The right-wing media is in serious meltdown over the raid on Mar-a-Lago. Could it be because they are seeing the handwriting on the wall and they know that the result of the raid could be a conviction of Donald Trump under U.S.Code Section 2071?
Take a look at this. Now, admittedly, this was found on Twitter and so far I haven’t seen any substantive commentary on this issue in the press. However, since the raid was less than 24 hours ago, it is entirely possible that not all the avenues concerning Trump’s prosecution for crimes connected with the Mar-a-Lago raid and/or relief from same have been explored yet.
some of y’all missing the really big reason pic.twitter.com/SBoUDRGvm6
— ًً (@politicalplayer) August 9, 2022
It’s an interesting idea to ponder. And consider this: Trump not running in 2024 is what a lot of Republicans are praying devoutly for. You know Fox News has given up the ghost and moved on to Ron DeSantis. So, ironically, this might be a result that would be widely welcomed, if not universally.
Now the downside is that if Trump doesn’t run, you will get DeSantis (or potentially Cruz or Pence, but I wouldn’t lose sleep over that) and he’s in many ways worse than Trump. However, DeSantis does seem to be the new golden boy, so if we don’t deal with him now, we will deal with him in 2028, barring some other superseding developments between now and then.
And another down side is that Trump is considered the best foil for Joe Biden to run against. It might be well and good if Trump does stay in the running. Then Biden beats him again, handily, and Trump is off the political stage for good. That might be the better way to go, in fact, because that way his supporters can’t complain that he was brought down by a Deep State political plot. They’ll see that he was allowed to run again — and they’ll complain another election was stolen, I guess, when he loses.
Yet another possibility is that there is a lot heavier criminal activity that is being uncovered than just removing and destroying documents. If Trump was selling state secrets, that would escalate this situation to another level entirely.
Or, maybe this is how the saga of Trump ends. He just can’t run again for ripping up documents and flushing them down the drain, end of story. I am not one to believe in simple open/shut results, especially when dealing with the elusive Teflon Don. However, don’t forget that Al Capone was finally nailed on tax evasion. Whatever gets the job done is what gets the job done.
Interesting points to ponder, eh what?