I've always thought it was embarrassing that the two people nominated for president in 2016 were Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton and joked it would be great to see both end up in prison.
Well Trump is saying he'll be arrested on Tuesday for paying Stormy Daniels to stay quiet about their affair. Now, while my disgust for Trump and Hilary stemmed from my belief that that the Presidency should be reserved for the best of the best and we have 300 million to choose from,and I was choosing these two would be at the bottomof the list, but I'm not a fan of this Trump arrest.
When electing people, we should hold the candidates to a very high standard. But we should not be prosecuting them for stuff they wouldn't be prosecuted for as normal citizens. That ends up turning the US into a kangaroo court wher the parties just jail the other side once they gain power.
The logic for calling Trump's payment to Stormy a felony election law crime is a stretch.
If you are going to go out of your way to charge Trump, then certainly Hilary needs to be arrrested for her emails. The head of the FBI basicallys aid what she did was a crime, he just didn't think it was one that warranted prosecution as she didn't do it intentionally.
PS. I guess counter argument would be we need to hold our candidates to even higher standards? I guess that would be ok if we then applied that to everyone, not just the candidates we most dislike. So if you do Trump, you also need to do Hillary.
Fair enough. But this is a messageboard with a filter and I specifically posted this under non-running content. I could have posted it under a fake name, maybe that would have been better? But critics constantly complain about anonymity.
The messageboard has always been where people can discuss whatever they want. I say it's what the you'd talk about on a long run with your friends.
This is just the tip of the iceberg of Trumps criminality. His white collar criming spans 4 decades. The bigger stuff is his treasonous peddling of the country’s resources, secrets, money and foreign policy and his relationship with a global crime syndicate. And don’t forget his money laundering. stay tuned for that stuff.
This is just a low hanging fruit indictment. His lawyer did time for doing his bidding. and Trump used his AG to silence him and increase his jail time during Covid. (can you say weaponization of the govt?) yes you can!
And a state charge is not pardonable by DeSantis as prez. Today, Most all Trumps fellow criminals are walking free today and inciting more violence because he pardoned them.