‘It’s easier to charge him’: Former federal prosecutor on Mark Meadows’ big legal ‘misjudgment’

Mark Meadows, Donald Trump’s former White House chief of staff, may have just made prosecutors’ job “easier” when he took the stand to testify last month in his efforts to move his case to federal court. According to former federal prosecutor Andrew Weissmann, it will now be difficult for Meadows to prevail against Trump.

“So this is a situation where Mark Meadows may have felt that he needed to testify in order to bear his burden in terms of moving the case to federal court,” Weissman said on MSNBC’s “Deadline White House.” Monday. Moderator Nicolle Wallace first referred to a current situation New York Times analysis It described Meadows’ testimony as having “done him no favors” so far. “Meadows really did himself great harm by lying and then being contradicted by his own words in that email. That appears to have occurred,” Wallace said. “Do you think that plays a role in Jack Smith’s dealings with him if there is any disagreement about his testimony?”

“I think that may have been a misjudgment for exactly the reasons that you and I have been talking about and that the Times is reporting, namely that he really got caught up in something that could hardly be considered anything other than a lie where he said he had no role in the election fraud scheme,” Weissman said. “And you don’t have to just rely on Cassidy Hutchinson — the state did it, and the federal government has their own words in emails and text messages. So here’s the problem: It makes it very difficult to be a collaborator now that you’ve done it.” “I just committed perjury, so it’s harder for him to realize the potential. But it also means it’s easier to prosecute him.”

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Tom Vazquez

Tom Vazquez is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Tom Vazquez joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Tom Vazquez by emailing tomvazquez@ustimetoday.com.

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