As our country’s political apparatus continues to reflect well known parodies from both written media and television, a certain orange grifter is doing everything he can to delay and circumvent the multitude of legal indictments that are facing him, including the federal cases brought by Special Council Jack Smith related to his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The lawyers for “Agent Orange”, with a straight face, have argued that “Orange Julius” didn’t do what he is accused of and that his position as president at the time gives him full immunity from prosecution for breaking laws. They are resting their flimsy argument on the fact that “Diaper Don” was already impeached and acquitted for his actions by the US Congress, a process that is purely political and has no legal basis in a court of law. Most hilariously, after reading today’s Letter From An American newsletter, comes this fantastic pair of paragraphs:
A number of Republican Senators—including then Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)—agreed, saying they would acquit Trump but expected him to answer to the law rather than the political system. “We have a criminal justice system in this country,” McConnell said. “We have civil litigation. And former Presidents are not immune from being held accountable by either one.”
Interestingly, Trump’s argument that he cannot now be charged with crimes makes the Republican senators who voted to acquit him complicit. It’s an acknowledgement of what was clear all along: they could have stopped him at any point, but they repeatedly chose not to. Now he is explicitly suggesting that their behavior shields him from answering to the law.Heather Cox Richardson
What an utter asshat. I honestly can not wrap my head around what makes “Mar-A-Lardo” appealing to people.