During an appearance on MSNBC’s “Alex Wagner Tonight,” former Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Weissmann expressed his belief that individuals identified as co-conspirators in the January 6th indictment involving former President Donald Trump are “highly likely” to face indictments in a distinct case.
Anchor Alex Wagner posed a question, asking, “Will there be a new indictment in this case, or do you believe this grand jury action revolves around the unnamed co-conspirators in the initial indictment?”
Weissmann responded, “The likelihood of a new indictment in the January 6th case against Donald Trump appears to be low.
The prosecution’s intent is clear – they seek a trial, a set trial date, ideally before the election or even the Republican nomination.
However, with regard to the co-conspirators, I think it’s quite probable that some, if not all of them, will face charges in a separate case.”
He went on to add, “Additionally, the financial aspect could lead to a distinct set of charges.
It might not necessarily need to implicate Donald Trump directly for that case to proceed.
It’s important to note that this case shares similarities with the charges brought against Steve Bannon and his associates in the ‘We Build the Wall’ case – essentially a fraud case where funds were raised under false pretenses.
If this scenario unfolds, it could potentially lead to pretrial forfeiture, a tactic we employed during the Mueller investigation.”.