Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner said Sunday that ex-President Donald Trump has committed “crimes against” his supporters who continue to defend him despite his ongoing actions that some critics say are controversial.
During an episode of his show justice matters which was posted on YouTube, Kirschner spoke about Trump’s Save America PAC which allegedly recently paid $3 million as a deposit to cover legal fees for Chris Kise, a new attorney hired for the former president, according to CNN. .
A former Florida solicitor general, Kise is expected to work with Trump’s defense team, which may be preparing to go to court over classified documents the FBI seized last month from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home. .
The former federal prosecutor said Trump supporters don’t have an ‘influential’ and connected criminal lawyer, ‘so they’re being charged, tried, convicted and jailed, while some of them presumably continue to send the few dollars they have for Donald Trump’s Save America PAC so he can do what? so he can take their money and pay for his own criminal defense attorney.”
Kirschner was referring to the Save America PAC website which has a tab calling for “Save America” donations and support for Trump.
“So while his supporters go to jail, Donald Trump can continue to play golf and hold hate rallies and fundraisers,” he added. “There is a deep and disturbing injustice in America right now and it will only be righted if Donald Trump is charged, tried, convicted and punished for his crimes against the United States, for his crimes against us the people, for his crimes against some of his own followers.”
The Save America PAC website also had a message that read “The future of our country hangs in the balance and President Trump is calling on all patriots to join his fight to save America. Do you want to step in?”
“So I may have missed the part where it says your hard-earned dollars, if you donate to Donald Trump’s Save America PAC, will pay exorbitant fees that Donald Trump has to pay because he usually stiffens his criminal defense attorneys,” Kirschner said Sunday, adding that Trump supporters cannot afford to pay $3 million for criminal defense attorneys.
“The boots of the insurgency, the foot soldiers of Donald Trump, the people who were lied to, duped and tricked into thinking their vote was stolen, their election was stolen, their president was stolen. The people who Donald Trump ordered to march on Capitol Hill ‘fight like hell or you’ll have no more country,'” Kirschner added.
Last month, Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate was raided by FBI agents who seized classified documents the former president took from the White House and kept after leaving office. The documents allegedly contain sensitive information related to “highly classified programs” and nuclear weapons.
Trump has denied any wrongdoing related to the retention of the classified documents and said he declassified them before leaving office. A claim that was refuted by former Justice Department official Mary McCord, who said he had no authority to do so after leaving office, according to Reuters.
Former New York federal chief justice Raymond Dearie has been appointed as a special master who will review seized documents to determine if any of the documents may be subject to solicitor-client or solicitor-client privilege. Dearie is expected to complete the exam by November 30.
Newsweek contacted Trump’s office for comment.