If Trump Gets Convicted of the Espionage Act, He Faces a 10-Year Prison Sentence, Legal Analyst Says


A legal analyst claims that if Donald Trump gets convicted of violating the Espionage Act, he could face a 10-year prison sentence.

Legal analyst with the Rachel Maddow Show, Lisa Rubin said:

[The statue] “that puts him in the most danger is far as I know right now, is 18 U.S.C. §§ 793, that’s a portion of The Espionage Act, for which each violation carries a maximum penalty of 10 years,”

The law bars anyone from disseminating or sharing information that has the potential to harm or disadvantage the United States.

These comments come during an FBI probe into Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida.

The Federal Bureau of Investigations conducted a raid on Monday of the former president’s residence.

Unsealed court documents reveal that the raid was part of an investigation to see if Trump had violated three laws relating to the handling of government documents.

Rubin said:

“We’re talking about real serious crimes here,”


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