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Ex-SDNY Prosecutor Says Evidence Against Trump Is So ‘Damning’ That He Will Take A Plea Deal


Former U.S. Attorney David N. Kelley appeared on MSNBC on Tuesday where he noted that there is already a mountain of evidence against Donald Trump in the impeachment probe that he expects the president to take a plea deal.

Kelley, who ran the Southern District of New York office of federal prosecutors, was interviewed by MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber.

The two discussed the testimony from Ambassador Bill Taylor, who said there was in fact a quid pro quo.

“Lots of cases don’t go to trial in a criminal case because the evidence is overwhelming or sufficient enough to have a conviction. I doubt this is a case that would really go to trial,” Kelley explained. “When confronted with all the evidence, a reasonable defendant would likely take a plea.”

“This is pretty damning evidence,” Kelley added.

“Damning, slam-dunk evidence?” Melber asked.

“Yeah,” he replied.

Take a look at the video clip below:

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