On Friday (August 19), former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner noted that former President Donald Trump is in “really dangerous territory” legally, adding that Trump could have committed treason.
Trump has been at the end of several investigations, most notable investigations into his unsuccessful attempt to overturn the 2020 Presidential elections.
But recently, speculation has been rife that Trump is under investigation for allegedly mishandling classified material, following an August 8 FBI raid of his Mar-a-Lago residence.
In the aftermath of the raid, Trump and his team moved to dispel the rumors, saying the former President had “declassified” the documents the FBI seized.
Commenting on this in a segment on MSNBC on Friday (August 19), Kirschner emphasized that whether or not the material had been “declassified” didn’t matter considering the laws cited in the search warrant that Trump may have violated.
“Importantly, none of those three crimes require that the documents be classified,” Kirschner said, adding that Trump’s argument that the documents were “declassified” is not a defense and “doesn’t matter.”
Kirschner then explained that “This is some really dangerous territory for Donald Trump,” before reminding viewers that the former President “launched an armed attack on the Capitol to stop the peaceful transfer of presidential power.”
After calling back the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Kirschner expressed, “Let’s not forget about that little crime that may actually amount to treason.”