Former ambassador says it’s ‘quite likely’ Trump will be prosecuted

Despite America seeing its worst inflation numbers in over four decades, many Democrats remain focused on former President Donald Trump.

While some are focused on the prospect of him running for office again, others are suggesting that he may end up behind bars. 

“Evidence mounting”

One of them is Norm Eisen, a Brookings Institution senior fellow who served ambassador to the Czech Republic under President Barack Obama.

According to the Washington Examiner, Eisen said during an interview on Sunday with CNN host Christi Paul that it is “quite likely” Trump will face criminal prosecution.

“I do see the evidence mounting for the new prosecutions,” the Examiner quoted Eisen as telling Paul. “We [the Brookings Institution] have published that evidence in a big Brookings report, and we have an evidence tracker that we put out.”

“Now we’re going to get the foundation, the beginning of that seven-point plan,” Eisen continued, adding, “Trump, over and over again, attacking the election, saying he had won.”

“We have already seen the evidence — he knew that was a lie,” Eisen insisted. “In other words, the origin of the big lie, including over 60 cases where he tried to push that big lie or his allies did, failing in all but one.”

To support his claim, the former ambassador mentioned comments made in March by federal Judge David O. Carter, who serves in the Central District of California.

As the Examiner reported, Carter wrote in an opinion that it is “more likely than not that President Trump corruptly attempted to obstruct the Joint Session of Congress on January 6, 2021.”

Potential for charges in Georgia

“The illegality of the plan was obvious,” Carter added before ordering Trump attorney John Eastman to surrender 101 emails to the House select committee that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) tasked with investigating the riot on Capitol Hill.

Eisen also argued that the “the evidence is particularly strong for a prosecution in the state of Georgia,” pointing to a telephone call Trump had with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

In that exchange, Trump urged Raffensperger to locate the thousands of missing Republican votes which he said had been stolen by corrupt election officials.

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