The Republican Party and its once and future wannabe king, Donald Trump, likes to pretend that they are the “law and order” party, and dedicated to the pursuit of justice and those who enforce it. In reality, nothing could be farther from the truth. Trump and his GOP confederates have the longest rap sheets of any administration in modern history.
The Legal Hall Shame members from Trump World include Trump himself, plus his political and business crime partners such as Steve Bannon, Paul Manafort, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Flynn, Roger Stone, Allen Weisselberg, and Michael Cohen, just for starters.
Investigations that are ongoing into Trump’s shady practices include probes into Mar-a-Lago classified documents, the January 6th insurrection, the Georgia election interference, and the New York Attorney General’s lawsuit against the Trump Organization. In all, “Trump has been credibly accused of committing at least 48 criminal offenses while he was serving as President of the United States or campaigning for that office.”
On the weakness of that record, Trump is now demanding that the FBI apologize for imaginary offenses related to their search of his Mar-a-Lago bunker. That search yielded hundreds of highly sensitive national security documents that Trump unlawfully took from the white House and stored at his Palm Beach resort hotel/home. Despite the overwhelming evidence that Trump’s possession of those materials was illegal and dangerous, and that he flagrantly lied about having them, he continues to complain that he is being persecuted. On his floundering social media scam, Truth social, Trump dropped a post sobbing that…
“The FBI must apologize for all of its illegal and sinister actions – and it continues with the Mar-a-Lago Raid and Box Hoax!”
As usual, Trump can’t identify a single illegal or sinister action that hasn’t already been debunked. Nevertheless, he characterizes his being held legally accountable as – what else – a “hoax.” And what makes this tantrum all the worse is that it includes a link to an article by the Epoch Times, an ultra-rightist source that is run by the China-based Falun Gong cult. Not surprisingly, the Epoch Times regularly promotes the crackpot conspiracy theories of QAnon.
The article Trump links to is about the recently failed investigation by John Durham, the special counsel Trump had his Attorney Genuflect Bill Barr install to spread disinformation about Trump’s embrace of Russia’s election interference in 2016. Durham’s probe recently resulted in its second acquittal, and despite spending three years and millions of dollars, was unable to contrive any unlawful conduct by President Biden, Hillary Clinton, President Obama, or any of its other innocent targets.
The article, like Trump and his minions, adopted the bizarre right-wing media narrative that Durham’s failure was actually a success. It alleged that the investigation “uncovered the full story of the Russian collusion hoax” (it didn’t), and that “Many people should be going to jail for this, including Obama” (they shouldn’t). And it comically concluded that these Democratic ne’er do wells “got away with it from a legal standpoint. But the truth will never set them free.”
WHUT? The truth is generally considered to be the pathway to freedom. But to these goofballs it doesn’t matter if what you say is true. They are flipping the rules to assert that only lies will set you free. Which is understandable from their perspective since they tell so many of them. It’s really all they’ve got.
NOTE: Twitter suspended the News Corpse account after 11 years without giving a reason. So if anyone wants to tweet articles from my website, please feel free to do so often and repeatedly.
And check out my books on Amazon:
Thanks so much for your support.