Trump attorneys Sidney Powell and Kenneth Chesebro last week pleaded guilty to illegal attempts to overturn Trump’s 2020 election loss in Georgia. The lawyers have agreed to testify against Trump and the remaining 15 co-defendants.
Katyal, talking to MSNBC’s Ari Melber on Monday, said the “bigger picture” is that Trump is doing “what he always does,” which is “when he gets in trouble, he tries to have someone else hold the bag, and he abandons them.”
He added, “He is doing it now with Sidney Powell, and he will do it time and again, as he has in the past.” He said the co-defendants have just one choice: To “tell the truth and accept the consequences.”
“Because Trump is not going to protect you,” added Katyal. “It happens in conspiracy case after conspiracy case. Once a couple people start to flip, others follow.”
Watch Katyal’s analysis here: