For the better part of the last two years, there have been powerful people foaming at the figurative mouth, hoping to get a hold of Donald Trump.
Whether it’s New York Attorney General Letitia James, or District Attorney Fanni Willis in Atlanta, or even the entire Deep State coming after him, Trump has managed to slip the metaphoric noose.
But now, with the DOJ being steered his direction during this, the Joe Biden administration, Trump may very well find himself being forcibly adjudicated upon.
A group of Justice Department prosecutors believe there is sufficient evidence to charge Donald Trump with obstruction of justice, but the path to an actual indictment is far from clear.
The team that’s part of the classified records probe has not yet made a formal recommendation to Attorney General Merrick Garland, who would ultimately approve or reject such a move, according to people familiar with the matter. It’s also unlikely officials would bring only obstruction charges amid several other Trump investigations into potential crimes, the people said.
But will it lead to anything significant?
In addition, while some Federal Bureau of Investigation agents oppose bringing such a politically charged case as Trump considers a 2024 presidential bid, others support action, said the people, who asked for anonymity to discuss information not yet public. Agents, however, don’t make the final decisions.Advertisement - story continues below
“Of all the things Trump is being investigated for around the country, obstruction of justice is a slam dunk and I think he’s going to be indicted,” said Frank Figliuzzi, former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence. “I don’t see why a charge of obstruction of justice couldn’t be filed by the end of the year.”
But having a legal pathway to charge Trump and having the political naiveté to charge Trump are two very different things.