MSNBC’s Joy Reid: What If Trump Locked Himself in White House and Refused Arrest?


“Let’s say that Donald Trump decides he doesn’t want to give an interview with Mueller, but Mueller says ‘Oh, but you will.’ And he’s subpoenaed to interview [with]Robert Mueller.

And Donald Trump simply says, ‘I don’t recognize that subpoena,’” Reid mused yesterday.

“Who would force him to comply with the subpoena ordering him to do an interview with Robert Mueller?”

“It would be a federal district court judge,” said former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman.

“How would they enforce it?” Reid asked.

“Normally, a person who refuses to testify before a grand jury winds up being incarcerated for the time period of the grand jury. Which can be up to 18 months,” Akerman said.

“So, one way to enforce it is to have Donald Trump taken by the federal marshals and put into federal prison until he testifies.”

“Well, at some point he is going to have to come out of the White House,” Akerman pointed out. “And the U.S. Marshals will be directed to take him into custody, bring him before a federal district court judge.”



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