Democrats have worked to make it legally impossible for Trump to run for reelection. According to one expert, they may go so far as to imprison him before he has an opportunity to defend himself.
Trump commented on the situation once more today.
A little over a week ago, an article was published online that explains why former President Trump is being prosecuted on federal charges brought by Joe Biden’s government, as well as the reasoning behind the allegations.
“In an announcement on Truth Social on Tuesday, former President Donald Trump revealed that he had been informed he is the subject of an investigation conducted by a grand jury based in Washington. The investigation is centered around the Jan. 6 Capitol incursion and Trump’s role in the events of the day,” according to a Wednesday article by Rachel Emmanuel for The Western Journal.
“The timing of this investigation is not a coincidence. It has been two years since the tumult, and over 1,000 have faced various charges, according to Axios, but not Trump. So why now?” she said, continuing that she thought “the actual motive” for charging Trump now was to use the law to bar him from ever holding the White House — or any elected position — again.
The 14th Amendment’s Section 3 will be used, according to Emmanuel, in “a desperate campaign strategy to keep the former Trump off the ballot in the 2024 election.”
According to investigative journalist Julie Kelly, Special Counsel Jack Smith “very well could ask a D.C. judge to deny Donald Trump’s release, to deny him bail once he is indicted, arrested, and arraigned” on charges connected to the January 6, 2021, Capitol incident.
Sunday evening, Kelly discussed the impending indictment of former President Trump with Breitbart News host Joel B. Pollak.
Sunday night, Kelly posted on her Substack that Trump would soon face the same punishment as the January 6 defendants, who were held in pretrial detention for months despite being charged with nonviolent felonies.
Kelly stated on air that it was likely that the prosecution would charge Trump and that he would likely be found guilty due to the prejudicial thinking of the D.C. jury pool, despite the Department of Justice’s obvious hypocrisy in choosing not to handle Black Lives Matter rioters in 2020 similarly or enforcing the same law to socialist activists at the Supreme Court or outside the domiciles of specific justices.
The exhaustive and biased January 6 sham Committee and a congressional impeachment investigation both investigated Trump’s actions on January 6, when he instructed protesters to march “peacefully and patriotically” to the Capitol, but no evidence of malfeasance was found. In an effort to defeat him, Smith appears to be testing novel hypotheses, such as the so-called “fake elector” theory.
“The Trump campaign — like John F. Kennedy’s 1960 campaign — prepared alternate slates of electors to reserve the right to have their votes counted in the event that recounts or court cases overturned the results of close elections in battleground states. The Special Counsel’s office is thought to be construing that strategy as an unlawful conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election results,” Pollack wrote for Breitbart.
Pollak asked Kelly if Smith could try to keep Trump out of the 2020 presidential race by charging him with sedition, which some Democrats have argued would be grounds for barring Trump from public office under the Fourteenth Amendment.
She concurred that he may, saying, “I think it is a strong possibility that they will charge him with seditious conspiracy,” stressing that prosecutors had primarily relied on Trump’s words in accusing and convicting Proud Boys activists previously in the year.
Kelly added that Hunter Biden received special treatment from the Department of Justice, ostensibly to shield his father, Joe Biden, and that this was only possible if the prosecution had “the full support of corporate media.”
In a lengthy Twitter post, Kelly stated “No one should doubt for a moment that the most vengeful, partisan Justice Department in U.S. history would happily hand down a criminal charge comparable to treason against a former president it opposed. Without a shred of accountability for its abusive January 6 prosecution, which has resulted in charges against more than 1,000 Americans so far with perhaps 1,000 more arrests to come, there is no reason for Smith not to go for the golden ring— or, rather, the golden handcuffs—and indict Trump on most or all of the conspiracy charges.”
As we await Jack Smith's criminal indictment of Donald Trump for January 6 possibly this week, here is what I wrote in April about the likelihood Smith could charge Trump with seditious conspiracy based on the Proud Boys trial. Four out of five were convicted in May of seditious…
— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) July 30, 2023
Today, Trump posted on Truth Social:
“The Radical Left Democrat Thugs shouldn’t be allowed to investigate me during, and in the middle of, my campaign for President. Why didn’t they file these ridiculous charges 2.5 years ago? They waited because they wanted to illegally and negatively influence the 2024 Presidential Election, arguably the most important Election in the history of the USA. We are going to take our now Third World Nation (Airports, Elections, Roads/Highways, Borders, etc.) and, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. BE STRONG!”
He continued: “I assume that an Indictment from Deranged Jack Smith and his highly partisan gang of Thugs, pertaining to my “PEACEFULLY & PATRIOTICALLY Speech, will be coming out any day now, as yet another attempt to cover up all of the bad news about bribes, payoffs, and extortion, coming from the Biden “camp.” This seems to be the way they do it. ELECTION INTERFERENCE! PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT!”
Mi Familia Vota and Free Speech for People, two left-leaning organizations, are already working to keep Trump off the ballot in at least five states. They assert that the “Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause” should serve as the rationale for removing Trump from office, as they hold him culpable for the disturbance at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021, which they have deemed a “insurrection.”
In addition, Democrats have argued that Trump’s actions violate a post-Civil War law that prohibits former Confederate leaders from holding public office in the United States. They assert that Trump violated the 14th Amendment by attempting to “incite an insurrection” and is thus ineligible to hold office.