The Justice Department begins to do what it must do
Yesterday I met some Scots who said they couldn’t imagine why anyone supported Trump. They said with one look at him you could see his character - and then when he opened his mouth, it confirmed their direst suspicions. How can so many Americans be so blind?
"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." --M.L.King, Jr.
Regardless of the order in which the indictments come, I am overjoyed to see this ridiculous human being held to account for his crimes. Yes, he is a felon, pretending to be something he is not. He is guilty of stealing from the American people; guilty of trashing the reputation of our nation and democracy; guilty of disrespecting the children and Mothers of this country; guilty of creating an environment where conspiracy is rampant; guilty of corruption of our government with the purpose of destroying our democracy so that he could own the power we grant to all Presidents of the United States of America; guilty of blatant racism, guilty of lying about anything and everybody he feels threatened by;guilty of fraud to the nth degree; guilty of destroying those people who sought to protect him as well as the country; guilty of trampling over our national security interests and our foreign policies; guilty of embarrassing and destabilizing our country’s economy and Global trust; guilty of murdering thousands during the pandemic; guilty of pushing dangerous gun policies that have our people living in fear. What have I left out? I am sure there is more. So my question is why would we put him back in the White House instead of a cushy cell in federal prison?
The right wing reaction is no surprise. Trump has set himself up as a victim of a witch-hunt. They fail to see what came first. Their calls of it’s unprecedented that a former president who is currently running for office is indicted. What they are missing is that no president has committed crimes for which he should be indicted.
Personally I suspect that one of his motives for running was he thought it would prevent charges. He enjoyed immunity for four years but the party’s over. And I think the next indictments are coming soon.
Anyone who has any integrity would not be supporting the witch hunt fairy tale. It’s interesting to see the MAGA republicans scramble to defend this repeat offender. At least when Nixon got caught the Republican Party had the integrity to oust him.
I too would so much prefer that the seditious conspiracy charges been advanced earlier; the GA “give me ....votes” as well would be more likely to remove Trump from electability in 2024. And it galls me no end that poor, dare I say some less educated supporters will donate money for his legal defense like lemmings! Money they probably cannot afford.
A despicable ask by a narcissist who cares not where 💰💰💰comes from as long as he has access. He’ll burn through it all and ask for more!
Anthony Davis said it Perfectly. “Followers of Donald Trump do not have the common sense radar that the rest of us have” to detect disinformation when they see it!
They continue to drink the cruel-aid from him and his Maga Cult!
My question is, how many more indictments will it take before Trump flees to Hungary or the UAE?
There still is a puzzle to solve: why is the justice system gaining courage now? Why was Trump not arrested for high treason and insurrection in january 2020? Does it mean that justice in the U.S. can be defined as something political? That is what worries me...
Perhaps I'm veering into dangerous conspiratorial speculation -- and, believe me, I am no supporter of Trump, clearly an individual with criminal proclivities -- but I can't help but feel that a substantial majority of the U.S. establishment has had enough of Trump and are looking for a more "stable" candidate who will play by establishment rules e.g. support the endless wars that enrich the military-industrial complex. Trump is too much of a lose cannon rolling around on the deck of the ship of state.
I fear that Robert Kennedy Jr. will drain enough of the vote away from Biden in 2024 to allow the openly fascist-authoritarian DeSantis to take the election. As bad as Trump is and could be again, DeSantis would be an unmitigated disaster as president especially with a Republican House.
Some of my friends disagree with me but I think Biden had some honest, populist-progressive designs for average Americans virtually all of which were thwarted by the likes of Manchin and Sinema. Some say Biden wanted to end his political legacy as a new FDR and was seeking to atone for his worst sins on behalf of the student loan and credit card industries. Biden might have done much more for the American people had not Congress stood in his way.
After the Supreme Court's Buckley v. Vallejo decision and the even worse Citizens United some of the best political scientists Gilens and Page have empirically shown that the U.S. is no longer a democracy but a plutocracy. https://scholar.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/mgilens/files/gilens_and_page_2014_-testing_theories_of_american_politics.doc.pdf
At least one can hope that the execrable Trump is out of the picture, for good this time.
What's not being reported is that the grand jury also named Trump's toilet as an unindicted co-conspirator.
What concerns me are the documents that he still has. It's clear from the FBI search that there are still documents "missing." I have a feeling that those documents give him some solid leverage on other politicians. And I think that's why the likes of Lindsey Graham side with him. The question is how deep and on whom else does he have leverage? He probably learned this tactic from Jeffrey Epstein since they were quite close. And Epstein was a master of blackmail.
Lock him up😆
I am so happy Trumpie is going to pay for some of his crimes. He is not above the law, and now we can again have faith in our country for not letting him get away with these crimes
The bigger stories are still pending. Both Mr Smith (Mr Smith goes to Washington!) and Fani Willis, if I am spelling her name correctly, have big charges in development. For Mr Smith extending the seditious conspiracy charges to the ring leader. And Ms Willis? I read recently where Georgia's RICO statutes allow for consideration of similar events outside of state boundaries. This could, if true, mean that he could be facing racketeering charges for his attempts across all of the contested states as a demonstration of broader application of what occurred in Georgia. May it be so.
It's a great day. And yes there are more important and bigger charges still pending. (IMHO this one is still small potatoes). But it's still a beautiful thing to finally see. By the way, great phrase: "...stress test of American democracy." That describes it in a way that I hadn't previously considered. And it's true.
So, nobody is above the law then, at least as far as indictments is concerned.......encouraging........ Many politicians seemingly disagree and plan to try to interfere with the law., which in itself should be a concern...... Wait and see if the Court upholds that nobody is above the law and in the mean time ........let's not forget that one is presumed innocent until proven guilty........