Published On: Sat, Nov 21st, 2020

Donald Trump Could Be Indicted On January 21, Legal Expert Says

Donald Trump speaks during a presidential debate.

Donald Trump could be facing indictment as early as January 21, a legal expert says.

Danya Perry, a former state and federal prosecutor, told NPR that the immunity he has enjoyed thanks to being in the White House will expire as soon as Joe Biden is sworn in. With a number of potential investigations into both Trump and his business interests, the screws could turn quickly, Perry said.

“Clearly, the president enjoyed immunity when he was in office,” she said. “And it’s possible, as a matter of law, that he could be indicted on Jan. 21.”

While the report noted that there was no indication Trump would face any specific indictment, he is expected to encounter heightened legal scrutiny after spending the last four years under what it referred to as “de facto immunity” thanks to a policy of the Department of Justice not to indict a sitting president.

“His legal risks increase immeasurably come Jan. 21, both on the civil and the criminal side,” Perry said.

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Donald Trump Could Be Indicted On January 21, Legal Expert Says