STARING DOWN THE BARREL: Trump Reportedly Agonizing Over Prospect Of Going To Jail
Former president Donald Trump, who is the target of multiple criminal investigations, is very aware that he is living under the cloud of going to jail as the US Department of Justice moves close to indicting him and is reportedly afraid that day may come soon, according to Trump’s biographer Tim O’Brien, author of “TrumpNation: The Art of Being the Donald.”
O’Brien’s remarks came during an interview on MSNBC after host Ali Velshi noted that Trump has for the last few weeks been “staring down the barrel of the January 6th investigation, [special counsel] Jack Smith looking of the January 6th investigation, the parallel Department of Justice investigation, his company being found guilty in New York state, and the Georgia investigation.”
“There is a lot of stuff closing in on Donald Trump today,” Velshi said. He likes to pretend he doesn’t care about this stuff, maybe part of the pretending he is not caring is declaring he’s gonna run for president,” he added before asking: What is going on with Donald Trump right now?” Velshi asked.
“I think Donald Trump completely recognizes he has existential threats in front of him, Ali,” O’Brien replied. “I think there is this myth that has developed around Trump that he escapes everything, that he can’t be touched and he not only has nine lives, but he has 18.”
“The reality is he has never had these intense purposeful investigations on his doorstep in multiple jurisdictions with very serious consequences attended to all of them,” he explained. “The Manhattan district attorney’s case, that may have other dimensions to it, but even if all we get out of that is this recent fraud conviction against the company and a fine that the company can easily digest, there still are these other titanic prosecutions staring at him.”
“The New York state attorney general could put the Trumps out of business permanently in the state of New York,” he added. “The Justice Department, should they indict Donald Trump on criminal charges, he could end up in jail. Do I think it will go there? I don’t know. But he is very aware of it.”
Watch the segment below from MSNBC.
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