A former federal prosecutor has called for the criminal prosecution of Donald Trump, saying he was responsible for “an unabated crime wave as president.”
On Friday’s episode of MSNBC’s “Last Word,” Glenn Kirschner warned of a future “runaway criminal president” if Trump is not held accountable for some of the “many” offenses he committed while in office.
Kirschner, who was a prosecutor in the District of Columbia’s U.S. attorney’s office for 24 years and now works as an MSNBC legal analyst, listed some of Trump’s misdeeds, including being impeached over the Ukraine scandal and his administration’s obstruction of congressional proceedings.
“There are so many other offenses,” Kirschner said. “There are countless, avoidable COVID deaths that I think could be pursued by the states. Then, of course, there is inciting the insurrection. We saw it with our own eyes.”
“If he is not held accountable, if we don’t prosecute him, then what we are doing is we are encouraging tomorrow’s version of Donald Trump,” he added. “We have to prosecute today’s version of Donald Trump to send the message that we will not tolerate a runaway criminal president.”
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