Legal professionals argue that President Trump has undermined his own legal defense.
Legal experts have stated that Donald Trump undermined one of his legal arguments during his interview with NBC’s Kristen Welker on Sunday’s episode of “Meet The Press.”
Trump informed Welker that he personally made the choice to contest the outcome of the 2020 election, rather than relying on his legal team’s decision.
“Mr. President, were you the one making the decisions in the end?” Welker inquired Trump. The former President responded, “Regarding my belief in whether it was manipulated? Oh, definitely… it was my choice. However, I did take into consideration the opinions of certain individuals. Some individuals mentioned that.”
According to Laurence Tribe, a constitutional law professor at Harvard, Trump has disregarded his defense strategy of following his lawyers’ advice.
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Neal Katyal, who previously served as acting Solicitor General, concurred during his appearance on MSNBC’s “Inside With Jen Psaki.”
The former Department of Justice official from the Obama administration stated that Trump’s remark has significantly simplified the election obstruction case against him, which is being pursued by U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan.
Former president Trump made a “twofer” admission, according to former federal prosecutor Andrew Weissmann. This is because Trump not only admitted to Welker that he had demanded the votes to stop being counted, but also made another admission.
Weissmann clarified that it is not permissible for him to publicly instruct NBC to cease tallying the votes.
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