As a number of investigations continue to loom overhead, former President Donald Trump is facing an unprecedented litigious threat ahead of his likely announcement of a 2024 presidential bid.
The most troubling probe into Trump is being conducted by the Biden administration’s Department of Justice, and involves a number of documents that the ex-Commander in Chief brought with him to his Florida home after leaving office. Trump has suggested that the documents were declassified, but the DOJ doesn’t appear to be willing to accept that declaration, and The Don is now facing the possibility of criminal charges over the incident.
While many have suggested that charging Trump would be an incendiary political act, at least one of former President’s ex-lawyers believes that an indictment is coming…but not necessarily over the Mar-a-Lago documents.
Donald Trump’s onetime lawyer says the former president faces a “very high” chance of being indicted — but not for stashing top-secret documents at his Florida resort home.
Ty Cobb says Trump faces even more serious legal troubles over his unconstitutional effort to stay in power after losing the 2020 election.
“I think the president is in serious legal water, not so much because of the search, but because of the obstructive activity he took in connection with the Jan. 6 proceeding,” Cobb told Major Garrett of CBS News. “That was the first time in American history that a president unconstitutionally attempted to remain in power illegally.”
Cobb says that the prosecutors may suspect that Trump was hiding documents revealing his central role in the scheme to overturn his election loss.
“It is about the bigger picture, the Jan. 6 issues, the fake electors, the whole scam with regard to the ‘big lie’ and the attempts to … cling to the presidency in a desperate fashion,” Cobb told CBS News.
Trump has a habit of escaping trouble, however, and there’s no evidence to suggest that this trend will be ending any time soon.