Biden bets big on Trump conviction

President Joe Biden the possible conviction of political opponents; Former President Donald Trump. The White House is pulling out all the stops. Preparation A speech to “destroy” [the president’s] They are “silent” on this matter.

According to Politico, the speech will be delivered at the White House “to show that what he’s saying is not political.” Of course, the sham speech is ridiculous. You’d have to be in the Washington or New York press corps to think this speech is apolitical. Meanwhile, the president’s social media team is considering changing former president and current Republican candidate Donald Trump’s title to “convicted felon” in a TikTok post.

Even though the trial is over, we still have questions. Trump’s secret crime This move, which would turn outdated misdemeanors into felonies, would have dire implications for American democracy. “Property crime” The first misdemeanor (or whatever offense was committed) upgrades falsifying accounting books to a 34 count felony, punishable by more than 100 years in prison. The prosecution was vague about what the subject of the offense was, and apparently succeeded in convincing the judge that the jury did not need to specify it. 4 hours On Tuesday, he tried to convince the jury to convict anyway.

“Democrats’ messaging about January 6th and ‘democracy is under attack’ is ineffective with less than five months until Election Day, and panic within the party is becoming increasingly public.”

Meanwhile, outside the courtroom, Robert De Niro removed his COVID mask and read prepared remarks in a bizarre press conference reminiscent of Clint Eastwood’s speech at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
He invented a story about his heroism De Niro said Trump ” [New York City]It can destroy nations and ultimately the world.”

“That’s why I’ve joined the Biden-Harris campaign,” the actor explained, “Because the only way we can protect our freedoms and preserve our humanity is to elect Joe Biden as president. Really. We have no choice.”

If the actor had any thoughts about a real trial, he kept them to himself. What mattered was keeping Trump from returning to the White House. The trial is essential to that effort. Democrats’ Jan. 6 message that “democracy is under attack” is ineffective with just over five months until Election Day, and the party’s panic is increasingly public.

“A sense of fear is spreading at the highest levels of the Democratic Party over President Joe Biden’s reelection prospects,” Politico reported on the morning of the trial’s closing arguments, “even among public officials and strategists who had expressed confidence in the upcoming fight against President Donald Trump.”

Some experts predict a mismatched verdict, but much will depend on what instructions the judge issues at the end of closing arguments. The many humiliations and insanity during the trial would provide strong grounds for overturning the conviction, but that wouldn’t happen until after November, and the damage the Biden campaign hopes will be done.

The prosecution of Donald J. Trump is a political issue. Democrats in the White House and the media can deny it all they want, but they are counting on it.

Blaze News: The slow end of DC Democrats’ January 6th politics

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President Trump opposes chairman of Freedom Caucus

President Trump surprised conservative activists on Tuesday morning by endorsing Virginia Rep. John Maguire in a primary contest against the House Freedom Caucus. Chairman Bob Good.

“It’s awful,” one longtime activist told The Blaze News, “I don’t think Trump has a single good endorsement in a race between a conservative and a Republican candidate.”

But was it really so unexpected? Trump support falls into three main categories: has the candidate shown loyalty to Trump (Trump values ​​loyalty), does the candidate consider themselves a “winner” (Trump loves winners), and does the candidate have a business relationship with one of Trump’s top aides (which could influence the decision).

Despite his popularity among conservative activists, Good has failed on two counts: first, by endorsing Gov. Ron DeSantis in the Republican primary (and then being late in endorsing Trump), and second, by being far from close to Chris LaCivita, a longtime Virginia Republican activist and top Trump adviser.

It’s OK to be against LaCivita — few conservatives trust him — but he’s a politician, and he’s the type to get revenge with a head wound during a quiet week on Capitol Hill when Congress is in recess.

And the reality is, it’s hard to say for sure if it was LaCivita (though that’s what people are saying on the street): He and players like Suzie Wildes, Brian Jack, and Corey Lewandowski thrive in the somewhat murky milieu of the Trump swamp. It’s possible that one of Trump’s advisers moved the needle, or it could have been Trump’s own doing.

Contrary to conventional wisdom in Washington and among its reporters, the Freedom Caucus is far from being a loyal bodyguard of President Trump. Two of the Freedom Caucus members, Reps. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Mick Mulvaney (R-LA), served as chief of staff during the president’s first term, and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) is a close ally who regularly opposed the president’s spending bills and sabotaged his failed health care reform effort. Trump even called for a primary against Jordan at one point.

Finally, Maguire is a former Navy SEAL. Trump loves military personnel. Maybe he just likes them. His personal affection for Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), for example, outweighed the intense dislike that former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) felt for his former rival. Even after leaving Congress, McCarthy remains a close aide and trusted adviser to Republican candidates.

Meanwhile, McCarthy’s rival, Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina, is protected by the Trump campaign’s hiring of the right consultants.

So you can speculate and predict and all you want, but Trump’s court is a complicated one, and if you want support, you put your stamp on the formula and stick to it.

The fire is burning: Washington Examiner: Anti-abortion activist Mark Haack sues Justice Department for ‘retaliatory’ arrests

Remember Mark Hack? He’s a father of seven who defended one of his children from a fanatical pro-abortion activist. The far-left Philadelphia District Attorney declined to press charges, but our “devout Catholic” President’s Department of Justice thought differently. Because of him, Hack’s home was raided at dawn by tactical police in suits. Now that he’s been acquitted of false charges, he’s fighting back. The Examiner’s Caelan Dees reports.

Mark Hack’s life was changed forever in the fall of 2022 when he was arrested at gunpoint in front of his family following an investigation into his anti-abortion protest outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Philadelphia.

Haq filed a new lawsuit this week, seeking accountability from the Department of Justice after the Pennsylvania-based Catholic priest was acquitted by a jury in January 2023. His lawyer, Matt Britton, told the Washington Examiner that the complaint names six police officers, including four unidentified officers, who assisted the FBI in its investigation and carried out an “unnecessary” raid on Haq’s home.

The suit, filed under the Federal Tort Claims Act, accuses the Justice Department under the Biden administration of “malicious prosecution, retaliatory prosecution, abuse of process, false arrest, assault, and intentional infliction of emotional distress committed by federal officials and employees against Mr. Hack, Mrs. Hack, and their children,” according to the 79-page complaint.