Before we rush to judgment?
In reaction to the FBI search conducted Monday 08-08-22 at Mar-a-Lago, some Republicans are stamping their Always Trump cards by invoking banana republic justice.
Andrew McCarthy in National Review breaks it down:
The ostensible justification for the search of Donald Trump’s compound is his potentially unlawful retention of government records and mishandling of classified information. The real reason is the Capitol riot. …
This was not a raid, in the sense of a lawless break-in. The FBI conducted a court-authorized search. For the FBI to have a search warrant, a federal prosecutor first had to write a search-warrant application, sworn to by an FBI agent, which convinced a federal judge that (a) one or more crimes probably occurred and (b) it was probable that evidence of those crimes would be found in the place the Justice Department was asking to search. …
President Trump’s departure from the White House was chaotic. … Trump was not planning to leave. When he agreed to do so, over a dozen boxes were haphazardly packed and shipped from the White House (in particular, the residence) to the Trump estate in Florida. It has long been reported that some of these boxes contained classified information.
The former president’s apparent violations of government records and classified information laws gave the DOJ the pretext it needed.
If Trump … were to be charged, the DOJ would in effect be saying that the evidence is overwhelming that Trump and his underlings knew the “stolen election” claims they were so aggressively pushing had absolutely no basis in fact or law — i.e., at some vague point, this “stop the steal” enterprise evolved from being just a bad legal theory into an actionable criminal fraud.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Too many Republicans are jumping like lemmings to a hasty judgment that Donald Trump could not possibly be guilty of a crime — his presidency was so successful. (Which it was). That’s like saying Bill Cosby’s comedy was so family friendly he couldn’t possibly have raped so many women. How about we suspend judgment until we get more facts? That’s the Werkes did until the guilty verdicts started rolling in after the January 6 insurrection and none of them blamed Antifa!
You would be a lot more persuasive if you didn’t do your own “rush to judgment” by constantly referring to Jan. 6 as an “insurrection”.
After a year and a half I think we can draw some conclusions. You can’t wait three days.
Seriously? A RUSH to judgement after how many months???????
your hatred of Trump is blinding you to scary government moves. Freedom going down the tubes?
Scary government moves? Like trying to steal back an election you lost?
All trump needs to do is release his copy of the warrant and the inventory sheet they gave himm for the items removed. But; he refuses. Just another chance to keep his base riled up and the fund raising going. He bitched about people taking the 5th and referred over 340 cases to the DOJ but once again he’s the victim.
One thing we can be sure the FBI raid did is spawn a whole new generation of Timothy McVeighs. I’ll refrain from commenting on whether or not that’s a good thing.
The 1995 Oklahoma City bombing killed 168 people, 19 of whom were children, and injured more than 680 others, and destroyed one third of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.
The bombing was the deadliest act of terrorism in the United States prior to the September 11 attacks. It remains the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history.
No need to refrain, unless…
tRRUMP[ ILL EVETUQLLY BE CHRGD QND WILL JHVE PLENTY OF TIME TO STW INPRISON ASND REFLEDT ON HIS CRIMES.
Is the troll back?
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A larger, more troubling question, Steve?
There exists someone less…um…cognizant than the Blogge Idiot.