Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) said Thursday on MSNBC’s “The Last Word” that it appears the Justice Department is moving toward an indictment of former President Donald Trump.
The panel discussed reports that the DOJ has asked a federal judge to hold Trump in contempt of court for failing to comply with a subpoena ordering the former president to turn over classified documents.
Swalwell said: “Whatever you are, your viewers can think of the previous investigations into Donald Trump and the frustration that came out of it, this team is not messing around. I think that reflects the seriousness of what is at risk here with more documents potentially in the hands of Donald Trump or his team. They need those documents, and it also looks like they are headed for an impeachment of Donald Trump. He wouldn’t take all these actions unless you were serious.
He continued: “Donald Trump is a legal terrorist. He profited for decades of delay, delay, delay. It’s a tactic he uses, but the walls are closing in, and as you just pointed out, there really isn’t a right answer here for Donald Trump. His silence is deafening. This is essentially an admission that he still has these documents, which gives the DOJ reason to pursue this matter.
Swalwell added: “We are approaching a legal crescendo for Donald Trump that he has not seen in years of being in court.”
Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN