After former President Donald Trump was indicted by Vice President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice, former South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy made some remarks that raised eyebrows.
Gowdy and others discussed Trump’s arraignment in Miami in the case brought against him by Special Counsel Jack Smith, who was appointed by Biden’s Department of Justice. Trump entered his “not guilty” plea in federal court. Trump, President Joe Biden’s chief opponent in next year’s presidential election, could face decades in prison if proven guilty on all charges.
Host Shannon Bream asked: “You heard the soundbite from the president there yesterday saying that Jack Smith is deranged? He mentioned his wife as well. Trey, if he were your client, what would you say to him about making statements now that the indictment is out there?”
Gowdy wasteds no time firing multiple jabs at Trump.
“I would resign, because you cannot control this client. That is the thing with President Trump. There is a kernel of truth. He has been treated differently and worse than others. That is crystal clear. But to say that the prosecutor is deranged, I am pretty sure that’s like a medical diagnosis that he is not competent to give. I just — I think that he undercuts his legitimate arguments when he argues by hyperbole,” Gowdy said.
A former counsel for Trump’s criminal defense argued that the investigation into Trump’s alleged mishandling of classified documents may never reach the courtroom.
Timothy Parlatore, who served as Trump’s criminal defense attorney until last month, argued that the case has fundamental faults, particularly regarding the grand jury and attorney-client privilege violations. Parlatore stated that he believes this could result in the dismissal of the entire case.
Parlatore said Trump’s attorneys should “attack the conduct of the entire investigation and show through death by a thousand cuts why this entire investigation is irreparably tainted by government misconduct,” adding: “The case, therefore, should be dismissed or, at a minimum, the prosecutor should be disqualified.”
Trump made recent revelations regarding a supposedly “secret document” he discussed on an audio recording at the center of a federal indictment last month.
At least twice, according to the indictment, Trump allegedly showed classified documents to individuals who lacked the required security clearances. The DOJ claims that both incidents occurred at Trump’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
CNN received information regarding one of the alleged instances.
CNN reported on June 2 that federal prosecutors “obtained an audio recording of a summer 2021 meeting in which former President Donald Trump admits he kept a classified Pentagon document about a potential attack on Iran,” contradicting his claim that he declassified everything.
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The charges “include willful retention of national defense information, conspiracy to obstruct justice, withholding a document or record, corruptly concealing a document or record, concealing a document in a federal investigation, a scheme to conceal, and false statements and representations,” ABC News reported. CONTINUE READING…