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 July 5, 2023

Former US attorney says Trump is 'toast' due to legal charges

Former U.S. Attorney Harry Litman claimed that former President Donald Trump is "toast" over his recent charges.

Litman shared the remarks during a Monday interview on MSNBC's "The Beat" that argued Trump's only hope is a GOP president elected in 2024.

An escape route?

"It seems to me and has seen for a while, he is toast legally. But he’s got this one strange escape route," Litman said.

"If we or a Republican can win the election, and he can make DOJ stand down. That’s his only legal strategy. It’s a strange one. But there is no other I think, escape route for him under the conventional legal process," he added.

A Trump pardon

"Former Attorney General Eric Holder weighed in on if President Biden or the 2024 presidential winner should potentially pardon former President Donald Trump if he is convicted of federal charges," according to Fox News.

"I think I'd I tell the president, the next attorney general, to let the system do its work. Try the cases, see what the results are. And then treat that convicted president, or anybody else who was convicted, as any other person," Holder, who served as AG under the Obama administration, said Sunday on CBS News' "Face the Nation," the report noted.

A self-pardon?

"President Trump is currently facing 37 alleged federal charges dating back to speculated mishandling of important documents in 2020," RSB Network reported.

"However, by taking a look at the current rate at which the trial has moved, it is unlikely that President Trump’s trial date will be in August. Coupled with President Trump’s lead in the polls, a self-pardon may be an option, according to experts," it added.

If Litman's legal information is accurate, Trump will be charged, though it is unclear when the conviction would occur.

An early conviction could knock Trump out of a win, leaving his only hope to another GOP candidate defeating President Joe Biden.

If Trump is convicted after winning the 2024 election, the sitting president could theoretically pardon himself in an unprecedented act in U.S. history that would be highly controversial across the nation.

Written By:
Dillon Burroughs

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