Mark my words. Donald Trump has finally played out his long string of thumbing his nose at authorities. The Washington Post reporting tonight that specifically posits that Trump is a subject of a federal criminal investigation almost certainly seals his fate.
Let me illustrate his peril for you with a hypothetical. Let’s just say that you’re a low level used car dealer. Most of your stock is shit. But you also have some nice, later model cars. Basically because criminal boosters steal cars, bring them to you, and sell them to you. Your auto body boys alter the registration numbers, you cobble up fresh paperwork, and then sell them.
Now, let’s just say that one day you sell a junker to a couple of scruffy looking foreigners. You turn on the news a day or two later to find that they used the car to bomb a federal court building. Which means, of course that the FBI will be investigating the crime.
And they’ll trace the vehicle back to YOU. But you didn’t do anything wrong. You sold a car, that’s what you do. But because the FBI likes to be thorough, they’ll search back through your records. And they’ll find the evidence of multiple illegal car purchases, fraudulent registration changes, and fraudulent sales of stolen vehicles.
But you were innocent of doing anything wrong in selling the vehicle to the terrorists. But what does the FBI do? Do they simply walk away because you were innocent, or do they drop a big, fat file on some prosecutors desk for further investigation and prosecution of your former sins?
That’s Trump’s biggest legal risk right now. Seditious conspiracy and obstructing the performance of an official duty are difficult charges to prove, especially for a former President. But with Traitor Tot becoming a subject of an official DOJ investigation, Trump’s life is now an open book to the DOJ. They can subpoena records, phone logs, you name it.
And if the DOJ can’t criminally charge Trump with seditious conspiracy, or attempting to disrupt an official government function, their reach is broad. But what if the DOJ uncovers evidence of criminal conspiracy. Like Trump’s phone call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to provide dirt on Biden in return for weapons. And how about possible charges of Emolument Clause violations for foreign governments pumping money into his hotels?
And that doesn’t even cover possible state and interstate violations that the FBI might uncover in their investigation. Do they throw those out, or do they turn them over to various state and local prosecutors for further investigation and possible prosecution?
Once the DOJ gets their hooks into you, you’re theirs. They have resources that the J6 committee can only dream of. And if they find evidence of state and local crimes, then hell, law enforcement is a brotherhood. And they’ll share.
Now that the DOJ has its hooks into Trump, this can’t end well for him. He has been too stupid, arrogant, and lazy to not leave a trail of breadcrumbs wide enough for a myopic mole to follow. To sum up. One way or another, Trump. Is. Going. Down.