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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

As of September 2022, Donald Trump has been credibly accused of committing at least 55 criminal offenses since he launched his campaign for president in 2015. That total only reflects allegations relating to his time in or running for office and omits, for instance, Trump's criminal exposure for fraudulent business dealings.

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Trump is squarely in the crosshairs of at least three grand jury investigations that have been very active over the last half year: the Fulton County, Georgia investigation of election fraud and related offenses; a federal grand jury investigation of the January 6 insurrection and events leading up to it; and a federal grand jury investigation of Trump's unlawful possession of government records since leaving office and related offenses. These investigations suggest that Trump's long run of avoiding accountability may soon be over.

Failing to deter Donald Trump from engaging in further criminal misconduct would have profoundly damaging consequences for our democracy. Criminal law is designed to punish individuals for criminal offenses to discourage these individuals and others like them from engaging in the same conduct in the future. If President Trump avoids criminal prosecution for attempting to retain power despite being voted out of office or for compromising some of the country's most sensitive national security secrets, the message to him and others who hold power will be clear: you can commit crimes that threaten the future of our democracy with impunity.

The rule of law is not self-enforcing. The individuals who serve in the Department of Justice and in prosecutors' offices across the country are charged with upholding it. They must pursue criminal charges against President Trump if the facts, law, and principles of prosecution support doing so.

The main and unaltering difference between today's left and radical right is encapsulated within the previous sentence above. Whenever the left calls for criminal accountability it almost always makes those calls based on the circumstances, facts, and evidence all supporting indictment; and for the accused to be afforded all the protections and procedures due any accused before being found guilty by plea or jury. The radical right simply wants to see their political opponents charged for imaginary non-crimes or for simple normal political policies which they disagree with, often implying that fair, unbiased jury trials should be skipped and incarceration - or execution - should immediately follow indictments.

There is no both sides are the same because both sides aren't remotely the same.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2022-09-28 09:08 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

BLOTUS should swing for inciting 1-6.

#2 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2022-09-28 04:33 PM | Reply

But but Hillary's emails!!

#3 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-09-28 06:42 PM | Reply

The bankruptcy-prone------------ is begging the MAGAts to send cash again.

twitter.com

#4 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2022-09-28 10:54 PM | Reply

The free dim are in his thrall. More crimes are more money. That's some GoFundMe swamp.

#5 | Posted by Jaspar at 2022-09-29 12:03 AM | Reply

Why is it we can't toss sadists like Trump in a incinerator again?

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2022-09-29 01:00 AM | Reply

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