Jack Smith’s grand jury criminally indicted Donald Trump today on four felony counts related to his attempt at overthrowing the 2020 election. Six high profile co-conspirators were listed but not named, giving you an idea of how broad this is going to end up being. Trump, predictably, isn’t taking the news well.
Trump just posted a lengthy “press release” on Truth Social, falsely accusing President Joe Biden of being behind the whole thing. Trump is also comparing his indictment to Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and other “authoritarian, dictatorial regimes.”
The irony is that Donald Trump just described his own attempt at overthrowing the election. He lost an election, and he broke numerous laws in the name of trying to remain in power anyway – the definition of a would-be dictatorship.
In any case, Donald Trump can rant and rave and whine and cry all he wants, but it won’t help him any. He’ll go on criminal trial for these January 6th charges, likely before the end of 2023. He’ll be convicted, and he’ll be sent to prison. No amount of whining can change that.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report