According to former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner, Donald Trump's conflicting statements about how he went about declassifying sensitive government documents -- along with comments made about possibly sharing them -- will make it easy for DOJ attorneys to rip his testimony apart if he is indicted by special counsel Jack Smith.
Appearing on "The Saturday Show' with host Jonathan Capehart, Kirshner's eyes lit up when recounting how the former president is handing prosecutors all they need.
"How significant is it that there is an audio recording of what we're talking about?" host Capehart pressed.
"It's huge, Jonathan," Kirscher fired back. "I've tried wiretap cases in the federal courthouse three blocks away, RICO cases, in fact. When you can present to the jury the crime being committed, or being discussed by the very person on trial who's sitting across the courtroom from the jury, it's evidentiary gold."
"And most importantly, when you can take two audio recordings, or two videos, one with Donald Trump saying 'I declassified everything with my mind' or 'it was automatically declassified when I took it with me from the White House,' and you can immediately thereafter play an audio recording of him six months after leaving the presidency saying, 'I'd like to show this to you, but it's classified,' jurors get the point."
"It might feel good that Donald Trump in the moment, saying these things on faux news networks or in town halls but, boy, once prosecutors can surgically present this stuff to a jury, it's going to be like shooting fish in a barrel," he added.
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