(RightIsRight.co) – On Tuesday, former United States Attorney General Eric Holder, who served in the presidential administration of Barack Obama, said on CNN’s “The Lead” that if he were the current Attorney General, he would pursue a criminal indictment against former President Donald Trump — who Holder called “a danger to the Republic” and “who tried to foment that coup” — based on what is publicly known about Trump’s involvement in the January 6, 2021, protest at the United States Capitol Complex in Washington, DC.
Prompted by CNN’s Dana Bash, who said to Holder, “There’s a national conversation about the former president. And I know you were opposed to indicting a former president in the past. In the case of Donald Trump, however, you say that you no longer believe it’s unthinkable. Explain why.”
“Yeah, I think given the breadth of what we already know, the depth of the criminality that we already know, and what I undoubtedly think we’re going to get from the January 6th Committee, and the danger to the Republic, there was an attempt to stop the peaceful transfer of power, it seems to me there has to be accountability for that. Just as importantly, there has to be deterrence so people in the future will not try to do that which they tried to accomplish on January 6th. And that has really kind of moved me from thinking, it will be a divisive thing if it happens, but it will be equally divisive, I think, not to take action against those who tried to foment that coup.”
Holder went on to say that he would indict Trump if he was the current Attorney General.
There has been no response from former President Trump in reaction to Holder’s allegations.
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