Chris Matthews: Trump Could Soon Resign as Don Jr. and Ivanka Could be ‘next dominoes to fall’
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews believes that it’s very possible that President Trump could be left with no other option but to resign in the “coming weeks” as Robert Mueller’s probe gets closer and closer to Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump.
During his “Let Me Finish” segment on Hardball with Chris Matthews last night, Matthews explain how he believes the Mueller investigation may end.
“Let me finish tonight with how the Mueller investigation could end,” Matthews said. “Given the toughness Bob Mueller has shown, it looks like he would have no hesitation indicting anyone he finds guilty in his path.”
Matthews then went on to explain how Mueller isn’t about going easy on anyone unless they are willing to help him in his investigation of others who are higher up on the food chain, such as President Trump. Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump, however, have little to give Mueller in terms of evidence to help him in his investigation of their father, unless, of course, they are willing to testify against him. The chances of that, however, are slim to none.
“The president’s children stand right in the line of Mueller’s investigative progress,” Matthews explained. “They stand as the next dominos to fall, but therein lies the problem. Where earlier Mueller subjects have given Trump up, these two lack the option to do that — they can hardly testify against their father.”
Matthews then explained how this will all boil down to a “reckoning”, in which the president’s children could be sent to prison, unless of course something else were to happen — Trump resigns.
“What if the prosecutors were to offer the president an alternative. What if he were to say he would let the children walk if the old man (Trump) does the same?”
Matthews seems to believe that Trump will protect himself and his children by resigning the office of the presidency, as part of an agreement with prosecutors. The way Matthews views this is that this is Trump’s only option unless he plans to either allow his children to potentially go to jail, or he plans to attempt a pardon that likely would not hold up in court.