Trump’s tone of voice suddenly changed Thursday after he was warned that he could be prosecuted for inciting the Capitol uprising.
The New York Times reported: “When the aides urged Mr. Trump to deliver a harsh condemnation on Wednesday and he declined that advice, White House attorney Pat A. Cipollone warned Mr. Trump that he was one over the riot could be exposed to legal danger that he had asked his followers to march to the Capitol and “fight” beforehand, according to the people who were informed about the discussion. The President had appeared to White House aides to enjoy the scenes on television. “
Trump no longer seemed to enjoy watching the riot, but was handcuffed to his teleprompter and read from a prepared script condemning Thursday’s violence.
The answer to when asked what has changed is that Trump found out that in less than two weeks he could be indicted as a private individual for his role in starting the insurrection.
Trump is considering pardoning himself, but it is unlikely that any potential abuse of pardon power will persist in court.
The US attorney for the District of Columbia indicated that he would investigate Trump’s role in the riot. There is consensus that Trump could face criminal liability for his behavior, as re-indictment could be Trump’s least of all problems.
Donald Trump could face criminal charges for upset the mob that caused death and destruction in the U.S. Capitol.
For more discussions on this story, join our Rachel Maddow and MSNBC groups.
Follow and like PoliticusUSA on Facebook
Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association