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Trump Would Only Resign If He Can ‘See It as a Win’: ‘I Don’t Think He Really Cares About His Family Members Being Prosecuted,’ Says Ex-FBI Official

A former high-ranking FBI official has warned that President Donald Trump is unlikely to relinquish energy simply even when he meets the complete power of the legislation and is impeached.

Frank Figliuzzi is the previous assistant director for counterintelligence on the FBI and is at the moment nationwide safety contributor for NBC News.

As properly because the impeachment inquiry centered on claims the U.S. president pressured his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky to get dust on 2020 Democrat rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter, House Democrats proceed their pursuit of Trump’s tax returns.

Trump Would Only Resign If He Can 'See It as a Win': 'I Don't Think He Really Cares About His Family Members Being Prosecuted,' Says Ex-FBI Official
President Donald Trump speaks on stage throughout a marketing campaign rally on the Target Center on October 10, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A former FBI official stated Trump is ready to see his family prosecuted. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Discussing the authorized difficulties that the president now faces, Figliuzzi was asked by the host of the Mike Lupica podcast whether or not he believed there could be a state of affairs through which Trump would resign his workplace voluntarily.

Figliuzzi stated: “We are not close enough yet. He has to see it as a win. So a deal would have to be presented to him that he views as victory, meaning either his family escapes prosecution, or he has a non prosecution agreement in place.”

A Fox news poll has found {that a} new excessive of 51 p.c of individuals wish to see Trump impeached and faraway from workplace, up from 42 p.c in July and exhibiting that public opinion is shifting in the direction of his ousting.

The proportion of people that don’t need him impeached has gone right down to 40 p.c, down 5 p.c from July.

Figliuzzi stated it was frequent in public corruption instances in native politics for a proposal to be made to a politician to give up in the event that they “poisoned the government of that state” and that might imply that “some kind of deal is worked out.”

However Figliuzzi stated Trump was unlikely to exit the stage quietly.

“Here’s the issue with Trump. Number one, I do not assume he actually cares about his members of the family being prosecuted. Number two, he’s dealing with state publicity, so this ‘non-pros’ (non-prosecution) settlement must be federal and state.

“The state of New York specifically must weigh in and go, ‘OK, we’re not going to hit him if he steps down, or we’ll solely hit him with the next fees.'”

“Since we’re coping with a person who cares solely about ego…if it may be introduced to him as a win and he is not being impeached and disgraced and even voted out of workplace, it might occur, nevertheless it’s very sophisticated.”

Trump used his rally in Minneapolis on Thursday as an opportunity to reiterate his chorus that the impeachment inquiry was a “witch hunt,” telling those present that “the wretched Washington swamp has been making an attempt to nullify the outcomes of a very nice and democratic election.

“They want to erase your voice and they want to erase your future, but they will fail, because in America the people rule again,” he stated, according to CNN.

Regarding the Ukraine probe into Trump’s conduct, EU ambassador Gordon Sondland will testify in entrance of the House beneath subpoena subsequent week, CNN reported.

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