Retired Federal Judge, Nancy Gertner: Trump Will Be Indicted and Convicted Of Espionage

Posted in support of upcoming LNLW E5S3

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I take predictions like this with a grain of salt.

That said, after 35 years of studying the law (especially Federal criminal law) and having served nearly 40,000 clients since 2000 (100% of whom are lawyers), I am taken by the fact that Professor Gertner does not qualify her prediction that a former President will die as a convicted felon, pursuant to the Espionage Act.

Lawyers do not like to be wrong. They usually qualify. The usually reserve exceptions. “This is my opinion” or “This is conjecture on my part” or “I certainly have no inside information.”

Here we have a retired Federal judge just straight up saying there is “no question…no doubt” that Merrick Garland, the Attorney General of the United States will indict a former President and that he will be convicted.

Gertner is also a former Federal prosecutor.

Persuaded as I am by the absence of any hedge whatsoever, I am convinced that Professor Gertner has inside information.

The complete interview from Boston’s WGBH is here.