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Appearing on MSNBC's "The Sunday Show," former U.S. Solicitor General Neal Katyal explained that Donald Trump has so many investigations and lawsuits hanging over his head that he can't effectively fight them all.
Speaking with host Jonathan Capehart, the legal expert suggested that the former president is fighting nothing less than a ''three-front war."
With former Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) saying he was surprised that the former president listened to his attorneys before pleading the 5th Amendment 440 times during a deposition in Manhattan, Katyal jumped in.
"The senator is actually correct," he began. "Trump's lawyers were able to convince Donald Trump to stay silent for four hours. That's a herculean task and the only way in which that happens is because Trump knows he's got something very serious to hide."
"And the senator are absolutely right, in the civil case, the inference is now drawn against him. So he is going to lose these civil cases about fraud that the New York attorney general is pursuing," he elaborated. "A question is now what happens in the criminal investigation, that's ongoing in New York which is totally unrelated to the criminal investigation that we have been talking about, about Mar-a-Lago and classified documents. And also unrelated to any investigation about Jan. 6."
"Trump is now facing a three-front war," he suggested.
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Trump surrogate: 'He can literally stand over a set of documents and say these are now declassified'
Kash Patel, a former official in the Trump administration, argued on Sunday that the former president could declassify piles of documents with a single utterance.
In an interview with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo, Patel defended Trump after FBI agents reportedly used a search warrant to seize classified documents at Trump's Mar-a-Lago home.
"On the way out of the White House he issued further declassification orders declassifying whole sets of documents," Patel said. "And this is a key fact that most Americans are missing. President Trump, as a sitting president, has the unilateral authority for declassification."
Patel added: "He can literally stand over a set of documents and say these are now declassified and that is done with definitive action immediately."
According to The Washington Post, there is a declassification process for a president to follow when declassifying documents. And there is no evidence that the documents found at Mar-a-Lago had been declassified.
Watch the video below.
Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) warned that "tyranny is going to come into everyone's living room very shortly" after he had his phone temporarily seized by FBI agents.
In an interview on Fox News, Perry said that the search of his phone and a new bill to fund the IRS are signs of "tyranny" in the United States.
"Tyranny is going to come right into everyone's living room very, very shortly," he explained.
Perry suggested that he would have already destroyed his phone if it had evidence of crimes related to the 2020 election or the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
"This is an abuse of power," he said. "Look, they are using these tactics to intimidate people, coerce people, and it's not something that anyone aspires to."
"But, Maria, people that BleachBit [to erase] their phones and hit them with hammers, smash them with hammers and those types of things have something to hide," Perry added. "People that keep the same phone a year and a half after the election aren't worried about what's on their phone, and so that's me."
The congressman accused the FBI of wanting to "destroy" him politically.
"Anybody that doesn't bend the knee, that isn't intimidated, that isn't parroting the narrative is now subject to these kinds of third-world banana republic tactics," Perry complained.
According to Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), Perry is one of several Republicans who sought pardons after trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election on behalf of then-President Donald Trump.
Watch the video below from Fox News.