An obviously frantic Donald Trump is unleashing a stream of bile and belligerence in the wake of a court ruling that his trial on charges of subverting democracy and attempting to stage a violent coup is now scheduled to begin on March 4, 2024. That’s just two months later than special counsel Jack Smith requested, and two years sooner than Trump did.
Despite Judge Tanya Chutkan’s prior admonitions to Trump that he refrain from making threatening or intimidating comments directed to the court, prosecutors, or witnesses, Trump lashed out with hostile assaults at “Deranged Jack Smith & his team of Thugs” and a “Trump Hating Judge” He appears to be testing how far he can take his rancor before he is slapped with contempt and remanded to custody. By some measures he has already crossed that line.
Meanwhile, Trump is bloviating over past compulsions such as his pair of impeachments. In one comment posted on his failing social media scam, Truth Social, Trump complains about what he regards as a fundamental unfairness that he suffered as compared to his arch foe, President Biden. But, as usual, he gets everything wrong. Trump wrote that…
“I NEVER HAD AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY, I HAD AN IMPEACHMENT, WHICH I WON! IT WAS STARTED IMMEDIATELY, NO MEETINGS, NO STUDY, NO DELAYS. THE LUNATIC FASCHISTS & MARXISTS PLAY THE GAME DIFFERENTLY. THEY ARE OUT TO DESTROY AMERICA. MAGA!”
First of all, Trump did not “win” his impeachment against the “FASCHISTS” (sic). His impeachment by the House of Representatives – twice – is a permanent part of the historical record. That isn’t changed by the Senate not having convicted him and removing him from office. And for the record, a majority of the Senate voted for conviction, including seven Republicans. But that did not meet the two-thirds vote necessary for conviction.
Trump is also wrong about there not having been an impeachment inquiry. In fact, House Speaker nancy Pelosi did initiate an inquiry prior to the eventual vote on the House floor. As reported at the time…
“Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that the House of Representatives will open an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.”
What’s more, Pelosi’s formal announcement wasn’t even necessary because…
“[M]embers of the House Judiciary Committee said that they have already begun to consider passing articles of impeachment and that they are in an inquiry.”
In addition to these ravings, Trump posted a flagrant lie asserting that the special counsel “met with high officials at the White House just prior to these political SleazeBags Indicating me.” How dare those “SleazeBags” “indicate” Trump, whatever that means. Trump claims that those meetings are proof that “Biden and his Fascist Thugs” were engaging in “Election Interference.” Except that the truth is that Smith’s team was not colluding with the Biden administration. They were interviewing witnesses in the classified documents case who happened to be working in the White House, and were working there during Trump’s term.
And if that’s not enough malarkey from Trump, he also posted a comment asserting that…
“Biden is a Stone Cold Crook-You don’t need a long INQUIRY to prove it, it’s already proven. […] Either IMPEACH the BUM, or fade into OBLIVION. THEY DID IT TO US!”
Despite not having a shred of evidence of any wrongdoing by Biden, Trump is ready to convict him without trial. And he is threatening his Republican confederates to move forward with impeachment or be cast into “OBLIVION.” Sadly, the cowardly Republicans in the House are susceptible to Trump’s threats and all to willing to go along with Trump’s totalitarian tantrums.
Finally, Trump explicitly admits that his motivations are purely for revenge because “THEY DID IT TO US!” Although what was done (four criminal indictments on 91 felony charges) was done to him on the basis of mountains of evidence and testimony, mostly from Republicans and former Trump staffers. But the Trump cult isn’t interested in those pesky things the rest of us know as facts.
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