies who are cooperating with the Justice Department.
Kirshner’s comments came after ABC News reported on Monday that former Trump aide Molly Michaels told federal investigators into Trump’s handling of classified Mar-a-Lago documents that the former president would put her on her to-do list A list of items is written on the back of clearly classified materials. Court documents show that Michael began working with the former president in 2018 and reportedly resigned in 2022 after Trump refused to comply with federal demands to return sensitive documents in his possession.
While Trump is running for re-election to the White House in November 2024, he faces four criminal indictments, two federal charges and two state charges, totaling 91 felony charges. The former president maintains he is innocent and prosecutors incited a “witch hunt” in hopes of achieving his goals. Upending his presidential campaign.
According to the report, this report has not been independently verified Weekly newspaper“You don’t know anything about these boxes,” Trump told Michael after learning that federal investigators were looking for boxes containing classified material.
Kirshner, a staunch critic of Trump and a former federal prosecutor, discussed ABC News’ coverage of Michael in recent remarks justice is important podcast, describing the former Trump aide as “one of the many good people who stood up to the tyranny of Donald Trump.” Kirshner also mentioned former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, who testified during the House Select Committee’s Jan. 6 investigation.
“Another long-time Trump loyalist will testify against him in his trial,” Kirchner said Tuesday. “Molly Michael, she will not be complicit in Trump’s criminal behavior when she knew Trump She’s not going to spread the word ‘we don’t have more boxes’ when there are more boxes. Molly Michael said, ‘No, I won’t.'”
“When the trial begins against Donald Trump and his criminal associates, you will see Donald Trump convicted with a chorus of Republican voices,” Kirchner added.
The former prosecutor previously predicted that Trump could see an outpouring of “opposition” from his allies and co-defendants as the criminal trial proceeds, particularly against the former president and 18 of his allies in Georgia. in the extortion case. One of Trump’s employees, a security guard at Mar-a-Lago, has reportedly decided to betray his former boss, according to a classified indictment.
Michael’s testimony is likely to bolster special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into classified documents in Trump’s possession that the former president has refused to turn over to federal authorities despite repeated requests and subpoenas. Legal analyst Harry Litman told MSNBC on Tuesday that the former Trump aide will prove to be a “killer witness” during the trial.
Weekly newspaper Trump’s press team was contacted via email Tuesday night seeking comment.