Trump Starts Legal Defense Fund To Control Witnesses And Co-Defendants

Must read

METALLICA’s “Fuel” Is The Soundtrack To NASA’s Latest Artemis Video

NASA is plotting their next Artemis mission for 2024 and now...

Republicans Are Trying To Get Americans Killed By Calling For Shootdown Of Chinese Spy Balloon

The Pentagon is warning that shooting down the Chinese spy balloon could endanger the lives of Americans with falling debris, but that hasn’t stopped...

Donald Trump has started a legal defense fund not for himself but for witnesses in his trials and co-defendants, which appears to be an attempt to control others.

ABC News reported:

For now, the legal fund is not meant to cover Trump’s own bills, the sources said.

A Trump spokesperson provided a statement about the reasons for the defense fund.

“[A]nd to protect these innocent people from financial ruin and prevent their lives from being destroyed, a new legal defense fund will help pay for their legal fees to ensure they have representation against unlawful harassment,” the statement read.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) recently explained on MSNBC why Trump wants lawyers for witnesses, “He is going to spend whatever campaign contributions come his way to represent anyone that is deemed loyal to him. The problem with this is that we saw on the January 6th investigation how Trump appointed defense counsel for witnesses. In one case in particular was suggesting to a witness, hey you should say you don’t remember these things even if you do remember them. It allows the Trump defense team to control, them get their stories all to align, to coach witnesses, to say they forgot things that they do remember. So it’s problematic from a point of justice, point of view. I think this is what they are trying to accomplish.”

Video of Schiff:

Adam Schiff talks about why Trump wants to provide lawyers for witnesses, “It allows the Trump defense team, basically, to get their–control, them get their stories all aligned, to coach witnesses, to say that they forgot things that they do you remember.”

— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) July 31, 2023

This isn’t about Trump defending the unjustly accused. It’s about Trump trying to stay out of prison by getting witnesses and co-defendants to lie for him in exchange for legal counsel. Trump’s own legal defense is costing his super PAC tens of millions of dollars per month, so it is only a matter of time until Trump starts tapping into the donated funds to pay for his own defense.

It is part of the deal that Trump makes with anyone that he ropes into his criminal activity. If they stay loyal to Trump, he protects them with legal counsel and tries to get them off of the hook.

Trump is acting like a mob boss, which is why the criminal prosecutions have to treat Trump more like organized crime than a former president.

More articles

Latest article

Piper Sandler Says Buy These 2 High-Yield Dividend Stocks — Including One With 13% Yield

What should we make of the markets today? That’s the question on the minds of every market and economic expert out there – and...

Up-And-Coming Entrepreneurs Tyler and Matt Show You How to Build Your Business with TMEcommerce

So, you have now conceived your business idea, and it's time to bring the idea to life. Where do you start? What are the...

The Perfect Festival Outfit For Every Summer Concert Vibe

Photo: Courtesy of Princess Polly.Festival season is in full swing, with Governors Ball weekend just ending and Bonnaroo Festival being halfway through. Each festival...

GE Stock Breaks Out: General Electric Takes Key Step Toward Emerging As Aviation Pure Play

General Electric (GE) completed the separation of its health care unit Wednesday, marking a milestone in its transformation as an aviation-focused company next...