7 reasons to be highly skeptical of the legitimacy of the indictments of Trump


The timing of the announcement — controlled by the Justice Department’s decision to inform President Trump — coincides with evidence of serious allegations of a $5-million bribe of then–vice president Biden by a foreign national reaching Congress.  A perfect way to crowd out news coverage.

The decision to inform Trump of charges came on the same day that members of the House Oversight Committee were granted access to a FBI report into an allegation of bribery, while Biden was vice president.








In marked contrast to the special counsel investigation of President Biden, there have been multiple leaks to, among others, ABC News and the U.K. Independent, and many others.


As Julie Kelly put it, "[t]he indictment represents the first time in U.S. history a former president will face criminal charges."


The indictments are the product of an unprecedented raid on the residence of a president, at Mar-a-Lago.


The seizure that resulted from the raid was overly broad, otherwise known as a fishing expedition:

Prosecutors admitted in court filings that agents absconded with roughly 13,000 items including apparel, books, and the president's passports — but only found "one hundred unique documents with classification markings."


The media circus was immediate and intense, part of the joint effort of the Deep State.  The legacy media, and the Democrats, want to weaken President Trump's candidacy in the general election, while solidifying his support among Republicans, so as to nominate a weaker (in the eyes of his opponents) candidate.


The indictment, as leaked, appears to be deliberately drawn up to excuse the violations of confidential document rules by Joe Biden.  As Andrew McCarthy of National Review wrote, the use of the term "willful violations" is key:

[P]rosecutors are relying on a provision that criminalizes willful violations of the rules that government officials are required to follow in handling national-defense intelligence. This seems like an obvious effort to distinguish Trump's alleged crime from President Biden's mishandling of classified documents, which the White House and the media-Democratic complex have described as inadvertent. (snip)

The strategy of the Biden administration and its special counsel, then, seems to be (1) to allege that Trump committed a willful offense that puts him in a different, more egregious category from Biden's conduct; and (2) to pretend in connection with Biden — as the Obama-Biden Justice Department pretended in connection with Hillary Clinton's email scandal — that it is not a felony for government officials to be grossly negligent in mishandling classified information (i.e., to pretend that willfulness, or some intent to harm the United States, is an essential element of the offense).

Kevin McCarthy, the highest-ranking Republican elected official, nailed it, calling Thursday "a dark day for the United States of America" on Twitter.

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