Former President Donald Trump faces many legal problems, including being prosecuted on charges of falsifying business records by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
However, one former White House insider recently predicted that those problems are about to get significantly worse.
Ty Cobb served as White House lawyer under Trump, and according to the Daily Wire, he told CNN that the former president may well go to prison over his handling of classified documents.
"I think that this case is ready to go. I think there is a possibility that the obstruction case may be broadened to go ahead and include the Espionage Act and counts and the possession, illegal possession of the classified documents, given the extent that, and solely because of the fact that Trump keeps lying about what the law is," Cobb said late last week.
"There's so much evidence of guilty knowledge on the Espionage [Act] piece, all they really have to show is that Trump moved these documents at various times when DOJ was either demanding them or actually present," he continued.
"That he filed falsely with the Justice Department, had his lawyers file falsely with the Justice Department, an affidavit to the effect that they were nonexistent which was...shattered by the documents that they then discovered after the search," Cobb argued.
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Cobb went on to suggest that the former president will be incarcerated for obstruction of justice, stating, "I do think he’ll go to jail on it."
Interestingly, Cobb expressed doubt that Trump will experience much in the way of political fallout over Bragg's charges or the recent lawsuit by author E. Jean Carroll.
"Independents, they may not have thought much of the events in New York with Alvin Bragg. I think some have focused in a little bit more on the Carroll case," he remarked.
In contrast, Cobb believes that "everybody will be watching if the feds come after him, and the feds are coming, and I think they’re coming fast."
Trump is not the only ones to face questions over his handling over classified material, as documents have also been discovered at President Joe Biden's Delaware home and his office at the Penn Biden Center.
Fox News reported in January that a Quinnipiac University poll found that 60% of Americans believed that Biden had handled classified materials inappropriately.
What's more, the survey also found that 71% of Americans regard the discovery of documents as being either very serious or somewhat serious.