Stacey Abrams toe-taps around whether Trump should be ‘exempt’ from jail time if con­vict­ed

For­mer Geor­gia state law­mak­er Stacey Abrams expressed hope that Don­ald Trump would face some sort of pun­ish­ment if con­vict­ed in Ful­ton Coun­ty.
Trump is among the orig­i­nal 19 co-defen­dants in the Ful­ton Coun­ty elec­tion inter­fer­ence case. The for­mer pres­i­dent denies any wrong­do­ing in the 2020 elec­tions.
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Abrams appeared for an inter­view on Inside with Jen Psa­ki that aired Sun­day. Psa­ki asked about the pos­si­bil­i­ty of a jail sen­tence as Trump is fac­ing charges with­in the Rack­e­teer Influ­enced and Cor­rupt Orga­ni­za­tions Act.
“My belief is that there is a stature and a sta­tus asso­ci­at­ed with hold­ing the high­est office in the land, but that does not exon­er­ate you or exempt you from hav­ing to face pun­ish­ment,” Abrams said. ” I would argue that, depend­ing on what he is con­vict­ed of, if he is con­vict­ed, there will cer­tain­ly be a con­ver­sa­tion about how to hold him account­able, a …