Insanity, they say, is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. If that’s true, then what the American justice system is doing to Donald Trump is barking mad.
Yes, he’s been indicted, again – on seven federal criminal charges. It’s all unprecedented, again – he’s the first president ever to face, blah, blah, blah. We’re all familiar with the ‘Trump facing…’ news loop by now. America is stuck in Trump legal groundhog day — he’s remorselessly prosecuted, over and over, on so many fronts. He always responds the same way, protesting his INNOCENCE in capital letters on Truth Social, saying he can’t believe this is happening in America. Then his team fires out fund-raising emails.
Last time it was the civil rape case in New York. The time before it was tax records and ‘hush money’ payments. This time it’s in Miami and is about the ‘hoarding of classified documents’ — or ‘the box hoax’, as Trump calls it — and prosecutors have used the Espionage Act to add spice. Next time it will be Trump’s attempt to ‘find’ votes in Georgia. There’ll be others. He was impeached twice, too, remember.
Last night Republicans were quick to point out that the timing of this latest Trump ‘bombshell’ was suspicious. It came just after senior house Republicans, having seen a document the US government wants kept secret, accused President Joe Biden of having been part of a bribery scheme involving a foreign national. Biden called that claim ‘malarkey’, one of his favourite words.
But the Biden family’s long history of leveraging Joe’s political power isn’t just malarkey.