“I think there is a potential cost to the nation by putting on trial a former president,” said former Attorney General Eric Holder in an interview with CNN political commentator David Axelrod.
Holder said that he was convinced that Trump would be prosecuted when leaving the office at the end of his term.
“We already have an indictment in the Southern District of New York where [former Trump attorney] Michael Cohen — relative to the payoffs, Michael Cohen’s already in jail with regard to his role there,” Holder explained.
“Individual-1 is the president,” said Holder, referring to a sobriquet used in court documents to indicate Trump’s name, “and it would seem to me that the next attorney general, the next president, is going to have to make a determination.”
When Axelrod asked about the potential effect of putting Trump on trial, Holder said that he thought “there is a potential cost to the nation by putting on trial a former president, and that ought to at least be a part of the calculus that goes into the determination that has to be made by the next attorney general.”