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Only after former President Trump was acquitted for the second time in an impeachment trial did ABC finally give any form of credence to the Republican argument that the Senate was not the right place to hold a former president accountable. And during Valentine’s Day Sunday, Good Morning America was trying to count the ways and charges Trump could face and the federal and state levels to bar him from running for office ever again.
“In his speech after the vote to acquit, after he, in fact, voted to acquit, [Minority Leader] Mitch McConnell [R-KY] said, Trump, and I’m quoting here, ‘didn't get away with anything, yet,’” co-anchor Dan Harris noted to legal analyst Dan Abrams. “So, what legal consequences could Trump still face? Could there be state charges, federal charges? What do you think?”
According to Abrams, federal prosecutors would be too intimidated by the “political imagery” to prosecute Trump for inciting the Capitol insurrection. So, he looked to the states.