From the moment that Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home was raided by the FBI, there has been wild and rampant speculation as to what was coming next for the former President.
Trump has been through this sort of thing before. He’s been targeted from the time he burst onto the NYC real estate scene, through his years on television, and most vociferously once he entered public service. But they don’t call him Teflon Don for nothin’, and there are still no charges being pressed against him.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich believes that will soon change, but not necessarily in the most noble of ways.
Wednesday night on FOX News, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich predicted that former President Donald Trump will be indicted for mishandling classified documents at his Florida home after he left the White House.
Gingrich called this the “most corrupt Justice Department in all of American history.”
“You have corruption from the Attorney General, to the head of the FBI, to senior elements of the FBI,” he said. “You have collusion from a wide range of the intelligence community. You had, I think it was 50 some intelligence senior officials who signed a letter last year that we now know is a total lie, none of whom have recanted.”
Gingrich also didn’t have a lot of hope for the outlook in court.
“I fully expect the Justice Department to indict President Trump in a DC court, a district where he got 5.6 percent of the vote. So by 19 to one, the jury is likely to be against him.”
An indictment of Trump would be an outrageous and unprecedented event here in the United States, and could bring with it some form of civil unrest – as predicted by Senator Lindsey Graham.