[WATCH] Breaking Down the Trump Investigations

Now that the Manhattan District Attorney has convened a special grand jury that could hear evidence and weigh possible criminal charges against Donald Trump, his staff, and his family, there are many lingering questions as to how such a case might proceed in the courts.

While many legal experts agree that any one of the multiple charges against Trump would sink the average American, Trump’s ability to sidestep any consequences for his actions leaves many wondering if he’ll ever spend a single day in jail. How has he escaped any prosecution all this time? Why does there need to be a grand jury and why will it take a staggering six months for them to privately convene to hear all of the evidence? Why do the wheels of justice move so slowly?

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 28: Former U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Begun in 1974, CPAC brings together conservative organizations, activists, and world leaders to discuss issues important to them. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

On her show Tuesday night, Rachel Maddow broke down not just how a grand jury works, but why it will take so long for them to hear the case and even longer for the public to find out what they learned.


The legal experts who regularly join MSNBC have been a boon to viewers without any background in practicing law.┬áDavid Fahrenthold, who broke the story, joined Peter Alexander to share what he knows so far. The panel, including NBC’s Kristen Welker, former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti, and former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance also helped to break down what it means for Trump.

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