Making Trump a Martyr. By Matt Margolis.
“This is a huge development.” Final preparations being made to arrest Donald Trump next week. Trump will “be fingerprinted and processed like every other defendant”. The Secret Service will make the decision whether to handcuff the former president or not. (Video: Fox News) pic.twitter.com/u36MW0680U
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) March 17, 2023
Are Democrats really so stupid to think that they can get away with such a blatantly partisan abuse of power? …
The goal here is to appeal to the left-wing base, which has wanted to indict Trump for anything from the moment he decided to run for president. They’ve been itching to see Trump in handcuffs for years …
It’s the kind of thing you might expect in a banana republic or a Third World dictatorship, not in what was once considered the shining example of freedom and democracy in the world.
Many predict that this move will backfire dramatically on the Democrats.
- “If this happens, Trump will be re-elected in a landslide victory,” Elon Musk tweeted …
- “If they handcuff Trump, he is your next president,” Scott Adams predicts.
- Trump Defense Lawyer Joe Tacopina agrees. “I believe this will catapult him into the White House.” …
Let’s not forget how the impeachments of Bill Clinton and Donald Trump backfired. Clinton’s impeachment proceedings were widely seen as a partisan attack, and he emerged from the ordeal with a higher approval rating than before.
US justice will take a major credibility hit if this goes ahead.
Hillary Clinton was never even charged over the flagrant bribery of the massive “donations” to the Clinton Foundation while she was Secretary of State, or the security breaches of doing official business on the email server she set up in her bathroom to avoid scrutiny. Her political ally, James Comey of the FBI, basically said she was guilty but wasn’t going to be charged.
Joe Biden accepted millions in bribes from China and others while VP, but the proof for that was suppressed by the FBI and then dismissed as Russian disinformation when it became public.
The Clintons, Obamas, and Bidens have amassed far more wealth than can be reasonably explained on government salaries. Trump, in contrast, is independently wealthy and took no bribes, yet is being charged over a ridiculous interpretation of campaign financing law that is never applied to anyone else?
Meanwhile protestors against Biden’s “election” rot in jail, many still untried.
Western leadership has never looked so tawdry.