Jeh Johnson: Failing to Prosecute Trump Will 'Harm' Our Democracy

Jeh Johnson: Failing to Prosecute Trump Will 'Harm' Our Democracy


Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday on MSNBC’s “All In” that if the Department of Justice failed to prosecute former President Donald Trump, it would harm our democracy.

Johnson said, “Based upon everything we know from public sources, including, most notably, the January 6 hearings, I believe that an aggressive prosecutor would be willing to take on the case against Donald Trump for participation in a seditious conspiracy, for a violation of the insurrection statute. In my opinion, January 6 was the very definition of an insurrection. And the statute punishes those who incited the insurrection and those who give aid and comfort thereto. Donald Trump lit the match. There were moments during January 6 where he poured gasoline on the fire, and

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