Former federal prosecutor Andrew Weissmann has warned of the punishment Donald Trump could face if the former president is convicted of electoral interference.
After former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was sentenced Tuesday to 22 years in prison for his role in the violent attack on the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Weismann told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell that Trump if convicted in the trial, district judges will leave the United States Tanya Chutkan scheduled to begin on March 4 is likely to be behind bars for just as long.
“I think that the pressure that will be felt by the judges, who rightly saw so many people go to jail for their participation on January 6th, is the notion that Donald Trump would not be serving at least as much time as the leaders of Die I can’t imagine Oath Keepers and the Proud Boys,” he said. “Because that would require the rule of law.”
“I think this is a real sign of what’s going to happen if Donald Trump is convicted,” Weissmann added, noting that Trump “is presumed innocent at this point.”