Former U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said the possibility of a second Trump administration “frightens me.” Berman said Trump would repeat “all the dangerous and outrageous things he did as president” in a second term. The former US attorney added that Trump is unlikely to be indicted on any charges before midterm. Something is loading.
A former U.S. attorney has said the thought of former President Donald Trump being re-elected “frightens me”.
Trump has teased a 2024 run but appears to be holding his announcement until the end of the midterms in November. Meanwhile, he continues to repeat debunked claims that the 2020 election was stolen.
On Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman said Trump’s potential second term would be “dangerous.”
“I shudder to think about it. The prospect of a second Trump administration scares me,” Berman said. “All the dangerous and outrageous things he did as president will be repeated if there is a second administration, except this time he will be better at doing it.”
Berman added, “And remember, when he was president, he always knew he had to run for re-election. If there’s a second administration, he’ll be free of those concerns.”
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After his Mar-A-Lago property was raided for a slew of confidential documents, Trump told Truth Social the raid was “one of the most flagrant attacks on democracy in our country’s history.” , according to the New York Times. At a rally in Youngstown, Ohio over the weekend, Trump denounced the “unprecedented arming of the Justice Department and the FBI,” NBC reported.
Berman — who volunteered for the Trump campaign in 2016, according to NBC — expressed frustration with Trump’s criticism of the Justice Department.
“Trump is trying to portray himself in a way as the victim of a politicized Justice Department,” Berman said. “It was under Trump and under Barr that the politicization of the Justice Department really happened. There is no evidence that he was victimized.”
Berman added that the raid is unlikely to lead to indictments by Trump before the midterms.
“I don’t think we should expect anything dramatic before the election,” Berman said.