Indict Trump? Sure, But Don’t Forget That’s Exactly What He Wants.

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“If there’s probable cause to believe Trump committed crimes, he should be charged and prosecuted. Prosecutors in New York and Georgia may make their moves soon, and special counsel Jack Smith could conceivably recommend charges relating to the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot. But, buyers beware: That’s exactly what Trump wants. After a presidency full of outcomes ranging from mediocre (for example, tax policy, desultory stabs at deregulation, mostly unfulfilled lunges toward a less interventionist foreign policy) to disastrous (his trade wars and border wall schemes come to mind), and with an unprecedented two impeachments under his belt, Trump has only one trump card left in his hand to keep his considerable base energized and mobilized. That trump card is the victim card. The martyr card. The ‘stolen election’ card. The ‘witch hunt’ card.” (03/12/23)