The concept in a NY Times front line piece that Donald Trump , and ex-President CANNOT separated for the ‘politics’ of his actions while in or out of office against their criminality is disingenuous , foolish and just plain WRONG….
Was the author of the the piece, paid by the Trump defence team?
Donald John Trump, 76 years old is a PRIVATE citizen….
He may have been the President of the United States…
But he isn’t now….
He shits like everyone else…
His defence against numerous civil and criminal cases IS and will continue to be POLITICAL….
There is little doubt that he broke the law over and OVER again as President in relation to the Jan. 6 urging people to use violence against members of Congress, the Government in an effort to NOT have them certify thew 2020 election results….Something over 950 people have been ARRESTED FOR and a few have gone to jail….
There is little NO doubt that after being asked to return them?
Trump was found to be in possession of government property, some of it classified….
‘Not to give it back’….
Mr Baker makes the point that the Attorney General appointing a Special Counsel was never going to be accepted by Mr. Trump or his most fervent supporters as a credible?
He argues that Trump being investigated by the Biden. admin. Attorney General is ‘Political’?
(Let’s remember Trump fired several high ranking FBI and Justice people and went after them for NOT doing ‘his’ political duty work…)
Name a criminal that would accept the cops and prosecutor’s going after them as ‘credible ‘?
WHO else would ‘investigate’ someone possibly accused of several Federal Crimes?
(Trump is also being investigated by a Georgia DA for state crimes there in trying to get official’s to change the vote count to be certified …)
Mr. Baker maybe trying to sit on both sides of the fence for his editor but the argument his give is PURE BULL SHIT….
Trump has broken the law….
We don’t have ‘Kings’ in America….
The people who put this place together got on boats to escape that…
does not.….Has NOT gone after a President criminally as hard as now….
(Trump has broke the record for misdeeds )
That does NOT mean that 330 Million people should let one hustler use his PAST office to get away with stuff NO ONE else would ….
Robert Mueller failed his country by ducking on the Trump case…
Using a written opinion from the Justice Dept.’s own lawyers he walked away from even strongly suggestion that a sitting President committed crimes while in office….
Mueller was afraid of his ‘reputation’ Baker says?
Didn’t Mueller swear to follow ‘the law’ when he took his job with the Justice Dept. and FBI?….
In the end Baker seems to lay out a path for Trump….
Attack the FBI and Justice Dept…..
Have his criminal case tried in the Real Clear Politics polls which ‘lean’ Right….
Beat the rap in the media so?
You can run AGAIN and hustle enough dumb assed Americans again so THEY can help you get over?
In the New York Times?
A recipe for a con-man to keep going even when those of ‘his’ own party are beginning to try show him to exit door?
One hope’s Jack Smith WILL do his job and tune out the public haymakers that Trump & Co. will be throwing at him for the sake of the United States of America…
No one crook should be able to game the system thru the use of illegality…..
And get away with it doing things NO ONE else could….
We do NOT have’King’s’ in America….
…No matter how nonpartisan Mr. Smith’s résumé and record may be, Mr. Trump will argue that he is being unfairly investigated by agents of President Biden, the man he plans to run against in 2024. By doing so, Mr. Trump aims to discredit any possible criminal charges against him for his role in instigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol or his refusal to return government documents he took when he left office….
The history of independent prosecutors over the past half century is a torturous one in which the nation has never found a durable, nonpolitical means for holding rogue presidents or other high officials to account…
In particular, the polling indicated that Mr. Trump had considerable success in persuading Republicans that Mr. Mueller was not to be trusted. While the special counsel’s approval rating among Democrats remained essentially the same over the course of his tenure, Republicans disapproving of him grew from 44 percent to 69 percent.
Hoping to reprise that success, Mr. Trump and his allies were already marshaling their attack lines against Mr. Smith within hours of his appointment….
image…Attorney General Merrick Garland, left, with Christopher Wray, the F.B.I. director, in October. Mr. Garland will ultimately decide whether to bring an indictment in either of the investigations implicating Mr. Trump.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times