Donald Trump has spent much of his adult life in courtrooms. Luckily for him, he was protected from any legal problems during his stay in the White House.Those days are over now, and Trump is beginning to feel the heat. This week, he announced a lawsuit against N.Y. Attorney General Letitia James. During a Monday appearance on MSNBC, Neal Katyal explained why the former president is so worried.
“It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to learn Donald Trump today is, to use the technical legal term, freaking out,” the former Obama staffer said. “He is freaking out because of the revelations that you just mentioned a moment ago. Also, because there was a decision ten days ago by the federal court in Washington, D.C. by a Trump appointee, and what the judge said is that one of the insurrectionists was guilty of violating this statute obstruction of an official proceeding, the count of votes on Jan. 6.”
“Our entire constitutional system is set up to basically trust presidents and give them immense powers even to delay litigation or court cases against themselves because we don’t want random people to tie up the president and stop the nation’s business from being done. That is why our system was written as it is. It wasn’t written for someone like Donald Trump who abuses every lever in the system to delay, obstruct, and prevent things. That is one thing when you’re president. You got that suite of tools available. He doesn’t have them anymore.”
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