Did former President Trump commit treason when he allegedly demanded his supporters be let into the Capitol building on January 6th, 2021? That’s what one former federal prosecutor claims.
Glenn Kirschner said that the former President is guilty of treason after listening to former Chief of Staff aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony against Trump.
According to The Washington Examiner:
“Treason is defined in the federal law as whoever, owing an allegiance to the United States, levies war against them, the United States, is guilty of treason,” Glenn Kirschner, a former federal prosecutor, told Dean Obeidallah on a radio show this week. “And what Donald Trump was, in a very real sense, levy war, and we now know that his warriors were armed. He knew that, and he launched an attack that he wanted to lead himself on the U.S. Capitol, on the democratic process, on the certification of the rightful win of a president.”
“You know, he certainly is on the hook for obstructing the official proceeding, the certification of Biden’s win,” Kirschner said. “He’s on the hook for a conspiracy to defraud or commit offenses against the United States, inciting a riot, inciting an insurrection, seditious conspiracy, treason.”
Kirschner added that he thinks Trump’s action constituted “assaulting or impeding” a government official, an 8-year felony. And if prosecutors can link Trump to telling supporters, armed with weapons, to impede a government official, it would be a 20-year felony.
“Again, Dean, you can only confine a man for but one life,” Kirschner said. “So how many of these charges you want to stack up? It doesn’t really matter. Donald Trump just needs to be indicted.”
Despite there being holes in Hutchinson’s testimony Kirschner continued his tirade against the former president.
However, the January 6th panel does not have the authority to indict individuals despite Kirschner’s wishes.