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Special Prosecutor? Wrong Move.

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A sitting president just authorized an attorney general to settle political differences with a Special Prosecutor? The idea undermines law and constitutional democracy, no matter the politics, yet here we are – another escalation, misuse of power, twist in the wretched road. Wrong move.

The appointment of a Special Prosecutor, or Special Counsel, to further investigate Donald Trump for much discussed issues looks a lot like delegitimizing a political opponent, more unethical DC gotcha. The move misuses legal authority. Look at the sequence, then think.

An activist, reflexively entitled part of the fractured Democrat Party – back in 2016 – responded to a tight election victory for Mr. Trump by instantly seeking to delegitimize him, using innuendo, false charges, unjust surveillance, illegal FISA applications, and coercive power to undermine his agenda – ironically, one that benefitted most Americans.

The group leaked false information, much of it conjured up by paid creators, to sully the 2016 winner’s claim to leadership. They gave misleading interviews, accused, surmised, mocked, and saturated media outlets with falsehoods, some to sell books. The media played along.

As the economy strengthened, China backed off, Iran retreated, NATO paid bills, North Korea stopped launching missiles, Mexico signed a new trade accord, illegal immigration declined, and Middle Eastern countries began bilateral accords – opponents’ anger led to fresh attacks.

A preloaded Democrat-led Congress engineered two rapid-fire, unprecedented “impeachments.” These reflected arch-political positions – one based on a phone call, ironically with a foreign leader pressured by the now-sitting president to drop an investigation into his son. The other attributed rogue protestors to presidential engineering.

Even this was not enough. The irrepressible former president offended the activist wing of the other party with his grating combination of irreverence, ego, and outcomes. In other words, they could not allow his tenure to end peaceably, and now needed to prevent his return.

What did they do? First, they sullied him administratively, legally, congressionally, and in the media, colluding with social media to shut down his attempt at defense, tried to silence him.

They persisted in trying to block his free speech rights under the First Amendment – labeling his words and defenders extremist, hateful, untruthful, unworthy of protection, anti-democratic.

When conservatives – judicial, constitutional, and political – spoke up, opposing this kind of political persecution, seeking a return to constitutional process, they were ostracized, cancelled, chilled, physically attacked – the goal, silence. Even Supreme Court justices faced this result.

When these tactics failed, as populism is hard to suppress, the current administration tried another angle.  They executed a “general warrant,” a violation of the 4th Amendment – or

exceeded reasonable terms of a specific warrant, which must state what is sought, where, and for what criminal purpose. We still do not know the facts, odd for a constitutional republic.

So, a former president – political opponent of the sitting president – had his home invaded, excess force used – dozens of armed agents, nine hours, wife’s closets searched, papers of all kinds, unclassified, classified, magazine articles, passport, and medical records – confiscated.

The scope of the thing was breathtaking – followed by relative silence. This is odd since the offenses alleged are more administrative than criminal, more fear or ego than criminal intent.  

Next, as this did not satisfy congressional venality, they decided to go after his family, friends, and former administration members – what we call, in lawless countries, “the opposition.”

They did all this with audacity, hitting former loyalists, friends (some tried and acquitted), and sending chills through Republicans. Congress then applied contempt power in unprecedented ways, criminalizing the assertion of basic legal rights against a subpoena.

The whole thing is legally stunning, a fact largely ignored by left-leaning media. Instead, aggressive speeches by the sitting president got coverage, calling opponents “enemies of the state.”

To watch all this – as a former litigator, US Court of Appeals clerk, chief counsel to a major House oversight subcommittee, teacher of law and oversight, veteran of two White Houses, and State Department – causes shudders. This is not how constitutional process should work.

Now, the coup de grace, the final stroke, an obvious attempt to settle political scores with a heart punch. The White House has released on Trump their legal “hound,” a “Special Prosecutor” to “look at everything” and see – no doubt – if that can perhaps end his influence.

