A prosecutor who worked on the Watergate case against President Richard Nixon says that the investigation in Georgia against Donald Trump has the potential to put the 45th president behind bars.
According to The Hill:
“I think that’s enough. If you’re asking me which of the cases right now, which one is going to send Donald Trump to prison, that’s the case,” Nick Akerman told MSNBC on Sunday, referring to a January 2021 call between Trump and Georgia’s secretary of state.
“If I had to put my money on one prosecution that’s going to go forward here that would send Donald Trump to jail, it’s Georgia,” Akerman, a former prosecutor with the Watergate Special Prosecution Force under Archibald Cox and Leon Jaworski, said. “No question about it.”
Fulton County in Georgia has convened a special grand jury to investigate Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in the state. The case focuses on a call between Trump and Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger where the president pushed to “find” 11,780 votes to overturn Biden’s victory in the Peach State.
In Georgia, the investigative panel began hearing from witnesses this month, including Raffensperger. The special grand jury will ultimately recommend whether county prosecutors should prosecute Trump criminally for election interference.
However, Akerman, whose work probing an illegal break-in at the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters in 1972 substantiated ties to Nixon’s reelection campaign and led to the former president’s resignation, admitted the Nixon case occurred in a vastly different political climate than Trump’s.
Akerman also said the tape-recorded evidence of the phone call between Trump and Raffensperger gives prosecutors an extremely strong case.
“What’s significant with those tapes is — when you put it into the context of all the evidence the Jan. 6 committee has uncovered, you put that together — Donald Trump has zero defense in Georgia,” he added.
You are grasping for air sir!!!
This is probably among the stupidest comments I have ever heard from someone that is supposedly an expert at law. Talking to someone to attempt to discern where the votes are and if there are discrepancies in the vote hardly rises to the occasion of breaking into an opposition parties offices to gain information. Breaking into someone’s property is indefensible, talking to someone on the telephone is easily defensible and comes under the heading of political operations. Stupid to the extreme.
Time to admit the truth and state fact that the election was stolen and it’s time to get off Trump!!! Time to look in the direction of the real criminals…
Why on earth are Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, John Kerry, James Comey, Adam Schiff, George Soros, and other crooked elites not in prison?! They deserve to be behind bars far more than Trump does.
Horse crap. Just a lot of lip flapping and squandering of the tax payers money.
Total BS fake news
Trump will not be prosecuted or go to prison. There are things behind the scene that will be coming out soon that will vindicate him. The grandaddy of all truth is about to expose all deep state, the actual election fraud that other evil ones call the “Big Lie” which is going to be proven as not a lie, period. What is going to come out is genius. Just trust the plan a little longer and know that Biden, wife and administration are definitely illegitimate, illegal and are all in acts of treason.
OMG, I PRAY YOU ARE RIGHT !
LMAO YOU KEEP THINKING THAT
The President should have asked for all the MILLIONS of votes back that were STOLEN from him, not just the mere 11,780 on Georgia……
Bull hockey! All wishful thinking. Trump will be the next president, nothing you can do about it.
B.S. The part of the conversation he’s talking about is merely a reference to making sure that all the votes are counted and not a threatening bribe as he’s trying to make it out to be. TDS is the only thing going on here and that’s not Trumps fault. 🙄
Well, the Republicans thought Hillary would go to jail for Benghazi. She didn’t. Now the Democrats want Trump to go to jail for nothing. I am so tired of the double standard.
If the Republicans had anything on Hillary Clinton, she would have been prosecuted by Trump’s Justice Department. Trump’s problems are the result of Republicans who are now testifying against Trump. Trump tried to overthrow the duly elected government of the United States. That’s treason.
Well, we all know what he is full of! President Trump is entirely innocent!
They want to put the best President of our lifetime, and the most honest go to jail for a phone call that they doctored for effect? No yuo do not put teh Commander in Chief in Jail Biden yes, his crimes will fill a book
Why dont you crazy democrats leave Trump alone and work on things that get our country back in shape. I am neither a democrat or republican but you democrats are crazy this country wasn’t built just for you it was built for us Americans.
Leave trump alone ur procussion in ga will never hold up ! Those vote trump needed were stolen 10x over with dead votes & scamers or non citizens !
Suck it up democrats ur caught ! In nov lots will see grand jury indictments !
If they put Trump in prison, we’ll go to civil war. Enough is enough, demobastards. After all the FRAUD you done and still doing. Trump will be the president who won 3 elections in a row, 2016,2020 and 2024. THE BEST PRESIDENT ever.
Bullshit. Trump did nothing wrong . As usual dems guilty of something and try to blame Trump . We are sick of this shit. Dems cheated , video and tons of evidence they are guilty.
Trump is the most investigated man in American history and still the congressional clowns and the minions want to pin on anything just so they can feel vindicated. opinion and hate are not the facts needed. those who love to hate him really should seek pro help for the TDS.
If you watch msnbc, you’re just one of their useful idiots of millions.
“Millions”? That is questionable.
NOT gonna happen after election fraud proven with upcoming bombshell in July unless of course Stevie wonder or Helen keller are the proscecutors. More fortune telling from another legal clown.
Nick Akerman is right. Trump clearly committed a crime by asking Georgia’s Secretary of State to find enough votes to swing Georgia to Trump.
AS President; D. Trump had every right to question an election which was so obviously illegal. When the dems opened the boxes for extended periods; allowing mules to stuff them with bogus votes, the very integrity of the vote should be confirmed.
