Three attorneys representing former President Donald Trump were spotted leaving a federal courthouse in Washington, D.C. on Thursday and were believed to have been there to represent him in a case related to Jan. 6, 2021.
NBC News Associate Producer Daniel Barnes shared a photo of the attorneys on Twitter, writing, “Spotted this afternoon at the DC Federal Courthouse: Trump attorneys Evan Corcoran, John Rowley and Timothy Parlatore. Also in the building was prosecutor Thomas Windom.
Windom, an assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC, was involved in the investigation into efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election from January 6, 2021.
In July, Windom obtained a warrant to search attorney John Eastman’s phone. Eastman reportedly played a major role in a plan to have GOP-led state legislatures nominate alternative lists of pro-Trump voters. These voters could then have been used to undo the former president’s electoral defeat.
“It is unclear why all were present – Corcoran, Rowley and Parlatore did not respond to questions,” Barnes wrote.
Jacqueline Alemany from The Washington Post retweeted Barnes’ photo and said of the three lawyers, “They were present as representatives of Trump, RE the Jan. 6 investigation, per person familiar.”
Newsweek asked former President Trump’s office for comment.
The photo of Trump’s lawyers leaving the DC courthouse has sparked speculation that the former president might be charged.
Trump has not been charged with any crime.
Responding to Barnes, Twitter user @supernovagirlie wrote, “Discussing Trump’s possible indictment? *fingers crossed*”
Another user, Lyla Lane, responded to the photo saying she would put “my money on the indictments”.
However, talk of the former president’s possible indictments is highly speculative and he does not currently face criminal charges. Some have long speculated that Trump could face prosecution.
Trump faces a slew of legal cases, including an ongoing federal investigation into the handling of White House documents stored at this residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida.
A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled on Wednesday that the FBI could access about 100 documents bearing classification marks seized in an Aug. 8 raid, suspending a ruling by U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon who was blocking the FBI from reviewing the documents.
Also on Wednesday, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a $250 million lawsuit against the former president, the Trump Organization and his children Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump, alleging they had inflated Trump’s net worth in order to “unjustly enrich himself”. and cheat the system.”
Although James is filing a civil lawsuit, she also said she would make a criminal referral to federal prosecutors and the IRS.