If all this were occurring in a country historically corrupt, or one overrun with rumors tying the current leader to nefarious political activities, or in a country where the leader was part of one-party rule with legislative corruption, or in a country with an aging, easily manipulated leader – and there are many – one might not be surprised. But this is America.

Then again, this is the thing – and you know it: We are starting to look like one of those countries. These acts offend all we stand for, Constitution and history, cut to the bone of the republic, rule of law, faith in administration, non-corrupt politics.

If we lose faith in who we are, what this country is about, due process, procedure, Bill of Rights, fairness, honest investigation, impartial application of laws – we will lose the republic. If a White House can justify misusing the awesome power of government, legal tools meant for non-political purposes, in a political way – and the nation shrugs – we are in trouble.

Bottom line: Appointing a Special Prosecutor goes beyond false charges and wasteful congressional investigations, demonization, condemnation, and home invasion. It erodes faith in rule of law and the separation of law and politics. Simply put, this was the wrong move.


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JL Hammond
2 months ago

I have a question, regarding these special prosecutors, and the Jan 6 investigation. Were the Repubs who were voted into office actually able to stop the investigation, could they legally release every one of those who were there but not part of any violence? I think what those prisoners are being subjected to is illegal. Their confinement conditions are inhumane, to say the least. They need to be released, with restrictive conditions just like real criminals who are released now even without bail, until they are charged with something based on actual fact. Almost none of them have even been charged with anything, to date, yet they are kept in extremely unhealthy, cruel dark cells and are getting sicker by the day. Why? Can’t the Repubs in office do something about that?

johnh
2 months ago

I also have a problem with POTUS who uses SCOTUS as a weapon. 1) Biden wants SCOTUS to approve his Student Loan payments & I think that should be a job for Congress and not Supreme Court 2) Trump has asked SCOTUS to stop his tax returns from turned over to Ways & Means committee & they would not do that for an ordinary citizen so I do not think Trump should do this either.

Papayec
2 months ago

Pretty sure the SC will shut this down.

Art
2 months ago

It is too obvious what is going on. One way or another #45 is in the way and pain in the backside for many factions. Al Capone would just put out a “hit” contract. Today we get a Special Prosecutor instead of a Special Executor.

Papayec
2 months ago
Reply to  Art

One more reason the Rats keep our borders as porous as possible. They can bring in any number of foreign enemies as elite hit squads.

GTPatriot
2 months ago

Garland and the Dims are so frightened of Trump that they are willing to commit any crime.

johnh
2 months ago
Reply to  GTPatriot

But Trump started this whole fiasco by taking files to MarLago & then not cooperating & turning all of them over. He said “I can declassify files just by thinking that ” and that was throwing a challenge to American people.

SusanP
2 months ago
Reply to  johnh

You, obviously, have no concept of the law. Trump did have the power to declassify files and did so before leaving the White House. He took nothing he did not have the right to take. The FBI Raid at Mara-lago was an illegal fishing expedition. Its only true result was to show that the 7th floor at the FBI is now totally corrupt.

JL Hammond
2 months ago
Reply to  johnh

So you’re a CNN/MSNBC watcher. Have you ever looked beyond what they tell you, to see what the real truth is? Many of us have, and your comment was stupid, because of the facts that are easily accessible, were you to even bother to find them.

Marc Ziegler
2 months ago

In 2022, we have officially become a “Banana Republic” under the Biden Administration, where the rule of law is disregarded, and democracy goes to hide. The way Biden’s Justice Department and FBI have weaponized our federal agencies can only be compared to the Mafia or any mob family who thinks it would be a good idea to put a “horse head” in one of Trumps beds. Democrats have tried to intimidate Trump for years and he has always outsmarted them all, no matter what they tried. However, with the media always holding the Dems water, no one with left wing brain every gets the truth, and never understands what’s really going on; and now with corrupt stolen elections it does looks bleak for America’s future.

