Because he can’t prove he declassified documents ‘with his mind’, Trump now claims everything he took on White House grounds was ‘personal’, even as he claims a permanent version of executive privilege. Likewise, declaring a 2024 candidacy protects him from prosecution, but his hope is that we all hallucinated this pea. Will he get free airtime from MSM?
Former President Donald Trump’s Bizarre and Incredibly Early Deployment his 2024 presidential campaign has former prosecutors accusing him of merely seeking cover from a possible federal criminal indictment. But those same legal experts say Trump announcing his candidacy would at best only delay a lawsuit — and at worst would provoke a MAGA insurrection.
“Trump put down a marker. He thinks it will give him political cover,” James D. Zirin, a former federal prosecutor, said of Trump. decision to announce. “It will put him in a stronger position to turn on his base and pretend this is all a political witch hunt and send them to the streets.”
While another violent insurgency would be the worst-case scenario, Trump’s announcement as president will make the Justice Department more nervous about indicting him, but only because the Justice Department is so concerned by appearances.[…]
But at this point, the DOJ is far enough along in its investigations to potentially indict Trump. A California federal judge has already revealed that Trump approved voter fraud allegations in a lawsuit he knew at the time to be bogus, potentially bolstering any prosecution for Trump’s unprecedented bid to cling to power. And a federal appeals court has given federal prosecutors the freedom to review all classified documents recovered from Mar-a-Lago, a case that could simply come down to whether or not Trump was in their possession, which it was.
President Trump is expected to make a “special announcement” from Mar-a-Lago in primetime on Tuesday at 9 p.m. EST, which many believe is his official statement that he is running for president in 2024. –
‘It’s Mitch McConnell’s fault,’ Trump said
“Spending money to defeat big Republican candidates instead of supporting Blake Masters and others was a big mistake,” the former president added. “Giving $4 trillion to the radical left for the Green New Deal, not infrastructure, was an even bigger mistake. He missed the Midterms, and everyone despises him and his lovely wife, Coco Chow!
Trump’s nickname for Elaine Chao – who was the president’s former transportation secretary – is a retaliation by the racist slur he used against her as part of a rant about her husband in September, who was widely sentenced at the time. The renewed use of anti-Asian slurs comes just two days after trump went after Glenn Youngkin remarking that his surname “sounds Chinese”. The insult was largely swept away by Youngkin.