WAPO: DOJ Has Opened Criminal Investigation of Trump
There’s so much breaking news on the Deep State and its choreographed attack on President Trump, it’s hard to know where to start. Let’s go with J6.
Based on sourcing from “four people familiar with the matter,” The Washington Post reports that Attorney General and world-class partisan hack Merrick Garland has opened a criminal investigation of Trump, among others, for “efforts to overturn the 2020 election.” As WAPO reports, “People familiar with the probe said investigators are examining the former President’s conversations and have seized phone records of top aides.”
This is out of control.
Gone Baby Gone
It should come as no surprise that the story is from The Washington Post. As we’ve seen and Sundance at The Conservative Treehouse observes, “WAPO represents the interests of the Intelligence Community side of the deep state apparatus.” And the IC wants Trump gone baby gone. As Sen. Chuck Schumer famously said, they have “six ways from Sunday” to take you down — even, it seems, if you’re a President of the United States. They’ve been out to get Trump since early 2016, maybe longer.
Sundance believes an attempt to convict President Trump for something like “seditious conspiracy” is so outrageous that it would lead to armed conflict within the U.S. This is strong stuff, but a must-read.
Still, it was utterly predictable — clearly what the J6 committee had in mind all along. They’re trying to make sure Trump can’t hold office again. (Talk about interference with “our democracy!”) So now we apparently have the “Justice” Department of one sitting President investigating his predecessor, banana republic-style.
This Political Calculation May Backfire
But with the relentless “lawfare” Trump has already been through, FOX News contributor Katie Pavlich observed, “Politically, I’m not sure that this will do anything but help him in that argument that there’s unfair attack against him, which continues as a result of the establishment and the media, with the Department of Justice being politicized to go after him so he could not run for President again.”
As Jesse Watters said Tuesday night, this is a “pretty big leak,” and, true or not, it might have been done to send Trump the message that he might want to — nudge, nudge — rethink his candidacy. We’d say they’re trying to make him an offer he can’t refuse. But knowing Trump, that strategy will backfire spectacularly.
“How would it look,” Watters asked rhetorically, “if Joe Biden’s attorney general indicted Donald Trump, who would be running against Joe Biden for President?” Good question. So, is it just that after the Russia Hoax, the FBI/DOJ already looks so corrupt that, at this point, they don’t even care?
The Washington Examiner ran a related story Tuesday afternoon. Garland had been pressed by NBC’s Lester Holt about whether they were investigating Trump and dodged the question but said, “We will hold accountable anyone who is criminally responsible for attempting to interfere with the…legitimate lawful transfer of power from one administration to the next.” Knowing Garland’s background and the political pressure he’s received from Democrats, reading between the lines isn’t hard. We have our answer.
They’re Framing Trump
George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley spoke with Laura Ingraham later in the evening. He noted that the WAPO story was released right on the heels of Garland’s NBC interview — “Well, it was a complete package, wasn’t it?” he quipped. Turley acknowledged that if there were any evidence Trump or any other President had done this, he should, of course, be charged. “That’s not the current situation with Donald Trump,” he said. The J6 committee has not made the case that crimes were committed by Trump, though he allows the possibility that a grand jury has information we haven’t seen. “But they need to be able to make that case with some clarity,” he said. “…After all this time, after nine hearings, we still have not seen that case being made with clarity.”
Instead, he said, the committee refused to allow alternative explanations. They edited “evidence,” to take out anything that might be mitigating, even Trump’s own statements. “That’s not how you build a case,” Turley said.
This isn’t a case, it’s a frame-up.
To really make the case against Trump, it comes down to intent. Did Trump intend to overthrow an election that he had lost — which would be criminal — or did he truly believe he had won. Those who “get” Trump know he thought he’d won and that he strongly believes it now, with even more reason. And many millions of Americans believe that he did. Millions more think he likely did but that the 2020 election was such a mess, we’ll never know.
Mike Huckabee is the former governor of Arkansas and longtime conservative commentator on issues in culture and current events. A New York Times best-selling author, he hosts the weekly talk show Huckabee on TBN.
Originally published at MikeHuckabee.com. Reprinted with permission.