SEPTEMBER 19, 2022
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Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner said on Sunday that ex-President Donald Trump has committed “crimes against” his supporters who continue to defend him despite his continuous actions that some critics deem controversial.
During an episode of his show Justice Matters that was posted on YouTube, Kirschner spoke about Trump’s Save America PAC which recently reportedly paid $3 million as a retainer to cover the legal fees of Chris Kise, a new lawyer hired for the former president, according to CNN.
— Glenn Kirschner (@glennkirschner2) September 18, 2022
A former Florida solicitor general, Kise is expected to work with Trump’s defense team who might be bracing for potentially going to court over the classified documents that the FBI seized last month from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago house.
The former federal prosecutor said that Trump’s supporters don’t have an “influential” and connected criminal defense lawyer, “so they’re being indicted, tried, convicted and imprisoned, while presumably some of them continue to send the few dollars they have to Donald Trump’s Save America PAC so he can do what? so he can take their money and pay his own criminal defense attorney.”
Kirschner was referring to the Save America PAC website which has a tab calling for donations to “Save America” and support Trump.
“So, while his supporters go to prison, Donald Trump can continue to play golf and hold hate rallies and fundraisers,” he added. “There is a deep, disturbing injustice in America right now and it will only be remedied if Donald Trump is indicted, and tried and convicted and punished for his crimes against the United States, for his crimes against we the people, for his crimes against some of his own supporters.”
The Save America PAC website also had a message that read “The future of our Country is at stake and president Trump is calling on all Patriots to join his fight to Save America. Will you step up?”
“So I may have missed the part where it said your hard earned dollars, if you donate to Donald Trump’s Save America PAC, will be going to pay exorbitantly high retainer fees that Donald Trump has to pay because he usually stiffs his criminal defense lawyers,” Kirschner said on Sunday, adding that Trump’s supporters can’t afford to pay $3 million for criminal defense attorneys.
“The boots of the insurrection, Donald Trump’s foot soldiers, the people who were lied to, duped and deceived into believing that their vote was stolen, their election was stolen, their president was stolen. The people who were directed by Donald Trump to march on the Capitol ‘fight like hell or you won’t have a country anymore,'” Kirschner added.
Last month, Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate was searched by FBI agents who seized classified documents that the former president took from the White House and kept after leaving office. The documents reportedly included sensitive information related to “highly classified programs” and nuclear weapons.
Trump has denied any wrongdoing related to keeping the classified documents and said that he declassified them before leaving office. A claim that was refuted by former justice department official Mary McCord who said he had no authority to do so after leaving office, according to Reuters.
Former New York federal chief judge Raymond Dearie has been appointed as a special master who will be looking into the seized documents to determine whether any of the materials can be protected under executive privilege or attorney-client privilege. Dearie is expected to complete the review by November 30.