Conservative lays out some possible ways Trump could get his legal 'comeuppance'

Conservative lays out some possible ways Trump could get his legal 'comeuppance'

During a recent interview with Salon, Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland was quite blunt when discussing Donald Trump — saying that the former president “will get his comeuppance” for being a “one-man crime wave.” Trump, the 59-year-old Raskin told Salon, is “guilty as sin” where the January 6, 2021 insurrection is concerned.

Responding to that interview in her February 15 column, Never Trump conservative and Washington Post opinion writer Jennifer Rubin agrees with Raskin that Trump deserves “comeuppance” and takes a look at some of the Trump-related investigations that are taking place.

“Were Raskin the attorney general,” the Never Trumper writes, “I would be entirely confident of that prediction. But Attorney General Merrick Garland seems to be so deliberately timid and apolitical to the point of appeasing anti-democratic forces. Still, much of the hand-wringing over Garland is premature and uninformed.”

Rubin goes on to describe some Trump-related investigations of the past and present, including former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe — which she doesn’t see as a major area of interest for U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland.

Rubin argues, “The investigation conducted by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III was multifaceted, hard to follow and failed to engage the public’s attention, let alone its ire…. Moreover, given a choice — and it is a choice, because of limited resources — between prosecuting Trump for the convoluted series of events set out in the Mueller report or for the coup attempt in January 2021, the latter is infinitely more critical due to the severity of the potential crime(s), the needed deterrent effect and the available witnesses and evidence.”

The Garland DOJ, Rubin adds, has indicted Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes for seditious conspiracy — and the DOJ’s January 6 investigation continues. That probe, Rubin notes, is by no means the only Trump-related investigation that is taking place.

“Trump’s comeuppance might also emanate from New York tax authorities or from the prosecutor in Fulton County, GA, investigating his plea for the Georgia secretary of state to ‘find’ 11,780 votes,” Rubin explains. “Let’s see what the select committee’s public hearings later this year set forth. If the evidence is as compelling as Raskin and his fellow committee members keep suggesting, Garland will find it exceptionally difficult not to prosecute.”


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