In a bold New Year’s prediction, former Republican congressman John LeBoutillier (R-NY) has forecasted that former President Donald Trump will skillfully evade the upcoming trial in Jack Smith’s election subversion case because is very likely he would be convicted, raising eyebrows about the potential implications for the 2024 presidential race.
According to a report by Raw Story on Monday, January 1, 2024, LeBoutillier’s insights shed light on the anticipated legal drama set to unfold on March 4 in Washington, D.C., as Trump faces four felony counts related to the January 6 events.
LeBoutillier, known for his outspoken views, penned a series of predictions for the new year, with a particular focus on the trial that looms large over Trump’s political future.
The former congressman asserted that Trump would employ every available legal maneuver to delay the trial, driven by a deep-seated fear of potential convictions.
“Trump is doing all he can to delay this trial because it is highly likely he will be convicted on four felony counts. He is — or should be — deathly afraid of this case, for good reasons,” LeBoutillier expressed in the Messenger Monday.
LeBoutillier’s prediction hinges on the belief that Trump will exhaust all possible appeals and delays within his legal rights.
However, he foresees a critical juncture when these appeals will inevitably reach their conclusion, paving the way for what he dubs as an important moment in both the 2024 election and Trump’s personal life: a trial.
“My prediction: Trump will never walk into that trial. He either will become sick and unable to stand trial, or he will make a plea deal to avoid prison,” LeBoutillier asserted.
The anticipation surrounding Trump’s potential trial has become a focal point in political discourse, with observers closely monitoring developments that could shape the status of the former president’s political ambitions.
LeBoutillier’s prediction injects an additional layer of speculation into an already complex and contentious situation.
The notion that Trump might strategically avoid the trial, whether due to health reasons or through legal negotiations, adds a new dimension to the ongoing debate about accountability for the events surrounding January 6.
As the legal proceedings inch closer, political analysts and the public will be keenly watching for any signs of the predicted strategies playing out.
The potential impact on the 2024 presidential race is undeniable.
LeBoutillier suggests that as Trump maneuvers through the legal process, the GOP will find itself in a scramble to identify a replacement for the former president, further complicating an already unpredictable political setting.