In the upcoming federal trial where Donald Trump faces charges of voting obstruction, his potential testimony may face impeachment due to recent comments he made about the events of January 6.
In response to Trump’s remarks to ABC’s Jonathan Karl, MSNBC legal analyst Lisa Rubin noted that not only did the former president confirm former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony to a House select committee, but he also set himself up for potential challenges on the stand, as per a report by Raw Story on, November 17.
Rubin, speaking with host Ana Cabrera, highlighted Trump’s statements about January 6, including his claim that he wanted to join the crowd but was stopped by the Secret Service. She pointed out that these comments may be new information for special counsel Jack Smith and could play a significant role in the trial set to commence in March in Washington, D.C.
While acknowledging that the audio tape is not yet evidence in the case, Rubin emphasized the potential impact on Trump’s credibility if brought to the court’s attention.
She explained, “This not only corroborates Cassidy Hutchinson but, if you listen to what he said at the end of that when he says ‘When I got back to the White House, I wanted to go back,’ we know, thanks to timelines and thanks to evidence that the January 6th committee brought out, that at 1:24 that afternoon, when he arrived back at the White House, he was informed that the Capitol had been breached.”
Rubin highlighted the apparent inconsistency in Trump’s statements, stating, “For him to say now that he wanted to go back, and yet there are 187 minutes of inaction, is somewhat at odds with itself.” She concluded that if Trump were to take the stand in the case, prosecutors might use the tape to challenge the credibility of his testimony.