But wait. Now with a Republican House, change does have a chance, only if the Republicans don’t shoot themselves in the foot. The House needs to take the bull by the horns and go after the Dems at “WARP SPEED”, don’t be nice guys and don’t turn the other cheek. Go after Biden’s corrupt overseas dealings and remove his family from power and put them all behind bars; go after AG Garland and HLS Mayorkas for malfeasance an impeach them both. And let’s go even further, why Republicans don’t look into removing the Justice Department, FBI, IRS and any other federal agency that is presently reports directly to the President. The only way to at least try to get politics out of our justice agencies is to remove them as far away from the Executive Branch as possible and have them report directly to Congress for oversite.

2024 is coming soon, and conservative and common-sense values are at stake, we need to regain the Senate and White House and I believe that Trump has to the best chance to change the above. We need to make permanent changes that cannot be overturned easily by the liberal left.

Keith Kirkwood
2 months ago
Reply to  Marc Ziegler

Ditto Marc

Frank
2 months ago

When the tea hit Boston harbor, a few good men rose up and started what became a movement. Only one % fought and won!
The same will do it today.
All that’s needed will be done by a handful who will put the fear in the ruling class.
The time for talk is slowly disappearing.
What side are you on?

Dee
2 months ago

The reason why these corrupt politicians (in both Democrats and Republicans) hate Pres. Trump so much because they don’t want him exposing their dirty laundry to the American people.

Papayec
2 months ago
Reply to  Dee

Obviously.

Luke
2 months ago

GEezeuz…. Can’t these morons find a new drum to beat?? The American government is run by a group of criminally insane losers.

Hal-
2 months ago
Reply to  Luke

You are too kind in your conclusion!!!!!

Spanky
2 months ago

The whole purpose of the “special prosecutor” is to keep the charges pending until after 2024

MariaRose
2 months ago
Reply to  Spanky

In other words, let’s waste more taxpayer”s money. Nice of them to freely spend money that isn’t theirs to spend so freely. Someone is definitely hiding something behind closed doors.

Margaret
2 months ago

The last election has shown that the public is not interested in either the liberal left or the radical right. If the Democrats try to prosecute Trump for Jan. 6th on the trumped-up charges of the Radical liberal left they will show that there is NO justice in this country any more. Especially if they try to the trial in Washington where all the jurors will be Democrats…High place Democrats at that. If they just sit back and let Trump shoot himself in the foot by harping about the 2020 election the public will be bored and move on any way. I believe Trump was a good President. He could not know everything so he got other opinions.. that makes sense. Then he decided. His job. But he needs to fix the voting poles, and get the GOP into the modern voting methods of the Democrats. Collect those votes ahead of the election, like the Gov. of Georgea, Brian Kemp. Stacy Abram started that method. GOP should get on the band wagon.

Hal-
2 months ago
Reply to  Margaret

This is just another improper move by the DemocRats to abuse the usage of the legal system to create negative points against Trump in anticipation that he might be running for POTUS in the next. election, With the DemocRats it is not the purpose to GOVERN the Country … it is their purpose to RULE the Country.

johnh
2 months ago
Reply to  Hal-

Time will tell if Trump was innocent on Jan 6th by all of Congress members that were in the chambers during riot that day.

Jannine
2 months ago

The author here is spot on with the evil besiegement by the dems the past few years. Who would really believe the lying tongue of the serpent, Garland, at this point? How much you want to bet, that THIS time, the feds will come up with a crime, and they will make up the evidence of it? And we will all know it will be a lie. Then what?

Hal-
2 months ago
Reply to  Jannine

That pretty well describes what the DemocRat Party did during the entire term of Trump!!!

George Washington's Admirer
2 months ago

Excellent Article. Gets to the meat of the malignancy. Merriam Webster prepares a lawsuit for the misuse of terms and vocabulary. The English Language has been raped and poisoned! Words and terms like extremism, unpatriotic, and undemocratic. Main Stream Media declares that democracy is in danger because of ‘Conservative Views’! See the ‘SPIN’ here? Democracy is in danger because of ‘Socialist Corrupting Views’! Propaganda, endangering First Amendment Rights, anathematizing everything and everyone including: Our Founding Fathers, Images of Our Founding Fathers, all political opponents, and authors. Destroying the English Language is a mere ‘side effect’ of these circling ‘Marxist Piranhas’! Webster has an accurate term for them! Traitors!

