On Tuesday, former President Donald Trump announced the cancelation of a press conference at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, which was was scheduled for January 6, 2022, the one-year anniversary of the Capitol riots.

CNN Dumps More Cold Water On Jan. 6 Show Leading To Trump Indictment

Harold Hutchison

A CNN host and guest said Wednesday that the latest revelations from hearings held by the Jan. 6 Select Committee was likely not enough to indict former President Donald Trump.

“That does not look good, but I think it’s actually far from a smoking gun,” Laura Jarrett, an attorney and host of CNN’s “Early Start” said on “New Day.” “For the question to be what did Trump say and the answer to be he passed the phone, I think that’s quite attenuated, actually.”

“This is part of the problem with having this be a congressional investigation instead of a DOJ investigation,” Jarrett said.

Jarret noted that the Justice Department was pursuing the alleged “fake electors scheme” but had not been able to make a direct link involving Trump.

The vast majority of House Republicans boycotted the Jan. 6 committee after Nancy Pelosi blocked Republican Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Jim Banks of Indiana from serving on the panel.

Pelosi placed Republican Reps. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and Liz Cheney of Wyoming, both outspoken critics of former President Trump, on the committee.

In the news: Former Trump Aide Unveils New Anti-Discrimination, Legal Aid Program

Daniel Goldman, a former impeachment counsel and candidate for the Democratic nomination in New York’s 10th Congressional District, said that obtaining testimony from Trump’s White House counsel would be crucial.

“Because Donald Trump is not a lawyer and he can say, oh, my lawyers told me this, even though we all know it’s garbage, he has a putative defense, a possible defense,” Goldman said.

Goldman and CNN did not respond immediately to requests for comment from The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Visit Tampafp.com for PoliticsTampa Area Local NewsSports, and National Headlines. Support journalism by clicking here to our GiveSendGo or sign up for our free newsletter by clicking here

Android Users, Click Here To Download The Free Press App And Never Miss A Story. Follow Us On Facebook Here Or Twitter Here.

Copyright 2022 The Free Press, LLC, tampafp.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Advertisement

Login To Facebook From Your Browser To Leave A Comment