Tag: Trump indictment
McConnell Mum on Trump Indictment
“I hit my head, but I didn’t hit it that hard. Nice try.”
— Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was asked by CNN for the first time since returning to the U.S. Senate for his thoughts on Donald Trump’s indictment.
A Metaphor for the GOP in the Era of Trump
“Tuesday was the perfect metaphor for the Republican Party in the Trump era. The former President and current frontrunner for the GOP nomination was arrested, fingerprinted, and arraigned like a common criminal. He endured the ignominy with false bravado and the full support of his party and its media apparatus. Later that night, Trump’s party lost yet another winnable election.”
— Dan Pfeiffer
Donald Trump vows to his enemies he’ll fight ’em.
D.A. Alvin Bragg said of Trump, “I’ll indict him.”
Ron DeSantis’ unasked-for solution
Is to toss out the Constitution,
‘Cause he’s promised Trump not to extradite him.
Keeping Track of the Trump Investigations
In case you’ve lost track, The Bulwark collects Donald Trump’s other legal problems in one place:
First, there is the investigation by the Department of Justice into the classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago. Second, there is DOJ’s investigation of the effort to stymie the transfer of power following the 2020 election, including the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Third is the investigation — led by Fani Willis, the district attorney for Fulton County, Georgia — into election fraud in that state, arising from Trump’s having asked the Georgia secretary of state to “find” enough votes to hand him an Electoral College win there. Fourth is the set of investigations (some criminal, some civil) into Trump’s various corporate enterprises. The attorney general of New York state, Letitia James, and the district attorney of Manhattan, Alvin Bragg, have each been leading probes.