Raw Story: Former President Donald Trump was not convicted (57/43) by ALL members of his own party following his second Senate impeachment trial, but reportedly fears criminal accountability for his role in the insurrection, CNN’s Kaitlan Collins reported Saturday.
Rep. Swalwell, asked if House Managers will make sure that the U.S. Attorney's office in D.C. has all their evidence to criminally prosecute Trump: "I that know our team would want to do everything that we could to cooperate." @MSNBC— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 13, 2021
“Kaitlan, I understand you are hearing that despite the acquittal, the former president is still very much worried about his legal future,” CNN’s Wolf Blitzer said.
Trump's defense:— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) February 9, 2021
We should not prosecute murderers because to do so might upset their family.
“He is, Wolf,” Collins replied. “And privately he has expressed concern that he could be charged related to the January 6th rally — or riot I should say. That’s what he told multiple people.”
But I have little doubt that McConnell would prefer that the DOJ prosecute Trump. It will help Republicans politically and it would ideally make it harder for Trump to seek future office— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) February 13, 2021
“That’s in part why he has been so quiet every since he left the White House,” she explained. “We hardly heard from the president, only in written statements, he does not have access to his twitter account and one adviser to the president told me that is directly related to that, is that he is concerned that charges could happen and could be awaiting him.”
@NicolleDWallace is absolutely correct that the publicly-known evidence presents a compelling narrative of Trump's orchestration of a seditious conspiracy that spanned many months. Below is an explanation of the Sentencing Guidelines that apply to such a crime. https://t.co/bruzNBwp41— Elizabeth de la Vega (@Delavegalaw) February 10, 2021
“When you saw Mitch McConnell come out to try to explain his acquittal vote and he very strongly implied that the legal system should take care of Donald Trump, saying he was practically and morally responsible for that riot, that really does get at the heart of a big concern for the former president,” Collins continued. “It’s something that Liz Cheney said as well, implying there could be a prosecution in Donald Trump’s future related to what happened on January 6th and the role that he played in it.”