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Oct 17 2016

Peter Brill weighs in on Trump’s threat to jail Hillary Clinton

New York criminal defense attorney Peter E. Brill of Brill Legal Group appeared in an exclusive interview on WHDT World News with journalist Mark Maxwell about a topic that has sparked debate among the legal community. In the October 11 interview, Brill discusses the ethics and ramifications of Donald Trump’s repeated threats to jail Hillary Clinton.

Brill comments on whether there is any legal precedent for a president to launch a targeted investigation against a political opponent. Trump has claimed he will appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton’s use of a private email server if he becomes president. The Republican nominee led the audience in chants of “lock her up” during his October 10 rally in Pennsylvania.

In the interview, Maxwell also asks Brill for his views on FBI Director James Comey’s decision to not prosecute the Democratic candidate in the email case and whether he thinks a special prosecutor should have been appointed from the very beginning. Brill, who is one of only two New York attorneys to be certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Criminal Law, sheds light on the topic by sharing his knowledge of the inner workings of the Justice Department.