JL Hammond
2 months ago

Not so sure that destroying the English language is a side effect, so much as it is one of the most effective tools used to chip away at the very foundations and solid structure of the country. Ever heard of the term, Social Engineering? They use language to steer a society into any direction they choose.

George Washington's Admirer
2 months ago
Reply to  JL Hammond

Yes, agree with you wholeheartedly. This is probably a concept already taken up with writing new textbooks. There seems to be value in brainwashing poor innocent students.

Smili'in Jack
2 months ago

The same puppet masters who pull Joe Biden’s strings are now pulling Garlands strings, This alleged “AG” doesn’t know right from wrong or good from bad. He just complies with orders from his Marxist masters. He only follows orders. Where have we heard that one before?

Sharon Ormsby
2 months ago
Reply to  Smili'in Jack

It’s called George Soros, the Nazi master himself. Have you read Man Behind the Mask by Matt Palumbo? Excellent book and outlines his entire plan, it’s unfolding right before our eyes.

nick patriot
2 months ago
Reply to  Sharon Ormsby

I say it’s Obama.

JL Hammond
2 months ago
Reply to  Sharon Ormsby

Add the Rothschilds to that list. They are one of those at the top of what is going on. Soros is aligned with them.

Philip Hammersley
2 months ago

AGAIN, the law is being violated! The Mueller (actually Weismann) investigation was started with NO CHARGE being pursued, in violation of the law. Now, Senile Joe and his chief goon announce another investigation, with NO SPECIFIED VIOLATION OF LAW. It’s harassment, pure and simple!

PaulE
2 months ago

Yes, another illegal investigation is search of a potential, completely undefined crime with no existing evidence of any actual wrong doing. Pure third-world, banana republic justice on full display.

Thomas Kimball
2 months ago

If these people are allowed to accuse others with no evidence,is purely an abuse of power to silence a political opponent. Where is the checks and balances to keep the balance of power in check. We have a corrupt. FBI, and the same with the DOJ. They are simply harassing and doing a injustice to the system. Why are we as American citizens standing by and letting this kind of injustice to continue.

Ken
2 months ago

We are not just starting to look like those third world countries, we are already there. If we can not get rid of the commie Democrats it will only get worse. I pray that it’s not too late already.

DDS
2 months ago

Reading Mr. Charles’ works always prompts human reflection in me. I feel that the biggest contributor to our possible downfall is and always has been manipulation beginning within the power of those in charge. We should have learned. We should have pulled the weeds and burned them so to speak. We should have governed with integrity not lust. I just hope it’s not to late.

Michael J
2 months ago

How pathetic the nation has become to allow this to continue. The fact this emboldened arrogant administration can do anything they want, can go virtually unchecked is further fueled by election results. How many more investigations after this one? Democrats don’t have a problem looking stupid, they’re in good company with we who are helpless to stop it.

mike schenck
2 months ago

Faith is already lost in our judicial system, be restored??? How? So how many times, how much in $$$, how much in wasted time will it take to FINALLY STOP trying to find a crime? This is absurd, and the rule of law seems to be actually gone at this point. So the Biden family can actually commit outright crimes out in front of people, and the so called “Justice” dept does nothing? What about Congressman SWALLOWwell, sleeping with a spy? What about Mad Maxine actually inciting and asking for violence, far more obvious than DJT, and that’s ok? What about Each Democrat “SWEARING” to uphold the constitution and the laws of the land, to then actually disregard the actual law of protecting our borders! And that’s ok??? What about allowing murders and rapists out with NO BAIL, meanwhile J6 NON COMBATANTS, sit and rot in jail with NO CHARGES or HEARINGS????? OMG, the only fix for this is what happened hundreds of years ago…………..

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