Treat Trump Like A Criminal Suspect, Not An Ex-President
Trump is not politics as usual. The common thread in the recent Trump news is crime, so he needs to be treated like a criminal.
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Trump's Common Thread Of Criminality
Donald Trump having dinner with Nazis and Holocaust deniers is not politics as usual, and the media does the nation a disservice when they frame a threat to national security through the prism of 2024 horserace politics.
The question that the press should be asking every elected Republican is why they are allowing their party to be led by a man who is accused of multiple crimes. Is the GOP a political party or a crime syndicate?
The 1/6 Committee wanted to talk to Kellyanne Conway to get corroborating evidence that Donald Trump knew that he lost the 2020 election.
If Trump that he lost the election but lied about it to incite an insurrection against the US government, that is a crime. The committee appears to be trying to prove that the former president committed a crime while in office.
The good news for those who are fighting for democracy and law and order in the United States is that the Department of Justice is treating Trump more like a suspect than a former president.
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Yes, the DOJ can be criticized for moving slowly on Trump, but speed isn't what the Justice Department does. The DOJ is legendarily slow in its investigative process. The only reason that a special counsel was appointed was that Trump declared and filed the paperwork to be a 2024 candidate. As Attorney General Garland said in the press conference announcing the special counsel, the appointment was in response to Trump becoming a candidate.
Merrick Garland is treating Trump like a criminal suspect, but the corporate media treats Trump like a quirky circus that is all a part of the entertainment of politics.
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