[Ed. – But picturing Hillary Clinton behind bars is mean-spirited.]
A former assistant special Watergate prosecutor suggested President Trump could be carted away by U.S. Marshals and brought before a federal judge if he were to defy a potential subpoena from the special counsel requesting an interview.
“At that point, they would make a motion to hold Donald Trump in contempt,” attorney Nick Akerman told host Joy Reid Saturday morning on MSNBC.
“The question would be what would the federal district court judge do in terms of a remedy? Normally, a person who refuses to testify before a grand jury winds up being incarcerated for the time period of the grand jury, which can be up to 18 months,” Akerman said. “So, one way to enforce it is to have Donald Trump taken by the federal marshals and put in federal prison until he testifies.”
Reid asked what the next step would be if Trump barricaded himself in the White House and refused to comply with the marshals’ attempts to force him to appear before the judge.
“At some point, he has to come out of the White House,” Akerman remarked. “The U.S. Marshals will be directed to take him into custody, bring him before the federal district court judge.”