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Eric Holder: Trump could be prosecuted after leaving office, but in the case of a “potential cost to the nation”

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The former justice Minister Eric Holder said in an interview broadcast on Saturday that President Trump could easily be prosecuted for allegedly breaking campaign-Finance laws after he leaves office, but warned that such a case would be a “potential cost to the nation.”

Holder made the comments in an interview with CNN political commentator David Axelrod. The network released excerpts from the interview, before the program was aired.

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When Axelrod asked holder if Trump criminal law could not be prosecuted after leaving office, holder replied: “I believe that there is no question about that.”

“We already have an indictment in the Southern district of New York, where [the former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen — Holder was relative to the rewards, Michael Cohen, is already in prison with regard to his role there,”.

Cohen serves a three-year prison sentence after he had pleaded guilty in August 2018 to tax evasion, false statements to a bank, and violate campaign law Finance through the arrangement of payments in the amount of $280,000 in the last days to bring the 2016 presidential campaign to silence two women who claimed Affairs with trump. Cohen claims that Trump directed him to make the payment; the President has denied any wrongdoing.

In this 4. In March 2015, file photo, then-attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the justice Department in Washington.
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“Individually-1 of the President,” said holder, refers to an epithet used in court to give files Trump’s name, “and it seems to me that the next attorney General, the next President will have to have a determination meeting.”

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When Axelrod asked about the possible impact of the implementation of trump in court, references to President Gerald Ford’s decision to pardon his predecessor Richard Nixon after his resignation in 1974, holder was more cautious.

“I add think that it added a potential cost to the nation, by you before a court of a former President, and that at least a part of the bill, in the determination made by the next attorney general,” he said, that, while Ford may have the pardon of Nixon cost him the 1976 election, “on the search, I tend to think that it was likely to do the right thing.”

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Holder also said that Congress should, with a prosecution request, but added: “that does not necessarily mean you are committing actually, impeachment of the President.”

These comments come after a vote on Thursday to formalize the rules of his investigation into the possibility of impeachable offenses by President Trump or his employees in terms of the Russian agreement.

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