Former Assistant US Attorney Andrew Weissmann Reveals Trump’s Possible Punishment 

Daily Report September 06,2023

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Weissmann has revealed that former President Donald Trump could get “significant jail time” if convicted in the January 6 indictment.

Weissmann made the comments on Tuesday in an interview on MSNBC’s “Deadline. The former federal prosecutor claimed Trump was the leader of the January 6 protesters, noting that it would be an insult for the former president not to get significant jail time.

Weisman’s comments come after a federal judge sentenced Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio to 22 years in prison for charges related to the January 6 protest. During sentencing, Judge Timothy Kelly said he handed Tarrio the lengthy jail time because the strongest message had to be sent.

Weissmann maintained that Torrio’s sentence is a bad sign of what is to come for President Trump if he is convicted.

“This is not a good thing for Donald Trump,” Weissmann said. “I have said this repeatedly. It’s obviously just a prediction, but for the judges in D.C. like Judge Chutkan, who have seen all January 6 cases, the leaders of the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers doing significant time. The idea that the general, the person who you have pointed out who is alleged to have led this and for whom they were acting, the idea that Donald Trump will not be sentenced to jail if he is convicted seems remote to me because the judges are living through this and seeing all these other defendants. And it’s an insult to the rule of law that people who are underlings would get this sentence and the leader would not.”

Tarrio, who is the son of Cuban immigrants, was found guilty of seditious conspiracy by a federal jury in Washington, D.C., in May. The Proud Boys leader received the longest jail time of any of the January 6 defendants.

Two other Proud Boy members, Joe Biggs and Ethan Nordean, have also been convicted of charges related to the January 6 protest. Judge Kelly sentenced Biggs to 17 years in prison while Nordean got 18 years.


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