And every state representative who did not pursue an active investigation should be removed from office.
Gee, as I recall, when O’Billary lost, she wanted 3 States to look for more votes for her. Is that any different? No!
They are so afraid of him!!
Garbage – the Jan 6th commission is a joke -and what the GA government did is criminal and they need to arrest the Gov and Sec of State – these two have committed the crime of century- the theft of an election
Arrest these Georgia people for TREASON!
First Clinton, then obummer, then biden. This is NO longer justice
Yea but Trump didn’t cheat while Biden is
These idiot; un-American dems just can’t get over D. Trump.
Although he did more to lift America back up out of the decline we have experienced since the Clinton/Bush days.(In actuality it goes back much further) And this is why so many repubs are against him as well; because he showed America the true face of both parties, that they both (RINO’s and dems) have been pushing us toward a one world government.
At the same time they are happy to “forget” all the evil the dems and their corrupt admins. have released on us; especially the infringement on all of our basic rights.
Sounds very much like an extremely biased opinion to me. Especially since we now know, thanks to a guilty plea, and other findings, the election was rigged. Trump was right. If the illegally cast votes could be overturned and the other bad behavior of the election officials is verifed via a special investigation, such as 2000 Mules, once all the garbage votes were kicked out, Trump had a landslide win. “Finding” the needed votes would simply mean counting ONLY the real, actual, legal votes. Yes, indeed, charge and prosecute. Then turn all of your “evidence” over to the Trump legal team. Just what we all want to see.
I love that scenario about Trump going to jail over a phone call. Where’s the case against Hillary Clinton creating a falsehood about Russian influence over the 2016 election? So, her attorney got off with a jury of Clinton supporters. That’s on John Durham’s ineffective prosecution; failure to change venue and completely vettte the jury members.
What a JOKE! Trump will go to jail AFTER Hillary does! Don’t hold your breathe.
“Watergate” was a “break in”.
Trump’s call offers no prosecutorial evidence of a crime, whatsoever!
Watergate was a crime
Jan 6 Committee came up with nothing! There was no criminal behavior on the part of Pres Trump… whatsoever!
“The Hill” is simply spewing Leftist propaganda. Bad form, Hill!
Oh really then what does that do for the Clintons? They fired Hillary off that job.
But let’s not investigate the actual inconsistencies in the 2020 election I am sure we would find out that many many Democrats at a hand in cheating and stealing the election but let’s not go after them
Sounds like the Russia fiasco again. I AM NOT a Trumpster as some are called as I am an independent voter who votes for the most qualified in my opinion. Only sheep follow party.ways regardless of right or wrong.
^ years and they are still after President Trump. They loved him when he was a democrat.
I would pay any attention to anything this Guy says. The only thing Nixon was guilty of was obstruction of Justice, if that but this guy tried to blow it all out of proportion.
I would not pay any attention to this guy. He was wrong about Nixon and he’s probably wrong about Trump.
I don’t believe him for one minute. Is this another one of those “Bombshell minutes, of Gotcha, Trump”. How many times has the left said they had evidence enough to send Trump to jail? Too many to name.
SO, explain how Hilliary CLINTON is not under indictment already for her involvement in CRIMINAL activity with a foreigner to give false information in attempt to stop the election and indict and impeach Trump based upon lies? Explain how Hillary Clinton is not in prison for having thousands of Classified files on a personal server that was accessed by her MAID? Explain how it is ONLY republicans and conservatives who are attacked by people like this man Ackerman?
This is POLITICAL not about the law at all. Until we see the dems behind bars and prosecuted there can be NO FURTHER prosecution.
Leftist Nick Akerman has a long Trump-hating history. His animus is blatant.
What BS! I’ll hold my breath and WAIT!
I saw the video of Ruby Freedman in Fulton County. I figured that she would be investigated and end up in jail for Election Fraud, both she and her daughter. Than she pulled out an envelope from a Chinese Company that was an equivalent of Federal Express and she put it away in the blink of an eye. That envelope had no business being mixed into a pile of ballots. Georgia was stolen.
MORE FAKE NEWS BS FROM THE WASTE OF TIME AND TAXPAYERS MONEY WITH THE JAN 6 HEARINGS!!
Maybe Akerman should look at Biden Family CORRUPTION…Oy Vey…
The democrats seem to be straight from hell Who on Earth if they love their God Almighty, Family and Country still votes for them? They are evil. Pure evil, Dont allow your children’s innocence be taken from them in their liberal schools, or allow them to cheat any more in elections
That explains why all the Georgia RINO crooks won the primary. They need to put Trump in jail so he can’t run in 2024. What happened to you Georgia voters? You better stand up and fight or suffer the consequences. You knew that 2020 was stolen, so you then elect the same scum that helped with the steal. Guaranteed that Abrams will be your next Governor. You’ll be no better than corrupt IL, PA, NY, NJ and all the other blue states (which Georgia will continue to be)
Watergate Prosecutor? seems he would be more outspoken about a Presidential Candidate for POTUS in a “watergate” manner was secretly spied upon
Trump tried to overthrow the duly elected government of the United States. That’s treason.
You need to leave out the “duly” part.
More fake garbage. Trump has been right the whole time!
This is an expartia hearing with only prosecutor questions and ANSWERS!
Who asked about why Nancy refused the 20 thousand NG Troops? And why!
I believe if Trump goes to jail and all the crooked Democrats remain free that would lead to the beginning of a revolution.