Fox News' Jonathan Turley: Federal courts may intervene if Trump wins the presidency while serving time in state prison

Video file

Citation From the August 29, 2023, edition of Fox News' Jesse Watters Primetime

JESSE WATTERS (HOST): If Donald Trump is convicted of any of these charges in court and his appeals are exhausted, do you see any possibility that a judge in the United States is going to throw a former president who's probably going to be 80 years old in prison?

JONATHAN TURLEY (GUEST): Well, it depends on the crime and it also depends on the timing. President Trump could indeed pardon himself for federal crimes. For the state crimes, it could create some serious complications. The court would first have to sentence him into jail. But then federal courts may get involved to the extent that that would interfere with presidential functions. We obviously have not been down that road but we have to look towards it and it's going to be a messy situation. The courts are going to have to deal with it.