CNN anchor Kaitlan Collins recenty highlighted that former President Donald Trump “could be facing a prison sentence” in March after ex-Trump aide Anthony Scaramucci told her Trump “is very worried” about the criminal Jan. 6 trial via Mediaite.
It has been noted that the big news Monday was that the Supreme Court agreed to Special Jack Smith’s request they take up the issue of presidential immunity after Judge Tanya Chutkan denied two motions to dismiss from Trump’s team, based on First Amendment and presidential immunity claims.
The order reads:
Petitioner’s motion to expedite consideration of the petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment is granted, and respondent is directed to file a response to the petition on or before 4 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, December 20, 2023.
On Monday night’s edition of CNN’s The Source with Kaitlan Collins, Collins made the sobering observation, and asked Scaramucci “is that all he’s thinking about, at this point.
COLLINS: I just am curious what you think is kind of going through Donald Trump’s head, right now, as Jack Smith is here, surprising everyone, by going past the appeals court, going straight to the Supreme Court, and basically trying to cut off Trump’s known strategy, of delaying his legal troubles.
ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI: Well, so, I think it’s a brilliant move, by Jack.
But if you really want to get inside the President’s mind, he’s very, very worried. You’ve got 91 counts, for big indictments. It feels like he is the Al Capone, of our current political system, meaning people think he’s untouchable, just like they did with Al Capone, or somebody like John Gotti, but they actually are not untouchable. And so, he’s very, very worried.
I do know that he thinks because he appointed six of those, or — excuse me, three of those justices, but he has six that are conservatives, I do think that he thinks he’s got a good shot there. He thinks that that court is politicized, and will tip to his favor. And obviously, Jack Smith doesn’t think that. I certainly don’t think that.
And I think it’s a great strategy, Kaitlan. We’ll have to see what happens. But I think the President is very worried.
COLLINS: Yes, whether or not it works.
And, I mean, when you say he’s very worried, it’s not out there to say that what he is staring down, right now, potentially is a second term, as President, or if he does end up going to trial, as is scheduled, right now, for at least one of these cases? This one, though, it’s at the heart of this, in March that he could be potentially facing a prison sentence, if they are successful in a conviction. I mean, is that all he’s thinking about, at this point, do you think?