Authored by Jonathan Turley,
Below is a longer version of my column in the New York Post on the leaking of the interviews of former counsel to Donald Trump.
The interviews could magnify the difficulties for both Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and Special Counsel Jack Smith in their respective prosecutions. These cases still represent a serious threat to Trump, but these prosecutors must first overcome a glaring potential contradiction. That does not mean that Christie and the other candidates will not get a “Spring Break” with a conviction, but it could prove more challenging even with highly favorable jury pools.
Here is the column:
This week, Chris Christie declared that “it’s over” for Donald Trump and predicted that the former president would be a convicted felon “by the Spring.” He was specifically referring to the prosecutions linked to the 2020 election denial in Atlanta and D.C.
However, Yogi Berra would likely caution that, in baseball and litigation, “it ain’t over till it’s over.”
Trump’s greatest threat of conviction remains in Florida, where he is facing federal charges related to his retention of classified documents.
Read the full article here