The Trump Raid: We’re Missing the Point

Source: Town Hall
by Elliot Resnick

“‘The documents were declassified!’ ‘Trump had every right keep them!’ ‘They posed no risk to national security!’ Conservatives have been defending Trump with these kinds of arguments ever since the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago last month. They’re missing the point, though. Seeking to prove that Trump did nothing wrong in possessing these documents is like trying to establish that the victims of Stalin’s show trials weren’t in fact Trotskyites. Well, of course they weren’t. But Stalin didn’t care if his enemies (perceived or real) were Trotskyites or ‘counter-revolutionaries.’ What mattered to him was that they were his enemies. And that’s why we call their legal proceedings ‘show trials.’ They weren’t exercises in justice; they were facades for political suppression.” (09/17/22)–were-missing-the-point-n2613203