Donald Trump’s criminal defense attorney and informal 2020 campaign adviser Rudy Giuliani is currently in Ukraine, committing treason against the United States. Giuliani is conspiring with pro-Kremlin forces in Ukraine to try to manufacture a phony scandal about Trump’s 2020 opponent Joe Biden, in the hope of altering the outcome of the election.
We still don’t know why Special Counsel Robert Mueller declined to charge Donald Trump Jr for any of the numerous crimes he committed in plain sight during his Trump Tower meeting with the Russians. Junior is plainly guilty of illegally attempting to receive stolen goods, guilty of illegally attempting to receive a gift of value from a foreign entity on behalf of a campaign, guilty of conspiracy against the United States, and – depending on your definition of cyber war – guilty of treason.
Perhaps Mueller was afraid that indicting Trump Jr for these crimes would make it harder for Congress to impeach and oust his father. No matter what the reason, Rudy Giuliani is now using it as an excuse to commit these same crimes in far more egregious fashion. At some point Rudy will be brought to justice for these crimes, and he’ll spend the rest of his life in prison. But that won’t happen until after Trump has been ousted, and in the meantime, Rudy is trying to rig the 2020 election.
So what can be done about it? The FBI could have Rudy Giuliani arrested the minute he gets back to the United States. From there, Donald Trump’s Attorney General William Barr – a criminal in his own right, who will eventually go down for obstruction and perjury – would block any criminal prosecution against Giuliani. But if nothing else, Rudy’s arrest would send a message to Donald Trump’s other criminal henchmen that they’re being watched, and that they will be criminally prosecuted once Trump has been ousted.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report