Former President Donald Trump may have broken the law by calling for a “citizen’s arrest” of New York Attorney General Letitia James and Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron, according to legal experts.
Trump shared a post on his Truth Social platform from a user calling for a “citizen’s arrest” of James and Engoron, accusing them of “blatant election interference and harassment.” The post has since been deleted.
According to a report by Raw Story on November 16, 2023, Legal experts have expressed alarm at Trump’s comments, with some arguing that they constitute an incitement to violence and a violation of the law.
Ty Cobb, who served as Trump’s White House lawyer, warned that the former president could be jailed for targeting his perceived enemies in the legal system.
“I believe that, at some point, comments like this will result in Trump not only being sanctioned, which will probably be the first order of business but at some point, these types of comments will result in him being put in jail pending some of these trials,” Cobb said.
The call for a “citizen’s arrest” has raised concerns about the potential for violence and intimidation, particularly in light of Trump’s history of inflammatory rhetoric and his role in inciting the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Legal experts have warned that such comments could have a chilling effect on the legal system and undermine the rule of law.
The situation is likely to remain a subject of intense scrutiny and debate, with implications for the ongoing legal battles surrounding Trump and the broader implications for the rule of law.
The potential for violence and intimidation, as well as the need to uphold the independence and integrity of the legal system, are likely to be closely monitored by observers and stakeholders across the political spectrum.