(NationalUSNews.com) — Norm Eisen, who once worked as former President Obama’s Ethics Czar, commented on the social media platform X on Sunday, February 4, that he believes that former President Trump will be convicted ahead of the 2024 presidential election. He was responding to a clip of his recent appearance on CNN, where he discussed the criminal prosecutions being faced by Trump during the ongoing campaign season.
Former President Trump is looking at 91 felony counts in four criminal cases in the states of Georgia, New York, Florida, and Washington. If convicted, he could be sentenced to years in prison. Trump has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges. Predictions, however, seem extremely partisan, with Democrats sure that he will be found guilty and most conservatives believing he won’t. Some suggest he is most likely to be convicted in the classified documents case being held in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Florida.
There is some speculation that former President Trump is more likely to have to contend with a hostile jury in the D.C. election interference case or the Manhattan hush money case, as his popularity in those states is much lower than in Florida or Georgia. While all of these cases are ongoing, the Trump legal team has been attempting to delay as much as possible until after the election. However, a conviction would not mean he was no longer eligible to run for president in 2024.
On Tuesday, February 6, the federal appeals court rejected Trump’s claims of executive immunity regarding the charges of interference in the 2020 election; however, his legal team says they will be appealing that decision. His team has also indicated that he will make as many court appearances in person as he can manage, causing some to speculate that he will be using his trials to grandstand and create courtroom theatrics as part of his campaign. It remains to be seen what will be delayed and what will take place before the election, but it seems as though none of the legal battles have been successful in stopping him from seeking reelection.
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