Apparently, some of you need to be reminded that virtually all of the testimony and evidence entered against Donald Trump in his Ceaseless Series of Scandals has been provided by Republicans, many of them previously dyed-in-the-wool Trump loyalists.
So how can these multiple investigations be “politically motivated” or “partisan witch hunts”? How is Trump being “persecuted”? How is he a “victim”?
And what was improper about Monday’s warrant search? There was—and remains—overwhelming probable cause that crimes were committed. And there was mounting and credible evidence that the former president had not been honest about the volume and contents of the documents stored in his mansion.
Imagine that. There was concern that perhaps Donald Trump was not being honest.
Trump says no other former president has ever been subject to this type of forceful FBI intervention. He is correct. But that’s because no other former president has flouted our Constitution and statutory laws to the degree he has.
Unprecedented presidential behavior has prompted unprecedented reaction.
The warrant was legally obtained and the search was conducted by the book.
McCarthy and other Cultists are calling for “revenge.” Revenge for what? Revenge directed at whom? “Outrage”? Why? You know what is truly outrageous? Trump’s conduct.
Republicans are demanding that Merrick Garland speak out about the reasons for the search, the nature and amount of material seized and the scope of possible criminal allegations.
Trump has the answer to all of those questions and more. It’s all included in the FBI “receipt” he was presented. Trump could talk publicly this morning. Or at least he could if he weren’t busy being deposed about shady business dealings.
The Wall Street Journal’s Gerard Baker turned a nice term Monday when he referenced Trump’s ‘various toxicities.”
Garland properly is not commenting on an active investigation.
Once again. There is no way to deny the enormity of the political impact of this search and seizure. And there is no way to avoid it.
But it cannot be credibly alleged that it was initiated and conducted for political reasons.
Trump is not a victim. He is an American citizen who is being investigated for possible criminal activity. This is our system. This is the way these things work.