Anyone who thinks Trump & Co. is NOT worried about the result that came out of the House Select Committee public hearings is fooling themselves….
Attorney General Garland has be whosawed by the Committee , the emdia and the knowledge that a DA in Gerogia IS probably gonna indict an ex-President without worrying about some memo , or historical reluctance to charge a ex-President witha crime….maybe more than one…..
To that point we now find that Trump’s lawyers ARE trying to protect their clinet by invoking excutive privilege to limit a grand jury hearing from Trump’s staff while in office….
Trump and others’ lawyer have be notified that the Government could be indicting people….
Something that Donald Trump had been telling people wouldn’thappen has suddenely becaome something that could very well happen….
Trump himself probably feels that running for President would be his best defense…
With TWO Federal Grand Juries listening to testimony and another down in Georgia ?
Trump’s gamble may not pay off……
For now he seems to not want deal with this….
He’ll be sitting down to answer question’s from the NY Attorney General’s lawyers meanwhile on a civil case that could also ending up going criminal…..
In recent weeks, investigators have moved aggressively into Trump’s orbit, subpoenaing top former White House officials, focusing on efforts to overturn the 2020 election and executing searches of lawyers who sought to aid those efforts.
The Trump team’s discussions are with the US attorney’s office in Washington, DC, which is in charge of the investigation, and its top January 6 prosecutor Thomas Windom, the sources said. The conversations have not been previously reported.
At this stage, the conversations are focused mostly on whether any communications that witnesses from the Trump West Wing had with the former president can be kept from a federal criminal grand jury under Trump’s claims of executive privilege, the people said.
The Justice Department has been anticipating a court fight with Trump over executive privilege. The issue has arisen as grand jury subpoenas have been issued to two former White House counsel’s office officials and to former Vice President Mike Pence’s chief counsel and chief of staff.
Trump’s legal defense team has warned him that indictments are possible, sources tell CNN.
Some members of Trump’s legal team have discussed his potential defense strategies on at least two occasions in recent months, according to two sources familiar with the matter, as they brace for new developments in the Justice Department probe and a separate investigation by Georgia officials into his potentially criminal meddling in the state’s 2020 election results. Rolling Stonepreviously reported that Trump had been briefed.
Trump has grilled his attorneys on whether they actually believe he will face formal charges, sources said. Yet the former President has expressed a heavy dose of skepticism that he will be indicted, one of the sources familiar with the matter said.
Another source close to the former President told CNN that Trump also has posed questions about a potential indictment to members of his inner circle, some of whom believe the President is concerned about the possibility of federal charges.
But one person close to Trump said he is noticeably more engaged when he is chatting with friends and advisers about the 2022 midterms and his possible presidential campaign in 2024 than he has been during briefings on legal strategy…..