With Donald Trump’s political and legal culpability allegedly on the rise, there are fears that the DOJ will attempt to indict the former President before he can run for office again.
Trump has slipped the proverbial noose so many times thus far that it’s absurd, leading the former New York City business mogul to pick up the nickname “Teflon Don”, but a recent, secret meeting between his legal team and the DOJ has some wondering how long this could last.
Lawyers for former President Donald Trump appeared for a “secret” hearing in a Washington, D.C., federal courthouse on Thursday, which appears to be for talks surrounding the high-profile investigation into his handling of documents.
There was some serious mystery to the ordeal.
CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer spoke with senior justice correspondent Evan Perez, who said Trump’s legal team, including Evan Corcoran, Jim Trusty, and Lindsey Halligan, appeared before Chief Judge Beryl Howell in a sealed courtroom with the Justice Department’s legal team that is handling the investigation into documents seized from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago by the FBI. Video footage from Thursday afternoon showed the lawyers walking on a sidewalk. Perez said they would not say what exactly was being discussed, and reporters were not allowed in the courtroom as the matter is under seal.
Any indictment of the presumptive 2024 Republican nominee for President would almost certainly run afoul of a vast portion of the voting public, who would likely see the move as a political attack meant to keep Trump away from the White House.