Legal analyst Glenn Kirshner said former President Donald Trump and his co-defendants are pursuing a legal strategy that is “sure to fail.”
Trump pleaded not guilty this year to 91 felony charges in four criminal indictments. There are two co-defendants in the former president’s secret federal documents case and 18 co-defendants in Georgia’s Fulton County election interference case, all of whom have pleaded not guilty to felony charges.
Lawyers for Trump and his co-defendants have recently filed a series of legal motions seeking to significantly change, delay or dismiss the criminal proceedings before the trial begins.Kirchner, a staunch Trump critic and former federal prosecutor, told a recent inquiry episode his justice is important The podcast described all the motions as “ranging from weak to boring.”
Kershner shared this in a podcast on Tuesday postal He wrote on the website
“Suddenly, we’re seeing a flood of legal motions filed by Donald Trump and some of his criminal associates who are desperate to find a way out of criminal prosecution,” Kirchner said on the podcast. “That’s not going to work… …The motions range from weak to boring.”
Kirshner cited a motion filed by attorney and Georgia co-defendant Kenneth Chesebro, who is accused of orchestrating a scheme to use fake pro-Trump “electors” to overturn the 2020 presidential election Results plan.
Chezebro’s attorneys asked Tuesday for the charges to be dismissed, while claiming their client acted “reasonably” and “fulfilled his duties as an attorney to his client.”
Kirchner disputed that claim, saying Chesebro, whom he called “Cheese,” had no “justifiable defense” because he promoted “a sham electoral scheme designed to commit criminal, corrupt acts.” [and] Unconstitutional overturning of election results. “
Legal analysts concluded that Chezebro’s motion “will go nowhere.” He then introduced what he called “another motion that’s not going anywhere” — from former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.
Lawyers for Meadows filed an unsuccessful motion to move his Fulton County felony case to federal court, claiming Meadows was performing official duties at the time of the alleged conduct. Meadows is appealing the decision. Kershner expected the decision to be upheld “very quickly.”
Kirchner went on to say that his “favorite motion that has been filed recently” is Trump’s legal team’s attempt to persuade U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan to recuse herself from the former president’s federal election interference case.
In a filing that was sharply criticized by several legal experts, Trump’s lawyers on Monday urged Chutkan to recuse herself, claiming she had “previously spoken negatively about Trump’s comments.” [former] President Trump” which will “inevitably taint” his trial.
“When you file a motion like this, you should probably have some precedent, something to back up your argument,” Kirshner said. “If there was any precedent anywhere in the country, the defense could, should, cite it, but … you’re not going to find a case.”
“Nothing Judge Chatkan says or does is disqualifying [or] “As a result, she will remain on the bench presiding over the prosecution of Donald Trump in federal court in Washington, D.C.,” he added. “
In response to a request for comment, Trump spokesman Steven Chang sent an email late Tuesday Weekly newspaper The following is a statement previously shared via email:
“Glenn is a notorious trafficker who spreads wild conspiracy theories and questionable legal analysis. I expected nothing more from a clout-seeking MSNBC contributor who is shunned by the entire legal community.”