Donald Trump probably WILL be indicted …..
Some Republicans are now calling for him launch a 2024 Presidential run now….
(They mostly wanted him to wait until AFTER the November Midterms..)
This would be pricipally a defense against criminal charges…
It would scramble a whole lot of things for the Republicans party ….
Running would drop limitations of his money inflow ….
It would limit some appearance ‘s….
It would force a sooner confrontation between Trump and the others looking for thge nomination…
If Trump does actually get indicted?
People would have to decide if they want to stict with a wounded Trump, or a fresh unburdened candidate while Trump is in a historic legal fight (In several states) against charges he tried to steal an election….
The thinking inside Trump’s orbit and among some of his top allies on Capitol Hill has undergone a notable shift since the search was executed at his waterfront estate, said three well-placed sources. Advisers who initially worried Trump would steal the spotlight from vulnerable Democrats if he announced before November have largely abandoned those concerns, while those who fear the FBI search was prompted by compelling evidence against Trump – and he thus shouldn’t rush into another presidential campaign – become a minority in his orbit. The former President, who previously told aides he was concerned about not being able to tap into the $121 million war chest he’s amassed once he declares his candidacy, is now shrugging off those concerns in the last 12 hours, according to a person close to him.
“Where others see criminal jeopardy, Donald Trump sees dollar signs,” said one person close to the former President.
“Most of the downsides of announcing early are regulatory or financial but the Democrats just guaranteed that Trump will raise three times the money he was going to and probably in the immediate future,” Caputo added.
A second person close to Trump said the episode has injected unity into the GOP, whose leaders were welcoming a contested presidential primary just weeks ago amid frustrations with Trump. This person said they had not seen Republicans “this unified behind something in a long time,” pointing to comments by two of Trump’s potential 2024 rivals – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former Vice President Mike Pence – condemning the FBI search.
“When do you see DeSantis and Pence on the same page defending Trump?” said one of the people close to Trump.
‘On the phone since daybreak’
After revealing the FBI had conducted a “raid” of his Palm Beach residence in a statement Monday evening, Trump became inundated with calls from allies wanting him to dive into the 2024 race sooner rather than later, according to a person familiar with the matter….
During a rally in Arizona last month, Trump told the audience, “If I renounced my beliefs and… agreed to stay silent, and if I stayed home and took it easy… the persecution of Donald Trump would immediately stop. They would go onto the next victim.”
“But that’s not what I do. I can’t do that,” Trump said.
Still, while many of Trump’s allies are publicly slamming the unprecedented FBI activity at his home, some of the former President’s most loyal supporters are concerned that the search could have only happened because it was provoked by real evidence – noting that federal investigators would be unlikely to take such a drastic step without something tangible to back up their actions.
“They better have the goods or they just went a long way in resurrecting [Trump],” said one former Trump adviser.
A longtime Republican operative who disagreed with that sentiment said the search warrant that was executed at Mar-a-Lago might prove to be politically detrimental for Trump if it becomes “just another reason to pick someone else” for Republican voters in a presidential primary.
“Trump may eventually become too heavy a lift for voters. Now we have better, less draining options,” this person said.
Meanwhile, one top Republican continued to urge Trump on Tuesday to pump the brakes on a presidential announcement until after the midterms, despite the growing outrage over the FBI search among grassroots activists and other potential 2024 candidates….