Harvard constitutional regulation professor Laurence Tribe defined on Tuesday why the place the situation of a doable Donald Trump indictment for taking categorized authorities paperwork might imply further main authorized penalties for the previous president.
Tribe, showing on MSNBC’s “The Final Phrase,” mentioned if Lawyer Common Merrick Garland indicts Trump in D.C. (the place the paperwork have been taken from) and never Florida (from the place they have been seized at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property) then he might add fees of rebellion and seditious conspiracy, stemming from Trump’s incitement of the lethal U.S. Capitol riot, to the rap sheet too.
On the query of when Garland might indict Trump, Tribe urged it could occur sooner or later however that his former analysis assistant would go away “no stone overturned” in his pursuit of a watertight case.
Tribe even recalled his occasional frustration with Garland after they labored collectively, saying his excessive thoroughness might delay his delivering of labor.
“This shall be an indictment that’s completely excessive,” Tribe predicted.