Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says Donald Trump has forced the nation’s proverbial hand, and that it’s now necessary to face the unprecedented question of indicting a former president. The Congressional investigation of the day’s attack is closing in, and several individuals have now plead guilty to seditious conspiracy, suggesting that perhaps the Justice Department’s investigation is also getting nearer to its larger targets, and Holder believes the evidence, in the end, will support an indictment.
Holder appeared on MSNBC Monday night, where he opined that “by the end of this investigative process you’re going to find that Donald Trump has done the necessary things to meet all the elements of a variety of statutes, and also will be shown to have had the requisite intent in doing those.”
Unfortunately, he says that there are a lot of concerns in indicting a former president, even so, and will still be a tough question for prosecutors. But would he do it, if he was the one making the decision?
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says he would consider supporting the indictment of former President Trump over 1/6:
"To let the administration simply off the hook … is very dangerous for our nation." pic.twitter.com/o0ESCrpnft
— The Recount (@therecount) May 10, 2022
In fact, he says that it would be dangerous to the nation to let the Trump Administration “off the hook” for their roles on and leading up to January 6th.
Holder has been clear before about his position regarding Trump’s culpability and the danger he poses to the nation, calling for him to be removed from office immediately after the attack.
For the next two weeks the nation is at risk with Trump as president. He is unbalanced, vengeful-unfit. He cannot be trusted with the powers of the presidency. It is finally time to prioritize the national welfare. Via the 25th Amendment or impeachment, he should be removed. Now.
— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) January 7, 2021
This all follows warnings from Mark Esper, who served as Secretary of Defense under Trump, and according to CNN, affirmed that he sees the former president as a threat to the nation’s democratic institutions, and has been citing conversations with him to support that assessment.
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