James Comey talks about locking up Trump on Inside with Jen Psaki

James Comey Says Locking Up Trump Is Doable

Last updated on June 3rd, 2024 at 03:34 pm

Former FBI Director James Comey explained how easily doable it would be to lock up Donald Trump if he were sentenced to jail time.

Video of Comey:

Comey replied when Jen Psaki asked him on MSNBC if Trump could be jailed, “They would just put him in a double wide somewhere out near the fence, on the grass, and he would eat there. He’d shower there; he’d exercise there. He’d be away from the general population, but it’s obviously doable.”

I don’t expect Donald Trump to see a moment of jail time. He could be incarcerated through house arrest/home confinement. Trump seems to be worried about the idea that he could be sentenced to house arrest, as he claimed that such a sentence could be a “breaking point” for the American people. 

Non-ex-presidents get jail time for being convicted of 34 felonies, so a little bit of house arrest or his own private double-wide is a pretty light sentence.

Given the appeals process and delays, it could take years for Trump to start serving any time. The more immediate problem for Donald Trump is that he is going to be wearing the label of convicted felon all through the 2024 general election campaign.

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