The goal isn’t the political fallout.
They know that former President Donald Trump isn’t going to exit the race—nor is he constitutionally required to—in the event of an indictment in New York over an alleged hush-money payment to an adult film actress while he was a presidential candidate in 2016.
The goal to keep him from being able to raise enough money for a serious campaign. It’s the same thing they did with Mueller and the Russia Hoax: drained the war chest. But he had the advantage then of being the incumbent, so the Republican National Committee (RNC) was (mostly) helpful. The 2020 campaign still spent over $1 billion.
The question is whether donors will stand by him or look to an alternative. (The RNC doesn’t have to support any one candidate because it’s an open primary.)
All of this should matter because whether or not you support a Trump 2024 campaign, tactics like this shouldn’t influence your ability to choose a candidate for the Republican nomination.
He should win or lose fair and square.
This is how radical the leftists are in their Trump Derangement Syndrome. Because of their perpetual witch hunts to GET TRUMP, no one is even pretending that this is a remotely justified indictment; everyone knows it’s politically motivated.
Before 2016, if a candidate had a pending or actual indictment, it would be a huge blow to their credibility and almost certainly the end of their candidacy, because we assumed it was legitimate.
Now, because of the Democrats, no reasonable American trusts the legitimacy of federal law enforcement. Nor should they.
But the Democrats don’t care about protecting our institutions or systems. They just want to get Trump.
I hope they utterly, miserably fail—if Democrats are supposedly so concerned about “protecting democracy,” then just let the people decide.
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