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Trump Adviser ‘Incriminated Himself’ By Admitting To ‘Forgery’: Watergate Lawyer



Boris Epshteyn

Former President Donald Trump’s campaign adviser Boris Epshteyn may have provided prosecutors a key piece of evidence that could be used against him and other Trump allies after he managed to incriminate himself by admitting to being part of the 2020 elector plot to steal the election and keep Trump in power.

“Yes, I was part of the process to make sure there were alternate electors for when, as we hoped, the challenges to the seated electors would be heard and be successful,” Epshteyn confessed during a TV interview.

Reacting to Epshteyn’s stunning admission, former Watergate attorney Jill Wine-Banks said that Republicans who signed onto a false document claiming to be an elector when they weren’t and then submitted votes to the government committed a crime.

During an appearance on MSNBC Wine-Banks told host Ari Melber that she certainly would love to be the lawyer on the other side of his case, implying that it would be an easy win.

“It’s fraud to interfere with the election,” she explained in response to Epshteyn’s claim that he didn’t do it legally, arguing that “you can’t create a fake slate of electors conspiracy to interfere with an official congressional proceeding, and conspiracy to commit forgery within the federal laws and state laws.”

“You noted that two of the states caveated their forgeries by saying ‘this is only good in the event that the legitimate slate of Democratic electors fails. Then we become the electors. But the other states all said we are the duly elected electors. That is clearly forgery,” she said. “And there is a forgery statute not for forging money, which is normally how you think of forgery, but for other government-related documents.”

Melber then played a clip of Epshteyn on Steve Bannon’s show, trying to clean up the MSNBC interview. but Wine-Banks shot down every point he tried to make.

“There was no contingency in existence. It was clear who won the votes in that state. We have a rule where we count the votes of the people. Not the people who wanted it to be somebody else. But if you vote, your vote gets counted. You vote for an elector and only that elector can represent you and cast the ballot at the Electoral College. We should amend the Electoral College Act. We should eliminate the Electoral College. We have ways of communicating that do not require the Electoral College as it was set up in a time there weren’t the official communication methods that we now have. But even under the laws now, there was nothing legal about what they did.”

Wine-Banks concluded by comparing the plots to the Watergate scandal.

Watch the segment below from MSNBC.