Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner accused former President Donald Trump of committing crimes “in daylight” and reiterated his calls to prosecute him. Kirschner expressed frustration that Trump has not faced indictment for any of his misdeeds over the years.
During an interview with MSNBC, he was asked if Trump could face consequences similar to those of his former adviser, Steve Bannon, who on Thursday turned himself in to New York authorities after being accused of defrauding donors of an organization involved in building the border wall with Mexico.
Bannon is accused of defrauding around $15 million from thousands of donors to the fundraising initiative. We Build the Wall, who helped run. Charged in a nearly identical federal investigation before he was pardoned by Trump, he has now pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of money laundering, two felony counts of conspiracy and one felony count of scheme to defraud after turning himself in to prosecutors from the Office of the Manhattan District Attorney.
“This may sound surprising coming from a former prosecutor. Sometimes I want to yell, ‘Enough new research,’” Kirschner said. “I mean, yes, we have to investigate all of Donald Trump’s crimes, but this new investigation…is that going to distract us from the investigation into the theft of classified documents from him?”
Trump has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing regarding the documents, including saying that all the classified documents he took had been declassified. Early last month, FBI agents searched his Mar-a-Lago residence and seized top-secret documents and other classified materials that he had in his possession.
Kirschner cited numerous crimes and misconduct the former president has been accused of in the past, during and after his presidency, including allegations of attempted voter fraud in Georgia in the wake of the 2020 election and extortion of a foreign official. . Kirschner ultimately expressed considerable frustration at the lack of impeachment of Trump thus far. “What seems to have distracted us from its launch [de] an armed insurrection. Which seems to have distracted us from his voter fraud in Georgia…and all of that certainly distracted us from his bribery and extortion of the president [Volodymyr] Zelensky [de Ucrania]his 10 counts of obstruction of justice documented in the Trump-Russia report, his campaign finance crimes with Michael Cohen at the beginning of everything he used to steal the presidency.”
“At some point, will we be able to tell the Justice Department to just finish what it started? Just bring a charge against someone who has been offending in the light of day,” she said.
A Special Federal Grand Jury is also investigating Trump’s fundraising efforts in the wake of his 2020 loss and his subsequent efforts to undermine the election results.
On the same day that Bannon turned himself in, multiple outlets reported that that Grand Jury had issued subpoenas aimed at uncovering the inner workings of Trump’s leadership PAC, Save America, including inquiries about its formation, fundraising efforts, and spending. Bannon is accused of defrauding around $15 million from thousands of donors to the fundraising initiative. We build the wall who helped run. Bannon, who was previously indicted in a nearly identical federal investigation before being pardoned by Trump, pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of money laundering, two felony counts of conspiracy and one felony count of scheme to defraud after turning himself in to prosecutors. of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
Some believe that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will not charge the former president with anything until after the midterm elections, now in November. This is due to an unofficial tradition in which the Department avoids taking such actions 60 days before an election.