Appearing on MSNBC on Saturday morning, former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said she has seen enough evidence exposed by the House committee investigating the Jan 6th insurrection to indict Donald Trump with a felony charge carrying 20 years in prison.
McQuade argued that while while she hasn’t heard the direct link that could make the case for seditious conspiracy for Donald Trump, there’s “certainly lots of circumstantial evidence.”
She said that having “smoking gun” evidence does not matter in this case, claiming that “if they can prove other crimes, that will do the job.”
‘Conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding is a 20-year felony, it’s a very serious crime,” she explained. “Thursday I did hear additional elements that advances the ball there. The DOJ has to go in and investigate all of the facts, they have to look at the other side and they have to anticipate every defense.”
“They have to essentially disprove the negative that there is some explanation for all of this. But what we heard Thursday is really important to advancing that crime. Previously, it had been framed as a failure to act.”