President Donald Trump could now be charged with a lot of crimes — but one key offense would keep him out of federal office ceaselessly, Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks said on MSNBC Friday.
Wine-Banks said the “best” crime for Trump is Title 18 of the U.S. Code, Section 2383 — the crime of “insurrection or revolt” against the U.S. — since the penalty is tougher than simply prison time.
“I feel it might be horrible to not act on what’s now blatantly obvious to anyone who has watched the hearings” being held by the House Jan. 6 committee, Wine-Banks said.
“My favorite crime could be 2383 — not the seditious conspiracy” charge, which is Section 2384, she added. “The rationale is that the penalty for 2383 just isn’t just jail; it’s being barred from ever holding federal office again,” Wine-Banks explained. “And for me, that may be a more essential goal than jailing the previous president.”
Yet based on various testimony and evidence against Trump, she’s convinced he may be prosecuted for a lot of other crimes.
“There may be, in fact … obstruction of Congress, obstruction of justice, witness tampering — so many things just based on Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony, just hers, for those few hours, [she] laid out all of those crimes,” Wine-Banks said.
“After which you will have many more besides that,” she added.
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